Straight out of highschool, I started working in 1994 at Czar Filmcompany as a production assistant. At their old location on the Keizersgracht, I met many people who inspired me to go on and work in filmbusiness. After seeing so many different professions on set, my main interest became working with camera's.

Working as clapper/loader for a short while, I than started out as focus puller. Combining this in the late '90's with a couple of Steadicam courses, making my trade as a camera assistant more  versatile. Not long after I turned

" Steadicam operator/ 1st AC", production companies saw the advantage of having both of these skills on set. Even in 2010, Corrino Films used this to have a multifunctional element in their camera team to shoot " The Devil's Double".

Nowadays I try to focus more and more on shooting as a DoP and so expand my skills as a cameraman: Steadicam, normal or remote camera operating, aerial or underwater photography. There are still so many challenges, so many beautiful stories to tell, and there is still so much to shoot...

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Michael Monteiro