Who is Lou?

  • Profession: cinematographer
  • Place of Birth: Stanleyville (ex Belgian Congo)
  • Date of Birth: 12 April 1957
  • Residence: Kriekenbergweg 24, 3010 Kessel-lo, Belgium
  • Contact: +32(0)475273198 - lou@louk.be
  • Marital status: married with Kris Smets (Head of Graphic design at the Province of Vlaams-Brabant) 
  • Language: Dutch (Native speaker) / French and English (Excellent command) / German (Basic command)
  • co-chairman & member of SBC (The Belgian Society of Cinematographers) - www. SBCINE.be
  • Member of 2punt8                                                                                                 A team of 8 experienced independant cameramen. Lou Berghmans, Kris Vandegoor, Peter Vancraesbeek, Kris Dechamps, Diego Dezuttere, Rolf Lemmens, Teun Poppe and Bart Deherdt  (+32(0)471282828 - www.2punt8.be - info@2punt8.be)
  • Independent member within the board of directors of the Flemish audiovisual fund (V.A.F.)
  • Secondary activity: music management CHECKPOINTCHARLIES till 2012 hosting following bands                                                                                  THE SCABS - GUY SWINNEN STASH - 1060 - VERLIN - TUBELIGHT - JEROEN MEUS)

Education

  • High School: Koninklijk Atheneum Leopoldsburg (graduated with a B in scientific studies)
  • Film School: RICTS: A1 Short type: Image, Sound and Edit (Graduated) 
  • Steadicam Workshop in Inzell (Duitsland)
  • Advanced trainee for Arri Alexa-Mini-Amira
  • Helix-Letus gimbal operator


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