Marcus Moonen

Marcus Moonen

Cinematographer, director and editor in Nijmegen, Netherlands

About Marcus

For as long as I can remember I have loved film and photography. Maybe because my father was an avid amateur filmmaker, documenting much of my youth and our holidays with his 8mm camera. I have experimented with photography and film and used it in many art projects.

About a decade ago I started showing more of my work to the world and not long after I discovered that people responded positively to my imagery. So I decided to further develop my skills and knowledge. Because of this I now have experience writing scripts, directing, filming, grading and editing. For the last ten years I have also produced electronic music in my studio and have much experience in sound mixing.

It has been a wild and exciting ride so far. In 2010 I wrote, co­directed and filmed a 48 hour Film Project film that won our city and placed in the top ten at the finals in Miami. In the last two years my photos have been exhibited in New York and The Netherlands. I wanted more!

There was the music video I directed and shot in Norway for The Gathering which has so far had over 300.000 views on Youtube and last year my music video for Rodèlle's track I'm Afraid I'm Not was made an official selection in three film festivals, two in the USA and one in Berlin, Germany. In between music videos, I have directed and shot videos for a large national bank and a large tech company.

I love looking through the lens. I love to convey feelings through film. I love to travel. Filming and taking photos in Miami, New York, Norway, Hong Kong, Denmark, The Netherlands, and Spain rank as some of the most exciting things I have done. Many of these projects were done by myself or with a skeleton crew. I write and speak Dutch, English, German and a bit of French and Spanish.

When it comes to communicating with specific target audiences I have the advantage of having worked for the past four years as a marketing communications specialist. I have had the opportunity to specialize in Content Marketing, Social Media and Online Dialogue. In this capacity I have also developed strong project management skills.
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Film

- Showreel
https://vimeo.com/117109710

2015
- Distel - nord[北] (music video, in production) Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Script, Director, Camera, Editor

- CausaliDox - A Life Less Lived (music video, in production) Hong Kong
Script, Director, Camera, Editor

2014
- Rodèlle - I'm afraid I'm not (music video) Brummen, The Netherlands; Enschede, The Netherlands
Script, Director, Camera, Editor
Official selection for the 2014 Great Lakes International Film Festival, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA
Official selection for the 2014 Red Rock Film Festival, Cedar City, Utah, USA
Official selection for the 2015 Berlin Independent Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20XxFosCoEc

2013
- ABN AMRO - various inhouse projects (2011 - 2013) Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Producer, Script, Director, Camera, Editor, Music, Music Director
https://vimeo.com/48159728
https://vimeo.com/32794603

- Distel - hxxx (music video) Laag Soeren, The Netherlands
Script, Director, Camera, Editor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5WXRNvZE1g

- Scholten Awater (corporate promo) Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Script, Director, Camera, Editor
https://vimeo.com/78424910

2012
- Distel - Onde (music video) Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Producer, Director, Camera, Editor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgtH6BvzAko

- The Gathering - Heroes for Ghosts: behind the scenes Bergen, Norway; Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Casting Director, Script, Director, Camera, Editor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjCr3L4Evcg

2011
- Hadewych: 5 live music videos Den Bosch, The Netherlands; Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Director, Camera, Editor
https://vimeo.com/album/2136901

- The Gathering - Heroes for Ghosts (music video) Bergen, Norway; Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Casting Director, Script, Director, Camera, Editor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m-zhD8Qh9w

2010
- 48 Hour Film Project
Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Miami, Florida, USA
Casting Director, Script, Director, Camera, Editor, Music Director
Awards: best movie, best directing, best cinematography, best music, best actress
https://vimeo.com/10375267

- De Affaire Festival: 15 live music videos for Dutch broadcaster VPRO
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Director, Camera, Editor
https://vimeo.com/album/262307

- Rob van Hattum: A Portrait (Film director for Science Programs at Dutch broadcaster VPRO & Creative Director at NEMO science center in Amsterdam)
Hilversum, The Netherlands
Script, Director, Camera, Editor, Music
https://vimeo.com/12008816

- Gesel XL Music Festival: 6 live music videos for Dutch broadcaster VPRO
Arnhem, The Netherlands
Director, Camera, Editor
https://vimeo.com/album/1631870

2009
- Analogic Sound Project - "Bicycle" live music video Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Director, Camera, Editor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cUF_Wtb81U
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Photography

2015
- LensCulture Portrait Awards 2015 (editor's pick)
Paris, France

- Kunstroer-t-, Kasteel Daelenbroeck (solo exhibition)
Herkenbosch, The Netherlands

- Thiemeloods (solo exhibition)
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

- ABN AMRO - various inhouse projects (2013 - 2015)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014
- Affordable Art Fair
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

- See|Me @ Times Square (group exhibition)
New York City, USA

2013
- See|Me - The Story of the Creative (group exhibition)
Angel Orensanz gallery / Long Island City gallery
New York, USA; Long Island, USA

- The Quietus - Things the Quietus learned at Incubate 2013 (photo credit)
London, United Kingdom
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Music (Total downloads: 250.000)
2015
- sonOnos project

2013
- Bob Knutton - Blood In The Snow (2013) [Moody Electro]

- Marcus Moonen - Noriko (2013) [soundtrack]

2011
- Bob Knutton - Talented Lazy Life (2011) [ElectroPop]

- CausaliDox - Mycelial Growth (2011) [Dark Ambient / Noise]

- Bob Knutton - Interference (2011) [Moody Electronica / Harsh Pop]

- Bob Knutton - Discarded (2011) [Electronica]

- CausaliDox - Helium [2011] [Dark Ambient]

2010
- CausaliDox - The Oxytocin Party (2010) [Moody Electronica / Witch House]

2009
- CausaliDox - Sensory / Sleep Deprivation Sessions (2009) [Dark Ambient]

2008
- CausaliDox - Promo (2008) (Electronic Music for your Mind) [Moody Electronica]

2006
- CausaliDox - Autumnland (2006) [Ritual / Dark Ambient]
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Education
2009 - 2011 AudioVisual Design, AKV St. Joost, Den Bosch, The Netherlands
1996 - 2001 Philosophy, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
1995 - 1996 Literature, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
1994 - 1995 History, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
1988 - 1994 VWO (pre-university secondary education), St. Janscollege, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
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Skills
Premiere CS6 (good)
After Effects CS6 (intermediate)
Photoshop CS6 (good)
Bridge CS6 (good)
Cubase 6 (good)
Wavelab (good)
Celtx (good)
Microsoft Office (good)
Wordpress (good)
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Other recent work experience

2011 - 2015 Marketeer Social Media / Dialogue Manager Content & Dialogue
ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Developed vision document and strategy for Content Marketing, Online Dialogue (incl. Webcare) and Social Media
Developed educational material and trained Webcare
Developed several projects such as chat for corporate Website, WhatsApp Webcare
Editor-in-chief Social Media posts
Project Manager third party publications and dialogue projects (Sanoma, FD)
Developed creative concepts for Social Media campaigns
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Languages
Dutch
English
German
French (some)
Spanish (some)


Name: Marcus Moonen

Lives in: Nijmegen, Netherlands

Occupation: Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Music Composer and Screenwriter

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