Nikos Appelquist

Nikos Appelquist
Documentary Film Directing
Color Grading Instructor

Graduation Semester MDP
Color Grading Adviser

Nikos Appelquist Dalton is a cinematographer and color grader.

He grew up in France to a British father and a Danish Mother. From a young age hewas immersed in the artistic work of his family and developed a strong link to theatre, acting, painting, and visual arts (Institut Beliashe).

After completing a training in general film studies in 2009 at the European Film College, in Denmark, Nikos specialised in cinematography and graduated with a Master’s Degree from the National Film School in Brussels, INSAS, Belgium in 2015.

Pursuing a creative approach to cinema, Nikos first founded the Cr!art Medialab in Brussels. An independent studio for film and documentary production. Later this project evolved to encompass a broader perspective, and as of 2021 he cofounded Lighthouse Labs a Center for arts, film production and education.

Nikos have been an Ambassador for the Open Source Camera project Axiom Apertus since 2013 and have been intervening as a guest teacher at Louis Lumière, INSAS, the National Drama School in Paris CNSAD and several Film Festivals. Currently, he teaches and assist students in LUCA School of Arts film training programs in Brussels.

I have worked as a Cinematographer on several fictions, documentaries, music videos and publicities. Lately, I have also oriented my work towards directing and writing documentaries on projects in India and Mexico.


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