Since my graduation from the Netherlands Film Academy in 2003 I've worked as a freelance director of photography. Shooting narrative, documentary as well as commercial work. Content-driven camerawork with a good sense of light, atmosphere, movement and detail. On this website you can find, apart from my recent showreel, something about me and a small selection of my work. Enjoy!
A brand new medical fantasy thriller for broadcaster AVROTROS produced by NL film. 12 episodes with a runtime of 50 minutes with a contrasty and glossy look, aimed at the younger crowds watching NPO3
This brand new television series for dutch broadcaster AVROTROS is basically the 90′s film-hit Flatliners turned into a medical-fantasy series. 12 episodes of 50 minutes tell the story of 5 young students working in a private clinic who discover that the people around them are not exactly who they seem to be. They stumble upon a dark world beneath the hospital en get hopelessly involved.
Directors Dennis Bots, Allard Westenbrink, Aniëlle Webster and Ivan Lopez Nunez turned the script into high speed episodes with lots of suspense, action and of course a snippet of love. Aimed at the younger crowds (16-30) watching channel NPO3 this show is something totally new for the public broadcaster. Creative Director Kaja Wolffers (NL film) wanted a glossy, contrasty look and encouraged the crew to push the visual envelope to the max.
DOP colleague Jacco van Ree created the look inside the private clinic and shot most of the episodes 1-3. I signed up for all of the other locations in the first three episodes and I shot episode 4-12. Working with ARRI (Amira and Alexa Mini) and 3 series of Cooke Lenses (Mini S4, S4 and S5) helped a lot creating the look of the series. Together with gaffer Stijn Jonkhart we developed a specific look for every location.
Every once in a while, when the audience is expecting to see one thing, you have to show them something else
There is No “Right Way” or Expected Career Path
I've learned one thing in filmmaking: to work with one strong idea
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