In this episode we talk with two highly successful DP’s working from the UK.
Steve won a BAFTA for his work on the hit BBC series Sherlock and has a decorated career shooting prime time TV drama on both film and digital formats. His credit list is impressive. I’ve had the privelage to work with Steve on two occasions now – I shot the BTS for providence a film shot by Steve made with director Martin Scanlan on the Sony FS100
Nic has worked on features such as Firelight, Before You Go and Alien 3 and some of my favorite TV series including being Human, Hustle and Spooks.
In this interview we discuss working on big scale production and some of the pressures involved in those productions and:
What really is the Role of a DOP?
Regardless of your level – focus on telling a story
How important is Light?
The importance of gaining experience
Having a healthy respect for compromise
On Set essentials
How much input does the DP have on camera format?
Going Beyond filmic
Shot on three SonyPMW-F3 at Westminster Live Studios.
All equipment supplied by Shoot Blue www.shootblue.tv
Filmed at Westminster Live Studios
Lighting Director – Richard Hill
Sound Engineer – Shami Naidoo
Make-up Artist – Barbara Mensah
Studio Manager – Sharaz Ali
Studio Technician – Daniel Howard
Studio Technician – Isidro Montero
Senior cameraman – Mark Pengelly
Cameraman – Adam Parker
Cameraman – Duncan Rice
Vision Mixer – Jon Howarth
Post Production – Hangman Studios
Offline Editor – Dave Bulliavnt
Online and Grade – James Tonkin
Sound Mix – Alan Witts
Titles and Graphics – Iain Armstrong
Production Company Televisual Media UK Ltd
Directed and Produced by – James Bennett
Executive Producer – Dan Robb