Greetings to all of you who have found the way to this web address and here are few facts about me and my work :

I am 35 year old freelance cinematographer based in Zagreb, Croatia. I'm in production business for 10 years now and I've been working as ENG/EFP cameraman, DoP, Director, and Steadicam operator for many production companies in the region. Besides freelance work I managed to produce numerous other corporate and web movies, music videos and TV commercials. I am also a part of team called CRAFT which specializes in UAV aerial cinematography and UAV development for cinematic tasks.

I can say that I am in love with HD DSLR video systems and all the gadgets around this unique way of capturing motion pictures. I've been shooting with HD DSLR video system from December 2008. and after I have published my first HD DSLR based web video BESPLA almost all of my video work has been HD DSLR based. It was hard and bumpy ride since then and completely different thing from my prior five year experience when I have worked for RTL - national broadcaster in Croatia as an ENG cameraman specializing in reality and docu-soap TV formats. (2004.-2009.)

I've never been a fan of gear rental service so throughout time I have acquired my own tools : several Canon HD DSLR camera bodies, Canon EF prime lenses (L series from 8mm to 600mm), Steadicam stabilization rig equipped with wireless follow focus unit, HD wireless video link, tracking dolly system, Sachtler tripods, variety of light kits from 3200K to 5600K LEDs, cinema quality sound kit, 12ft camera jib, aerial filming drones ... More details about my gear can be found on GEAR PAGE.

Someone said that if you stand in one place you're already dead so in early 2011. I joined up with the best close range aerial filming guys in our region - Robert Godrijan and Davor Crnogorac as an aerial camera operator/post production specialist. I do fly our UAVs as a reserve pilot as well. Together we have developed several types of multirotor UAVs capable of advanced aerial filming tasks : B_X8, CR_MINI8, B_HEXA, MAXI JOKER (click each UAV for it's pic gallery). We are constantly testing new features of our UAVs and in this moment we are the most experienced close range aerial filming team in this part of Europe. You can see what I'm talking about if you follow THIS LINK. Currently we are working on a new brand called CRAFT (Close Range Aerial Filming Team) and we are targeting more widely EU area for our business.

General WORK pics gallery, as well as other snapshot galleries, can be found on my FACEBOOK PAGE.

OK, back to business now ... I am available for HD DSLR system based shooting anywhere in the world - ground and aerial ! So far I've been shooting in 17 countries on 5 continents and if you want to hire me please note that I'm not alone - we are team of two. My assistant is not just any assistant, he is a grip guy very often, light guy even more often and he's also focus puller in Steadicam operations. If you going to hire us for aerial filming that means also team of two : Robert Godrijan - UAV pilot responsible for flying aerial rigs and me - operating the camera gimbal and taking care of data processing.

For more information about my rates & dates or some other business related issues feel free to call me on my cell: +38591-7281-713 or to send me an e-mail to: marko@butrakovic.com

Cheers !