Dominika Besińska is a London-based Cinematographer, Photographer and Colourist. She is originally from Poland, where she begun her journey as a Filmmaker. She studied Film and TV Production Organization and accomplished a Practical Photography Course in Krakow. In 2014, she moved to London in order to pursue her career in Filmmaking. Having graduated from Middlesex University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film, she has been specializing in Cinematography and Colour Grading ever since.
Art has always been a prominent part of Dominika's 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 dreams and switch to moving pictures. As soon as she begun her BA Honors 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. In 2017, she graduated from Middlesex University, as a Cinematographer with her most successful project: Stevie.
Her most recent work experience consists of freelancing. 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. She also worked as a Photographer at The New Renaissance Film Festival.
Dominika has also gained her experience working as a Media Specialist at Camp Speers YMCA summer camp in the USA, where she worked as 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.
Dominika is also an experienced Colourist and she often prefers to be fully in control of the visual side of the production she is working on. The moment she discovered the importance of colour, as an inevitable aspect of visual storytelling, she immediately became passionate about Colour Grading. She has knowledge and experience working with DaVinci Resolve software and control surface.
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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