Aleksei Vanamois - Freelance Cinematographer

Ever since I was a child I could draw and explore the world by pulling things apart and put them back together again. I found innovative ways to use alternative tools to create and repair whatever craft I was getting into.

Looking for a creative outlet I studied design at Billy Blue School of Graphic Arts and graduated from Swinbourne University with a Bachelor of Design degree in 2003. This was shortly followed by starting my career as a Graphic Designer with Gispac a retail packaging supplier.

After searching for a new environment to continue my development. I joined Three Bears Media in 2006 as a Multimedia Designer, and I developed sharp skills in graphic design, photography, web development, video production and post production. Many projects required flying to locations all around Australia and overseas.

I joined the Australian Cinematographers Society in 2008 and began to offer my talents as a freelance cinematographer.

In 2010, I had the opportunity a setup a new onset department at Frame Set & Match, here I operated as a Digital Imaging Technician, Data Wrangler or Stereographer. I was able to experience the best of both worlds, by working onset and in post production. I learned how to colour grade with systems such as Baselight and Davinci Resolve, use systems from Codex Digital, and move humongous amounts of data.

I have worked as a DIT on dozens of TV commercials and on the following feature length projects: Goddess, Not Suitable For Children, Devil’s Dust, Wolf Creek II, Strangerland, Manny Lewis, Ali’s Wedding, Dance Academy, Liebe, Riot, and Bruce Bereford's "Ladies In Black".

Over the past ten years I have shot, lit, coloured and edited a considerable amount of projects. Some of the highlights include being the second unit DOP on the eye blazing zombie apocalypse ‘Wormwood’, working on the feature ‘Liebe’ as the A Camera Operator for Don McAlpine ACS ASC. And recently shooting my first feature 'Crystal Children'.

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[Finalist] Tropfest [22] 2013
[Best Sci-Fi Short] Motor City Nightmares 2015 [Best Australian Short Film] A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2015
[Best Action Film] [Film Most Like to See a Sequel to] Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2014
[Winner Best Australian Short Horror Film] A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2010