Andrei Pacuraru

Director of Photograpy

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

As a filmmaker, I find my inspiration in stories, the emotional context of the text helps me create images that prioritise substance over form. I've been making films since 2007 and have worked on a varied assortment of projects ranging from promos, corporate and music videos to award-winning shorts and feature documentaries. In 2014 I moved to the UK in order to take my filmmaking to the next level. The themes and visual approaches of modern British cinema really resonate with my own sensibilities. I'm always looking for new and exciting challanges across all genres and formats.

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Skills

  • Lighting
  • Camera Operation
  • Pre Production
  • Crew Management
  • Time Management
  • Visualisation
  • Creative Consulting
  • Arri Alexa
  • 35mm Film
  • Red Dragon

Companies I’ve worked with

  • That Thing

    That Thing

    • Marketing & PR
  • V

    Various

    • T

      TangoMeet

      • S

        ShepherdTone

        Work history

        Currently

        Director of Photography

        ShepherdTone

        Oct 2014
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • • Founded a production co-operative for freelance film professionals: directors, producers, editors and sound designers • Shot over 100 shorts, music videos and promos that received millions of views • Devised and implemented visual strategies for several award-winning productions • Hired / coordinated crew members, designed lighting and operated the camera while keeping productions on schedule and on budget

        2018

        Video Producer

        TangoMeet

        Aug 2015 - Mar 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Part Time
        • Shot and did post-production on multiple collections of premium online tango tutorials. My work would start in the location scout continuing through coordinating multi-camera shoots, video editing, sound mixing and colour grading. During my time at Tangomeet the viewership has more than tripled and user engagement reached an all-time high from the global student base.

        2016

        Supervising Video Editor

        Canal 33

        Jul 2015 - Aug 2016
        • Bucharest, Romania
        • Freelance
        • I worked as a consultant/ remote editor devising production and post-production workflows for a startup TV station. Oversaw the work of the junior editing and camera team. Worked in a tight partnership with the programme manager to ensure trainees attain all the necessary skills to flourish in a media production environment.

        2015

        Video Editor

        Various

        Oct 2010 - Jun 2015
        • Bucharest, Romania
        • Freelance
        • Worked as a freelance Film and Video Editor on a varied selection of projects for theatrical release, tv and web that received numerous awards and accolades including selections at the Cannes and Locarno film festivals. In this role, besides the obvious creative aspect, I had to have strong verbal and written communication skills working in dynamic and varied environments from commercial production houses and music labels to arthouse project where I'd "find" the film alongside the director. I prefer narrative fiction content but never shy away from a creative challenge be it advertising, web content or music promos.

        Education

        2014

        Bachelor's Degree in Cinematography

        The National University of Theatre and Film

        Oct 2011 - Jul 2014
        • Bucharest, Romania
        • Graduated first class from a very competitive and highly challenging film production course with a strong emphasis on aesthetic prowess. The programme retained a classical approach to filmmaking with courses including Lighting, Cinematography, Compositing and Digital Processing, Still Photography, Film Editing and Multimedia Techniques.

        2011

        Diploma in Computer Science

        National College Mihai Eminescu

        Sep 2007 - Jul 2011
        • Constanța, Romania
        • Graduated highschool with a diploma in Computer Science. The computing and programming courses in my curriculum helped me gain applied technical skills and a well-rounded knowledge base in regards to computers and digital technology.