Mohamed Maghraoui

Mohamed Maghraoui
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Director of photography (d.o.p.), Operator chief
Column : Cinema/tv

Tunisian Director Of Photography and Light Designer.

Mohamed MAGHRAOUI is one of the leading Directors of Photography on the African continent and in the Arab world. His experience ranges from television - he has been throughout his 8 years experience in Canal + Horizons one of the main architects of the French channel camera department - to feature films, documentary series, sitcoms, commercials and musicals on which he both acted as camera operator and DOP, hence strengthening his position and reputation.
Mohamed is a talented, extremely dedicated and hard working person. He is always exploring new technologies in order to offer directors from all over the world the latest advancement at the best of his capabilities and is constantly improving his expertise. He notably attended a fair deal of training courses in connection with stage lighting (ACT - Toulouse, France), High Definition cameras (INA, France), Steadycam operating techniques and Sony digital cameras (Paris, France).
Mohamed is no doubt an all-round artist and has developed his skills accordingly through the observation and study of the great masters of painting such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Turner and Gauguin. He has got also acquaintances with some of the best lighting directors in the movie business notably French Henri Alekan, Italian Vittorio Storaro, Cuban Nestor Almendros, British John Alcott, US Darius Khondji and the German impressionists.
His recently acted as a Director of Photography in Nidhal Chatta's "Last Mirage" starring Jean-Marc Barr and Elisa Tovati. He achieved a stunning imagery in this latter and also in Hatem Ali's "The Long Night" which was acclaimed and awarded for its photography in Rotterdam, Taormina and New Delhi as well as "Selina" a cinema musical written and composed by the Rahabani brothers.
He currently collaborates with Universal Music France (Polydor) and the Qatar Foundation.

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