The other day I visited infoTV show, where for the first time in my life, I was on the live broadcast. I was quite nervous, because I am used to be on the other side of the camera. Furthermore, my dream got attention on National Television show “Laba Diena”. Lets’ watch.
PS. I have raised over $7000, about 6% of all the money I need! Thank you so much for sharing and caring!
Now is the time to make my dream come true. Any support, financial or sharing this post is very important for me. I want to prove to the world that there is a way to conquer Hollywood and it goes through my hometown Vilkaviskis. Your support today is more important than ever!
I started dreaming about AFI back in 2013 travelling by train in Siberia, when another DOP (Alex) have mentioned it. In 2014 I applied for the first time. However, my documents were never reviewed, because of not sufficient English level and I was always rejected. I have tried different private English teachers, passed once TOEFL exam and 4 times IELTS exam till I got what I need. in 2015 I was passing IELTS two times and got 6.5 point twice, instead of 7.0 which I needed to get through. Then I got tired of trying and did a break which continued for two years and a half keeping me busy with other things. Thanks God 2017 was a year of waking up (especially a project in Tian Shan mountains), and in December I hired a private teacher, buried myself completely into the books and passed IELTS for the 7.0, which allowed me to be reviewed. After submitting the documents I flied to LA for the interview and here I am!
Soon I will be figuring out a financial plan and believe me I will need to use your help! I am here till August so please use me for some work!
Thanks to everybody who supported me all these years and kept believing in my big dreams!
For the 8th time the Lithuanian Association of Cinematographers held its annual award ceremony to honor the work of cinematographers as well as other members of the Lithuanian film industry and to present awards for the best cinematographers’ works of the year. The ceremony took place in the beautiful church of Saint Catherine in the old town of Vilnius.
This year the winners were chosen by an international jury: film director, recipient of the Lithuanian National Prize for Culture and Arts, and president of the Lithuanian Filmmakers union Gytis Luksas, film director and cinematographer Kornelijus Matuzevicius who has made over 70 films and has received a LAC lifetime achievement award, film critic Neringa Kazukauskaite, cinematographer Vilius Maciulskis and Prague’s FAMU film school alumnus Klaus Fuxjäger who has been working in Hollywood productions as well as independent films and commercials for over two decades.
The “Oak” for the best work of a cinematographer in Lithuanian film went to Saulius Lukosevicius for the documentary Paradise Gowns directed by Albina Griniute. The award was presented by the former president of the association Rimvydas Leipus who said the jury decided to give the award because of the film’s “subtle visuals and the cinematographer’s ability to combine artistic as well as technical solutions”.
Ok so this is real. Our film “Paradise Gowns” won Critics’ choice Award and Best Documentary Award in cinematographer’s Vilmos Zsigmond film festival! It’s umbelievable when jury members such as Szabo Gabor (HSC), who worked with Vilmos, Nigel Walters (BSC), who is a former president of Imago, french director Pierre Filmon (jury member at Cannes 2017), editor Miklos Mari (“The Revolt of Job” which was nominated in oscars) and professor Saghy Miklos is shaking your hand and saying good things about your film, so believe me – this is serious and this is important awards to us!
7 News made a good short overview about Fedor Konyukhov's solo non-stop flight around the world with a Roziere balloon in 11 days. I am glad I had a chance to participate in all the events shooting our documentary film which will come up in the future.
Together with our film director J. Zubaviciene we were invited to National Lithuanian Radio to talk about “Around the World in 11 days” movie making. The recording is 54:40 – 1:29:10