Bio & Others
Place of Residence
“BLACK ISLAND” (Spain–Belgium-Portugal, 1996). Dir. Cecilia Bartolomé. It has been awarded in different Film Festivals including best cinematography in the Barcelona International Film Festival.
«THE FABULOUS TALE OF DIEGO MARÍN» (Spain, 1996). Dir. Fidel Cordero. It was premiered in the San Sebastian International Film Festival. It has been awarded in the Miami Latin Film Festival with the Jury Award.
Pancho Alcaine has been Director of Photography in more than two thousand international commercials and over twenty music videos.
In his first approach to the cinema industry he worked as a 2nd assistant and focus puller in motion pictures and commercials (1986-1990).
Right afterwards he joined the American Film institute in Los Angeles (1990-1992), where he graduated with a master in cinematography, with a Fulbright scholarship.
In Europe and the U.S. he has worked as cinematographer of five feature films, twenty five shorts and two featurettes, most of them awarded in different International Festivals, including some best photography mentions and also nominations and awards from the Spanish Film Academy.
Early on 2015 he is been involved on the event “Hologram demonstration”, capturing the hologram protesters to be merged in front of the Spainish Congress. This campaign has received 16 Lions at the 2015 Cannes Festival.
Recently he has also shot for MINI two featurettes in Virtual Reality 360 stereoscopic 3D. It’s been made by an array of 9 RED DRAGON cameras, also combined with GOPRO’s rig.
Technical experience in Film & Digital Cinematography.:
– Visual FX: Motion control (MILO, BOLT HS) , Mattes, Plate and scale cinematography, Blue & green screen.
– Aerial: Drones, Cineflex, Tyler mounts, Spacecam.
– Auto: Russian arm, Scorpio arm, Ultimate arm, Camera car, RC systems, FF features.
– Remote head operating: stabilized, 2 & 3 axis, gear head.
– VR 360 degrees (also with 3D rigs).
– Dome cinematography.
– High speed: Phantom, Weisscam, Photosonics.
– Stop motion
– Macro cinematography.
– Virtual set.
Pancho Alcaine is an active member of the Spanish Society of Cinematographers (A.E.C.).