Please contact me for (fairy) -tales you’d like to tell! I love the beauty of creating something that might exist. Like the fairytales Alice in Wonderland (Dariusz Wolski, ASC), or Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Bruno Delbonnel, AFC, ASC). During the film I might believe those places exist. Tales such as Shutter Island (Robert Richardson, ASC), where a world is created in the world we know and developed to something more absurd. Tales like Sweeney Todd (Dariusz Wolski, ASC), Hugo (Robert Richardson, ASC) and even A Christmas Carol (Robert Presley, SOC).
I love the dramatic atmosphere darkness can create. Night scenes and dark written screenplays give me a lot of freedom. Colours can be created and light can be added to everything I like to show. That way, I can hide the things in the dark we don’t like to show. Of course I love the beauty of brightness; elevated high key images as well; without it, the darkness wouldn’t have that much impact and vice versa. I believe in impressionism, as I think all visions are subjective to every story. It’s the imagination of the artist that guides you through a storytelling or even a single picture. During preproduction I like to look at paintings and colour techniques that the old masters delivered on their canvasses, and see if I can turn their techniques into the art of film.
Over the years, I’m specialised in green screen setups. I’ve build a lot of those setups and kept a close relationship with the postproduction crew. That way I could learn from mistakes and assumptions that are made during (pre-) production. Since I’ve done dozens of green screen productions, I know the best setups now, which saves time and money during postproduction.
Please feel free to contact me for series, films, documentaries and commercials. I’ll make you an extra good deal if it’s a tale!
• 2017 IMAGO (European Federation of Cinematographers) – inspiration (Amsterdam)
• 2015 ASC (American Society of Cinematographers) Master Class (Los Angeles)
• 2007-2008 Open Studio (camera, light and directing) (Amsterdam)
• 2003-2007 Design Art & Technology (photography, animation and video) (‘s Hertogenbosch)
• 1998-2003 Vrije School de Berkel (IVO MAVO) (Zutphen)
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