MgA. Nina Ščamborová
Freelance Director of Photography, Editor and Director.
Date of birth: 04.04.1991
Birth Place: Košice, Slovak republic
Address: Prague, Czech Republic
Mobile: 00420 725 090 041 / 00421 948 612 719
2005-2010 Bilingual Gymnasium Park Mládeže 5, Košice, Slovak republic. Graduated in Slovak, English and Spanish language. Graduate Proficiency Exam in Spanish language, El Bachillerato.
2011-2015 Film academy of Miroslav Ondříček in Písek. Field: Director of Photography.
2005-2010 Art school, Field: painting, drawing and graphic arts
2008-2010 Art school, Field: photography, film and animation
2013 Internship in ACE post-production studio, Prague
Slovak- native speaker
Director of Photography
determination of a visual style based on the story, storyboarding, establishing the best dramatic shots using camera movements, compositing and colour grading
lighting, compositing, camera movements, camera technical settings
working with greenscreen and cooperation with EFX studio
working with puppet animation set, including different styles of lighting, compositing and camera movements.
color grading and compositing
establishing post-production camera movements
Camera operator, Camera assistant and Focus puller.
Working with digital technologies and analog film.
Editing short spots, adds and musical videos using Adobe Premiere.
Working with a dynamic link composition between Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere.
Directing short adds, promos and musical clips.
Specialization: Cinematoraphy / Photography
Mac, PC, MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, 2D Graphics.
• Sport: snowboarding, wakeboarding, wakeskating, windsurfing, longborading
• painting, drawing and graphic arts
• art and documentary photography
My career as Director of Photography didn´t start in my early years as is the case with most cinematographers. In my first year at the Gymnasium I realised that languages are not my strength. However, thanks to my obstinate nature I decided to stay and fight for long five years. Afterwards, I enroled at Art school and started doing painting, drawing, photography and filmmaking. This wonderful experience led me abroad where I continued in art studies at the Art High School.
When I came to Film academy of Miroslav Ondříček in Písek, I completely fell in love with its art life, artistic people, the freedom of expression and team work. My favourite was the visual part of filmmaking because I could draw and paint pictures with camera. I could free my fantasy and give my pictures life. Year by year, I was discovering the enjoyable but also the difficult challenges of cinematography. Working with different crews (national and international) gave me the necessary experience with various film genres, camera equipment and lighting styles.
During this five-year study program I was taught by two reputable Czech Directors of Cinematography. The first was Doc. MgA. F.A. Brabec, who mainly taught me diferent styles of lighting, composition and visual styles of storytelling. The second was professor Jiří Macháně who introduced me to the world of analog cinematography, its styles and concepts. I would also like to mention Mr. Martin Preiss, who lead my Bachellor Thesis “Innovative ways of camera language“ and architect Mr. Jindřich Goetz who introduced me to different perspectives of visual filmmaking.
Alongside my school studies, I have worked as a freelance cinematographer, editor and director. I mainly worked as camera assistant and camera puller on small commercial spots, music videos and TV series.
I always look forward to new experience, collaboration and challenging projects. Every new project gets me one step closer to my dream - to be a great cinematographer with the ability to immerse people in my world of visual fantasy.