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Jan Polak

Director of Photography

Multidisciplinary camera work and television production services for broadcast television, creative agencies and corporate productions​. Auckland and New Zealand – Wide

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Work

Selected Credits

Jan Polak – Director of Photography in Auckland, New Zealand

Jan Polak, an Auckland-based Director of Photography delivers high-quality, multidisciplinary camera work. His credits include top networks such as Channel News Asia,Discovery Science, HBO, DW, ZDF, RTL, TVNZ, SKYTV, and Maori TV.

Professional Camera Services

Specialising in documentaries, current affairs ,commercials, TV series.Jan ensures exceptional visual and technical quality for every project.

TV Crew

Who We Are

Whatever your production needs, I’ve got you covered. Choose camera packages with a three-person crew or opt for budget-friendly One Person Crew/OPC/options for sound and lighting.

Jan Polak

Director of Photography & Founder

Sound Operator

Freelance Various

First AC

Freelance Various

Production Crew

Freelance Various

Award Winning Productions

Over the years, my camera work has garnered acclaim and recognition, including a nomination for Best Cinematography at the 2016 Asian Film Television Awards in Singapore for the documentary ‘Raffles Revealed

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

OVER THE YEARS MY CAMERA WORK HAS BEEN RECOGNISED INTERNATIONALLY.

-2016 New York Festivals:Bronze “The New Silk Road”

-2016 New York Festivals:Finalist “Raffles Revealed”

-2016 Asian Television Awards:Nomination for Best Cinematography

-2014 World Media Festivals Hamburg:Gold Medal for “The Mystery of MH-370”

Services

I Am Here For You

As a Director of Photography, I offer the latest camera equipment and skilled crew for documentaries, TV series, TVCs, current affairs, and more. I tailor solutions to fit your budget, and I’m available to film in New Zealand or the South Pacific islands. Let me take care of all your production needs as your dedicated DoP.

Broadcast
Television

As a participant in international award-winning productions, I offer location production filming services in New Zealand, South East Asia, and the Pacific region. Specializing in unscripted host-based TV series, long-form documentaries, and current affairs programs, my credits include Discovery Science, HBO, DW, ZDF, RTL, CH5 Singapore, CNA Singapore, CH8 Singapore, TVNZ, TV3, SKYTV, TVP, and MaoriTV.

Creative
Agency

Jan excels in 4K cinematography and offers Director of Photography services for short-form content and TV commercials. With a portfolio featuring industry giants, his work is internationally recognized for its innovative storytelling visuals.

Video
Content

I appreciate modern trends in creative content production and offer expertise across all genres and project sizes. As your designated self-directed DoP/cameraman and editor, I work with various camera formats, including the latest full-frame Sony FX9. Additionally, I’m an experienced drone pilot certified under 101.

Aerial
Drone Videography

Aerial drone (UAV) videography and photography services available in New Zealand for:

  • Television productions
  • Online creative content
  • Aerial real estate videography/photos
  • Industrial inspections

Equipment

We Make Our Clients Happy

I provide a diverse range of equipment including cameras, lenses, motion control, lights, and a DJI Mini3 Pro drone. My latest production kit is suitable for broadcast, agency, and corporate productions.

4K-HD Cameras

Sony Full Frame FX9

Sony A7sIII

GoPro10 x2

DJI Mini3 Pro Drone

Lenses

Set of Full Frame Sigma ART Prime Lenses.

Set of Full Frame Sony Zoom Lenses.

Various PL Lenses Available

Lighting

Aputure Storm

Aputure LS C120D

Aputure LS C300D

Nanlite COB/RGB

Intellytech Portable 3×1 -2 sets

Aputure MC RGBW

Scrim Diffuser with Grid

Soft Boxes

Motion

Portable GoGo Dolly

DJI Ronin R2 Gimbal

DJI Mini3 Pro

Our Numbers

Some of The Cool Facts About Us

8450
Projects
730
Clients
29
Countries Travelled
31
Years in Business

We always work smart to give you the best.

Skills

Things I do well

Director of Photography

Sony FX9,Canon C200, Arri Alexa,Red
Sony Catalyst, DaVinci Resolve – Colour Grading
Diverse Lighting Style for TV Drama/Narratives
VFX, Hyper-Lapse, Green Screen
Drone Pilot, Gimbal Operator
Producer, Field Director, Technical Director
Adobe CC Creative Editor

Creative
100%
Camera
99%
Lighting
98%
Gimbal
95%
Drone Pilot
95%
Editing
97%
Directing
96%

Contact

Keep In Touch

Auckland
New Zealand