Mehmet Aksın

About

Born in İstanbul, 1968

Graduated from Cinema-TV section of Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul.

Started his DOP career in TV commercials in 1992 after four years of camera assistant work.

Lived in Moscow in 1994-97, worked for French TVs and Canadian CBC as a reporter cameraman.

1992 first full length feature film as a DOP: ‘On Board’, selected in ‘Critics Week’ in Cannes Film Festival.

1999-2002 worked as a DOP in various shorts films in France.

Giving lighting, film shooting and post production technics lectures in Cinema-TV section of Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul since 2006.

Works

2006 Barda Dir.: Serdar Akar Prod.: Filmakar/Marka Sokak
2004 Anlat İstanbul (Istanbul Tales) Directors: Ümit Ünal, Selim Demirdelen, Ömür Atay, Yücel Yolcu, Kudret Sabancı Prod.: TMC
2003 Gönderilmemiş Mektuplar Dir.: Yusuf Kurçenli Prod.:Film F
2002 Si Cinq Rois Valaient Cette Dame. (Short). Dir.: Pierre-Alain Lods. Prod.: Bandonéon Production.
2001 Maruf. Dir.: Serdar Akar. Prod.: Yeni Sinemacılar
2001 Lune. (Short). Dir.:Hubert Gillet, Bandonéon Production.
2000 Kalbim Bir Ada Olur muydu sana? (The Island). (Short). Dir.:Serdar Akar. Prod.: Serdar Akar / Mehmet Aksın
2000 Dar Alanda Kısa Paslaşmalar (Offside). Dir.: Serdar Akar. Prod.: Yeni Sinemacılar / Umut Sanat
1999 Clan Destin. (Short). Dir.:Hamid Krim. Prod.: Noria Film
1998 Gemide (On Board). Dir.: Serdar Akar. Prod.: Yeni Sinemacılar

Awards

2005  Adana Golden Boll Film Festival: “Istanbul Tales”, Best Director of Photography.
2005 Turkish Film Critics Association “Turkish Cinema Prizes”: “Istanbul Tales”, Best director of Photography.
2004  Grenoble Film Festival: “Si Cinq Rois Valaient Cette Dame”  Jury’s Special Mention for the Director of Photography.
2002  Istanbul Film Festival: “Maruf”, Jury’s special prize for “The Quality of the Cinematography”.
1997 Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, “Prix Géméaux 1996”: Best TV Reporter Crew.

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