Jean Dakar

Jean Dakar

CinematographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Jean Dakar

Jean Dakar

CinematographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a London based Director of Photography with several years experience in the professional industry following the traditional department ascension. I approach each project with the motivation of giving it its own identity with the use of light, camera movement and composition. My aim is to work around characters and their motives with the use of visual language, ultimately translating the words in a script into pictures on screen. Characters' emotion along with the mood and atmosphere of the scene are my motivation of how I light the scene or frame the shot. Born in Germany , raised in Tenerife and studied the UK. I speak fluent German, Spanish and English. My kit: -x2 Sony FX9 (including PL mount + V-lock plate) -Blackmagic Ursa mini Pro G2 (with PL mount) - x2 SmallHD 703 (including directors cage) - x2 Teradek 750 4K (TX/RX) - x8 Bebob V150 micro (+ 8 way simultaneous quick charger) -x2 Cinesaddle -GoPro 9 Black More work on my website
  • Showreel 2021
    Showreel 2021A selection of my work in a 45s montage.
  • Little Simz for Wonderland
    Little Simz for WonderlandFashion film for Wonderland with Little Simz. Directed @andreh_modeste DOP @jeandakar Editing @tyru.s Producer @dd.vaughan Photography by @ethanjhart_ Styled by @toniblaze Hair by @officiallychantelle Makeup by @nibrasmakeup Editorial directed by @huwgwyther Art direction by @oliviawoodgate Styling assistant @Ana.sta.sia Styling intern @styledbycarmel Produced by
  • Experience Ilha de Moçambique
    Experience Ilha de MoçambiqueOfficial tourism ad that I have shot and directed for the Ilha de Moçambique Tourism Authority. Frames have been featured for the cover of the French travel guide: Petit Futé - Mozambique Eswatini - Swaziland Sound design: Carla Geronimi
  • Jay Midge -  Bandz
    Jay Midge - BandzProduction: Red Circle Productions Producer: Shamara Adams Director: Kevin Hudson 1st AD: Destiny DOP: Jean Dakar Steadicam: Jayy Jaramillo Gomez 1st AC: Murat Erşahin Londra 2nd AC: Tekko Trainee: Luke Halstead Gaffer: Massimo Filipi Spark: Blundell Studios Production Assistant: Tailor Jordin Production Assistant: Delilah Bootland Format: Arri Alexa Mini Lenses: Cooke S4i
  • Toxic - Nat Slater
    Toxic - Nat SlaterProducer: Jack Cullis Director: Elif Gonen Production Manager: Sarah Howell Managing Director: Jessica Morton DOP: Jean Dakar 1st AC: Anil Duru 2nd AC: Nastya Cherkasyuk Gaffer: Massimo Filipi Spark: Elliot Wardrobe: Kayla Garner-Jones Format: Arriflex SR3 Film Stock: Kodak Vision 3 500T
  • 10 On It - Cashh
    10 On It - CashhProduction Company: The Motionists Producer: Andre Griffiths Director: Kevin Hudson Creative Direction: Rohmarra , Suhky DOP: Jean Dakar 1st AC: Anil Duru 2nd AC: Tekko Grip: Vis Soprano Gaffer: Massimo Filipi Spark: Evance Breteuil Production Assistant: Marcus Austin Format: Arri Alexa Mini Lenses: Cooke S4i
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Projects credited in
  • Ladon | Short Film
    Ladon | Short FilmAs we drift through a mythical forest, a sense of fantasy arises when an intriguing apple starts to attract a body of lizard. Loosely revisiting the Greek myth of Ladon and the Garden of the Hesperides, observational sequences of Dragon Trees and creature-like reptiles evoke the mystical stories and symbols associated to them. With its tale-like narration, ‘Ladon’ is a reflection on physical existence in relation to the beliefs constructed behind it.
  • Anna Straker - London Knows
    Anna Straker - London KnowsMusic Promo for London Knows by Anna Straker Dir. Rob Bell DP. Jean Dakar AC. Anil Duru Shot on Black Magic
  • Escondida | Price Winning Short Film
    Escondida | Price Winning Short FilmEscondida follows three children playing hide and seek in UNESCO’s world heritage site of Ilha de Moçambique. Wandering through the vast, beautiful and often surreal landscapes, discovering the many abandoned buildings and ruins forgotten by the colonial Portuguese, Escondida questions notions of past, absence, memory and identity
  • King Kofi - "White Boys"
    King Kofi - "White Boys"Finally, after over a year waiting for this to be released, this is now out! Music video for King Kofi's "White Boys", a simple idea pulled together with a skeleton crew, but a project I'm proud of nonetheless. Directed by Rob Bell DP - Jean Dakar Focus Puller - Kofi Jr. Production Assistant - Vicky Turner
  • Jalle - Pick Me Up | Mahogany Home Edition
    Jalle - Pick Me Up | Mahogany Home EditionJalle performs his new track Pick Me Up for Mahognay's Home Edition live sessions. Directed & Produced by Rob Bell Director of Photography - Jean Dakar 1st AC - Jason Acero Sound recorded and mixed by Rupert Christie Production Assistant - Carla Geronimi Grooming - Lauren Newman Commissioned by Simon King @ Covert Talent Shot on location @ Beltcraft Studios
  • The Incantatory Magic of the Symbolic Gesture | Video
    The Incantatory Magic of the Symbolic Gesture | VideoIn “Le merveilleux et le théâtre du silence” (1965), Marie-Françoise Christout states that “the ideal mime recreates the world through the incantatory magic of the symbolic gesture”. This work depicts a direct interpretation of the concept of imprisonment, in response to the current pandemic situation, through a mime performing in a never ending tunnel. Questioning claustrophobia in a broader spectrum (from our over-use of technology, to the typical image of the mime stuck inside the box), repet
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Work history
    Focus PullerBayerischer Rundfunk
     - Munich, GermanyFreelance
  • 16mm Film
  • Digital Film
  • Colour Grading
  • Davinci Resolve
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    BA (Hons) Film Production - CinematographyArts University Bournemouth
     - Bournemouth, United Kingdom