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Ishmael Azeli

Ishmael Azeli is an independent Kenyan filmmaker and international 1st AC/CAM OPP/DOP, with years of experience in the region and around the globe. He has worked with different clients to conceptualize, manage and execute projects across multiple locations and needs, bringing his creativity and vision to immortalize scripts and images that bring ideas to life. His projects include TV commercials and brand films to short films. His work has been seen alongside big brands around the Globe, and through production houses like: Ahoy Films-South Africa, Quite Bright Films-Kenya, Mermaid Production-New York, Ginger Ink-Kenya, Blue-sky Films -Kenya, Stage Light Production-South Africa, Mojo Productions-Kenya, Bore ales-France, HOME- Los Angels, and others.

He has also been privileged to work with renowned filmmakers, such as DP Denson Baker-Hollywood, Director Jim Loach, Carl Rinsch-Hollywood, Rowry O Grady-South Africa,

Director Dan Prior-Kenya (a mentor),Director Juan Reina-Finland. His passion lies in storytelling and derives his excitement from engaging and moving the audience through dynamic cinematic design. This has been as a result of years of perfecting his craft in film making as he continues to aim and continually go against the grain with his work pushing the value in uniqueness and creativity.

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What i do

Services

Skills

Attainments

Skills

COMPUTER

Adobe CC
90%
Photoshop
65%
Illustrator
75%

LEADERSHIP

Creativity
90%
Responsibility
75%
Delegating
60%

Communication

English
85%
Kiswahili
90%
Clients

Clients

Testimonials

My Gear

My Gear

Below is the list of Gear I Own:

    • Remote Focus
    • VT(Wireless video transmitter upto 400ft)
    • Monitors (Directors 7Inch,5inch and Clients  24inch)
    • DSLR KITS ( Sony A7sII,5D Mark 4, Mark 3).
    • Sony F3 (PL, Canon, Nikon Mounts).
    • Canon C300 .
    • Canon C100
    • Nikkon prime lens.
    • Rockinon lense kit
    • Zoom lenses.
    • Matt box with  360degress rotating filter trays (4 by 4).
    • 4 BY 4 filters (ND 3,6,9,1.2,1.5,1.9 POLA, ND H.E 3,6,9).
    • Manfrotto Tripods.

Additional kit:

Camera support includes:
Dollies & tracks, Jib Arms, Jimmy Jib, Steadicam, Cranes, Rigging accessories.

Lighting includes:

Soft lights LED

Crew Referrals to best of the best in :

Director, DOP, camera assistants, photographers, grips, gaffers, assistant director, stylist, makeup artist, art directors, editors, electricians, runners and production personnel.

News / Updates

Articles

News / Updates

1. https://www.varcity.co.ke/money-and-films-tales-of-a-cinematographer/

2. https://mobile.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/What-mums-struggle-with-cancer-taught-me/1950774-1536850-format-xhtml-15mfwlcz/index.html

3. Honored to be selected as a cinematography instructor for the first-ever Stories Found documentary-filmmaking workshop sponsored by the U.S. Embassy
https://www.storiesfound.org/the-team/

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