Vydmantas work stretches internationally, from documentary making, films and fictions, to music videos and commercials, and he is highly praised and well respected in the industry.
He has worked alongside with some of the most awe-inspiring Directors: Hans Peter Moland, Guy Moshe, Alante Kavaite, Billy Pols, Chris Cunningham, Daniel Bruce, Ernestas Jankauskas, Fredrik Callinggard, Gintaras Makarevicius, Jesper Skoubølling, Mark Aerial Waller, Karolis Jankus, Lina Luzyte, Simas Askelavicius, Tracey Rowe and others.
He has a very creative and curious eye, and endevours to put his heart at the centre of all his cinematography work, by experimenting and taking on challenging tasks – individually or as a valued team player. Most people would describe him as fun and engaging to work with, friendly yet extremely focused and energetic.
Vydmantas began his career after studying Theatre and Television at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) in Vilnius, and soon after discovered his passion for cinematography. The TV series “The New Adventures of Robin Hood” (created by Weintraub & Kuhn) was his first on-the-stage experience as a clapper loader. His technical skills have changed during the course of his career, as a Camera Assistant and Camera Operator for the Swedish TV series “Thicker Than Water”, and “Transiberian”, “Special Forces”, “Nature Unleashed”, “Snappnhanar”, “War & Peace” feature films to name just a few, to shooting short films, music videos and commercials as Director of Photography.
Vydmantas had also an opportunity to learn side by side with, and be inspired by several of the most important Directors of Photography in the industry: Rasmus Videbæk, Xavi Giménez, Linus Sandgren, Mike Molloy, Peter Riis, Gerhard Schirlo, Kjell Lagerroos, Rolf Dekens, Marcel Zyskind, Jake Polonsky, David Slama, Jerzy Zielinski, Larry Smith, Chris Seager, Mike Eley, Tuomo Virtanen, Martin Ruhe, Michael Lawrence, Steeven Petiteville, Jakob Ihre, Andrejs Verhoustinskis, Christopher Sabogal, Dominique Colin, Steve Arnold, Bernhard Jasper, Igor Meglic, Anthony B. Richmond, Pavel Kapinos and Steven Fierberg to name a few.
Vydmantas lives in Vilnius with his beloved wife and their children.
Clients list: BBC, BALTIC FILM SERVICE, BFI, CBS, COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEMDANSU FILMS, DANSU FILMS, DCTV TOKYO, DRAGONFLY FILMS Ltd., FATT, FILMAX GROUP, FILMLANCE, FU WORKS, GRANDMA, HOMELESS BOB/BUFO, ABC/LINCOLN SQUARE, NAFTA FILMS, PINKRABBIT.NL, SPOTLIGHT ENTERNTAINMENT, STORYFIRE, STRICTLY BALTIC, STUDIO EIGHT Prod., THE BEDFORD FALLS and others.