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Umit Gulsen
Director of Photography | Director Copyright Umit Gulsen 2016. All Rights Reserved.

My job is to create beautiful imagery that represents a perspective and is distinct. As a cinematographer I am here to help formulate your visual language through the means of cinematography using composition, movement, mise en scène, light and shadows, colors, shapes and dimensions. Every story deserves of its own cinematographic formulation on screen regardless of its content, be it a corporate or a fiction piece. As a filmmaker first, I always go after the soul, the meaning. Then I start structuring my visuals around that meaning as a cinematographer.


Lifestyle films are some of my favorite projects to work with. I direct, dp and edit. Doing all these together gives me the power of envisioning the film from beginning to end. Using the technology available to me is very important in achieving the styles I want in these videos.

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Aerial Cinematography

With the purchase of my first drone DJI Phantom 3 Pro, I mastered my skills in aerial cinematography and produced a beautiful landscape film in a very short period of time. Aerial cinematography is now one of the skills that I am offering to my clients, as well.DJI-Phantom-3-Drone


I like the ‘life experience’ that shooting documentaries give me. The adrenaline of knowing you have one shot at capturing a scene is very attractive.

This video is a compilation of some select shots from our shoots in Tanzania, Guatemala and Turkey.


With more than 12 years of experience in the industry I can start creating a video project when it was only an idea and take it through the steps where creative cinematography, directing and storyboarding skills are required. I own and work with some of the most recent digital cinema technology and equipment

In my experience, theory and practice need to be combined well when creation happens. Theory should provide solutions to those problems arise during production.

Corporate and NGO Stories

From the the production perspective, in between documentary and the fiction projects , there is the corporate world. I often times bring my experience from my fiction and non-fiction work into corporate projects. Sometimes we treat the filming process more like a documentary and sometimes as a fiction piece.

Also some of my clients are start-ups and small businesses of any kind. I really love to bring out their stories by structuring a unique visual language for their business and expertise. There is no doubt today, that the video is the utmost important content in online marketing. Therefore when the job is done right it will have a great impact in the success of your business.