My name is Raf Claes, I am a Cinematographer based in Belgium.
I was graduated in 1988 on the NaRaFi Film Institute in Brussels.
Even in School I soon found out that light should take an particular place in my life.
The first years after school I travelled around in very different kind of jobs in the Film Industry. I started as a second camera-assistant for feature films and became after some time assistant electro for Tv drama, feature films & commercials.
I believe that this experience makes me a better Cinematographer.
After ten years of working in very different aspects of the industry, where I became chef electro and gaffer, I finally took the big step en saw my chance with the fiction series ‘DEMAN’ to become Director of Photography.
I soon got specialised in TV drama and in 1999 I shot my first 35-mm mid length feature film: the international award winning ‘DEAD END’.
I’m interested to work as a camera operator and cinematographer,
My main interests in productions are feature films and tv-series and documentary.
I’m willing to travel and discover wherever I’ll find the most interesting challenge.
Raf Claes SBC