Ciprian Popica | Director, DP, Filmmaker, Photographer



Ciprian Popica is a filmmaker and photographer based in Brasov – Romania, with a special attraction for documentary films and photography. Ciprian has been working in many other fields as well as well like: music videos, corporate videos, promos, biography films, weddings,etc. But he also likes to spend a lot of time working on his independent film and photography projects. He is known for DSLR filmmaking and his travel documentary films.

Ciprian made his first steps in the artistic world studying music in Brasov, his Transylvanian hometown. But his first passion was photography, and he got that from his dad, while he was really young, and he managed to steal that passion and carry it on. Later on he became very close to theater and film, thanks to his friends and a “crazy” ( in a good way ) theater teacher that totally changed his life. From now on, Ciprian was very interested about the film world, and he simply fall in love with the Canon DSLR cameras with video capabilities, when these came out on the market.

After working for a while for his good friend’s Video Production Company, he decided to start on his own, working as a freelancer. He spent lots of time working on his independent film projects. While he started working on his first feature film “Dead End”, he discovered that independent films in Romania at that time were not an easy thing to do. And that project failed because of a bad sponsorship, so then, he discovered the documentary films, an easy way of making films with a low budget, and a small number of crew, or no crew at all. That’s why the big attraction for the documentary films and photography. Since then, he planned and started working on many projects for the years to come, while also working for his clients, or collaborating with other filmmakers.

He is also sharing all the knowledge from his past, good and bad experiences as a filmmaker and photographer, on his Filmmaking and Photography Blog page. A resource for Independent Filmmakers and Photographers, where you can learn the craft of Independent Filmmaking and Photography.