Director of Photography | Commercial, documentary, music video DOP. Sony FS7 owner. Hackney, London, UK.

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RESUMÉ

 

Camera operator and aspiring DoP with over 5 years experience across a range of genres including documentary, narrative, studio, commercial, events and broadcasting. Experience with international filming, a wide range of lighting and grip equipment, high end camera packages (RED, FS7, C300), assisting on larger productions, filming for screen and web, working within budgets, professional editing process and more.

 

Relevant Experience

 

Cockpit Arts
Director / DoP (Marketing Doc)    

November 2015 - Currently Editing

  • Worked closely with client to develop a concept for short doc.

  • Guided client through process.

  • Lighting and shooting multiple interviews.

  • Tight shooting schedule.

 

 

Ezra Sound (Dir. Ben Phethean)
Director of Photography (Doc)    

July 2015 - Currently Editing

  • Worked closely with director from conception through to shoot and edit.

  • Helped develop storyboard.

  • Small crew documentary.

  • Lighting interviews and sound recording.

  • Camera operation.

 

 

Mother’s Bones (Dir. Abigail Reynolds)
Director of Photography (Narrative Short)

March 2015 - Present

  • Worked closely with director from conception through to shoot and edit.

  • Helped develop storyboard.

  • Devised camera package, budget and hire including lenses and stabilisation. (RED Epic, Zeiss CP2, Movi)

  • Directed 4 man camera crew on set.

  • Very tight shooting schedule, planning shots around light changes.

  • Camera operation.

  • Currently editing ready to send for colour and grading.

  • Will be displayed in various art galleries worldwide.

 

 

Sideways TV (St Agnes, Cornwall, UK)
Represented Filmmaker    

July 2014 - Present

  • Freelance filmmaker on various projects.

  • Experience with RED Epic, C300, FS7, lighting, sound, editing.

  • Trusted taking projects from conception to completion, directing others throughout.

  • Experience across entire process from storyboarding and ideation, camera operation,
    sound recording and editing. 

  • Work in a large variety of environments including public spaces, studios, events and live broadcasting.

  • Professional production process.

 

 

Princess Productions (London, UK)
Camera Op - Mazda Ultimate Challenge

June 2014

  • Short marketing documentary shot in Norway. 

  • Operated C300 and assisted DoP on other shoot.

 

 

Other Productions

Freelance film and video productions that I have worked on within marketing and documentary.

 

Mother’s Bones  2015        Director of Photography / Editor

Leightons  2015        Director of Photography

Treasure Trails 2015        Camera Operator / Editor

Francli Craftwear 2015        Director / DoP / Editor

Leopallooza Festival 2014        Camera Operator

Nodus  2013            Director of Photographer / Editor

Psychrolusia2012            Director of Photography -
     Nominated for Cornwall Film Fest 2013

 

 

Other Experience

 

Brandon Trust (Cornwall, UK)
Care Support Worker    April - October 2014

  • Care support worker of adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues, autism, dementia and depression. 

  • Responsibilities included hygiene care, one-to-one support, cooking meals, cleaning house, sleep-in shifts, organising and conducting day trips, creating meal and dietary plans.

 

       Similarities with being a documentary filmmaker:

  • Required a strong sense of empathy, patience and an ability to listen and communicate well.

  • Ability to not get too emotionally involved in situations and able to focus on goals.

  • Diligence in process, duty of care, form filling and staying very organised.

  • Studying and understanding laws, rights and duties of self and others.

 

 

Freelance Graphic Designer

2009 - 2013

  • Typography, branding, print and website design.

  • Creatively directed projects from scratch, directing other creatives in process.

  • Developed overall branding and visual identity for various companies.

 

      Similarities with being a documentary filmmaker:

  • Ability to conceptualise complex messages and stories into visual messages.

  • Understanding an audiences comprehension of underlying messages and symbols with regards to their specific social environment.

  • Creating a strong, consistent visual narrative that aids understanding and adds to the story.

  • Researching background information, opinions, history and data and developing a story that encompasses them.

  • Organisation, attention to detail, time management and budget management.

  • Communicating complex ideas to other creatives to get successful results.

 

 

Freelance Creative Director, Filmmaker and Photographer2011-Present

Provided creative direction and brand strategy to help companies gain morepresence both online and offline. This includes marketing and film production, photography, graphic design and website design. 

 

       Similarities with being a documentary film director:

  • Working in an intense creative environment.

  • Good organisation and communication skills.

  • Strong understanding of online social media platforms.

  • Ability to research audience and market accordingly.

  • Good people skills with clients.

  • Communicating abstract ideas well.

 

 

Education

 

Falmouth University (09/2008 - 07/2011) - Falmouth, Cornwall, UK

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design (2:1)

 

         As part of my degree I learnt:

  • Research techniques

  • Conceptual development

  • Express abstract concepts visually

  • Organisation and communication skills

  • Branding technique - useful in all areas of film

  • Marketing, online and offline

  • Digital platforms

  • Historical art studies

  • Typography

 

 

South East Essex College (08/2006 - 06/2008)

Southend-On-Sea, Essex, UK

BTEC National Diploma in Photography (Merit)    

 

 

Online

  • Future learn - Explore Filmmaking - National Film & Television School

  • Future learn - Digital Storytelling - University of Birmingham

  • Future learn - Introduction to Journalism - University of Strathclyde

  • Future learn - How to Read a Mind - University of Nottingham

  • Documental

  • BBC Academy

 

 

Technical Skills

 

  • Cameras: RED epic, Sony FS700, C300, C100, DSLR, PMW

  • Production: Camera operation, high end audio recording, lighting, run and gun shooting, stabilisation, process, DIT, public filming.

  • Editing software: Premiere CC, FCP X, Speedgrade, After Effects,

  • Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, Typography, InDesign

  • Film language, different roles on set and professional practice.

 

 

References available upon request