I am a cinematographer and time-lapse photographer based in South Korea. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago in 2008 with a B.A. in Film and Video, I moved to Seoul. My initial idea was to live abroad for a bit and experience the world before I got settled into my career in New York or Los Angeles; however, Korea pulled me in and I fell in love with it! Next thing I knew, I was making my career here instead of The States. I’ve been working as a freelance cameraman in Korea for over 10 years now.

I’ve been fortunate to work on a wide variety of narrative films, documentaries, and corporate videos for numerous international companies and broadcasters. While I am based in Korea, I’ve had the opportunity to go around the world for work also. I’ve filmed projects in South Africa, Europe, North America, and throughout Asia.

As a cinematographer, I’ve worked with an assortment of formats - from 35mm & 16mm film, DSLRs & mirrorless cameras, to the latest high end digital cameras such as REDs and Arris.

Aside from working as a cinematographer, I stepped into the director and producer role on a a feature length Korean generation gap documentary called "Sedae" , directed a musical film shot in Cape Town called "They Say It’s Wonderful" , and have launched a production company called "Alkima" with my close friend and long time collaborator. I have also worked with numerous crypto currency / blockchain companies. Visit www.CryptoCameraman.com to learn more about that.

My reel and portfolio is at:

Mobile: (+82) 10 2254 2481
E-mail: smukalla@protonmail.com
Skype / WeChat: smukie25
Kakao Talk / LINE: Smukalla
Telegram: Smukie
I can also be contacted on WhatsApp

Seoul, South Korea UTC +9
Feel free to call at anytime if it is urgent

Song: I've Got Nothing to Say
Artist: Shin Joong Hyun
Album: Beautiful Rivers and Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun (1958-1974)

Technical Info

RED, Arri, Sony, Canon, Panasonic, GoPro