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“In 1993 I was a brave teenager, with enough curiosity to explore various caves around the Banat region with my colleagues from the Speotimis speology club. Then I discovered a world that had to be explained and talked about. But I realised that I needed a lot of time and far too many words to describe the underground scenery and I also realised I could do that much better using IMAGES. Before I knew it, it was 1997 and I had already begun communicating or telling stories using images in a professional way: Romanian National Television Timisoara. I enjoyed working there until I realised that the only school that could give me a chance to get to the next level was in Bucharest. The whole thing was beginning to mean more than a job to me. The passion kept me happy and safe in a city that is grey and upset. Working in the great national television (literally and metaphorically speaking) allowed me to experiment a bit of everything: news, reports, documentaries, TV series, travel shows, short films, entertainment shows and music videos.
After all those things then came the … desert. The West Sahara crossing in 2006 was a very important moment for me. I became a different kind of explorer, one that is more attracted by the simple but diverse beauty of nature and of the wild life. Naturally I found my place in the 2008 Wildlife Film Academy – this school connected me to the authentic values of working with images in one of the most interesting sites in the world: the South African savanna.
I try to find all the other places that are worth exploring in a lifetime in my hobbies: scuba diving, yachting, trekking and mountain climbing.”
Director of Photography
100%

Cameraman
100%

Wildlife Filmmaking
97%

Photographer
95%

Wildlife Photographer
93%

Underwater Photographer
90%

Director
81%

Producer
75%

Aerial Filming
74%

Underwater Filming
70%

Video Editor
52%

Watch LIVEThe first virtual zoo in Romania with wild animals at large is my brainchild

What can I do for you


Filming services

Wildlife, Aerial filming, Underwater, Documentary, News, Live events, Corporate, Advertising, Movies.

Photography services

Wildlife, Underwater, Studio, Corporate, Advertising.

Production services

News, Documentary, Photo shootings, Short movies.



Testimonials



  • Hiperpasionat de documentar şi fotografie, de Africa şi de animalele sălbatice, cu simț plastic acut şi ochi pentru compoziție, cu argumente în decupaj, foarte bun camarad, stoic în a îndura frigul, ploaia şi arşița deşertului african, acesta ar fi Cristian Ilea. Am pierdut un bun jurnalist dar am câştigat un foarte bun director de imagine…
    Marian Voicu
    Journalist
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  • Marea casă de filme Ilea Pictures este atât de prestigioasă încât ar trebui să existe o lege să intri cu ciupici în incintă. Contra prafului în primul rând. Adică acolo nu intra oameni prăfuiți, pot altera un incredibil proces artistic în derulare. În al doilea rând, ar trebui dat un test de personalitate și apoi unul de perspicacitate. Pentru a-i elimina din start pe cei care nu pricep cum vine aia o filmare superbă, un cadru infailibil, un mesaj profund. Și după ce aceste măsuri sunt luate, aveți toate datele ca în interiorul Casei Ilea Pictures să descoperiți minunea artei filmului, a artei fotografice, delicatețea științei de a pune lumina, de a crea jocuri și povești coerente și cu schepsis. Ah, vreau lumina aceea, Cristi, să fiu și eu om. De televiziune. Bine, fie și de film. Zi Motor.!..și ...Acțiune!! Atât aștept.
    Gianina Corondan
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