Salem Chawaf

An enthusiastic and trusted French Lighting Cameraman, whether working within a full-scale production or as a one-man band, I am fully committed to delivering results. 14 years experience in TV and corporate, and OB Multi-skilled and works as a freelance camera operator, Jimmy Jib operator, and underwater cameraman. My international experience in the Middle East, Canada, Europe, Africa, and Asia has helped me to refine my visual language enabling me to offer a varied and knowledgeable perspective to any production.


Hrabákova 1979/4
Prague 4 148 00
Czech Republic


Emal protected area for Discovery Channel Canada 2010
R. Federrer interview Swiss TV
Art in the Middle East - documentary 62 min (Pia Getty films )
Burj Kalifa Documentary Title: ”Vertical City”, GTV
Al Ain Air show 2011 and 2013 - documentary 26 min
Cluster Of light 2014 Doco (Spinifex group - dir. Nik Goldworthy)
Sri Lanka conservation project “Dugong and wild Cats”
Discovery studios, Super structure, 2nd Camera
UW DoP, Oceans of Injustice, Director Bruno Dechamp
Butinah Island documentary conservation project, Al Jazeera - 2015
Mubadala Abu Dhabi, Production Nomad
BMW Middle east, Producer Eduardo Ferrari
Angles, Pilot for Netflix, Production DRpluto
Uzbekistan 2min film promo Euronews, Director David Rust year 2019

OB Sports:
Dubai International Film Festival (LIVE)
Nakheel (Corp, UAE)
AMP France (Multiple Events, UAE)
Red Bull (EVENT)
National Geographic Europe (Feb 2011)
Rugby World Cup 2011 Show OSN Sport
UFC Abu Dhabi 2014 (CTV OB)
Badminton Dubai Championship 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (Aurora)
World Boxing Super Series 2018
Snooker (OB)
Badminton World Championships Glasgow 2017
Amazing Race US, China, France
Horse racing in the UK, Royal Ascot
French Open 2018 - 2019 for the Tennis Channel
Henley Royal Regatta 2018
Horse Racing for ITV (OB)
CRUFTS ITV UK 2018, 2019, 2020