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specializes in a small footprint and most frequently works as a one-man
band or with a two-person crew in very intimate situations where discretion
and a fly-on-the-wall approach is preferred and powerhouse results are
required. But, if you give him a ten-ton and G&E department he's
comfortable there too as he came up through the ranks gripping and
gaffing and continues to fill those positions from time to time,
keeping his chops up and coffers loaded.
Combining his efficiency in
the smaller situations with his down-to-earth team leading skills on
the bigger ones proves to be a high potency combination of creative
firepower for the entire production to enjoy.
served as DIT on feature
films and being an independent filmmaker himself, Hilleke stays up to
date with tech trends and is very familiar with the ever-changing motion picture capture landscape.
From 16mm film, SVHS and Beta to the now endless array of digital
acquisition formats, he's amassed a diverse range of experience
with cinematography and post production over the years. His long
established post production know-how has become a necessary skill set
for the contemporary cinematographer. Understanding color space, DIT
workflows, LUTS and DSPs is akin to knowing how a particular film stock
will react to light and special processing with the added digital
nuance of infinite possibility; knowledge that is a welcome addition to any show.
Leveraging all this experience, he brings the best out of any shooting
situation whether it be documentary or fiction while his dedication to
good storytelling insures that, no matter how elusive your story is,
he'll help you find it and show it as effectively as possible.
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