MY WORK

As a new generation cinematographer with a television background I’ve learned to work fast and efficient and to be multidisciplinary when needed. I’ve grown up in the digital ages in which everything was possible. This made me innovatory and pushes me to constantly search for new, creative and inspiring ways of storytelling through my lens.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

My biggest passion and main goal in life is to visualize every scene and situation in a new, creative and inspiring way of storytelling through my lens. Painting with light and using the cameras sensor to impress, open eyes and entertain the audience in an innovative and emotional way. Sometimes I even dream in frames . 

VISUAL FORMAT DIRECTING

With more than 150 television formats of experience I’ve learned how to visualize every storyline, scene and emotion you can imagine. With small budgets as a fact I love to cooperate, advise and think about new and unique ways to express a new format and distinguish in the small and static landscape Holland has to offer . 

CAMERA OPERATING

As a ENG broadcast cameraman i used to operate all kinds of camera’s by myself. Over 10 years I daily trained myself to handle and setup camera’s as ergo dynamic and applicable as possible. Over the years i’ve shot every imaginable emotion in a gripped, hurried, ethical or handheld situation .

MASTERCLASSES

With ‘talking’ as my second best talent I love to teach, convince and inspire other people with my passion for visuals, storytelling, optics and cameras. In cooperation with Hoens Creative I lead all kinds of workshops, inspiring talks and masterclasses to individuals, (production) companies and broadcasters.

AWARDS

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BEST FILM

‘A LITTLE MORE DRAMA’
San Fransisco Film Festival

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

‘PARADISE9’
Utrecht Film Festival

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SAN ACCENT

‘KORPS COMMANDOTROEPEN AD’
Amsterdam

PORTFOLIO

    BRANDED CONTENT

    Bedrijfsfilm Philips
    COG Corporate
    Calidris
    Compananny Online Visuals
    GRESB
    ING Branding
    New York Pizza Promo
    Oceanco Load Out Movie
    RTL Perspresentatie
    RTL ‘The Voice’ promo
    Rabobank Branding
    Randstad intern
    TEDx Amsterdam
    Unity 2015
    Videoclip KiKa 3J’s
    Videoclip Roy Donders ‘Ik wil Jou’
    Videoclip Roy Donders ‘LALALELALE’
    Vripack promo

    CONTEMPLATIVE & DOCU

    Baardmannetjes
    Bakkie Troost
    De Appel Valt
    Expeditie Emmen
    Goudmijn
    Je Ouders in de Lik
    Making off PettiCoat
    Miss Nederland
    Super Yachts
    Wapendepot Paleis het Loo Docu

    TV & SERIES

    Beam Worship Concert
    Beschuldigd
    Brugklas
    EO Jongerendag Instarts
    EO Jongerendag specials
    Martijn Koning leader
    Moordweek
    Songfestival, clip Joan Franka
    Zandkastelen

    CINEMA EXCLUSIVE

    #PARADISE9 (festival film)
    B2B Hout Dat werkt Ad
    ELLE Stijlbijbel Ad
    Korps Commando Troepen Ad
    Van der Valk Ad

    COMMERCIAL

    Centraal Beheer Ad
    Curacao Tourism Ad
    Defensie VEVA Ad
    Eneco Ad
    Fashioncheque Ad
    HZKS Albert Heijn Ad
    Heineken ‘Around the World’
    ING Ad
    Joost Luiten Golf
    KLM Happy To Help Ad
    KPN Ad
    Keukenconcurrent Ad
    Keukenkampioen Ad
    Nivea Moederdag Concert
    Nova College
    Politie Crime Experience Ad

    TAKE A LOOK

    The most commercial visuals are protected,
    have online restrictions and heavy disclaimers.
    I can only embed the ones that are still online available.
    I’l try to keep them as up to date as possible.

    SOME OF MY CLIENTS

    Hoens Creative
    Apple Benelux
    RTL Nederland
    SBS
    Heineken
    NPO
    Lumiere
    Team ENG
    UNITED
    KLM
    ING
    EO
    Discovery
    Defensie
    Facility House

    USED CAMERAS

    SONY

    XDCAM PDW 530
    XDCAM PMW 500
    XDCAM PDW 700
    XDCAM PDW 800
    FS700
    FS7
    CineAlta PMW F3
    CineAlta PMW F5
    CineAlta PMW F55 

    CANON

    EOS C100
    EOS C300
    EOS C500
    5DmkII
    5DmkIII 

    BLACKMAGIC

    Production Cam
    Cinema Camera
    Blackmagic URSA 

    ARRI

    ALEXA
    AMIRA 

    RED

    Epic 

    GOPRO

    HERO 2
    HERO 3
    HERO 4 

    USED OPTICS

    CANON

    CINE-SERVO 17-120
    EF USM DSLR series
    KJ22ex7.6B
    HJ14ex4.3B
    HJ17ex6.2B
    KT20x5B KRS
    TILT SHIFT TS-E series 

    ZEISS

    COMPACT PRIME CP.2
    COMPACT PRIME CP.2 Super Speed
    MASTER PRIME
    SLR series
    COMPACT ZOOM 70-200 CZ.2 

    COOKE

    S4/i
    S4/i UNCOATED
    5/i 

    ANGENIEUX

    OPTIMO 25-250 cinema 4K
    OPTIMO 16-40 cinema 4K 

    PANAVISION

    PVINTAGE PRIMES
    PRIMO V series 

    FUJINON

    19-90 Premier ZK Cabrio PL Compact Lens 

    BIOGRAPHY

    I AM A PROFESSIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHER
    WITH A GREAT HOBBY: CINEMATOGRAPHY

    - Johan Dijkstra,

    MY STORY

    My passion for photography was born when I held my mothers high8 video camera for the first time. When I was 13 years old, during a family vacation I imagined myself as a real cameraman and created my first un-editable shorts. After high school i went to the photographers academy: Fotonica, followed by the television academy in the Dutch media capital of Hilversum. In those days I made my first acquaintance with visual content and the art of communication through images. I achieved my first television experience as an intern at the most famous local broadcast station in the Netherlands; AT5. In Amsterdam I learned how to combine creativity and professionalism and learned how to handle professional equipment. After one year I started my national career as a junior cameraman at United Broadcast Facilities. As an employee I mostly worked for public and commercial news stations
    and set my first steps in the world of infotainment programming. Quickly I learned that my future wasn’t in the hard news or rapid television sector. I started to work for the smaller but more exclusive Hoens Broadcast Facilities. Over there I realized that my true passion was to be found in creating beautiful images, pieces of photographical art that are telling the story behind the content. The introduction of digital 35mm camera’s changed my point of view. Quickly I became a ‘photographer’ instead of an ‘operator’, I started searching for new, creative and inspiring ways of storytelling trough my lens. Painting with light and using the camera to impress, open eyes and entertain the audience in a innovative and emotional way. Creating a imaginary world or visualize and capture a real situation as sensitive, ethical and realistically as possible..

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    BLOG

    THE BLOGS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE IN DUTCH
    THAT’S PROBABLY FOR THE BEST 😉
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    Baardmannetjes

    Samen met goede vriend Stefan de Groen (audio) en Madelon Boerman (uitvoerend producent) heb ik ook dit jaar weer hard en met veel plezier gewerkt aan een nieuw seizoen Baardmannetjes (in opdracht ...

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    Backfocus & Storyboard Templates

    STORYBOARD TEMPLATES Alhoewel voor veel situaties storyboard apps een prima uitkomst bieden blijft het (zelfs voor mij) soms lekker om ouderwets de ‘doodlen’ op papier. Goede A4 templat...

    23/08/2015|TIPS & TOOLS
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    Making Of ‘Hout dat Werkt’

    Vorige maand heb ik met regisseur John Rutten de nieuwe ‘koop duurzaam hout’ commercial gedraaid. We gebruikte een Sony F55 met AXS 4K RAW recorder en Cooke S4/i UNCOATED primes voor ee...

    22/08/2015|COMMERCIAL
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    Freelance

    Na 6 jaar in dienst bij het prachtige Hoens Creative heb ik misschien wel dé spannendste keuze uit mijn carrière gemaakt. Het is tijd voor grotere creative uitdagingen en ambities. Er zal veel ga...

    21/08/2015|PERSONAL

    CONTACT

    GET IN TOUCH WITH JOHAN

    As a cameraman the best way to reach me is mostly by text or email. Feel free to use the contact form below for all kinds of questions, I will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

    CONTACT FORM

    CONTACT INFO
    HAARLEM, THE NETHERLANDS
    +31 (0)6 2847 3957
    johan@johandijkstra.com
    FINANCE

    Tentoo Directors Cast & Crew are
    responsible for my invoicing.

    +31 (0)20 420 20 70
    info@tentoo.nl