Welcome

I’m a freelance director and lighting cameraman, based in London and Cambridge UK, with more than 20 years experience in factual and corporate production. 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.

Vimeo

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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!

Over the last couple of years the TV and video industry has gone crazy for the filmic, shallow-depth-of-field-look that, until recently, photographers and cinematographers shooting with 35mm cameras have had all to themselves. Now, with the recent introduction of affordable large sensor video cameras like RED, Alexa, F3, AF100 and the DSLRs, everyone’s using it. …

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