The role of a cinematographer is to be more creative and produce films that are intertwined with the art of storytelling. Videography, on the other hand, is about capturing and recording the proceedings with material constraints and limited resources.
I have been working as a Director of Photography/Cinematographer for several years. I love narrative cinematography due to the freedom and detail-oriented nature. You can spend time crafting the story through interesting lighting, shot choice and camera movement. I spend a lot of time with the director beforehand understanding their vision for the film. What influences they have, what tone they want for the film and then what we can achieve within their budget. Let me know if you have a cinematographic project that you would like me to work on.
I have shot numerous short films and a pilot for a web series. I was pleased with the results from the film "Moment of Truth" which was received well in the festival circuit.
"KIDS" went viral in its first two weeks of release. Its success was attributed to the audience the film is targeted at - mainly a young black audience from London, especially the Tottenham area, where the director wanted to highlight. The film was about current issues surrounding knife crime and how it can change lives. My contribution was telling the story through the lens, choosing shots, lenses and lighting configurations to enhance the narrative.
If you have a film project (whatever the genre and length) that you would like to consider me for, I would love for you to get in touch. I have a network of crew that I can call on to assist us. Get in touch with me today by calling 07943 573262 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have had the pleasure of working with some wonderful people on a number of cinematographic projects, both released and unreleased.
If you are looking for a cinematographer for your next project and you like my style, get in touch. Front Row Video is based in Windsor, Berkshire and we mainly work across London and the South East however if the project is right, we are never limited by distance.
Moment Of Truth [dir. Peter Rose]
"Moment Of Truth" was written and directed by Peter Rose.
A teenager is attempting to locate and end the lives of all the people who he believes snitched on him. He doesn't realise that his choices are badly affecting those around him until the end and ultimately has to come to terms for his actions. Is loyalty worth the pain that it comes with especially when it's affecting your loved ones?
KIDS [dir. Nakiah Varcianna]
"KIDS" was written and directed by Nakiah Varcianna and was inspired by the true events of knife crime within and around Tottenham, London. He wanted to keep it as true to life as possible, this meant shooting the entire film in Tottenham using recognisable locations. This was crucial in bringing the true story elemant to life.
A Bad Idea [dir. Sophie Marchant]
"A Bad Idea" was created based on a brief of being called A Bad Idea and it had to include an umbrella.
Written and directed by Sophie Marchant, we shot this film in one afternoon after pre-pro-production in the morning. This included finding the location, devising the shot list and figuring out the overall flow of the story.