Cuttack: Renowned cinematographer ASHOK Swain passed away on Saturday.
Born in 1948, Ashok Swain had over 40 years of experience working with a variety of cameras including Mitchell, ARRI, Bolex, Panavision and digital cameras.
After passing a Diploma in cinematography from S.J. Polytechnic, Bangalore, in 1969 he started working in various studios like AVM studios in Chennai, RK studios in Mumbai and has worked in various films. He then went onto work at Mysore as an assistant cameraman for about a year and half. In 1973 he joined “Doordarshan” as a cameraman.
In the start of his career he even worked as an assistant cameraman for an Indo-Russian children’s film “The Black Mountain” with Russian Director Alexander Zagurdi and Indian filmmaker M.S. Satayu in 1970.
His first film as a cinematographer was “Samar Salim Salon Saimon” which was released in 1979.
He has also worked in several Tele serials and documentaries including the National award winning documentary ‘The Empliments.’