Jesenković Silvio

Jesenković Silvio

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

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: Velimir 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