Jaap Ruurd Feitsma

Director / cinematographer / photographer / VR creative
Born March 11, 1984 
Based in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands
Available internationally

Worked in over forty-five countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, UK, USA, Canada, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Czech Republic and Slovakia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Morocco, India, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Maldives, China, Australia & Tasmania, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa for brands like Nike, Subaru, BMW, BBC, American Crew, Red Bull and for several municipalities and NGO's. 



FILMOGRAPHY • SELECTED WORK (FREELANCE)

Allemaal Vogels (All Birds) - Feature Film - Currently in Post-Production
Client: Toneel Academie Maastricht & Fabuch
Director: Fabian Jansen 
Role: Director of Photography 

New Generation - Promo Film
Client: NFF
Director: Bart Dokter
Role: Director of Photography

The Mini Story - VR experience & commercials
Client: BMW
Role: VR Director of Photography & Camera operator

Top Gear - S19E05 (Nevada Desert Item)
Client: BBC
Director: Phill Churchward
Role: Camera Operator & VR Director of Photography

Ronnie Flex, Pocahontas - Interactive Music Video
Client: Hi Society
Director: Jeroen Houben
Role: Camera Operator & VR Director of Photography

Shangri La Hotels & Resorts - Interactive/VR experiences
Client: yellowBird
Director: Various (including Jaap)
Role: Director, VR camera operator/DoP

BAFTA Awards - Live VR registration
Client: E!
Role: VR Live Camera Operator 

Lyme is Hell - TV Commercial
Client: Lyme vereniging
Role: Writer & Director

Subaru 360° - VR Experience
Client: Subaru
Director: Various
Role: Camera Operator & VR Director of Photography

Together We Shall Win - TV commercial
Client: NGOL
Director: Tiago Pedro de Carvalho
Role: Camera Operator

Red Bull Harbour Reach - VR Experience
Client: Red Bull
Director: Laurence Page
Role: VR (livestream) Director of Photography

Agriculture VR - Interactive Experience
Client: New Holland
Role: Director & VR director of photography

Post NL - Internal VR Experience 
Client: Post NL
Role: Director

The Right One - Short Film
Client/Production: VIDDYS
Role: Director of Photography

Dreams of Change - Short Documentary
Client: Municipalities of Smallingerland & Gobabis
Role: Co-writer, director, director of photography

PHOTOGRAPHY • SELECTED WORK​​​​​​​ (FREELANCE)

Portraits of Gobabis - Documentary photography project
Client: Municipalities of Smallingerland and Gobabis 
Role: Author/Photographer

This is Our Time - Campaign
Client: United Nations & Consortium for Street Children
Role: Photographer 

Roaming East - Documentary photography project
Client: Anadolu University Magazine 
Role: Author/Photographer

Rural Life in the City Age - Documentary photography project
Client: Leeuwarder Courant (Dutch Daily Newspaper) 
Role: Photographer

Noctilucent Clouds - Images for newspaper article
Client: Leeuwarder Courant (Dutch Daily Newspaper) 
Role: Photographer


OTHER WORK

Film & video instructor, consultant and lecturer
NHL Stenden University 
2016 - 2018​​​​​​​

Film & VR consultant, guest speaker & film & photography workshops 
Freelance 
2014 - present​​​​​​​

VR Camera Operator/DP, VR Director & Senior VR Editor 
yellowBird 
2011 - 2014​​​​​​​


SELECTED STUDIES & COURSES

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Course
I-to-I
2010 - 2011

ESN program (BA) of Film & Television
Anadolu University
2008 - 2009

Bachelor of Multimedia
NHL University of Applied Sciences 
2006 - 2010

College degree in Multimedia and AV
Friese Poort
2000 - 2004


RECENT AWARDS 

German Design Award
The MINI Story
2016

NatGeo Best of the World
Photograph of the Sheikh Zayad Grand Mosque
2015
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