#2: Photo by Michal Dabal

 

   


WIT DABAL   PSC

 

Born: 26 September 1955, Tarnowskie Góry, Poland.

Education: PWSFTviT, Lódz [1979-83].

Career: Ph commercials dir by Johan Gulbranson, Kevin Molony [for Panasonic (2005), botaniQ (2007)], Andrzej Fidyk, Dariusz Kuc, a.o.

Wrote, together with Piotr Andrejew, the books 'Kompendium Terminologii Filmowej' [2005] and 'Slownik filmowy polsko-angielski' [2007].

His son Michal [1985-] is a doph [e.g. 'My First Claire', 2010, dir by Lou Howe].

Appeared in the doc 'Wiecej swiatla. Festiwal Operatorów Filmowych Camerimage '97' [1997, Piotr Lazarkiewicz; ph: Adam Sikora; 54m].

Awards: Gdansk-Gdynia Polish FF [1984] for 'Wir'; Lagów FF [1984] for 'Kartka z podrózy/Postcard from a Journey'; Poznan FF [1988] for 'Cudowne dziecko/The Young Magician'; Krakow FF 'Best Cinematography Award' [1988; shared] for 'Widze'.

Website: Wit Dabal


 

 FILMS

1977

Memento mori [Nono Dragovic] b&w; doc/5m; prod PWSFTviT

1978

Skarbnicy [Nono Dragovic] b&w; doc/7m; prod PWSFTviT

1978

Dwubój klasyczny [Bogdan Dziworski] c; doc/11m; co-addph; ph: Krzysztof Ptak

1978

Olimpiada [Bogdan Dziworski] c; doc/17m; co-addph; ph: Krzysztof Ptak

1979

Arena zycia/Arena of Life [Bogdan Dziworski] c; doc/20m; cph: Ryszard Lenczewski, Krzysztof Ptak & Piotr Sobociński

1979

Moje okno [Bogdan Dziworski] b&w; doc/83m

1979

Pielgrzym/The Pilgrim [Andrzej Trzos-Rastawiecki] c; doc/80m; cph: Witold Stok, Krzysztof Ptak, Jacek Petrycki, a.o.

1982

Kartka z podrózy/Postcard from a Journey [Waldemar Dziki] c

1983

Credo... [Andrzej Trzos-Rastawiecki] c; doc/78m; cph: Krzysztof Ptak, Jacek Petrycki, Zygmunt Samosiuk, a.o.

1983

Wir/Whirlpool/Vortex [Henryk Jacek Schoen] c

1984

Szapito [Bogdan Dziworski] c; doc/29m; cph: Krzysztof Ptak

1985

Medium/Déjà vu [Jacek Koprowicz] c; cph: Jerzy Zielinski

1985

Cudowne dziecko/The Young Magician/Le jeune magicien [Waldemar Dziki] c; part #4 of film series 'Tales for All'

1986

Sen/Hommage à Beksinski [Bogdan Dziworski] c; doc/9m

1987

Cienie/The Road Home/Shadows [Jerzy Kaszubowski] c

1987

Seobe/Migrations [Aleksandar Petrovic] c; cph: Igor Luther

1988

Shadowman [Piotr Andrejew] c

1988

Alchemik [Jacek Koprowicz] c; 117m; cph: Bogdan Stachurski; also 4-part (x 44m) tv-miniseries 'Alchemik Sendivius' (1991)

1988

Widze/I See/I Can See [Bogdan Dziworski] b&w; doc/23m; cph: Krzysztof Ptak

1990

Ucieczka z kina 'Wolnosc'/Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema [Wojciech Marczewski] c; co-addph; ph: Jerzy Zielinski

1994

Wielki tydzien/Holy Week [Andrzej Wajda] c

1996

The Tribe [Stephen Poliakoff] c

1996

Food of Love [Stephen Poliakoff] c; cph: Denis Lenoir (see Denis Lenoir)

2001

Sylvester [Kevin Molony] b&w-c; short/23m

2006

The Restraint of Beasts [Pawel (Paul) Pawlikowski] suspended in mid-production (60% was shot) when Pawlikowski's wife died; film is now in the hands of the insurers

 

 TELEVISION

1981

Wahadelko/Shilly-Shally/Pendulum [Filip Bajon] tvm/55m

1984

Engagement [Filip Bajon] tvm/55m

1984

Trzy mlyny/Three Windmills [Jerzy Domaradzki] 3-part miniseries

1985

Forget-Me-Not [Witold Starecki] doc/40m; ep BBC-tv series 'Forty Minutes'

1986

Cannon in Flowers/Canons and Flowers [Witold Starecki] doc/49m; ep BBC-tv series 'Omnibus'

1988

Vaclav Havel: A Czech Drama [Pawel (Paul) Pawlikowski] doc/85m; ep BBC-tv series 'Bookmark' (1989)

1989

Portrait of Great Britain [ep (49m) 'True Brit' dir by Witold Starecki] 4-part doc series; for TBS-tv (1990)

1990

The Prisoner [Bogdan Dziworski] doc/40m; ep BBC-tv series 'Forty Minutes'

1990

From Moscow to Pietushki/Moscow Circles: Yerofeyev [Pawel (Paul) Pawlikowski] doc/50m; cph: Bogdan Dziworski; ep BBC-tv series 'Bookmark'

1990

Troubleshooter [Robert Thirkell] doc series, 1990-95; for BBC-tv

1990

Pears on a Willow Tree [Witold Starecki] 2-part (x 60m) doc; for BBC-tv

1991

Sauna [Filip Bajon] tvm

1991

Dostoevsky's Travels [Pawel (Paul) Pawlikowski] doc/50m; ep BBC-tv series 'Bookmark'

1991

Ruby Takes a Trip... [Witold Starecki] doc/70m

1992

Jesienny wieczór [Jacek Koprowicz] tvm/58m

1992

You Me + It [Edward Bennett] tvm

1993

Dog Eat Dog [- The Trade in Animals in Moscow] [Witold Starecki] doc/95m; cph: Krzysztof Ptak; ep Channel 4 doc series 'True Stories'

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1979

Wlasna wina [Wieslaw Helak; tvm] c.op; ph: Witold Sobociński

1979

Obraz [Bogdan Dziworski; doc] co-asst dir; ph: B. Dziworski

1980

Wizja lokalna 1901/Inspection of the Crime Scene 1901 [Filip Bajon] c.op; ph: Jerzy Zielinski

1981

Dreszcze/Creeps/Shivers [Wojciech Marczewski] c.op; ph: Jerzy Zielinski

1981

Limuzyna Daimler-Benz/The Consul [Filip Bajon] 2nd c.op; ph: Jerzy Zielinski

1981

Rys [Stanislaw Rozewicz] c.asst; ph: Jerzy Wójcik

1982

Bluszcz [Hanka Wlodarczyk] Steadicam op; ph: Zbigniew Wichlacz

1982

Pajeczyna [Witold Starecki; tvm] Steadicam op; ph: Jerzy Zielinski