I am a Birmingham and London based camera operator working in the film, television, live events and corporate video sectors. I have hundreds of hours of invaluable experience in the use of digital video cameras. I am trained on the most up to date cameras on market along with a host of camera equipment and techniques. These include camera rigs dolly/tracking/jib. As well as commercials for the web, I have worked on many live events and dance show videos. These include corporate events for Coca Cola, Kowa, Kerridge Commercial Systems and ABRSM. When on a video shoot, my in depth knowledge of video allows me to trouble shot quickly and spot problems before they occur.
I specialise at working on location, where there is likely to be more opportunity for creativity using the environments available. I find that creativity can thrive when presented with challenges as apposed to having all the tools available to you. I am also a camera operator that can work in a lighting studio and on green screen.
I don’t just point and shoot, I work to understand the message behind every sequence, every shot and what the client/director is trying to convey. I give the director options to choose from when planning my shots and can explain the effect each option might have.
When things inevitably go wrong, I have the technical knowledge and ability to identify mechanical and electronic problems with equipment or with the logistics of the production and effectively find solutions to those problems. I take into consideration other factors when planning my shots such as the placement of the boom operator and the blocking of the actors.
Through industry experience, I have also developed in-depth skills in post-production (Including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and Photoshop) scriptwriting, marketing, distribution, film law and film business. I have an excellent working knowledge of both PC and Macintosh systems. When editing, I like to think outside the box as I feel that this not only attracts more attention, it is also something fresh in a world full of the norm.
I am fully committed and professional in all that I take on, inputting enthusiasm and ideas wherever possible. I am a valued team member who works well under pressure. I am confident around technology and enthusiastic about the industry in which I work.
References available on request.
Film (short) by Ryan Priddey (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department
The Confusion of Tongues
Film by James Fair (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department, Thanks A polyphonic story following a day in the life of a group of Birmingham residents before they compete for the prize money at their local pub quiz.
Film by Ben Myers (Comedy and Crime) Cinematographer The Catch is a coming of age, misadventure comedy about four young twenty-somethings who have formed a pub quiz team. With a clumsy foray into organised crime the four hapless pub patrons find themselves fleeing to the south-west under the guise of a relaxing fishing trip. The weekend break becomes far from relaxing as the boys find something in the lake that only makes matters worse. Written by Anonymous
The Sweet Shop
Film by Ben Myers (Drama, Music and Romance) Editorial department Jarvis Marshall has it all - a famous rock star with a beautiful model girlfriend, he has money and success in abundance . His past as a young boy growing up in a small rural community is now far behind him. But his band have split up and he has a nasty case of songwriters block and a West End Musical to score. Then his mother dies, the last of his estranged family, and leaves him the house in her will. So Jarvis Marshall returns to the village he left as a fifteen year old boy, to the house where he endured so many beatings at the hands of his cruel father. Amongst the demons of the past he finds many of his old childhood friends, and Katie Powell, the young woman who now runs the village sweet shop. Katie endured her own hardships, losing her mother when she was twelve years old, and being brought up in her grandfather's sweet shop. Jarvis and Katie form a bond of unspoken understanding - much to the irritation of Simone, Jarvis' stunning German supermodel girlfriend. But the ... Written by MWS Films
1st Place Staffordshire University Gradex 2012 Film Catergory