Dominika is a London-based independent filmmaker and an aspiring Cinematographer and Colourist. She is originally from Poland, where she began her journey as a filmmaker by studying Film and TV Production Organization, and accomplished a Practical Photography Course. In 2014, she moved to London in order to pursue a career in filmmaking. Having graduated from Middlesex University with a First Class Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film, she has been working independently on film sets as a Camera Assistant and a Lighting Technician, as well as getting involved in smaller projects as a self shooting Videographer.
Art has always been a prominent part of her life. She first picked up a camera in her early teenage years and immediately became a street photography and photojournalism enthusiast. As her interest developed, she then chose to take a step further in her career dreams and switched to moving pictures. As soon as she began her degree in Film, she discovered her true passion for film is hidden in visuals. She immediately chose to specialize in Cinematography and earned her skills as a DoP and Camera Operator by shooting projects for her fellow students, as well as helping on multiple sets, as a Camera Assistant/Focus Puller and a Gaffer. In 2017, she graduated from Middlesex University, having specialized in Cinematography and Colour Correction, with her most successful project: Stevie, that was recently screened at the BFI and has just been submitted to multiple festivals across the UK.
Dominika started her work experience as a Media Specialist at Camp Speers YMCA summer camp in the USA, where she took up a role of a Photographer and a self shooting Videographer. Some of the footage from her videos was then used for a commercial made for Camp Speers by HQ Video Solutions.
In the summer of 2016, she worked as a Cinematographer in collaboration with Kim Brandstrup, a Danish choreographer, on an experimental project: Exploring the Rhythm.
Dominika’s most recent work experience consists of freelancing. After leaving university, she has been involved in multiple film productions as well as independent projects. She is currently working as a Spark on a feature film production of Dead Ringer with director Richard Colton .
Additionally, Dominika has knowledge and experience working with DaVinci Resolve software and control surface. When working as a Cinematographer, she often prefers to be fully in control of the visual side of the production from preproduction to post-production. The moment she discovered the importance of colour, as an inevitable aspect of visual storytelling, she became passionate about Colour Grading and worked on a variety of short films in the role of a Colourist.
Dominika's biggest influences are Photographers Robert Bresson and Richard Avedon, and Cinematographers such as John Alcott, Christopher Doyle, Emmanuel Lubezki, Vittorio Storaro and Robbie Ryan.
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