. Videographer .

. Cinematographer .

. Photographer .

. Christopher .

WELCOME TO CAMCAT - PORTUGAL


Hi, 

My name is Christopher Michael and - originally coming from Berlin - for the past six years I've been calling the vibrant streets of Lisbon my home. Being a full-time filmmaker I'm swinging my cameras here, amidst the beauty of Portugal, further developing my skills as a cinematographer and videographer every single day.

My passion goes beyond just capturing moments through the lens and giving them a nice finish though: With a sharp eye for detail and a love for storytelling, I also find joy in dynamic editing, vibrant color grading and crisp sound design, crafting long-lasting viewing experiences that linger long after the final frame fades to black. (Read about some of my records / success stories here.)

CINEMATOGRAPHER / DOP AND CAMCAT-FOUNDER CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL HEISLER

I totally forgot to thank you for visiting me here. Now let me guide you through my site: If you want to get a first impression of my work as a filmmaker, please take a look at my Film & Video section, where you'll quickly find my show reel and screen grabs of various projects. Under the Photography tab you'll be able to check out a few of my favourite stills. You can then continue your journey to the Colouring page, an activity that has grown to one of my largest passions. If you haven't yet decided to book me, you can either browse the CAMCAT - News, where you can learn about what I've been up for the last couple of months, or contact me in case you have any questions.


Why Choose Me?

  1. Cinematic Excellence: With nearly three decades of experience in photography followed by video footage studies, I approach every project with a cinematic flair, turning ordinary moments into extraordinary stories.
  2. Versatile Services: Beyond cinematography, I offer a suite of services including editing, sound design, and color grading, ensuring a seamless and polished final product.
  3. Global Perspective: Having traversed the globe, I bring a unique cultural perspective to my work, infusing each project with depth, diversity, and authenticity.
  4. Commitment to Craft: I am not just a videographer; I am a storyteller, craftsman, and guardian of memories. My commitment to excellence is ensuring that your vision is brought to life with passion and a precision to visuals and sound.


Ready to Create Something Extraordinary?

Whether you're saying "I do," launching a new product, or capturing the essence of your brand in the hope of hunting a new record in views and engagement, let me be your guide. Contact me today to discuss your project, and let's embark on a journey of creativity together.



PT:
Olá, o meu nome é Christopher Michael, o teu rapaz criativo e cinematógrafo extraordinário. A minha jornada na criatividade começou quando eu era apenas um adolescente, fascinado pela minha primeira câmara reflex de espelho. Depois de completar o meu mestrado na Universidade Humboldt, em Berlim, senti um desejo irresistível de explorar outras culturas. Nos últimos dez anos, tenho vivido e respirado em paisagens diversas, nos últimos seis anos chamando as ruas vibrantes de Lisboa, Portugal, de casa. Aqui, no meio da beleza de Portugal, dirijo o meu estúdio criativo, dedicando-me a melhorar as minhas habilidades como cinematógrafo todos os dias.

A minha paixão vai além de apenas capturar momentos através da lente. Com um olhar atento para o detalhe e um amor pela narrativa, mergulho na edição, design de som e color grading, criando experiências imersivas que perduram muito depois do último frame desaparecer. Impulsionado por uma sede insaciável de excelência, eu não apenas documento eventos; eu teço narrativas que ressoam, evocam emoções e agitam almas. Desde os sussurros íntimos de um videoclipe, passando por comerciais editados de forma dinâmica até à grandiosidade de eventos corporativos, transformo momentos em tesouros intemporais, sendo cada frame uma obra-prima por si só.

Porque Deves Escolher-me?


  • Excelência Cinematográfica: Com quase três décadas de experiência em fotografia seguida de estudos em gravação de vídeo, abordo cada projeto com um toque cinematográfico, transformando momentos comuns em histórias extraordinárias.
  • Serviços Versáteis: Além da cinematografia, ofereço uma variedade de serviços, incluindo edição, design de som e color grading, garantindo um produto final coeso e polido.
  • Perspetiva Global: Tendo viajado pelo mundo, trago uma perspetiva cultural única para o meu trabalho, infundindo cada projeto com profundidade, diversidade e autenticidade.
  • Compromisso com a Arte: Não sou apenas um videógrafo; sou um contador de histórias, artesão e guardião de memórias. O meu compromisso com a excelência é inabalável, garantindo que a tua visão seja trazida à vida com paixão e precisão visual e sonora.


Pronto para Criar Algo Extraordinário?


Quer estejas a dizer "sim", a lançar um novo produto, ou a capturar a essência da tua marca na esperança de alcançar um novo recorde de visualizações e envolvimento, deixa-me ser o teu guia. Contacta-me hoje para discutir o teu projeto, e embarquemos juntos numa jornada de criatividade.

Wanna check availability? Or get a quote for your video?  

Or maybe even a full 1-hour consultation, completely free of charge?


Either way, COME SAY HELLO ON WHATSAPP:

Photography credits: www.antoniorodriguesfotografia.pt ©

Welcome to CAMCAT - Portugal, my small but highly motivated video / film production and photography service provider in Portugal's capital Lisbon. With CAMCAT I'm offering high-quality, but low-to-mid budget (motion) pictures of nearly all kinds (production of commercials, documentaries, music videos, podcasts, short films, but also videography of cultural events, conferences, seminars, interviews (and many more) in both formats, videography / film and photography. Obviously I'm also offering post-production upon request.

My goal is to make each video look like an expensive film and to find ways to transport a high production value at low production cost to make your video stand out, all of which has a proven record of success with a variety of very happy former clients (a few reviews can be found a tiny bit below).

So, should you be looking for a DoP / cinematographer / cameraman / videographer in Lisbon or elsewhere in Portugal, I'll be looking forward to receiving your cooperation request. I will try answering every query as quickly as possible - usually on the same day - and hopefully soon be ready to tell your story in the cinematic way it deserves.


PT: 
Bem-vindo ao CAMCAT - Portugal, o meu pequeno mas altamente motivado fornecedor de serviços de produção de vídeo/filme e fotografia na capital de Portugal, Lisboa. Com o CAMCAT, ofereço imagens (movimento) de alta qualidade, mas de baixo orçamento, de quase todos os tipos (comerciais, documentários, videoclipes, entrevistas, podcasts, curtas-metragens, eventos culturais (como conferências) e muito mais) em ambos os formatos, videografia/filme e fotografia. Obviamente também estou oferecendo pós-produção mediante solicitação.

Meu objetivo é fazer com que cada vídeo pareça um filme caro e encontrar maneiras de transportar uma produção de alto valor com baixo custo de produção.

Assim, caso procure um cinegrafista em Lisboa ou noutro local de Portugal, ficarei ansioso por receber o seu pedido de cooperação, tentarei responder a todas as dúvidas o mais rapidamente possível, geralmente no mesmo dia e espero que em breve esteja pronto para contar sua história da maneira cinematográfica que ela merece.

A couple reviews / comments on the last video for "Eat Your Kimchi":  

(Eatyourkimchi is a Canadian YouTube food & travel channel with 1.17 million subscribers)

Watch the FULL VIDEO here.

Enjoy this event video, that I shot during ETHMilan and dynamically edited it, plus packed it with rhythmically placed sound design. Proudly adding, that both the client and their audience loved it:

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ABOUT / SOBRE CAMCAT - FOUNDER CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL HEISLER, photo credit: Tabea Fuhrer

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Camera, colouring and sound design for Goethe Institut's 20th Edition of "Mostra KINO", an annual German Film Festival hosted by two highly reputable Portuguese cinemas:

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