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Pantelis Makkas is an accomplished video director and artist with experience in filming and editing contemporary music, dance, and promotional videos. Makkas has worked with many Greek theatre directors for promotional videos and trailers of their works.
Pantelis Makkas works as a video director and event documentarist for numerous theatre plays and events. His knowledge of music, film, intermedia, and video art make him an asset for any concert, art event, or behind-the-scenes shoot. He is perfectly fluent in modern HD and 4K camera technology and specializes in run-and-gun, fly-on-the-wall shooting as well as multi-camera concert documentation. He collaborates with experienced assistant camera operators who have similar aesthetic interests. His workflow is efficient, reliable, and fast and includes audio services which are perfectly synchronized and mixed in post-production. From concert documents, web-based promotional videos, television trailers, Makkas pushes standard event documentation to a new level of musical awareness and video expertise.
Makkas’s training as a contemporary visual and video artist (with degrees ,B.A, M.A, Artistic Research ) help him to quickly analyze and understand the aesthetic foundations of a piece of temporal art. As a result, Makkas carefully calibrates his shooting style, equipment, and editing techniques to match the vision of the creators and performers.
Digital video is a moving target. At the moment everything, from lenses, sensors, software, and distribution is in a state of flux. Makkas takes advantage of several exciting features of today’s digital video capture methods: DSLR sensors and photo lenses. Currently, Makkas uses Panasonic Lumix cameras to capture 4K and HD. These cameras enable up to 3.5 hours of continuous capture for events that last longer than other DSLRs will accommodate. The final product is perfectly suited for Vimeo, YouTube, and other online distribution methods. Depending on the shoot, Makkas also has significant experience working with Sony EX-1, EX-3, and Z1U, Canon Cinema Series, and Black Magic Cinema Cameras which can be rented for shoots which require them.
On the software level, Makkas is fluent in the entire Apple and Adobe suites of professional video editing software from Final Cut Pro, Compressor, and DVD Studio Pro as well as Premiere Pro and After Effects. As an experienced video artist, Makkas also has a keen awareness of new editing software and interactive editing techniques.