Welcome

I’m a freelance director and lighting cameraman with more than 20 years experience in factual and corporate production, based in Cambridge UK. I own a Canon C300 kit, as well as other cameras, with extensive lighting, grip and sound equipment.

I’m just as happy directing a film from concept through to delivery as I am shooting and being directed. I particularly enjoy  working collaboratively with other production professionals and keeping up to date with new techniques, technology and best practice.

On the site you’ll find examples of my work and links to industry resources that I find useful. And, through regular blogs, I’ll write about some of the tips, techniques and views I’ve gained working in the photographic, TV and video production industries.

You can also see examples of my work on Vimeo by clicking on the link below:

The Genius of Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick is one of those ‘marmite’ directors – people seem to either love or hate his films. Some people will grudgingly acknowledge that Kubrick was an auteur who commanded respect but they just can’t love his movies. I however, admire his work more than that of any other mainstream English-speaking director before or since …

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Large sensor cameras: depth of field, field of view and bokeh – it’s a circle of confusion!

Even though you (or your DoP/lighting cameraman) might know how to get the look you want in terms of selecting a format, lens, aperture and camera position you might be hazy on the details of their relationship to each other. So here’s my take on the technical and aesthetic aspects of how large sensor cameras …

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