BRITISH CINEMATOGRAPHER LONDON
Raphael Carpenter is a London based British Cinematographer & Director working globally. His work includes narrative short/feature films, music videos, commercials, and branded content. He owns ARRI & RED Cinema Cameras with Professional Lenses, lighting equipment and also has experience shooting on wide range of content.
My Story of Success
I have always admired the dance of shadow and light. A playful intertwine between polar opposites that leads to the formation of a contrast. The emergence of coherent images in our minds from simple shapes, colours, and lines turn out to be slightly different from person to person. To me, this eventuality is providence… beauty.
I’ve always had a passion to film, to create. Storytelling by means of filmmaking was always something that I enjoyed as a young boy. Over the years, in gaining more experience and deepening my dedication towards the craft, I started to develop a certain pallet for framing, shadow, and light.
It was not easy. I had challenges to face in determining if cinematography would be my path or if the sciences and the psychologies would yank me away. It wasn’t until I realized that cinematography was actually a mix between both the sciences and psychology that I finally saw emerging through the shadows, a light.
Now, I could not imagine doing anything else. A mere catchlight in an actor’s eyes draws my attention closer to many questions, e.g., “How is the performance influencing the story?”, “How was this scene lit?”, “How important is this character?”, etc.. The light’s charm has made me see life through many perspectives. I am now compelled to paint through framing, shadow, and light.
Tu Meri Girl Banegi | Rammy ft. Scarlett Wilson
About Raphael Carpenter
Cinematographer & Director
My adventure with Motion Pictures started when I was 7 and has been ongoing ever since. Despite Tiffen Steadicam Training (2007) I am primarily self-taught and am always trying to find my own way to achieve the same results as other professionals in the industry.
“LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!”
During my career as a Cinematographer I met a lot of creative people, talents and professionals and the knowledge I gained from those experiences is immeasurable. I have been engaged with many types of Motion Pictures projects over the years including Feature Films and Music Videos, though, I can say with certainty my passion for this work comes from peoples personalities, moods and feelings.
RED DIGITAL CINEMA Owner
As a long time owner of RED Cinema Cameras (DSMC & DSMC2) I'm experienced and familiar with any RED Ecosystem Related Products.
Regardless of sensor choice, RED DIGITAL CINEMA Camera delivers cinematic image quality and impressive dynamic range, is modular allowing me the opportunity to build the camera for different projects individual needs.
Whatever you looking for 8K resolution (Monstro), Low Light Scenario (Gemini) or Most Cinematic Image (Dragon) - I'm here to help you with your project.
ARRI ALEXA Mini Owner
As a long time owner of ARRI ALEXA Mini Cinema Cameras I'm experienced and familiar with any other ARRI Ecosystem Products and Services.
Boasting the most beautiful digital sensor ever made, the Alexa Mini can shoot 16:9 and Anamorphic at up to 200fps and is capable of 1080p, 2k, 3.2k and UHD 4k all in a small lightweight carbon fibre body, suitable for all shooting conditions. Because of the Mini's compact, lightweight body, it is ideal for gimbal work with the DJI Ronin or Freefly MOVI.
It can be completely stripped down for gimbal work or rigged out for any shooting occasion, a very versatile camera.