Roxana Ardelean

Roxana Ardelean

Director of Photography and Producer

Bucharest, Romania

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About Roxana


NAME: Roxana-Mihaela Ardelean


DATE OF BIRTH: 6th March, 1983

ADDRESS: 144 Pantelimon Street, Bloc 102A, Sc A, Ap 39, Sector 2, Bucharest, Romania

TELEPHONE No: 00 40 735 154 158

E-MAIL ADRESS: roxanaardelean@

FORIEGN LANGUAGES: English and French fluently, Spanish and Italian beginner level.

DRIVER LICENCE: for cars since 2002, for motorcycles still training

Cameraman at The Romanian International Television, MTV Romania and UTV.
Experience in music videos and commercials shooting:
2nd AC on different formats (film stock 35mm or 16mm, HD and Red One Cameras) for music videos of international bands like Muse, Dizzee, Kaiser Chiefs and other Romanian bands Directia 5, Sarmalele Reci, Holograf, Corina, Simplu.

2nd AC for commercials MacDonald’s, Renault and Courier – for France, Clorox – for USA, Cosmote, ING, BCR, BRD, Vodafone, Orange for Romania.

April 2005 – June 2005 – HD technician & 2nd camera assistant for MDV production feature film „Ticalosii” (the movie was shoot using Sony Cinealta F900 and then transferred to film)

October 2006 – 1AC for documentary „Dracula” produced by NBC (shoot on Panasonic Varicam)

November 2006 – February 2007 – cameraman for TV series „Lombarzilor nr.8” shoot on Sony HDV Z1 with Mini Pro Adapter using film lenses produced by Mandragora Movies

February 2007 – 1st AC for documentary „Priester Koning” produced by ZDF (shoot on Sony HD 750)

March 2007 – 1st AC for documentary „Sibiu European Culture Capital” (shoot on ARRI 435)

April 2007 – DOP for “Interior. Block of Flats Hallway“ (nominated at Cinefondation - Cannes Film Festival 2008 and Fresh Film Fest Karlovy Vary 2008) Director: Ciprian Alexandrescu.

June 2007 – 1AC for documentay „Nichita Stanescu” made by Tandem Production (shoot on Panasonic DVX 100)

July – October 2007 – 1AC & cameraman for 2nd unit for TV series documentary „Die Deutschen” produced by ZDF (shoot on Sony HD 900R)

November 2007 – 2nd AC on 1st camera on the MediaPro Pictures feature film „Fire & Ice” (shoot on ARRICAM ST, LT and ARRI BL4) Director: Pitof / DOP : Emanuel Kadosh

April 2008 – 2nd AC on „Mar nero” (winner at Locarno International Film Festival) Director: Federico Bondi DOP: Luigi Martinucci

May 2008 - 2nd AC on 1st camera on Castel Film Production feature film „The Concert” (shoot on ARRICAM ST, LT and ARRI II C) Director: Radu Mihaileanu / DOP: Laurent Dailland

August 2008 – September 2008 – 2AC / Downloader for RED Camera in the feature film „Kosmos” shoot in Ukraine. Director: Ihor Podolchak DOP: Nicola Yefimenko

February 2009 – DOP for TV series pilot „The secret of the golden helmet” shoot on Panasonic HVX 200 and RED

July 2009 – assistant production coordinator in Bestfest Music Festival (bands that played: Moby, Patrice, White Lies, Ayo, The Killers, Manowar, Franz Ferdinand, Santana)

July 2009 – DOP for music video “BUG Mafia - live in concert” shoot on 3 RED cameras

August 2009 – artist compound coordinator at Madonna „Sticky and sweet” tour in Bucharest

August 2009 – camera operator for 2nd camera on 2 episodes of TV show “I shouldn’t be alive” produced by Discovery Chanel

September 2009 – DOP for documentary “” produced for ZDF Germany

October 2009 – 2nd AC/RED technician for feature film “Undeva la Palilula (Somewhere in Palilula)” produced by Libra Film and directed by Silviu Purcarete

February 2010 - DOP for documentary “The Cathedrals” produced for ZDF, Arte and Discovery

June 2010 – backstage coordinator at Sonisphere Festival (bands that played Rammstein, Metallica, Slayer)

July 2010 – camera operator on TV series “Flat mates” shoot on Canon 5D

September 2010 – 2nd AC/ RED technician for A camera for “Weapon” DIR: Ernie Barbarash
DOP: Phil Parmet

October 2010 – camera operator on Canon 5D for “Je tue un ami – I kill a friend” for La chaîne de télévision “13ème rue”

October 2010 – 2nd camera operator for “Puzzle for a blind man” feature film shoot on RED. DIR Andrei Zinca DOP Alex Sterian

November 2010 – 2nd AC/RED technician for D camera 1st Unit on “Ghost rider – The spirit of vengeance” DIR: Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor DOP: Brandon Troust

November 2010 – DOP for “Palmyra” docudrama shoot for ZDF, Arte and Discovery

February 2011 – 1st AC for short movie “Transylvania Girl” shoot on 35mm

April 2011 – 1st AC on C camera for feature film “Glass house” shoot on RED MX

May 2011 – DOP for music video in concert of artist “INNA” shoot on tree Canon 5D

2011 – DOP for 3D commercial for Deutsche Telecom shoot in Switzerland production house “Off the fence – Amsterdam”

July 2011 – camera operator for “Bestfest – music feistival”

August 2011 – commercials as DOP for different Romanian brands

October 2011 – DOP for feature film “Balerinul”, directed by Ioan Carmazan/Ionut Popa, shoot on Cinealta F900

November 2011 – DOP for short movie “Red Gum Boots” directed by Ionut Popa, shoot on Cinealta F900

January 2012 – DOP commercial for “Volksbank – Germany” directed by Martin Papirovski shoot on EPIC and RED MX

May 2012 –DOP documentary “Giganten der Gothic” produced by ZDF

August 2012 – DOP documentary “The Cathedrals” produced by ZDF

August 2012 – DOP commercial - film experiment for “Volswagen city”

March - September 2012 – DOP documentary “Lacerta – wine company”

December 2012 – DOP documentary “Pictori romani - Atelierele Pangratti”

January 2013 – DOP commercial “Wizzair – travel Europe”

July 2014 – DOP documentary “Synagogues” produs de ZDF

February 2015 – producer “Lost and found – a series of contemporary art” documentary

November 2015 – producer “The age of Tanzania” documentary


Good reputation in visualization, camera mise-en-scène, and particularly, lighting design. Expertise in 16mm and the "forgotten" art of black & white cinematography.
Experience with Digital Video systems from DV to High Definition to RED. Color correction for RAW footage using RED Cine.


2003 – 2007 Cinematography Class at U.N.A.T.C. („I.L. Caragiale” National Drama and Cinematography University of Bucharest.)
Graduate specialized course on editing (Adobe Premiere).
Graduate specialized course on graphic design (Adobe Photoshop).
Graduate specialized course on video post production.


Graduate specialized course on editing film and digital footage.
Graduate courses in IT technology.


Experience as a photographer (on a movie set, in studio, portraits or pack shoots)..


New technology used for transcending ideas on any type of visual support.
Digital effects, PC platforms, shooting problems of composition processes,
middle and wide format photography, developing ways of using the next generation of cameras that will change the classic cinematographic perspective.

99% of the success of a person is thanks to her/his attitude and my attitude is everything. Creativity, Imagination, Curiosity, Willingness, Perseverance, Self Discipline, Energy, Confidence, Security, Strength, Courage, Loyalty, Positivism..These are my best references



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