Ashok Samanthan was born at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu on 8th June 1993 and grew up in Chennai. He
completed his college in Chennai from sathyabama university .He was always fascinated by films
wanted to be a part of it, but had no idea in which part. He started his career as hobby with
friend’s guidance like capturing street, people photography for conveying the human emotions.
Further he got interested in to cinematography in the early stage, but along the process he
his frames to be storytelling more than an aesthetics way. So he wanted to become a
cinematographer and upon his graduation, he went on to specialise his skills by doing graduation
cinematography course at the film school BOFTA (Blue Ocean Film and Television Academy). He has
learnt the craft under the supervision of master filmmakers.
Mr. Madhu Ambat ISC, Mr. B. Kannan, Mr. B. Lenin, Mr. Ramesh Kumar, Mr. Mahesh Muthuswami
and Mr. CJ Raj Kumar. And he has assisted cinematographers Mr. Om Prakash, Mr. Shanmuga
Sundaram, Mr. Prassana S Kumar ( 2015 - 2018 )
Now he is working as freelance cinematographer ( 2019 - 2022 ).
Thank you with respect
Mr. B.Kannan Cinematographer
Mr. Ramesh Kumar Cinematographer
Mr. Mahesh Muthuswami Cinematographer
Mr. CJ Raj Kumar Cinematographer
I Strongly believe - If we honor what God has given us, we will make our lives better.
My strength in career extremely elegant of frame & composition, cinematic movements. Understand the script and provide the necessary of lighting techniques and shots. Using as much sunlight as possible. My portfolios are always revealing among the filmmakers. Very personable handling of my ideas and expectations during pre production. Working with full dedication without looking at time and period again at any moment. Always follow one's own respect and personality and follow it in shooting spot. Expanding my contacts as much as possible.
I know all kinds of digital cameras to handle like all DSLR Canon cameras, Mirror less cameras like
A7 M111 R111
Black Magic series
RED series – EPIC
ARRI series ALEXA MINI
Advanced camera stabilizers like
Zhiyun Crane 2
DJI RONIN S, M, MX
Experience gives me a wide range of knowledge on different camera systems that allows me to make an informed camera format choice based on the needs of the production.