I am a professional Lighting Cameraman based in London, with full HD camera kits, monitors, lenses, lights and van, check my kit list here for full details.
A few recent examples of Steve’s work from the UK and around the world. If your require this show reel on cd please email me your postal details and one will be promptly dispatched.
|Barclaycard Commercials x 3 ITN Prods for ITV|
|Nat Geo Breakthrough -Ethiopia – Asylum for Nat Geo|
|Incredible Engineering Blunders -Fixed 6 x 1hr : Brite Spark for Discovery|
|The Curve -1 x Commercial : Dir: Alex Richardson-Sony F5|
|Barclays -Comic Relief Commercial-ITN productions 1 x 30 second commercial -Sony F5|
|Cineme 1 x 30 sec Commercial for Cinema Projection -Sony F55 -4K|
|Wrap It 1 x 30 second commercial Dir : Mike Reynolds|
|Prized Apart -BBC 1 Primetime Family show|
|NASA-Mysteries from Space-C 300 -Wag TV for Discovery-Dir: Dan Edwards|
|NASA’s Unexplained Files-C300-Wag Tv for Discovery-Dir: Dan Edwards|
|The Joy of the Guitar Riff- BBC 4 -Dir: Sam Bridger-Sony F5 and Canon C300|
|Gadget Man-North One for Ch 4-Dir; Dan Edwards-Sony F5-Zeiss CP2 zoom – Canon C300|
|BBC I Player Comedy Shorts- with Bob Mortimer-BBC for BBC I Player -Pett Prods-Sony F5|
|World’s Strangest – Boundless for Discovery 6 x 1 hrs – Canon C300|
|UEFA Cahampions League Commercial – RED MX – Radiant|
|ITV Comedy Awards – Opening Sketch-Unique for ITV|
|Keith Allen meets John McVicar-CH4 – HDCAM|
|Shooting Stars Sketches – BBC 2 – HDCAM and 5 d|
|Queen,Wife,Mother – Alan Titmarsh – ITV|
|100 Greatest Gadgets with Stephen Fry – North One for Ch4|
|‘I’m In a Pop Band!” BBC2|
|R.E.M. at the BBC|
|On track with Seat-Kaiser Chiefs – Universal for Ch4 – Canon 5 d|
|Dave’s One Night Stand – Phil McIntyre for Dave – HDCAM|
|Slash – Homecoming concert – Eagle Rock|
|Peter Gabriel in 3D – Eagle Rock for Sky 3D|
|Isle Of Wight 2011-3 D – Blink for Sky Arts|
|Through The Wormhole – with Morgan Freeman – Discovery USA-Panasonic Varicam|
|Lilly Allen’s Shop Princess for Ch4 – Digi Beta|
|Sport Relief Commercial 2010-Gary Lineker BBC – Digi Beta|
|Bang Goes The Theory BBC Panasonic HDX900|
|Ricky Gervais – New heroes of Comedy Dir: Michael Forte Tiger Aspect for Ch 4-Digi Beta|
|The Office/Extras nights Dir: Michael Forte for BBC Digi Beta|
|Fawlty Towers Re – Opened-Tiger Aspect for Gold/BBC- Digi Beta|
|Blackadder’s most Cunning Moments – Tiger Aspect for Gold- Digi Beta|
|Blackadder-The Whole Rotten Saga – Tiger Aspect for Gold-Digi Beta|
|Viva Opera Italia! BBC HDCAM 900R|
|The Paul O’Grady Show with Barbera Streisand-Olga TV for Ch 4-Digi Beta|
|London Ink series 2 -World of Wonder for Discovery DvCam|
|Wonderstuff Title sequence -Shine for BBC 2 HDCAM Greenscreen|
|The One Show-BBC 1-DvCam|
|“I’m In a Rock & Roll Band” BBC 2-Digi Beta|
|The “Smithy” Sketches BBC Sport Relief-Digi Beta|
|Panasonic Blu Ray infomercial with Sean Pertwee-HDCAM 900R|
|The Arabian Nights History with Richard E. Grant-Quickfire for BBC 4-Panasonic P2-2700|
|Disney Fashion Wizards – Maverick for Disney Channel-Digi beta|
|Supersize Vs Superskinny-Endemol for Ch 4-DvCam|
|A Man’s Story-Feaure Doc for cinema release on Ozwald Boetang-HDCAM 900R|
|Celebrity Scissorhands-BBC 3 Digi Beta|
|The Unforgettable Danny La Rue/Bob Monkhouse-North One for ITV-HDCAM 750|
|The unseen Spike Milligan 1 x 1 hr – Objective for Ch 4||Dir: Toby Dye|
|Pop Britannia 3 x 1 hr for BBC 4||Dir: Ben Whalley|
|Sound of Underground London 8 x 1 hr LWT for ITV||Dir: Titus Ogilvy|
|Scary Movie Dir Simon George Feature length for Ch 4|
|Gods Richard & Judy Associated Rediffusion for Ch4|
|Born to be Different 3 x 1 hr for Ch4||Dir: Katherine English|
|Imagine -Carlos Acosta 1 x 1 hr BBC1||Dir Lucy Blackstad|
|Glastonbury(10 yrs) Reading, V Fest, Womad Electric Proms BBC4/BBC HD|
|Live 8||BBC4 Sessions:|
|Bruce Springsteen(HD)||Dir:Janet Fraser Cook|
|Damian Rice(HD)||Dir: Nick Wickham|
|Tony Bennett (HD)||Dir: Janet Fraser Cook|
|Rosanne Cash(HD)||Dir; Janet Fraser Cook|
|Beyonce @ the BBC title sequence|
|Depeche Mode DVD ( HD) Dir Blue Leach|
|Siouxsie & the Banshees Dir:Nick Wickham|
|Red Hot Chilli Peppers Slaine Dvd(HD) Dir;Nick Wickham|
|Tom Cruises Millions/Sean Connery 2 x 1 hr BBC4/BBC 2||Dir Alex Hills|
|Matt Lucas & David Walliams/Simon Pegg Perfect night in Mono for Ch4||Dir:Tom Thostrup|
|X – Rated 1 X 1 hr Visual Voodoo for Ch4||Dir: Simon George|
|A Japanese Cannibal in Paris 1 X 1hr visual voodoo for Ch5||Dir: Toby Dye|
|Fantastic Voyage Brighton Films for Discovery|
|Private Life of a Masterpiece Fulmar for BBC2||Dir: Lucy Donaghue|
|Inside Naked News Channel Vashca for Ch5||Dir: John Amile|
|The Unforgettable Eric Morcambe Chrysalis for ITV|
|Made in Europe Visual Voodoo 8 x 1 hr for Discovery||Dir:Paul Clay|
|Addicted to Porn Visual Voodoo for Ch4||Dir:Peter Higgins|
|Victoria Beckham Secrets/Robbie Williams Vashca for Ch5||Dir: Dave Hills|
|The Panto Set Visual Voodoo for Ch4||Dir:Paul Clay|
|Mika Live @ koko (HD)||Dir:Nick Wickham|
|Foo Fighters in Hyde Park 06(HD)||Dir:Nick Wickham|
|John Legend @ the Albert Hall(HD)||Dir Nick Wickham|
|Cooking It Radar for Ch4|
|Bridget Jones Diary e.p.k.||Dir John Dunton Downer|
|Best Possible Taste 12 yard for BBC||Dir Danny Fildes|
|BBC Holiday(3 years)|
|Comic Relief Sketches 07||Dir: Martin Dance|
|Towers of London 10 x 1 hr for Bravo||Dir: Dave Hills|
|My Breasts are Too Big Betty TV For Ch4||Dir: Viv Howard|
|No Going Back Ricochet for Ch4||Dir: Ammanda Murphy|
|Tesco||Merryl Lynch||Boots||UBS||Rio Tinto|
I have the Sony F5 which now shoots internal 4 k as my main camera This can be complemented by the Sony A7 s which shoots S Log 2 ,as a second camera I also have the Canon C300 which can marry up with the Zeiss CP2 s for a great look.
I carry 2 HD monitors 1 a 17″ field monitor that can also be battery powered and a hand held cable free 7″ monitor for quick, zero delay monitoring via the Terradek Bolt Pro 300.
Sony F5 Cine Alta
Canon EOS C300
Sony A7 S
Canon 5 D mkII
Go Pro Hero 4
Sony 4K sensor for gorgeous, super-sampled HD and 2K now full internal 4K.
The PMW-F5 CineAlta camera shoots spectacular images with its 8.9 megapixels (effective) Sony 4K image sensor. You get superior, super-sampled pictures with noticeably higher contrast, rich colour reproduction and greater clarity. The camera offers robust built-in recording modes, all with vibrant 4:2:2 colour. Irresistible options include the
amazing precision of 16-bit linear RAW 2K/4K recording and high speed shooting at up to 150 fps in XAVC codec
without cropping,and 180 fps in 23.98 fps.
The camera is fully modular so a huge range of different lenses can be used
Any PL mount lens
Any EF (Canon) mount lens
In terms of lenses that will go with the camera this is the package:
Canon CN 7 17-120 PL zoom T2.9
Morpheus 80-200 PL zoom T 2.8
Doubler for both of the above allowing up to 800mm in 2K or
400mm in 4K
Red 17-50 light weight zoom PL -T2.8
Tokina 11-16 Cine T 2.8 EF mount
Zeiss CP 2 Super Speeds-35/50/85mm All T 1.5 PL or EF mount
8mm EF fish eye EF
100mm EF macro lens 2.8
So really everything from 8mm to 800mm in 2 k is covered. It’s a total box ticker in terms of what’s out there at
present,very versatile,very easy to go hand held with at the drop of a hat and great for grading with.
Canon c300, london, hire, cameraman
The stunning Full HD Digital Cinema Camcorder follows on from the famous Canon 5D Mk 11 DSLR, producing full 1080P HD pictures at 23.98,24p(50 mbps only)25p,29.97p and 50p.
The ISO goes from 320 to an amazing 20,000 with a perfectly usable shot on a lot higher ISO than any other camera,making lighting all aspects of the shot less crucial.
The Camera is BBC approved at 50 mbps-unlike the Sony F3 -it records onto CF cards ,and if necessary ,can back up/record onto a 2 nd card simultaneously, thereby avoiding time spent at the end of the day.
It has an EF mount allowing any Canon glass to go in front of the body.
I have these lenses-all: T2.8
70-200-with a doubler so 140-400
Zeiss CP2 Super Speeds 35,50 and 85mm all T1.5
Tokina 11-16mm T2.8
Samyang Fisheye 8mm T2.8
Canon 100mm Macro T2.8
The camera comes with a Matte box and hand held rig-it really is a lovely piece of kit.
I own the new Sony A7 s with Full Frame 35mm Exmor™ CMOS sensor for ultra wide dynamic range and high movie quality. Unbeatable in low light.
This 12.2 megapixel sensor combines unbelievable sensitivity of up to ISO 409,600*1 with very low noise levels, when combined with the optimised high-speed BIONZ X image processing engine. The camera is also equipped with professional movie functions to fulfil the needs of serious photographers and videographers.
A7 used at Glastonbury 2015
The Zeiss CP 2 Cine Super Speeds: 35/50/85 mm all T 1.5. These Cine Primes take the guesswork out of focus pulling.They are Imperial lenses ,in feet,and will work on either PL or EF so either of my cameras.
Canon CN 7 : 17-120 mm PL with an Optical doubler it becomes a 34-240mm and then ,with the camera’s 4 k centre crop it can extend to 68-440mm. It allows the camera to change shots in a fraction of a second ,offering all the benefits of a 4K lens on a Super 35mm sensor, so giving that shallow depth of field quickly.
They are 4 K ready so will work equally well on the Arri Alexa or the Red Epic etc.
These are essentially Cine lenses so problems like “breathing” when focus pulling are greatly reduced,and being T1.5 , coupled with the speed of the C300 for example -you really can shoot available light in most situations.
Morpheus is a coveted stills lens, re-engineered for digital film and video use. The useful 80mm. to 200mm. range is packed into a short body just 205mm. long, and weighing only 2.3Kg. Engineering is by True Lens Service (TLS) who first converted this lens for use on Casino Royale and The Bourne Ultimatum. Focus direction has been reversed to match that of all other leading PL mount lenses.
Morpheus 80 – 200 mm. zoom lens, PL Mount, which is well suited to all kinds of production, including drama, documentary and commercials. It especially suits fast action hand-held or Steadicam applications, as well as small camera set-ups or remotely operated rigs. The low 2.3Kg weight yet long focal range makes this lens a class leader.
The optical design of this lens exhibits superb performance, rendering great images in either a digital or film environment. AR coatings reduce flares and veiling glare for deep, rich blacks and a wide contrast range. Extra Low Dispersion (ELD) glass reduces chromatic aberration, critical for digital camera sensors. The 9 leaf iris generates round out of focus highlights, and a pleasing organic bokeh.
The ergonomics of the lens demonstrates TLS’s experience and engineering skills. Construction is more than robust enough for field applications. The large scales are easy to read. The 110mm. front diameter is the same as the TLS Speed Panchro range and Cooke S4 and S5 series, facilitating fast set up and lens change.
Focal Range: 80 – 200mm.
Aperture Range: T2.8 – 32 / 9 Bladed Aperture
Close Focus: 1.5 metres.
Front Diameter: 110mm.
Angle of View: 30.2 – 12.3, 35mm film / sensor.
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:5.9 at 200mm, 1:14 at 80mm.
Coverage: 35mm Academy
Mount: PL, in stainless steel.
High definition single lens reflex cameras are not just shooting still. These versatile cameras now shoot video. These cameras offer you great creative control over filming. HDSLR’s allow you to use interchangeable lenses, control over aperture and shutter speeds. Shoots Full HD (1080p) video.
Also included are these lenses: 16-35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 24-70mm, 70-200 with doubler. The Canon 5D is also great for time-lapse video.
Here is some recently shot footage for broadcast on my Canon 5D mk11.
I am familiar with all HD formats using HDCAM 900 R /750/790, P2 Varicam 2700/3700, XDCAM 700/800, EX 3, EX 1 and the Canon 5D Mk 11 Speed and quality rarely go hand in hand ,but I’d like to think I can make a shot look fantastic in a very short space of time-I carry more lights than most and that means that I’m can always light for larger set ups than previously imagined before shooting.
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