Working in film and TV has allowed me to specialise as a director of photography/lighting camera operator; focus puller; clapper loader; and camera trainee, which is how I began my career with ITV Yorkshire working across multi-camera and single-camera productions. Gaining valuable knowledge and contacts within ITV, I later made the switch to work freelance on single-camera feature films and TV drama/comedy productions; documentaries; commercials; music promos; and multi-camera sport for numerous production companies outputting content to the UK’s major broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky) and internationally.
My continued industry work gives me the pleasure of collaborating with highly regarded industry professionals using a variety of new (and old) technologies, further developing my skill-set and knowledge, which I use to directly inform my teaching of filmmaking; cinematography; TV studio; and directing (to name a few). My professional work and development in industry means I frequently get involved with the department's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities; offering knowledge, skills and expertise to commercial clients on a consultancy basis to deliver teaching on courses and to offer technical advice to commercial clients using our facilities to produce content.
I am currently Programme Leader for the MA in Film and Television Production with Cinematography and welcome all enquiries related to this programme.
I am also a member of various department committees including Exceptional Circumstances and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion.