know more about me

My career in film started in 2013

I got an internship at Hazazah, a Amsterdam based production company that produces a lot of commercials. I was young. Just 19 years old and not quite sure what I wanted to do in life, so many options. After my internship I got a job there as a production assistant that grew into junior production manager. After a few great years at Hazazah I left and started freelancing. Being in the office wasn’t for me.

Photography has always interested me. When I was growing up there was always a camera around. Both my parents were award winning photographers. My father shot a lot of American advertising campaigns for large brands such as Nike, Audi, Cadillac, FedEx, U.P.S and my mother was a travel photographer.

I wanted to be on set close to the camera. And soon I got the chance to be a dolly grip thanks to Gripwise. I loved working so close with the DP, both focused on getting the best shot. I got really inspired by the camera and all the people around it. Learning every day on set because I was close to the camera, director, actors, DP and gaffer.

As a grip I would often help out steadicam operators on set. The steadicam really fascinated me because it gives you so much freedom of movement and a good steadicam shot has a way of really immersing you in a scene.

It took lot of practice operating the steadicam, some trial and error and now I’ve become pretty good at it. I am very grateful to all the talented people that have helped me get to this point. At the moment I’m mainly working on productions as (B) Camera operator and Steadicam operator.

my gear

My steadicam supports all film and digital cameras and has a maximum payload up to 25kgs. I believe this set is the best available at the moment.

– Betz Tools Rig
– Steadicam Volt
– Flowcine xARM
– Flowcine xSPINE
– Transvideo Cinemonitor 8”
– Eartec intercom system
– Rain Protection
– Sunbounce wind killer
– Bebob Vlock batteries
– Power Cables for Arri, Sony, Red
– Magliner
– Camera Van

This domain used to belong to my dad, if you are looking for him please visit www.leenthijssephotography.com