Rimvydas Leipus was born September 9, 1960 in Salininkai, a small village near Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania.
His love for photography, he inherited from his father, a well-known handyman in the region.
After secondary school, he studied electricity engineering at the Kaunas University of Technology (1978-1979). He then served in the Soviet Army (1979-1981) and after that studied trade economy at the Vilnius University (1981-1984).
His film career was launched in 1984, when he started to work as camera assistant in the TV-Film department of the Lithuanian National TV and Radio. During his studies (1986-1992) at the VGIK (Russian State Institute of Cinematography) he shot his first short documentary as cinematographer: Atverti duris ateinančiam (1989, dir. Audrius Stonys).
Since then he has collaborated with directors Arūnas Matelis (TEN MINUTES BEFORE FLIGHT OF ICARUSŽ, 1990), Sharunas Bartas (_THE CORRIDOR, 1994; THE HOUSE read more