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VENTURING FORTH With more than 16 years of experience as a cinematographer under his belt, collaborating on content with numerous world-famous brands, Winszewski is due to start work on his first feature film

the market. I always get a quick response, plus it helps that you can go and see them – grab a coffee, have a chat. You’re dealing with human beings, not a faceless entity.” SOLID FOUNDATIONS Winszewski left construction for good seven years ago. He now has a full diary, travels the world – we caught him between trips to Germany, Brazil and Iceland – and loves focusing on real stories about real people. This year sees him reach a career milestone, as he starts work on his first feature film. “At the back of my mind, I always wanted to make a movie. I know the director well and am confident it’ll be great,” he smiles. “We’ll take it to festivals and see if we can garner enough support to get to the cinema, but this is happening regardless, fitting it around our other jobs.” That, in a nutshell, is what it means to follow your heart and pursue your dreams. Winszewski enjoys real job satisfaction. So much so, he’s happy to work long hours for clients, and slot other projects into his spare time. “I did a 20-hour day yesterday, but came back with a smile on my face,” he jokes. “I met a great director, on a great set, and did some great work. That’s my life now and I love it!”

stuff with just a couple of people – all the way up to 30 or 40 strong.” One thing Winszewski didn’t get wrong was his choice of retailer. When starting out, he picked CVP because they were the biggest in the country – it was important to find a company he could trust. But he stuck with them as his career blossomed because of the service. “They were so supportive of someone taking their first steps, giving me great technical advice, and I took advantage of their financing options to fund the purchase of Canon C500 Mark II,” he tells us. “I went on to buy an Arri Alexa LF and Signature Primes from them. Most recently, I bought the Arri Hi-5 focus puller. They gave me a great deal and were able to deliver when there was a shortage in “It helps that you can go and see them – grab a coffee, have a chat. You’re dealing with human beings, not a faceless entity”

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