My name is Joao Da Silva, I am a self shooting DoP. I am a member of the Portuguese Society of Cinematographers - AIP.
I own a few 4K cameras, a Sony FS7, RED, full lighting setup including portable green screen and a DJI Ronin (you can find an extended list of equipment below). I have also access at a preferred discounted rates to Alexas SXT's and RED weapons W.
I have shot commercials and branded content ( Nestle, Volvic, Porsche, NHS, KFC, BA), corporate films (Evening Standard, News UK, Deutsche Bank, AVIVA), TV series, feature films, and music videos.
Examples of self-shooting work:
BRITISH AIRWAYSs: http://www.kamerajay.com/britishairways
VOLVIC - DoP: https://vimeo.com/199489421 - pass: dance
MX1- DoP: https://youtu.be/2e759TTGR2M
NESTLE - DoP: https://vimeo.com/166234491
TREES FOR TREES - DoP & Director : http://www.kamerajay.com/trees
Name: Joao L.C. da Silva, Aip
Lives in: London, England
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Film (Thriller) Cinematographer A young detective is torn apart after his wife ends up in a coma while hunting a serial-killer at the same time.
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Film (Short) Cinematographer A good Samaritan steps in to help a troubled teen and the consequences are life changing.
Is This Now
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Jai Amore: Green Light
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Just a Day
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The Birth of Boxing
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department We follow a day in the life of a Pugilist through his first fight in 1798.
Grit in the Oyster
Film (Short and Crime) Cinematographer A young girl is interrogated at the hands of a well tailored gangster and his mentally unstable henchman as to the whereabouts of "The Gold" after a recent bank robbery. How long can she withstand the questions and will come to her aid?
Totie: Then & Now
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Five Easy Steps
Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer When a Moderator tracks down two gifted individuals to their house, they must do everything and anything to make their escape and survive.
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3 Million Dollar Milkshake
Film (Short and Crime) Cinematographer Sloane and Bella plan to escape the mafia world with 3 million dollars worth of red diamonds. But after a turn of events, there's only one place to hide them...
Film (Short and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer Two people trapped in an Orwellian world find a symbol of hope that the authorities will do anything to keep secret.
Then & Now
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department September 11th 2001, A day the world will never forget. 80 year old George watches in disbelief as the news of the first attack is reported. We follow his psychological journey as we reveal his personal loss and connection with 9/11.
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Film (Short, Action, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Based on recent news events and set in the year 2037, 'Shadows' is a contemporary Orwellian style vision of the future. The short sci-fi film depicts how the UK government will use virtually all digital technology for surveillance and control over the general population, ultimately becoming a totalitarian state. We join our lead characters - Lee and Jess, on the brink of a revolution. Written by Anonymous
Film (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Cinematographer This is the story of Matt - a quirky daydreamer, stuck in that awkward 20/30-something malaise - and his slightly bonkers housemates, including his love interest Jess. The only problem? Jess has a boyfriend and Matt - whether he knows it or not - has feelings for his lifelong friend, Tina. Matt is also a comic book artist, and everything that happens is his real life, reflects in his comic. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer Angel TV takes a look back at the creation of mankind, with inside interviews with those that were involved in the project from design to delivery; this documentary special exposes the truth behind the biggest, and strangest project undertaken by the ethereal powerhouse. Written by Anonymous
Film (Short, Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi) Cinematographer When Ed is introduced to an avatar dating website he's able to design his ideal partner, Gill. Complications arise and Ed soon discovers that his perfect match sees him as somewhat less than perfect.
Film (Short, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Cinematographer Cain's once bright future is now uncertain as he thinks he is now being controlled by his late twin's ghost. A meeting with a paranormal psychiatrist changes their lives forever. Written by Ogo Okpue
Film (Short, Biography, Drama and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department An imaginary portrait of the dreams of Anna May Wong (1905-61), the first Chinese-American movie star. By the age of 9 she was missing school to go to beg for parts in film studios, despite the opposition of her father. The height of racism against Chinese in America under Hay's Code and Chinese Exclusion Acts formed a backdrop of Wong's tragic love life and frustrated film career. The toll of celebrity on her personal life manifested itself into depression, excessive smoking and drinking. Inspired by the factual aspects of Wong's life, the film is a series of dream sequence exploring Wong's subconscious of her childhood, sexuality and her complex about fame. Written by shan ng
Mike, Harry & Misha
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Cinematographer A Romantic comedy set in the Cornish Countryside during the summer holidays. Mike takes his childhood friend Harry along for a weekend away with his friend for University, Misha. Against all odds, Harry falls for Misha and tries his best to impress her. Along the way they meet a strange Pizza Delivery man named Mario. Written by Anonymous
Mouth to Mouth
Television (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Wannabe pop star Meeshell Reeves wants nothing more from life than to be famous. When her girl group, Cats Eyes, is accepted on TV talent show Fame Search, she feels her destiny is about to be fulfilled. Alongside lifelong friend Devine and new member, Chloe the girls prepare for their big moment. But with a tragedy marring her past and her mother pushing her onward, the pressure on Meeshell begins to grow. When opportunity knocks, she grabs her chance at fame, but at what cost to herself and her friends? Written by Anonymous
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O Xangô de Baker Street
Film (Comedy and Crime) Camera and Electrical Department Rio de Janeiro, 1886. Actress Sarah Bernhardt performs at the city's Municipal Theater, captivating the local audience enthralled by French culture. The city is at her feet, and even the Emperor Dom Pedro II comes to pay his respects. He confides a secret to her: the disappearance of a precious Stradivarius violin presented by him to the charming widow Baroness Maria Luiza. The actress suggests he hire her friend, the legendary British detective Sherlock Holmes, to solve the case. Under the heat of the tropical sun, the lives of Holmes and Watson are changed forever, as they find themselves knee-deep in a cultural hodgepodge that includes all the standard Brazilian tourist fare. Written by Anonymous
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