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Chris Dias

DoP/Camera OperatorLondon, United Kingdom
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Chris Dias

DoP/Camera OperatorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
DoP and Videographer located in London, with experience across Documentary, Music Video, Short Films, Fashion, Art Film, Commercial. Strong doc self-shooter with expereience in branded content, short-form digital and short form narrative. Music video director specialising in conceptual and visual videos Experienced in International shoots, having shot a variety of countries, conditions and scales of productions. A selection of countries worked in include Finland, Spain, Scotland, India, Mexico and Germany to name a few. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions or need help with a project through my profile, or via e-mail at info@chrisdias.co.uk
Projects
  • Bhaisaab // the first - Fashion FilmShort Fashion film showcasing the new line by ethical streetwear brand, Bhaisaab.
  • Sam Frankl - MacondoMicrobudget music video shot with Angus Carter for the musician Sam Frankl. We explored the lonliness of loss and obsession in this video experimenting with macro to lead our narrative and create colour for this isolated character.
  • Jazzie - Shabbadenya Ep. 2A short comedy sketch about a seasoned detective who knows how to get a young man gives away his alibi in an interrogation. This was shot with Unidays to help build content and drive student traffic towards their soicals and site.
  • Ryan Ashley - Innocent (feat. Kate Stewart)I camera operated on this music video with LSK Productions. The video had a bumping party vibe to it, working with the lyrics and song really well. Dir. Lewis Knaggs Prod. Yaz Narcin Cam Op. Chris Dias 1st AC. Kai Newton Gaffer. Jonnie Boomer
  • StigmataTwo young women accidentally knock down the newly risen Messiah and have to deal with the consequences. This short dark comedy was made as part of the 48 Hour Film Challenge and was shortlisted.
  • E-Sports: What it Takes to WinThis documentary follows Team Chaos; an up and coming force in the quickly growing world of eSports. We had access to the team on one of their championships in Valencia, following them progressing in this new frontier of sports. I shot, edited and co-directed this with director, Ken Plas of Unidays.
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    Video DoPUNiDAYS
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Fascilitating and managing the technical visual delivery of content, video and promotional campaigns. Responsibilities include: - Shooting various forms of content to assigned briefs - Contributing in ideation with client for clearer visions of final product - Hiring crew (up to 5) and managing the delivery of video shoots - Working with producers and directors to film and effectively create engaging content - Professionally delivering pre-production material for effective productions - Booking equipment from hire companies and maintaining relationships - Directing visual content - Editing content using Premiere Pro
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    VideographerUNILAD Group
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Responsible for producing, shooting and editing social-first videos for the channel. Videos ranged from entertainment, documentary, reality and non-fiction. Job Highlight: Effectively building the UniLad Grub channel from its inception to 1 million + followers on facebook, with regular videos. This position spanned various skillsets including: - Shooting video content - Editing (Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro) - Ideas generation - Shooting AP and PD
Skills
  • Camera Operation
  • Lighting Design
  • Cinematography
  • Premiere Pro
  • Camera Assisting
  • Set Decoration
  • Social Media
  • Video Content
  • Video Journalism
  • Docmentary
Education
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    2:1 BA (Hons) Media ArtsRoyal Holloway
     - Egham, United Kingdom
    Final year specialisation in Cinephilia (Theory) and Screen Documentary (Practical)
Awards
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    Best DocumentaryDLWP Short Film Festival
    Documentary short, Mark Maker (2012), was awarded best Documentary in the De La Warr pavilion film festival, East Sussex.