It was my pleasure to work with DoP Michal Stopa recently, on a very challenging few days of filming in and around Gdansk.
We were making an episode of the Discovery series “Beasts from the East” which required a particular moody look and relied heavily on the interviews he filmed. The episode was subsequently entered for a prize by producer Sky Vision.
Michal is an excellent lighting cameraman who made our series of interviews look fantastic, despite limitations of time and venue. He understood immediately what was wanted and succeeded in creating interview settings that were both in keeping and distinct.
He also made the very best of our opportunities to gather GVs and filmed some compelling sequences of interviewees and activities in the field.
The few days we had were very busy, long, and somewhat grueling. Michal was an absolute team-player throughout, not only carrying out his role with enthusiasm but also helping to keep interviewees on board and the production on track.
I look forward to working with him again, and would not hesitate to recommend him.
3 December 2013