Category Archives: Production

The Beautiful Lie – a love story

It’s no small thing to tackle one of the greatest literary works of all time, but that’s exactly what The Beautiful Lie attempts to do. Those familiar with Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, the epic and sweeping original text that The … Continue reading

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How dark is dark ?

I love testing at the beginning of a new show.  It’s a time where you can try things out and explore new ideas.  Anything can happen ! I’m testing along with my co-cinematographer Bonnie Elliot on a new U.S series … Continue reading

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First trailer for Hiding – ABC TV / Playmaker

Here’s the first trailer for Hiding, a terrific TV series I did late last year for Playmaker and ABC TV about a family forced into witness protection. Cameras were Panavised Sony F55’s, Blackmagic 4K cameras and even an Olympus OMD … Continue reading

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Turkey Shoot – Gallipoli

I was very lucky to get a last minute call up from the amazing Glendyn Ivin to pop off to Turkey to shoot some elements for his monumentally epic series covering the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Gallipoli landings. Main unit … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a scene – Pollywaffle

Puberty Blues – Series 1, Episode 7, Scene 41B  – Directed by Emma Freeman I thought it might be fun to start looking at scenes I’ve shot and worked on and try to do a little breakdown of the thinking behind … Continue reading

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Sony F-55…so close…

I’ve never much been a fan of Sony’s cameras. Whilst they are an innovative company, I’ve always found the cameras pictures a bit cold, impersonal and the cameras themselves overly complex and over-designed in the menu and control systems. They … Continue reading

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The Ravens

One of the more ambitious films I’ve ever worked on, is the short film The Ravens. For anyone interested in following this project you should head over to their facebook page or their blog.  They’ve been very open about their … Continue reading

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