What I do

After several years of working in front of the camera as a model and later as a TV host for major Dutch television networks, I now work primarily as a camerawoman, director and editor. I specialize in documentaries, special reports, making of's and behind-the-scenes coverage. I want to capture the real story on camera; when it happens, where it happens.
I am the producer/ camera/ director and editor of the feature film/ docu BITTERSWEET
The film won important prizes on festivals (Best documentary, Best foreign film, Outstanding achievement of directing) and had it's theatrical release in the Benelux.  

I use my Sony PMW F3, the Sony XDCAM EX3, the Panasonic GH4 and the Sony A7S2. I also have a steadicam for the EX3, camera lights, transmitters, hand microphone etc. and I use Final Cut Pro for editing. I shoot and edit all stories and items myself, but I am also available for just camera work. 
I have an International press card and a Journalist visa for the US.
Marieke Niestadt

What do you say to a woman who is half human and half camera, facing you, and with a half smile and one open eye and a lens with a steadicam underneath  stares at you and asks, "what are we doing?"

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Marieke Niestadt