Onno Petersen cinematography and postproduction

 

Film may be the best medium to use, sometimes digital can be ideal. It all depends on what the filmmaker has in mind.

A crucial and also very enjoyable part of my work as cameraman, is the careful interpretation of an assignment. I will listen to the filmmaker or artist’s wishes, will come up with possible methods, and can also provide examples. In this way we will arrive at a well informed choice, together.

I own a super-16 Aaton camera. I also have several 8 mm cameras if that will be the best fit for the job.
35mm is expensive but fantastic. There is an old 16 mm Beaulieu and a Krasnogorsk in my collection too, with expired film that I can develop in my own darkroom.

Possibilities in digital are manifold, and often of excellent quality, as you can see in the fragment below from a video installation by Sara Bjarland. The continuous progression in digital cinematography is such that I choose to rent a camera per project – this way I will always have the latest technology, and exactly what I need.

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East River

 

Erik Wesselo, 2016 (excerpt).
Premiere at EYE filmmuseum Amsterdam during IDFA 2017.
Super16 film, 10'20".
Colour, 5.1 surround sound.

 

 

 

www.erikwesselo.com

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Wolkers

 

Additional shots for a documentary on Jan Wolkers.
35mm film.
Director: Wim van der Aar. NTR, 2017.

 

 

watch online

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Greenland

 

DOP for an art project by Jasper Coppes.
Work in progress.
Two weeks of shooting super 16mm in the inlands of Greenland, 2017.

 

 

 

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Echolocation: Nocturne

 

Camera: a video documentation of a sound installation by Nickel van Duijvenboden in collaboration with Gwenneth Boelens, at P/////AKT, Amsterdam, 2017.

 

 

nickelvd.nl

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Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam

 

Promotion for the exhibition 'World War Two Today' by Roger Cremers, 2016.

 

 

 

rogercremers.com

www.verzetsmuseum.org

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Gwenneth Boelens

 

The very thing we don't know is always trying to expand. (still from film).
Gwenneth Boelens, 2016.
Digitized 16mm films, 11 and 14 minutes.

 

www.gwennethboelens.com

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Eneco

 

Eneco Energy TV Commercial
Time-lapse Erasmus Bridge Rotterdam, 2015.
Agency: Dawn
Director: Johan Kramer
Production: Halal

 

www.halal.amsterdam

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Rotterdam

 

Timelapse Rotterdam Central Station, 2015.

Director: Johan Kramer
Production: Halal

 

 

 

www.halal.amsterdam

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Still Life Sludge

 

Still Life Sludge
Video Installation by Sara Bjarland (excerpt)
Director: Sara Bjarland
2,5K digital to HD, 20 minutes, 2015.

 

 

www.sarabjarland.eu

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20 horsemen

 

Erik Wesselo, 2014 (excerpt).

S16mm film to HD, looped.

 

 

 

 

www.erikwesselo.com

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Bridge

 

Work in progress.

Erik Wesselo, 2015 (excerpt).
S16 film, Aaton LTR, Zeiss Superspeed 9.5 T1.3 with Kodak 7219

 

 

 

 

 

www.erikwesselo.com

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Super-8

 

'Caroline', Randy Newman song sung by Djurre de Haan.
Wedding of Joke de Wolf and Gabriël Kousbroek in Club Arti, 2014.
Super 8mm colour negative.
Developed by the Super 8 Reversal Lab, The Hague.

www.super8.nl

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Super-8 B/W

 

Road Trip New York and Maine, 2015.
Super-8 B/W.
Developed by the Super 8 Reversal Lab, The Hague

 

 

 

www.super8.nl

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