Welcome to my website !

I started my production company TAM FILMS to produce and sell my own films. As time passed, it has developed further into the company offering high end cinematography for documentary and feature films.

I am Jean Charles Counet NSC, an Amsterdam based cinematographer, member of the Netherlands Society of Cinematographers and film director working on documentary films, feature films and cross media projects all around the world.
I was born in the Netherlands, I studied film direction and cinematography at the Sint Lukas Institute in Brussels and I lived for 2 years in Latvia where I directed 2 middle length documentaries. In pre-corona time I travelled to many places for. I have been filming in challenging environments like Spitsbergen, Iceland, Kamchatka (Russia), Papua New Guinea, Congo and Ukraine.

I love working on documentaries as I get a chance to meet amazing and inspiring people, capture their stories and show it to the audience leaving the footprint of my point of view on them. In documentary filmmaking, I search and discover the boundaries of contemporary cinematography. In fiction, I challenge myself to take care of the authenticity for every moment I shoot.

They say my filming style is intuitive and subtle. I love to find a balance of what an image shows and what it suggests. I create images both intuitively and conceptually. It makes the collaboration with the director and the sound designer central to the co-creation of the moment.

I admire the work of Christopher Doyle, Krzystof Kieslowski, Andrej Tarkovski, Artavazd Pelechian, Marcel Lozinki, Herz Frank, Joachim Trier, Kar-Wai Wong, Hou Hsiao Hsien, Pirjo Honkasala and Victor Kossakovsky. I love the photography of Saul Leiter, Gueorgi Pinkhassov, Bill Henson, Laura el Tantawy and Harry Gruyaert. I'm thankful for the endless inspiration they give me for my work as a cinematographer, photographer and as a film director.

This website will give you an impression of my work as a cinematographer and as a film director. On jeancounet.com you can find my photography work.

Here you can find an interview with me: https://cinematography.nl/article/17/A-jazz-musician’s-travels

And if you understand some Dutch you can see me explain here why red is not just red.

You can also find me on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.
You can check out my agenda for recent and upcoming events.

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