David Claessen Plus


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It all started when I was introduced to the Film Community in my native Amsterdam, The Netherlands by accident. After graduating from Nederlandse Televisie & Film Academie I worked in the vast Television Documentary market in Europe traveling all over the globe shooting film for the Dutch, French and British Television. I worked as a Camera Operator under the legendary French Cameramen Henri Alekan [La Belle et La Bete by Jean Cocteau, Wings of Desire by Wim Wenders] and Sacha Vierny [L’Annee Derniere a Marienbad by Alain Renais, The Cook, His Wife & Her Lover by Peter Grenaway].

I started working as a Feature Film Director of Photography when I got the opportunity to photograph the French Film Haute Mer for the Argentinean director Eduardo Cozarinsky. Since settling in the USA I photographed The Telephone [Whoopi Goldberg], Getting In [Matthew Perry, Callista Flockhart] for Doug Liman [The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith]. An Evil Town directed by Richard Sears won Best Short Film @ the Film Festival of Cannes, France. I won the Kodak Achievement Award for Best Cinematography for my work on Marc Chiat’s Every Dog Has Its Day. While primarily working on commercials [Mercedes, Heineken, Nike, Cadilac] & Music Videos [Britney Spears, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Back Street Boys,] I have completed several films with director Julie Dash [Daughters of the Dust, Love Song] including The Rosa Parks Story for which she was nominated by the DGA for best direction. With Tyler Perry’s Diary Of A Mad Black Woman I scored his first # 1 Box Office Hit. Make It Happen reunited me with director Darren Grant [Diary Of A Mad Black Woman] and Bring it On: Fight to the Finish with Bille Woodruff. I make my home in New York, NY

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  1. Missy Jubilee Films
  2. Studiocanoe
  3. liam and grant
  4. BSC
  5. PF Pictures
  6. Kubolor Cini
  7. Akwaeke Emezi
  8. David Todd McCarty
  9. Basti Hansen
  10. Carl
  11. Roy Raz
  12. Mark Holthusen
  13. Eugenio Recuenco
  14. Diana Almeida
  15. aW H I T E L A B E Lproduct
  16. Eliot Rausch
  17. Greg Williams
  18. VJ

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