MY SKILLS

 

Camera Operating, mainly ARRI ALEXA & AMIRA and RED (4 to 8K)

Editing (FCPro) - Lighting - Sound Recording - Hide work - Jib/Dolly - Drone/Aerials 

High Speed - Timelapse Photography - Infra Red

Knowledgeable about Wildlife and Ecosystems

Adventure - Backpacking/Camping/Outdoor Survival - Extended Periods Abroad

 

Languages

Dutch (native), English & French (almost native), notions of Spanish

 

Besides being multi-skilled I’m confident to say I’m proactive and creative in thinking and executing.

Thanks to my well-developed social skills and flair for clear, efficient, open communication with all members of a team, I’m able to function well and efficiently in a team and under all circumstances. During film projects I’m always able to establish good relationships with a broad range of people: team members, trackers, drivers, local researchers and specialists. In these situations my knowledge of various languages is a plus.

 

 

 

Pim Niesten, Wildlife filmmaker

Thanks to my untameable passion for natural history, resulting in spending a lot of time looking for, observing and studying fauna and flora in the wild, I developed very good eyesight and a sharp eye for detail, indispensable for wildlife filmmaking.

 

 

Finally, I’ve always been very creative. My painting and drawing skills and love for photography have blessed me with a good eye for light conditions, composition and aesthetics.

 

 

Whatever function or condition I’m in, I’m always extremely dedicated to and focused on the job at hand, with great attention to precision and detail. Blessed with a strong endurance and a good shape, I’m able to cope -both physically and mentally- with demanding situations and hostile locations, while always maintaining a positive attitude. The kick and rush of adrenaline I get when being able to deliver the desired shots and sequences is what keeps me going. This, combined with a strong endurance and resilience, helps me to push myself to the very limit, even in extreme and demanding conditions and situations.

 

 

 

Pim Niesten filming in Grand Canyon NP

Picture by Albert Manduca

Filming and Rafting

Filming and Rafting

Filming for while rafting along the Colorado River. Episode 'Grand Canyon National Park'.

Equipment

Equipment

Preparing and packing all camera equipment for a two week shoot on a raft down in the Grand Canyon.

Taking Off

Taking Off

Preparing hot air balloon for filming aerials in the Sonoran Desert for 'Saguaro National Park' (Tucson, USA).

Filming Aerials

Filming Aerials

Filming aerials from a balloon above the Sonoran Desert for 'Saguaro National Park' (Tuscon, USA).

Timelapse with tourists @ GC

Timelapse with tourists @ GC

Running timelapses with tourists at the Grand Canyon using the Kessler slider (with Robert Morgenstern).

Timelapse with tourists @ GC

Timelapse with tourists @ GC

Running timelapses with tourists at the Grand Canyon using the Kessler slider (with Robert Morgenstern).

Pim and Matte box

Pim and Matte box

Pim looking through the Matte box.

Camping out

Camping out

Camping out near the edge of the Grand Canyon while waiting for Mountain Lion.

T. Rex Expedition team

T. Rex Expedition team

Paleontologists, T. rex experts (Black Hills Institute) and filmcrew on an expedition in the prairie of Wyoming (USA) for the excavation of a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton.

Hiking

Hiking

Hiking down the Grand Canyon.

Filming in Tanzania

Filming in Tanzania

Filming wildlife from a 4x4 on the Savannah of Tanzania.

Filming in Montenegro

Filming in Montenegro

Me and my Lada Niva 4x4 down in Susica Canyon for a wildlife film project in Montenegro.

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