My career began in London when I worked as a photographer and rostrum cameraman for an events production company. Later I joined a video production company in Cambridge and learnt how to make films for the emerging corporate communications market from seasoned industry professionals. I took the decision to go freelance as a director/lighting cameraman in 1990 and have worked successfully ever since.
My directing experience includes single-camera drama and factual productions, shooting on film and video, as well as multi-camera live events and studio-based projects.
I shoot the majority of the projects I’m involved in myself and also work as a lighting cameraman for other producers and directors. I own several camera kits – at the moment based around a Canon EOS C300 and Sony PMW EX350. I also own a Canon 5D Mk11, Canon zoom and Nikon prime lenses, and extensive lighting and grip equipment. Go to my Kit List & Rates for full details.
Specialising in productions for science and technology organisations, I’ve worked for Microsoft, ARM, Toshiba and AVEVA, plus major pharmaceutical companies such as AstraZeneca, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKlineBeecham, and Roche, as well as many innovative Cambridge-based technology companies. In addition, I’ve directed and photographed projects for the European Commission, The Home Office, Cambridge and Oxford Universities, BP, Caterpillar and many other national and multi-national organisations.
In addition to directing, lighting camera and editing, I’m experienced in the following areas of production and post-production:
- Writing proposals and creative treatments
- Programme concepts and design
- Commissioning and directing CGI and animation.
- Rostrum camera
- Stills photography
- Non-linear editing, motion graphics and compositing using FCP, Media 100, Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop