Motion Pictures and Film | Warsaw, Masovian District, Poland, PL
Originally from Colombia, I finished my Master's degree in direction of Photography in the Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lodz, Poland.
In 2011 I won Silver Tadpole in Camerimage for the cinematogrpahy in Piotr Złotorowicz's "Normal People".
Recently finished shooting Sebastian Buttny's debut feature "Heavy Mental". Shot on location throughout Poland.
I have been working with most formats available to cinematography, ranging from Fisher-Price PXL cameras to 35mm, passing through HD, RED One and 16mm.
My work has taken me to collaboration with an international pool of directors and locations beyond my country's borders. Last year I finished shooting two short animated films for Oscar winning Breakthru films, with directors Dorota Kobiela and Adam Wyrwas. Both are stereoscopic films shot in stop motion.
Although always developing, I have focussed my work on building images that enhance the story without over-riding it, working on camera work that attempts to be honest and emotional at the same time.
Specialties: Most of my recent fiction camera work has been done using a rather intimate approach. It is mostly handheld and character driven.
35mm, 16mm: worked with Arri, Moviecam, Panavision and Konvas cameras.
2K/4K: P&S Technik SI2K, RED
HD: Sony: HDW-F900R, HDXD-Cam, EX1/EX3, F3; Panasonic HVX-200 HD P2 card, HPX3000 AVC-Inta, Vari-Cam, AG-AF100
DSLR: Canon 5D MKII and 7D
SD: Sony XD-Cam, Digi-Beta and Beta SP.
Mini-DV Panasonic HPX-170, HVX-200, 100A/B, PD-150/175.
2013 - Present
Cinematographer / CMJ Productions II Inc.
"Fatal Vows II" Discovery Canada/US
"Imposters" Discovery Canada/US, Canal Vie.
2006 - Present
Cinematographer / Muddy Hill Productions
2004 - Present
Cinematographer / Freelance
Working as a director of photography and camera operator for fiction, documentary and promotional material for various independent projects and companies. These include Open'er Festival, Festival without borders in Rozanystok, Alter-art, Zywiec beer, the European Union fund for regional development, Muddyhill productions, DeLord films, Sunrise Festival, TVP and TVN (Polish television) amongst others.
Cinematographer / TVN
Produce video material for TV program Premium Top Class.
Presented by Olivier Janiak
Set up, light and shoot interviews in natural locations.
Shoot inserts (details, pack-shots, landscapes).
Cinematographer / TVP Kultura
Michał Jacaszek (One day in the life: People new media)
Episode dedicated to Michał Jacaszek - composer and producer of electronic music that combines electronically prepared sounds with live instrumentation. He has recorded three albums, musical illustration to poetry and prose, music, theater and film soundtracks, and audio drama.
One day in the life: People new media
A series of mini-documents with people who use their work in new media. Showcase of their activities, using their knowledge on new technologies of communication, as well as the cycle of the daily life of our heroes.
Director, cinematographer, production manager / Alter Art
After winning Alter Art's call for proposals for Heineken's Open'er Festival in Gdynia, Poland, I was commissioned to do a documentary reflecting Open'er Festival's 10 years of existence. The work focussed on younger, emerging artists and the public's involvement with them.
I was in charged of developing a treatment, production coordinator, directing and co-shoot and co-edit the 25 min. piece.
Cinematographer / Breakthru Films
Director of Photography for Etudes part of Chopin Project.
"Little Postman" dir. Dorota Kobiela, Stereo 3D, Painting.
"Fat Hamster" dir. Adam Wyrwas, Stereo 3D, puppet animation.
Videographer / Concordia University
Light, shoot and edit promotional material.
Photo Editor / The Manitoban
Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna im. Leona Schillera w Łodzi
Direction of Photography for Film and Television
Berlinale Talent Campus #5
Activities: Mayor in Interdisciplinary Studies
Minor in Photography
University of Manitoba
Universidad de Los Andes
Colegio San Carlos
High School Dyploma
"Normal People" (Selected)
Dir. Piotr Złotorowicz
- Best Student film, The 7th Edition of the Kenya International Film Festival, Kenya
- Grand Prix, Gliwicki Offowy Festiwal Filmowy GOFFR, Gliwice, Poland
- Grand Prix, 12th International Student Film Festival Pisek, Czech Republic
- Special Mention, Festiwal Filmowy "Opolskie Lamy", Opole, Poland
- 2nd Best DV SEE Film, The 9th Naoussa International Film Festival, Greece
- Best International Short Film, Short Shorts Film Festival - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de México Séptima Edicón, Mexico
Dir. Dorota Kobiela
- Hollywood Eagle animation award, The 13th Annual Polish Film Festival, LA, USA
- Best Animation award, 3D Stereo MEDIA Film Festival in Liege, Belgium
- Best Short Film Award, LA 3D Film Festival, USA