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Kevin Chesnais - London
Kevin, a non smoker, is an experienced assistant with more than 3 years experience. He drives and has access to a car.

"I am a London based Photo Assistant and Digi Tech.

As an assistant it is my overall goal to become a fluid, working part of the shoot. I enjoy making things run smoothly and I always aim to eventually be able to anticipate the needs of the photographer.

I am experienced in assisting on a variety of shoots including; Advertising, commercial fashion/web commerce, fashion editorial, lingerie, swimwear, beauty, interiors, product, food and celebrity portraiture.

Everything I do is with passion and fun. Hard work, dirty jobs and long hours are not an issue!

I also have a huge passion for video and am at present shooting shorts, BTS and fashion films and am available to shoot and assist. I am confident in DSLR filming and my knowledge is growing with other equipment including; RED, Canon C300 and BlackMagic.

I also have a range of both photographic and filming kit which I?m happy to hire out on shoots.

Above all I am very easy going and have a genuine passion and love for photography.

Formal Training and Skills

* Excellent knowledge of Canon and Nikon DSLR?s, 35mm film and lenses.
* Good knowledge of digital medium format (Phase One, Hasselblad, Pentax and Mamiya/Leaf).
* Experienced with a wide range of studio lighting equipment. Including Tungsten, Bowens, Arri, HMI, Elinchrom, Broncolor, Kino Flo, Briese and Profoto.
* Experienced with cinematography lighting including Dedolights, Redheads and Blondes.
* Good knowledge of classic lighting setups and principles of light. I am able to setup as instructed and also under own initiative.
* Experienced in shooting DSLR video and own a wide range of video kit.
* Production skills including research, creating mood boards, location scouting and call sheets.
* Software skills: Capture One, Hasselblad Phocus, Aperture, Photoshop, ACR, Lightroom, ChronoSync and Final Cut Pro X
* Digital Operator skills ? Mac and PC (strong all round computing skills - previous career in IT)
* Full drivers license

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Film Experience
Film Experience
35mm
Lighting Experience
Lighting Experience
Tungsten,Strobe,Profoto,HMI,Elinchrom,Broncolor,Bowens
Digital Experience
Digital Experience
Digital medium format,Digital SLR
RAW Processing
RAW Processing
Lightroom,Aperture,Capture One,Photoshop
Retouching Skills
Retouching Skills
Standard Photoshop
Special Assisting
Special Assisting
 Weddings/Social,Still Life,Nude,Food and Drink,Fashion,Corporate,Architecture,Advertising

I have worked with the following photographers: *

Jenny Brough
Carlo Nicora
Elliott Morgan
Alice Luker
Brooke Nipar
Eliot Lee Hazel
Simon Taylor
Mike Blackett
William Garrett
Sean Cook
Andrew Farrar
Dan Smith
Damian Russell
Nicolas Olonetzky
Helen Cathcart
Daniel Thomas Smith
Emilie Bailey
Daniel Halpin
Oliver Pearce
Claire Harrison
Jonathan Minster
Mads Perch
Ben Rice
Liam Arthur
Mel Yates

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