Argyirs Theos

Argyirs Theos

Cinematographer, content creator and director of photography in Athens, Greece

About Argyirs

Argyris Theos, GSC
Director / Director of Photography / Stereographer
Curriculum Vitae

overview
With a strong artistic eye and extensive experience Argyris Theos has not only developed the ability to create first class imagery but also the ability to work around the daily issues of cinematography, showing excellent managerial capabilities. Totaling 9 theatrical features, 18 prime time television series, commercials, shorts, live events, 51 stage plays and more, Argyris shows a personality that is both ” light” oriented and versatile enough to accomplish any kind of work that involves visual storytelling.
His fluent use of the English and French languages and his ease with computer systems has helped a lot in the development of the aforementioned skills.
His stereographic capabilities have been carved by years of study, the creation of a short film and a seminar in France (S3DCampus 2011)


analysis
Born in Athens, 1963
Studies: 1980-84 University of Athens, Economist
1983-86 Staurakos School, Cinematographer
1985 seminar L’una citta in cinema, L'Acquila Italy
2011 Stereographer,S3D Campus, Paris France (under scholarship from Media 2011)
Languages: speaks and writes fluently in English, French and Greek Greek being his native language, both English and French skills are rated to C2 level (EU standards)

His career started on 1985 as an Assistant Cameraman a position he held till 1990.


Active member of the Greek Society of Cinematographers (GSC)
Argyris is also an active member of the cinematography mailing list, and a member of the cml grand jury.
In the past he has been an affiliate of Eastman Kodak Co, commenting on stocks that were about to be released (aka beta tester)
He is also a Sony Independent Certified Expert (ICE) specializing on camcorders.
He shows an ease on computer use, being able to adopt to most systems and software at minimal time.

He became interested in stereography back in 2006 (pre-Avatar times). He owns his own mirror rig, a 3Dfilmfactory Indie.

From April 2011 till March 2012, he accepted a yearly contract as Director of Photography to the Greek National Television (ERT SA)

Imagery may be found at:
https://vimeo.com/argyristheos

Below follows a list of his body of work (the part that involves cinematography)


Director:
2015 “Jacques ou la Soumission”, 35’ stereoscopic film – signs both as director and stereographer .
2013-5 “a scent for excellence”, a work in progress documentary, scheduled to follow and document the reinstitution of model schools in Greece
2010 “citrulus lanatus”, short stereoscopic film – signs both as director and stereographer
2010-5 various corporate projects


Director of Photography

Award: 2005 cinematography for “Children of Niovi” (Greek tv awards)

Theatrical features:
2010 “the traveler”, dir. Y. Kalogeropoulos
2004 «breakfast in New York», shot the opening scene in Athens σκην. Louise Lamarre
2003-4 «unforgettable homeland», dir. K. Koutsomytis
2003 «when we will dance together» dir. Adrianos Georgantas
2001 «efapax» dir. Nikos Zapatinas
1998 «dancing soul» dir Loukia Rikaki
1997 «rusty pictures» dir. Yannis Katsamboulas, best documentary prize, Thessaloniki film festival, 1997
1997 «the boys - τ'αγόρια» dir. Katerina Philippou (addl. Photography)
1995 «like a prairie cock in Wyoming» dir. Dimitri Indares, best film prize and another three prizes, Thessaloniki film festival 1995


Television Primetime Series and other tv work:
2014-5 «Dikaiosi» (MegaChannel) 125 episodes daily series, dir. D. Arvanites, co-authoring with G. Apostolides
2012 «Dimitri Karatzas / let the good news come tomorrow» (ERT) 1 episode documentary, dir. Kl. Flessa
2012 «George Xenoudakis» 1 episode documentary, dir. F. Konstantinides
2012 «Dimitri Sgouros» (ERT) 1 episode documentary, dir. Alex. Papaeliou
2009-10 «star war» (ΑΝΤ1) 10 episodes, dir. Sp. Rassidakis
2008-9 «Kiss your Frog» season 2 (ΑΝΤ1) 28 episodes, dir. P. Koutras
2007 «Macedonia» documentary, dir. F. Konstantinides
2007-8 «Kiss your Frog» (ΑΝΤ1) 30 episodes, dir. P. Koutras
2006-7 «only you», (ΝΕΤ) 20 episodes, dir. P. Koutras
2005-6 «earth and sky», (MEGA) 30 episodes, dir. G. Karantinakis
2005 «hiding» tv feature (ANT1), dir. M. Manousakis
2004-5 «san glyko tou koutaliou», (ANT1) 17 episodes, dir. R. Eskenazie
2003-4 «children of Niovi», (ΕΤ1) dir. K. Koutsomytis,12 of 16 episodes, prized for cinematography and 6 other prizes,
2002 «Late» (Alter) 10 episodes, dir. N. Mastorakis
2000-01 «Out of Course» (ΕΤ1) 21 episodes, A. Georgantas
2000 «guilty or not» (ΑΝΤ1) 22 episodes, dir. G. Karantinakis
1999 «Judas’s kiss» (ALPHA) 15 episodes, dir. Th. Antoniou
1998-99 «touch of soul» (ANT1) 31 episodes, dir. M. Manousakis
1997-98 «Heart whispers» (MEGA) 33 episodes , dir. M. Manousakis
1996-97 «Tide» (MEGA) 19 episodes, dir. M. Manousakis
1995-96 «Town Streets» (ANT1) 3 episodes , dir. G. Karantinakis
1994-95 «Scorpion» (MEGA) 8 episodes, dir. A. Kafetzopoulos
1994 «Anatomy of a crime» (ANT1) 2 episodes, dir. P. Kokkinopoulos & B. Spanos
1993 «Comics» (SKAI) 30 episodes, dir. Y. Kakleas
1992 «Pythagoras’ Way», tv feature, dir. F. Konstantinides
1990 «Persisting Ideas» (ET1) (additional Photography, dir. Th. Marangos
1989 «into the sound» (ET2) documentary, dir. K. Stratoudakis
1988 «Easter in Kalymnos» (ET2) documentary, dir. A. Intas

light shows:
2009 «Olympic Air» DoP and Lighting Design for the opening cerermony of the new Olympic Air S.A. One of the biggest events organized in Greece, utilizing more that 0,5 MegaWatts of intelligent lighting, dir. Y. Marakis
2002 «Cinema Awards», DoP and LD, a work executed together with A. Bellis and G. Tellos
2001 «Neapolis», DoP and LD, for a very special performance by Antypas, Spathas and Nikolakopoulou, dir. Y. Vamvouras
2000 «Faces 2000», DoP and LD, for the tv awards ceremony, dir. Y. Marakis
2000 «10th Creative Publicity Festival», DoP and LD, the award ceremony, dir. Y. Vamvouras
1999 «9th Creative Publicity Festival», DoP and LD, the award ceremony, dir. Y. Vamvouras
1997 «7th Creative Publicity Festival», DoP and LD, the award ceremony, dir. Y. Vamvouras
1996 «6th Creative Publicity Festival», DoP and LD, the award ceremony, dir. Y. Marakis




Commercials and corporate:
2013 «Hatay», DoP and stereo supervisor on a 3D documentary about the Turkish province of Hatay. Produced by KozYapim, Isranbul, dir. Mehmet Demir Yilmaz
2013 «H.E.L.P.», dir. A. Kioukas
2013 «Learning from our Patiens», dir. A. Liolios
2005 «Renault offer», dir. N. Mastoirakis
2004 «Renault offer», παραγωγή Κ. Τσανάκαλη ΕΕ, σκην. Ν. Μαστοράκης
2004 «Ouzo 12», dir. P. Adrianopoulos
2004 «αλλαντικά Πασιάς», dir. N. Yannopoulos
2003 «BSB», dir. G. Varagkoulis
2003 «Bar», dir. G. Siougas
2003 «stars’ squares», dir. G. Siougas
2003 «Pizza Hut», dir. M. Marketos
2002 «a child’s smile», dir. G. Siougas
2002 «Comix», dir. Y. Kakleas
2002 «Cosmocard», dir. G. Siougas
2002 «YPEHODE», dir. Y. Katsamboulas
2002 «Μασούτης», dir. N. Yannopoulos
2001 «Differs», dir. Y. Katsamboulas
2001 «Monopoly Χρηματιστήριο», dir. Y. Katsamboulas
2001«OLP», παραγωγή Kino, dir. Y. Katsamboulas
2001«OLTH», παραγωγή Kino, dir. Y. Katsamboulas


short films:
2014 «dead men’s street», dir. St. Artavanis
2013 «the painter Christos Bokoros», dir. A. Kioukas
2012 «Beehive», dir. Y. Katsamboulas
2005 «the girl», dir. M. Arvanitakis
2002 «Missing», dir. M. Yamalakis
2002 «Fridge», dir. G. Siougas
2000 «Falcified Expectations» documentary – dir. L. Rikaki
1997 «Free Grazing»,dir. Y. Karkanevatos
1996 «New Order», dir. K. Megapanos
1991 «the Duck Hunt», dir. D. Indares, best short film award, Thessaloniki Film Festival 1991
1990 «entrance», dir. Ch. Poulos
1987 «the car in the alley’s entrance», dir. M. Sfakianakis
1987 «Mrs Ersi», dir. D. Indares
1985 «Infinite Eyes», dir. Y. Kalogeropoulos
1984 «Twilight – out of an ELO song», dir. M. Plantzos and Ch. Gartaganis, awarded first prize on the very first Video clip competition in Greece
1983 «600 Volt track», dir. M. Plantzos

other: 2008-2009 Lighting Design for a “theatrical” form of lighting on the window displays of the VST store, Athens
various corporate videos and video clips.
2002 – 2004 author for the “professional camera & microphone” magazine
1998-2002 Lighting Design and project management for the “Kanava” wine museum in Santorini Greece


stage Lighting:

2015«do not distutb», dir. V. Myrianthopoulos
2015«one», dir. & choreographed by S. Karagiannni
2014«18, Bouboulinas st.», dir. by G. Yannarakos
2014«Amour et Piano», dir. by G. Yannarakos
2014«she killer: a dolce vita», dir. & choreographed by S. Karagiannni
2014 «Sunday morning», (co-authoring with A. Bellis), dir. M. Petousis 2014 «the truth», (co-authoring with A. Bellis), dir. Sp. Papadopoulos
2013 «---», dir. & choreographed by M. Aggelou
2013 «Dolce Vita … the Wedding», dir. & choreographed by S. Karagiannni
2013 «@ labyrinth», dir. G. Giannarakos
2013 «measure for measure», dir. Araceli Lemos
2012 «light was on»,dir. St. Stangos
2012 «the Master and Margarita», dir. T. Dardaganis
2011 «the lunch», dir. A. Makrakis, D. Vergados,
2011 «le misanthrope – a work in progress» dir. G. Giannarakos
2011 «love tiumphs», dir. M. Hadjinikolidakis
2010 «the tree was in a hurry to grow», chor. N. Mouratoglou, the first in Greece and only second in the world attempt to have primary school children perform together with a live orchestra.
2009 «Balkan Voice», dir. Sp. Sakkas
2009 «the Emperor’s nightingale», chor. N. Mouratoglou
2008 «Mater», dir. & choreographed by S. Karagiannni
2007 «Tango», dir. & choreographed by Ch. Beskou
2005 «mr Thomas is having hard nights», dir. T. Vouteris
2005 «songs», dir. N. Zoukas
2005 «tale», chor. N. Mouratoglou
2004 «Kopenhagen», dir. T. Vouteris
2004 «Songs of the Earth», dir. N. Zoukas
2003 «Nowhere Nowhere Nowhere», dir. V. Nahmias
2003 «Vurt», dir. N. Biniadaki
2003 «Ophelia’s secret erotic life», dir. P. Michailidis
2002 «I love you too», dir. P. Michailidis
2002 «Kopenhagen», dir. T. Vouteris
2002 «Pet Shop: the Jungle», dir. P. Michailidis
2002 «Maroulas’ luck», dir. P. Michailidis
2002 a presentation of the work of students by the Greek National School of Dance (co-authoring with A. Bellis)
1999 «Blue» dir. & chor. V. Myrianthopoulos
1998 «Ulisses’ dialogues»,dir. L. Rikaki
1998 «Adam and Eve forever», dir. V. Myrianthopoulos
1998 «Flowering Sea», dir. L. Rikaki
1998 «M. Duras Music», dir. L. Rikaki
1997 «Autumn resorts», dir. & chor. N. Zoukas
1996 «Surrealove», dir. L. Rikaki
1996 «Λίλιομ», dir. M. Andrikakis
1995 «tales of the world», dir. & chor. N. Zoukas
1994 «Camera degli sposi» , dir. M. Marmarinos
1991 J.Genet «the maids», dir. G. Konstas
1991 Moliere «Georges Dindin», dir. T. Vouteris
1991 A. Strindberg «Strindberg, Strindberg», dir. M. Marmarinos
1991 «Music for a while», Savvina Yannatou & Natasha Zoukas
1991 «Eurippides, Medea», dir. M. Marmarinos
1991 «a mind’s move, a body’s thought», Apples dance co.
1991 «14th day», dir. & chor. M. Aggelou
1991 «window light», dir. & chor. N. Zoukas
1990 «Holly Tripllet» dir. T. Vouteris
1990 E.de Filippo «Saturday, Sunday and Monday», dir. Y. Diamantopoulos
1990 G. Dialegmenos «don’t listen to the rain», dir. T. Vouteris
1989 J.P.Hamette «farewell meeting», Dir. D.Kotsis
1989 B. Brecht «Brecht machine», dir. M. Marmarinos
1989 J.Genet «the maids», dir. M. Botonaki
1988 D. Tomazanis «a Chios’ tale», dir. D. Tomazanis
1985 Rouzzante «la Mosqueta», dir. T. Kozakos
1984 F.G.Lorca «los titeres de Catsipora», dir. T. Kozakos

Trainer: 2015 “10 lessons on photography and visual thinking”. Series of lessons offered twice
2013-4 “elements of filmaking” teaching at Velios School of Art
2014 “the DoP”. Mastercalss within Olympia’s Festival.
2013 January «screen to window», master class addressing the modern aesthetics of 3Dimensional storytelling. Organised by: Athens Open Air Festival.
2013-2015 “Advanced lighting techniques”. Organised by HD Seminars, offered 5 times
2013 Spring “Color Grading with Edius”. Organised by HD Seminars.
Expositions 2013 July stills photography exposition at Comme il Faux, Athens
2013 June group stills photography exposition by the GSC at Freedom Park, Athens

Argyris Theos
Director of Photography/Stereographer
30, K. Palama st.
154 51 Neo Psychiko
Greece
+30 6944 725 315
theos@argie.gr
Skype: Argyris.Theos
https://vimeo.com/argyristheos
www.argie.gr






Name: Argyirs Theos

Lives in: Athens, Greece

Occupation: Cinematographer, Content Creator, Director of Photography, Lighting Designer and Stereographer

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