2019 Reel

Factual entertainment & commercial production - made with passion, authenticity & integrity.

Last Fisherman
P/D, Camera & Lighting
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Shortcuts Software
Camera & Lighting
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Flooglebinder
Cinematography

Canterbury
Director & Camera
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My Sound My Style
Camera & Lighting Gaffer

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Race Across America
Producer & DoP

Beauty Bay
Cinematography
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Ellesse
Lighting & Post
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The Anholt Project
P/D, Camera & Lighting

 

Camera &
Lighting 

2008 - PRESENT
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FREELANCE
cinematographer

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Manchester &
Sheffield, UK

A highly creative professional with excellent technical skills. I support creative teams in creating, capturing and delivering high-end content for social, web and broadcast channels. Equally as comfortable knee deep in snow on location on in a studio nursing a green tea; I can lead a team or work solo, utilising a wide range of equipment in single or multi-camera and lighting setups. 

I specialise in location and studio based factual content for entertainment and commercial audiences. Just because it's authentic, doesn't mean it shouldn't look awesome; my work blurs the line between observation and directed styles of filmmaking, meaning organic performances, high-end production values which enhance the story.

  • A cinematographer who at ease with any digital cinema camera and lighting technology - Red, Arri or Sony are my go to depending on the production.

  • Strong knowledge of audio editing, gain staging, mixing and sound recording including wireless microphones, foley, V/O recording, room acoustics and audio fixing.

  • An excellent knowledge of visual post-production - editor, colourist and animator. Proficient with Davinci Resolve, Adobe CC, Logic, Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro (Apple Certified).

  • The ability to work diligently to defined branding, shooting and regulatory guidelines using a keen eye for detail and a critical mind.

  • A creative and logistical problem solver who can exhibit long periods of focus, concentration and patience.

  • Strong communication skills - a listener above all else. I regularly break down and assign complex tasks, never afraid to step up and voice a point of view.

  • A can-do attitude with high levels of self-motivation, commitment and dedication to his craft. Continually learning about new tools and techniques.

  • Sony FS7 II & Fujinon 20-120 Cabrio owner.

  • Pentax K Vintage prime lens set.

Misc.

  • Experience filming from helicopters, planes, boats and cars.

  • Analogue stills photographer.

  • Martial artist.

  • First aid at work qualified.

  • Clean UK driving license.

  • Online Security - Encrypted DIT workstation, Protonmail & VPN.

 
 
Director of Photography - RAAM Documentary, California - 2018

Director of Photography - RAAM Documentary, California - 2018

 

PRODUCER /
DIRECTOR 

2013 - PRESENT
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we are ronin

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Formerly Bristol, UK

Ronin is a northern-based, documentary film company that writes, produces and delivers factual content for brands and entertainment. So far I have completed two features as a producer/director, and have a third in post-production as producer and DoP for release in late 2019.

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Credits

Aikido (Working Title)
Tokyo, Japan 2020 - Pre Production
PRODUCER, DIRECTOR & DOP
A group of misfits, lost in Tokyo decide to fight the Tokyo Riot Police on the world most difficult martial arts course.

RAAM (Working Title)
UK & USA 2019 - Fall Release
ANATTIC & CFC / PRODUCER & DOP
4 British cancer survivors take on the worlds most challenging ultra-marathon cycling race.

Design Frontier
UK 2018
SHORT FORM BRAND DOC / PRODUCER & DIRECTOR
Design Frontier is a campaign created by Creative Kernow and the Cultivator business team to showcase great design and craft from Cornwall.

Flooglebinder
UK & Greece 2018
SHORT FORM BRAND DOC SERIES / PRODUCER & CAMERA
Short form brand documentaries, shot on location in Greece.

Last Fisherman 
Cornwall, UK 2016/17
PRODUCER, DIRECTOR & CAMERA / 73 MINS
Theatrical release, multiple award winner & BBC featured.

The Anholt Project
Denmark, Mallorca, Austria 2014
TV 2 / PRODUCER, DIRECTOR & CAMERA / 73 MINS
Produced for TV 2, Denmark. Limited theatrical release. Informed educational policy across Europe with Aarhus University & Carinthia University of Applied Sciences.

Producer, Director & Camera Operator / The Anholt Project Doc, 2014

Producer, Director & Camera Operator / The Anholt Project Doc, 2014

 

 

RAF

2007-11
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combat & HELICOPTER PHOTOGRAPHER
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ENG VIDEOGRAPHER /
Camera operator

Oxford, RAF Benson
 

I was trained as a photographer, videographer and Airmen at RAF Halton, RAF Benson and the Defence School of Photography, RAF Cosford.

The training gave me a foundation in helicopter and battlefield operations. Specific training included trauma first aid, NBC attack, leadership, weapons handling, off-road driving, helicopters and bushcraft.

I was honoured to win the JHC award for best photograph in 2010 for a series of images produced with 606 Sqn. RAF Benson.

I deployed to N.A.F El Centro USA with a helicopter squadron in 2009, operating in 50-degree heat in the Californian desert. With the support of my CO, I won three awards in 2011, including Photograph and Video Package of the Year in the annual RAF competition.

I was required to work with all forces and considered leaving my civilian occupation to join the service full-time. However, after missing out on an assignment I had been working towards I sacrificed a military career to concentrate on documentary production and freelance work.

 
 
JHC Photography Award

JHC Photography Award

 

WWT / Himalayas

2007
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CAMERA OPERATOR
Assistant director

Nepal & India

While working at Apple, I was offered the opportunity to join a small, low budget documentary pilot for a series of trekking films and potentially a 60-minute special for the BBC.

Leaving Apple was a difficult decision, but the first time I saw the sun rising over the Himalayas, I knew it was the right one. I was attached to the project for just under 6 months, and covered 4000km on foot, working at altitudes of up to 18,000ft at Everest Base Camp.

 
 
Phalut, India, 2007

Phalut, India, 2007

 

apple

2005-07
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CONSULTANT

UK & Europe

Fresh out of university it was a dream job. One of the reasons I studied computer science was to learn more about the future of filmmaking. The cutting of film with a razor blade was on the way out, and Final Cut Pro was in.

Apple and its software was at the forefront of editing, motion graphics, DVD authoring and visual effects compositing. They taught me about software and hardware. But more importantly, how to communicate that information effectively.

I witnessed how big, successful companies operate; how they lead staff, develop ideas, create workflows, manage projects and drive innovation.

My role was to support a professional user-base, working alongside top professionals in photography and video industries. I worked in the UK - London, Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester, but also Germany and Canada.

 

AVCE, HND & BSc

art / Computer science applied multimedia tech.

2000-05
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Leeds Met & Barnsley College

I had led a 'misspent' youth taking pictures and making films when I probably should have been revising for exams. Through trial and error, collaborations with friends, finding mentors, reading books, I began developing a basic understanding of visual communication language and technology.

I wanted to study how computers intersect with film production, art, design and the web. Education gave me time to do that. I used my time to develop a showreel and gets hands-on with much high-end equipment as possible.

I managed the college radio station and moonlighted on a local radio station at drive time.

I didn't study for the qualifications, it bought me time to assist on shoots, create my own projects, record live events and produce videos for local organisations such as the South Yorkshire Police and Fire Departments.

Thank you to Gary Taylor, Sam Wilson, Steve Turnbull, John Richardson, Kris Sagar, Dave Richardson, Steve Dee, Stan Lipscombe and especially Darrell Ford for supporting, inspiring and challenging me throughout my education.

Honeywell, Barnsley College

Honeywell, Barnsley College