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 for 20 years now. Content-driven camerawork with a good sense of light, atmosphere, movement and detail. Today I'm focussing on high-end dramaseries and feature films. On this website you can find something about me and a small selection of my work. Enjoy!
De Kuthoer is a modern thriller with a absurdist twist by director Ivo van Aart. Made for the annual 'Telefilm' timeslot for the main dutch broadcaster BNN/VARA with the wonderful Katja Herbers in the lead.
A film about a columnist who gets haunted by internet trolls every single day. One day she decides it has to stop and she starts taking matters into her own hand.
Creating a world that has a ‘normal’ feel to it but also creates the feeling of a character being haunted was the challenge for this film. The main character had to be believable in her own environment but at the same time we wanted to create a different world at night where the film takes its absurdist twist. The limited budget of 800 grand was quite a challenge for a big story like this.
We choose a gripped approach to this film to give it a classic feel. Working with the brand new Sigma FF Primes on the ARRI gave us a clean and modern look. In grading the film got a bold look with lush greens and deep blue’s in the blacks and a warm feel for the skintones to create a interesting contrast. Gaffer Stijn Jonkhart once again joined the team. First AC Isabelle Wubben did a wonderful job at T1.5 and the solid grip of Bjorn Schuhmacher worked awesome. Grading was done at filmmore by Erik Demeris.
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
martijn cousijn nsc | leidsekade 116 bis | 3531 hd utrecht | +31 6 53 76 76 03 | email@example.com