October 29, 2018

I'm thankful for the opportunity to work on this film which was due to two industry colleagues, stunt co-ordinator, Joe Golby, and actor Oliver Park. Both of whom let me know of the project that they were both already attached to, and was in need of a DP to lens it. It...

September 13, 2018

(An excerpt from my new forthcoming film book, "Making Your First Blockbuster", due early 2019 published by Michael Wiese Productions.)

Color correction, or sometimes referred to as grading or timing, takes place after editing, and is a very important part of the finish...

September 11, 2018

  

Lighting can take time to produce the best images possible. Some shots can be filmed in natural light and require nothing but a little bit of poly-board to lift the exposure on the face, whereas other set-ups require multiple 18K lights, elaborate rigs, and dimm...

September 7, 2018

(An excerpt from my forthcoming film book, "Making Your First Blockbuster". coming 2019).

Three-point lighting goes back to the 1930s, when Hollywood actors were all lit a certain way. I like to think of it as a foundation, a starting point that you can move on from and...

September 6, 2018

Understanding color temperature in cinematography.

September 3, 2018

(An excerpt from my forthcoming film book, "Making Your First Blockbuster" coming 2019.)

Sometimes you will find yourself in a position where you’ll need to be very creative with your light sources and their motivations. Lighting in most if not all cases needs to be mot...

March 14, 2018

I had the honour of being asked to light a new short sci-fi film, “Zero Sum”, for the film-making duo of Jimmy Hay and James Gillingham at Longarm Films. The films stars Amiee-Fion Edwards and Phil Davis.

I had previously shot their last effort, the drama “Ex-Libris”, a...

March 14, 2018

“'The Levels' is a contemporary crime drama; a violent tale of love, murder and revenge, set against the haunting landscape of the Somerset Levels. When Michael Beck is released from prison he returns to his small rural community hoping to start a new life and looking...

March 14, 2018

This commercial was my first job using the Arri Alexa back in 2014, so I thought I might share my experiences here as a post.

Lightworx Media rang to ask if I'd be interested in shooting a new commercial with them. Of course I said yes and was asked what camera would I...

March 14, 2018

My involvement on this short film came about after gave I guest lecture for the Film and Media course at Weston College, Weston-Super-Mare. Lecturer Jimmy Hay, also a director outside of his college life, asked if I'd be interested in shooting his next short film for h...

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