Olivier Merckx, steadicam operator, Brussels
©Olivier Merckx

About Olivier Merckx

Camera and Steadicam operator since 1993 . Trinity operator
Second unit director and cinematographer . Active member of the SOC (society of camera operator ) and the AFCS (French Steadicam operator association)
Based in Brussels but will work local in Paris.

Known for

Projects as steadicam operator

2020ExileFeature FilmVisar MorinaKomplizen Film GmbH [de]
2019War of the WorldsLimited series, Canal+ [fr]MultipleUrban Myth Films [uk]B camera operator , cinematographer splitter unit (France and Belgium)
2019A Bigger WorldFeature FilmFabienne BerthaudHaut et Court [fr]
2019L'EnnemiFeature FilmStephan StrekerBAC Cinéma (formerly Juliette Films) [lu]
2019The SpyFeature FilmJens JonssonB-Reel Films (BRF) [se/us/uk]
2018VersaillesTV Series, Canal+ [fr]MultipleCapa Drama [fr]
2017The Crimson RiversTV Series, France 2 [fr], ZDF [de]MultipleStoria Télévision [fr]2 episodes
2017Ennemi PublicTV SeriesGary SeghersEntre Chien et Loup [be]Steadicam + B camera operator (season 1)
2017Over WaterTV Series, ╔Ún [be], VRT [be]Norman BatesPanenka [be]B camera operator
2016Tomorrow and ThereafterFeature FilmNoémie LvovskyF comme Film [fr]
2016Some Like It VeiledFeature FilmSou AbadiThe Film [fr]
2016The DancerFeature FilmStéphanie Di GiustoTrésor Films [fr]
2016A Very Secret ServiceTV Series, arteAlexis CharrierMandarin Production [fr]
2016The SummoningFeature FilmRebecca ZlotowskiLes Films Velvet [fr]
2015LambFeature FilmYared ZelekeSlum Kid Films,Yared Zeleke [et]
2015The New Adventures of AladdinFeature FilmArthur BenzaquenArtémis Productions S.A. [be]Steadicam + B camera operator
2015Up for LoveFeature FilmLaurent TirardVVZ Production [fr]
2015The ExceptionFeature FilmDavid LeveauxUmedia [be]Steadicam + B camera operator
2014Les BrigandsFeature FilmFrank Hoffmann [2]Red Lion Productions Sàrl [lu]
2013It Happened in Saint-TropezFeature FilmDanièle ThompsonG. Films [fr]

Film projects in other capacities

2016BeirutFeature FilmBrad AndersonShivHans Pictures [us]additional photography B camera & Steadicam operator

Basic data

LanguagesEnglish French
Experience abroadCentral America: Cuba, Guadeloupe
North Africa: Algeria, Morocco
North America: USA
East Africa: Ethiopia
East Asia: China
Southern Europe: Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain
West Africa: Senegal
Western Europe: Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland
Central Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
Own equipmentSteadicam GPI PRO , Betz tool Wave , hard mount , Windkiller
EducationSteadicam workshop in Italy in 1991 with Garrett Brown , Nicola Peccorini , Marc Konninckx , Giovanni Gebbia , Anastasia Michos , Carlos Cabeceran
Arri Trinity Workshop (Planning Camera , France) march 2020
Immediate working areaBrussels
1st residence (federal state or country)Belgium - Brussels-Capital Region
2nd residence (where applicablen)Paris