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Director of Photography, Cameraman, Videographer, Cinematographer | News, Documentaries | Corporate Videos

Over 20 years of valuable experience in News, Films and Documentaries. Won numerous awards and received various nominations. Strong knowledge and experience in all aspects of shooting and editing for news and documentaries. Strong knowledge, application, and troubleshooting of numerous cameras from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, Ikegami, GoPro, Red, and Black Magic, including in-studio.


  • Expert in News and Documentary | Equipment & Techniques
  • Experience in Dollies | Cameras | Steadicam |Blue/Green Screen
  • Experience with Editing Software’s & OS Troubleshooting
  • Proficient in Managing and Directing Teams
  • Proficient in Troubleshooting Technical Equipment
  • Skilled in Various Digital Formats
  • Awareness of Technical Advancement


  • Extensively Organized and Accurate
  • Flexible and Strong Problem Solving Skills
  • Strong Leadership and Time Management Skills
  • Strong Sense of Urgency and Dedication
  • Strong Work Ethics and Team Player
  • Fluent in Languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian


Director of Photography, Camera Operator | Freelance |Nov 2013 – p.t.

  • Directed, shot, edited, and produced dozens of interviews, short films & more
  • Served as cinematographer for numerous high-pressure live shoots with celebrities and VIP figures
  • Shot with industry standard studio and portable cameras, audio equipment, and lighting
  • Used cameras from brands like Sony, Panasonic, Canon, Ikegami, GoPro, Red, Black Magic
  • Used some various editing software to edit for single or multi-camera events
    including text titles, presentations, graphics information

Director of Photography | Documentary State Film Studios of Ukraine Jun 2013 – Nov 2013

  • Adjusted cameras, lighting systems, dollies and other stage equipment during shooting

Director of Photography, Cinematographer and Sound Recordist| Profi-TV, Ukraine July 2010 – Jan 2012

  • Directed onsite product shoots, brand photography advertising, and worked on all images for social media
  • Adjusted cameras, lighting systems and other on set equipment during shooting
  • Managed and directed freelance photographers and assistant photographers on photo and video shoots

Camera Operator | “Family Portrait in Black and WhiteInterfilm Productions Inc. Aug 2008 – July 2010

  • Captured relevant, inspiring, and creative shots in a timely manner
  • Collaborated with Director to ensure the camera is operating cohesively, meeting deadlines and adhering to processes
  • Coordinated and planned multi-city shoots
  • Arranged travel and accommodations for staff and freelance production team and guests, booked equipment
  • Directed onsite product shoots, brand photography advertising, and worked on all images for social media
  • Performed quality assurance inspections

News Camera Operator, Director of photography, Cinematographer | TV Channel STB, Kiev, Ukraine Dec 2006 – July 2010

  • Simultaneously held creative, administrative, and technical positions sometime
  • Edited video and audio regularly, occasionally under pressure of deadlines
  • Screened and coordinated contractors for shooting, editing, motion graphics, and web design
  • Participated in a live television news interview to successfully communicate the message of youth advocacy and achieving goals
  • Interacted with various industry professionals and maintained business
  • Directed, shot, edited, and produced dozens of features, interviews, short films, aired interviews & more

Instructor | 1st National TeleVision School, Kiev, Ukraine Sep 2007 – Sep 2010

  • Teaching Cinematography, including Lens and Lighting for interior and exterior shooting, masterclasses
  • Licensed as a teacher of “Hollywood Camera Work” training course by Hollywood Camera Work Company (Las Vegas, USA)

News/Studio Camera Operator, Director of Photography | TV Broadcasting Company “Tonis”, Kiev, Ukraine Jul 2002 – Aug 2006

  • Lighting Cameraman, fixer, field producer, sound recordist
  • Directed Broadcasting both indoor and outdoor environment
  • Shooting video and photo for international clients (Reuters, RaiUno, other international companies)


  • Canada » Grand Prize: Best Canadian Film Award | 18th Hot Docs Festival
  • Spain » Cultural Diversity Award” and “Time of History Third Prize” | 56th Valladolid International Film Festival
  • Spain » GUIA DE ISADORA – “Audience Award” | 6th Miradasdoc – Documentary Film Festival

Links at my videos (click or CTRL+click on link for video preview)


Cinematography and Technical Education

  • 2011 – 2023: Associated member of CSC (Canadian Society of Cinematographers)
  • 1982 – 1983: Odessa Radio-technical School, Ukraine. Radio-television repairman. Certificate
  • 1981 – 1982: Odessa Military District, Cinema School, Ukraine. Certificate
  • 1978 – 1981: Odessa Marine College, Ukraine. Automation technician. Diploma
  • 1978 – 1980: Odessa Marine College, Ukraine. Electrician. Certificate
  • 1978 – 1980: Odessa Marine College, Ukraine. Motorman. Certificate

Information Technology and Computers Education

  • 1999, September – October: Microsoft Certified Technical Educational Centre “Stars & S”
    Administering MS Windows. 6 courses, NN: 578, 689, 803, 836, 922, 936. Certificates


NB: most of Reference Letters are from Ukraine. I have a hard-copies of it with certified translations if you need in.

special add-on

to prevent wrong judgment,
I need to describe my priorities here:

  1. interesting job: theme, scenario, actors, places and plans of shootings;
  2. interesting and modern shooting and light equipment and conditions: type and number of lights, cameraS (I like multicam);
  3. type of job: permanent preferably;
  4. but not the last – paymentS )))
  5. employer references

Notes: site under a process of filling with video-photo and other materials

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