Silvio Jesenković

Address

 

Slavonska 5, 10430 Samobor, Croatia

Phone

 

+ 1 416 277 2132

Mobile

 

+ 385 (0)91 905 9109

E-mail

 

silviojes@yahoo.com

Internet

 

www.cinesilvio.com

About

Date and place of birth

 

22 December 1962, Zagreb, Croatia

Biography

 

Silvio Jesenković entered the scene of visual arts as a photographer, working as a photojournalist for various Croatian newspapers and magazines between 1985 and 1990. During this same period, he also had a number of photographic exhibitions.

Since his true love has always been film, in 1989 he enrolled at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb, department for film and television cinematography.

In 1991, Silvio joined the news department of HRT (Croatian National Television) as a camera operator in war-torn areas of the country. A year later, he started freelancing as a camera operator for a number of international news agencies and European broadcasters (Reuters TV, BBC, WTN, DR1, WDR, VOX, and ZDF). Beside news, he also worked on eleven documentary films, all on war themes.

At the beginning of 1993, Silvio attended a seminar at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School for Directors of Photography in Sydney, Australia. From May 1995 until June 1996, he worked as a camera operator for Associated Press Television.

Silvio returned to the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Zagreb to complete his degree. The degree thesis was on Lighting for Film and Television and for practicum, he directed and filmed a documentary entitled "Jason".

Since graduating, Silvio have filmed more than thirty documentary films (some of which he also directed), over thirty commercials and music videos, one short and two feature films as well as a television drama series in five segments.

My approach to every project, I believe, is from a unique perspective combining both proven and contemporary techniques to facilitate the story telling. I have worked on many diverse projects over the years, which has given me the opportunity to hone my skills. Whether the forum is commercials, music videos, documentaries or feature films, I strive to integrate production techniques by honoring and supporting the creative vision of the director.

Education

   

Academy of Drama Art, Department Cinematography

Australian Film, Television & Radio School - "Sharing the Excellence", seminar for Directors of Photography (lecturers included Allen Daviau, Robby Mueller, Peter James, Sasha Vierny and Denis Lenoire)

Filmography

2001

 

Novo doba – Director of Photography
TV series 5 x 50 min., film S16 mm
Director: Hrvoje Hribar

Serafin ili svjetioničarev sin – Director of Photography
fictional film 90 min., film S16 mm, blow up to 35 mm
Director: Vicko Ruić

2000

 

Commercials for "Planet komunikacije":
• Dukat
• Tipso
• Zirodent
• Jamnica
• Juicy
Director of Photography, 5 x 1 min., film 35 mm, director: Krasimir Gančev

Bil jedon - Director of Photography
documentary film 30 min., film S16 mm, Director: Hrvoje Hribar

Kraljica noći - fictional film 97 min., film S16 mm, blow up to 35 mm, Director: Branko Schmidt

1999

 

From March to May APTN Cinematographer during the NATO bombardment of Yugoslavia and the KFOR deployment on Kosovo

Day Under the Sun (Dan pod suncem) – Cinematographer, with Damir Poljak
feature-length experimental film 80 min., S16 blow up to 35 mm
Director: Vlado Zrnić

Parliamentary election spots for "Design systemi" – Director of Photography, 8 x 1 min. film S16 mm
Director: Hrvoje Hribar i Predrag Ličina

1998

 

Svijet je velik - Director of Photography
documentary film 30 min., film S16 mm
Director: Hrvoje Hribar

Varaždinski barok - Director of Photography
documentary film 20 min., Betacam SP
Director: Bogdan Žižić

EXPO 1998 - air shooting and Second Unit Cinematographer
touristic film, Betacam SP, 9 x 20 min., for nine synchronized 360-degree projections
Director: Vinko Brešan, DP: Stanko Heceg

Moja kućica moja slobodica - Steadycam Operator and Camera Operator
fictional TV series, Betacam SP, 12 x 30 min.,
Director: Tomislav Radić i Zoran Budak, DP: Karmelo Kursar

1997

 

Le Fabrique - directing and cinematography
Script: Ivan Vidić, documentary film, Betacam SP, 18 min.

Legia Patria Nostra - Director of Photography
documentary film, Betacam SP, 28 min.
Director: Dragan Marković

Abu Dabhi - script, directing and cinematography
documentary film, Betacam SP, 25 min.

SFOR - script, directing and cinematography
documentary film, Betacam SP, 28 min.

1996

 

DOGS – Director of Photography
documentary film, Betacam SP, 28 min.
Director: Saša Podgorelec

Jason – directing and cinematography
Script: Ljubo Lasić
documentary film, Betacam SP, 25 min.

Poštar lakog sna – Director of Photography
Pips Chips and Videoclips music video, film S16 mm, 7 min.
Director: Krasimir Gančev

Bolestan – Director of Photography
Pips Chips and Videoclips music video, film S16 mm, 6min.
Director: Krasimir Gančev

Astronaut – Director of Photography
Urban music video, film S16 mm, 6 min.,
Director: Krasimir Gančev

1995

 

Insomnia – Director of Photography
short fictional film, 18 min., film S16 mm
Director: Asja Srnec Todorović

Znak - kvaliteta bez kompromisa – Director of Photography
commissioned film, 0,20 min., Betacam SP
Director: Krasimir Gančev

Najvažnije je – Director of Photography
commissioned film, 0,40 min., Betacam SP
Director: Krasimir Gančev

Mjesečev rog – Director of Photography
Urban music video, 6 min., film S16 mm
Director: Krasimir Gančev

1994

 

Hrvatska ratna mornarica II – Director of Photography
documentary film, 30 min., Betacam SP
Director: Vlado Tadej

Riječna ratna flotila - Director of Photography
documentary film, 30 min., Betacam SP
Director: Vlado Tadej

1993

 

Večer u đačkom domu – Director of Photography
fictional film, 63 min., S-VHS
Director: Tomislav Radić

Posljednji dan – Director of Photography
documentary film, 12 min., film S16 mm
Director: Asja Srnec Todorović

Pume I – Director of Photography
documentary film, 28 min., Betacam SP
Director: Stephan Lupino

Ako umrem mlad – Director of Photography
Psihomodo Pop music video, 7 min., film S16 mm
Director: Stephen Lupino

1992

 

Hotel Sunja – Author of Photography
documentary film, 26 min., film S16 mm
Director: Ivan Salaj

Kroz Herceg Bosnu – Director of Photography
documentary film, 25 min., S-VHS
Director: Vesna Karuza

Goranima se laž ne prima – Director of Photography
documentary film, 28 min., Betacam SP
Director: Zaim Šehović

Sum Ergo Sum – Co-cinematographer with Ratko Jovanov
documentary film, 26 min., U-Matic
Director: Vlimir Rodić

1991

 

Banijska oluja – Co-cinematographer with Saša Kavić
documentary film, 25 min., Betacam SP
Director: Tihomir Ladišić

Krvavo petrinjsko ljeto – Director of Photography
documentary film, 28 min., Betacam SP
Director: Dražen Piškorić

Ratna Petrinja – Director of Photography
documentary film, 28 min., Betacam SP
Director: Dražen Piškorić

Trajekti i mostovi rata – Director of Photography
documentary film, 30 min., Betacam SP
Director: Vlado Tadej

Lovci gardisti – Director of Photography
documentary film, 30 min., Betacam SP
directed by Vlado Tadej

Professional memberships

   

Croatian Cinematographers Society (H.F.S.)

Croatian Film Workers' Association (H.D.F.D.)

Croatian Freelance Artists Association (HZSU)

Croatian Journalists' Association (HND)

Awards

2002

 

Pula Film Festival
Golden arena for Best Cinematography – Serafin

Pula Film Festival
KodakAward  for Best Cinematography – Serafin

2001

 

Croatian Film Days
Kodak Award for Best Cinematography – Day under the Sun