Freelance Cinematographer / Camera Operator

I'm a film cinematographer born on August 7, 1988, in Prague. I graduated in cinematography from the Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček in Písek, earning a master's degree. I broadened my horizons with studies at Edge Hill University in the UK and through work at a small production company in Brighton. Starting as a camera assistant, I progressed to roles as a director of photography, cinematographer, and camera operator. Currently, I specialize in various projects, from films and commercials to TV series. My experience ranges from large commercial ventures with millions of viewers to small-budget projects with tight-knit crews. I enjoy collaborating with directors and crafting creative concepts. I thrive in meticulous pre-production planning while embracing on-set improvisation and creative flow. I'm open to new challenges and connections. Let's meet on set or over coffee for some casual networking!

Name: Ondřej Herold

Birth: 1988 in Prague, Czech Reoublic

Film Academy of Miroslav Ondricek in Pisek, MgA. (MA) in Cinematography
Edge Hill University - Master's degree, Media - Critical Screen Practice
Film Academy of Miroslav Ondricek in Pisek – BcA. (BA) in Cinematography
Grammar school – Gymnázium Nad Štolou
Primary school – ZŠ Mládí with extended education of languages

2010 – Interniship Certificate – 3 months with Messenger Communications
2010 – Espinho Training Ground – Certificate of completion
2009 – Certificate of Completion from Kodak workshop “Stop by. Shoot film”

Languages: Czech – native speaker, English – active, German – passive, Slovak – passive

Skills & Experiences: Cinematography, Camera operating, Lighting, Photography, Visualizing, Film and video editing, Color grading, Postproduction, DIT, Film and digital cameras, Film production, Focus pulling, Camera assisting, Feature films, Short films, Commercials, Documentaries, TV Shows, Corporate videos, Music videos, Extreme sport videos, etc.

Specialization: Cinematography / Photography

Interests: Art and design, filmmaking, music, film, climbing, running, travelling, hiking, snowboarding, nature

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"A cinematographer is a visual psychiatrist - moving an audience through a movie ... making them think the way you want them to think, painting pictures in the dark." Gordon Willis, ASC.