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Alex Dewhirst

Alex Dewhirst

Credits

Year Role / Type Name of Production / Director Company
2016 Camera Operator
Live Event
NCBF 2016
Paul Davies
VYKA
2016 Camera Operator
Corporate
DEC Promo
Ewart Richardson
Guvnor Media
2016 Focus Puller
Commercial
Iron Promo
Stewart Addison
Film Division
2016 Camera Operator
Corporate
DEC Promo
Ewart Richardson
Guvnor Media
2016 Editor
Corporate
Spring Fair
Film Division
2016 Vision Mixer
Live Event
British Basketball League
Film Division
2016 Director of Photography
Film (Short)
Charlie
Nicole Pott
Sonder Pictures
2015 Focus Puller
Commercial
The Division
Lou Murrall
Film Division
2015 Director of Photography
Commercial
Where Will You End Up Tonight?
Ben Myers
MWS Media
2015 Focus Puller
Music Video
Simon Nandhra Feat. Master Rakesh / Naina
Jazz Virk
Film Division
2015 Video Technician
Live Event
Jaguar Landrover Long Service Award
Production Resource Group (PRG)
2015 Assistant Camera
TV
Guilty Pleasures
Sonny Michael Cohen
Smooth Demon Productions
2015 Camera Operator
Corporate
The Big Hoot
Christina Waider
Ember Television
2015 Video Technician
Corporate
MSG Festival
Production Resource Group (PRG)
2015 Camera Operator
Corporate
Catalyst Corporate Finance
Sam Taylor
Tinker Taylor
2014 Assistant Camera
Music Video
Feed The Rhino / The Sorrow and the Sound
John Bradburn
93 Million Miles
2014 Director of Photography
Music Video
Atlas Moth / The Sea Beyond
John Bradburn
93 Million Miles
2014 Director of Photography
Corporate
The College of Estate Management Promo
Ben Myers
MWS Media
2014 Camera Operator
Film (Feature)
The Confusion of Tongues
James Fair
Grand Independant
2014 Camera Operator
Corporate
Kerridge Commercial Systems Customer Day
Phil WHite
MWS Media
2014 Director of Photography
Film (Feature)
Place & Time
Ben Myers
MWS Media
2014 Camera Operator
Live Event
CORAS 2014 Awards Ceremony
MWS Media
2014 Director of Photography
Music Video
Amberline / The Lost and Hopeless
Nick Blair
Robot Camel Films
2014 Camera Operator
Corporate
12th International Ocular Inflammation Society Congress
Nick Blair
MWS Media
2014 Camera Operator
Commercial
Kowas FM-700 Product Video
Nick Blair
MWS Media
2014 Producer, Director, Colourist
Corporate
eXception: On-Demand
Alex Dewhirst
MWS Media
2013 Director of Photography, Colourist
Education
A Christmas Party Carol
Nick Blair
MWS Media
2013 Director of Photography, Colourist
Education
Car Crash Comedy
Ben Myers
MWS Media
2013 Director of Photography, Colourist
Education
Desperate Times
Ben Myers
MWS Media
2013 Director of Photography, Colourist
Live Event
Moments from Suspension
Ben Myers
MWS Media
2013 Director of Photography
Film (Docu)
The Great Train Robbery
Ben Myers
MWS Media
2013 Editor
Corporate
eXception Aerospace & Defence
James Sykes
MWS Media
2013 Camera Operator
Corporate
ABRSM Conference
MWS Media
2013 Producer
Animation
Editrack Lighthouse Product Video
Alex Dewhirst
MWS Media
2013 Camera Operator
Corporate
CORAS 2013 Awards Ceremony
MWS Media
2013 Director of Photography
Commercial
Intuit Pay Product Videos
Nick Blair
MWS Media
2013 Director of Photography
Film (Docu)
The Truth About Wolves and Dogs
Ben Myers
MWS Media
2013 Director of Photography
Commercial
QuickBooks Product Launch Videos
Ben Myers
MWS Media
2013 Camera Operator
Corporate
Coca Cola Enterprises Supply Chain Icon Awards
MWS Media
2010 - 2013 Assistant Editor
Film (Feature)
The Sweet Shop
Ben Myers
MWS Media
2012 Camera Operator, Editor
Corporate
CEM Promo
Ben Myers
MWS Media
2012 Cinematographer
Film (Short)
BFF
Alec Hopkins
Darkshine Films
2012 Camera Operator, Editor, Colourist
Live Event
Attack! Vipers! Hevy Fest Highlights
Alex Dewhirst
Robot Camel Films
2012 Camera Operator, Editor
Live Event
Big Deal Clothing Promo
Alex Dewhirst
Robot Camel Films
2012 Cinematographer
Film (Feature)
The Catch
Ben Myers
Primley Road Productions
2012 Writer, Camera, Grip, Editor
Film (Student)
In Memory
Alex Dewhirst
Staffordshire University
2012 Writer, Editor
Music Video
Amberline / I'm Dave
Alex Dewhirst
Staffordshire University
2011 - 2012 Camera, Sound Recordist, Editor, Colourists, Authouring
Live Event
Carry The Weight Fest I & II
Carry The Weight Records
2011 Camera Assistant, Runner
Commercial
Spearhead Apparel
John Bradburn
93 Million Miles
2011 Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Colourist
Film (Student)
Never Alone
Alex Dewhirst
Staffordshire University
2011 Runner
Commercial
QuickBooks Online
Daniel Shirley
MWS Media
2009 - 2011 Editor, Sound Editor, Colourist
Film (Short)
Buried A Lie
MWS Media
2010 Runner
Corporate
A Decade of Change
Bertie Stephens
MWS Media
2010 Camera
Commercial
Total Robout
Nick Blair
MWS Media
2010 Camera, Grip, Sound Recordist, Editor, Colourist
Film (Student)
Heartbeats
Leocadia Foya
Staffordshire University
2010 Writer, Camera, Editor, Colourist
Commercial
Espionage
Alex Dewhirst
Staffordshire University
2010 Writer, Camera, Editor, Colourist
Film (Student)
Coming To Terms
Alex Dewhirst
Staffordshire University
2009 Writer, Camera, Editor
Film (Student)
SatNav
Alex Dewhirst
Staffordshire University
2009 Sound Recordist
Film (Student)
Through Her Eyes
Alec Hopkins
Staffordshire University
2009 Writer, Camera, Editor
Film (Student)
The Forgiving
Alex Dewhirst
Staffordshire University
2009 Camera, Grip
Film (Short)
Sidewalks
Alexis Ohayon
EFREI
2008 Writer, Camera, Editor
Film (Student)
Karōshi
Alex Dewhirst
Staffordshire University
2008 Writer, Camera, Editor
Film (Short)
Small Town Soldiers
Alex Dewhirst
MWS Media
2007 Camera Operator
Live Event
Club-D: TV
Alec Hopkins
Darkshine Films
2007 Camera
Film (Student)
A Love Thing....
Ben Myers
Newbury Young Film Makers
2006 Camera
Film (Student)
Alone
Alec Hopkins
Newbury College

Education

  • Year
    Qualification
    Where
  • 2012
    BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology
    Staffordshire University
  • 2006
    A Level Film, Media and Photography
    Newbury College

Equipment

I own and can operate: Manfrotto Spectra 900 FT LED Light Dimmable 3200-5600K, Rode NTG-2, Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM, Tascam DR-60D, Arri 3 Head 750W Plus Lighting Kit, Genus ND Filter, DVD Studio Pro, Adobe Encore, Color, Glide Rail, JAG 35 Camera Rig, Manfrotto Fig Rig, Rode Video Mic Pro Stereo, Final Cut Pro, Sony V55 LCD Monitor, Canon 24 – 70mm f/4.0 IS USM, Adobe Speedgrade, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Canon 5D Mk III, MPEG Streamclip, Celtx

I can operate: Canon C100, Sony FS7, RED One, Sony NEX-FS700EK, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, Sony PMW-EX3, LED Lights, Canon XF100, Canon XF105, Canon XF305, Canon C300, Soft Box Lights, Redhead Lights, Sony PMW-EX1, Sony HDR-FX1, Panasonic AG-HMC151, Tascam DR-100, Panasonic HVX 200, Panasonic HPX 500, Marantz PMD670, Dedo Lights, Canon XL2, Canon XL1, Canon 5D Mk II, Canon 5D, Canon 7D

About me

I am a Birmingham and London based freelance camera operator working in the film, television, live event and corporate video sectors. I work with digital cameras to produce images by combining the use of complex technology with creative visual skills. As well as producing images that are in focus, at the right exposure and with the correct colour balance, I also make sure that the footage can be used by the editor, by capturing footage at a decent duration and a series of shots that can be used in a narrative sequence in the edit.

I have hundreds of hours of invaluable experience in the use of digital video cameras. I am trained on the most up to date cameras on market along with a host of camera equipment and techniques. These include camera rigs dolly/tracking/jib. As well as commercials for TV and web video, I have experience working as part of a team of camera operators filming live events, such as sports, corporate events and live music performances.

When on a shoot, my video kit has been tailored to provide me with an array of creative options, which I can apply quickly and efficiently to my work. I am also trained on the most up to date video cameras on market along with a host of camera equipment and techniques. These include camera rigs (dolly/tracking/jib) and location lighting (Tungsten Red Heads/Fluorescent/HMI’s/LED’s).

I specialise at working on location, where there is likely to be more opportunity for creativity using the environments available. I find that creativity can thrive when presented with challenges as apposed to having all the tools available to you. I am also a camera operator that can work in a lighting studio and on green screen.

I don’t just point and shoot, I work to understand the message behind every sequence, every shot and what the client/director is trying to convey. I give the director options to choose from when planning my shots and can explain the effect each option might have. I take into consideration other factors when planning my shots such as the placement of the boom operator and the blocking of the actors.

When on a shoot, my in depth knowledge of video allows me to trouble shot quickly and spot problems before they occur. But when things inevitably go wrong, I have the technical knowledge and ability to identify mechanical and electronic problems with equipment or with the logistics of the production and effectively find solutions to those problems.

Through industry experience, I have also developed in-depth skills in post-production (Including Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and Photoshop). I have an excellent working knowledge of both PC and Macintosh systems. When editing, I like to think outside the box as I feel that this not only attracts more attention, it is also something fresh in a world full of the norm.

I am fully committed and professional in all that I take on, inputting enthusiasm and ideas wherever possible. I am a valued team member who works well under pressure. I am confident around technology and enthusiastic about the industry in which I work.

References available on request.

Additional Information

I am extremely passionate about the creative process that goes into creating a film, from the first draft of a script to the film being screened at the cinema. There is an enormous amount of gratification when a film you have been planning and shooting for months finally comes together in the final edit and the audience are enjoying themselves because of you and your hard work. I enjoy and work very well as a team.

I am fully committed in everything I do and my passion for artistic creativity drives me to be the best I can. I take every project seriously and professionally.

Referees

John Bradburn - j.p.bradburn@gmail.com
Andy Paton - a.paton@staffs.ac.uk
Ben Myers - ben@mwsmedia.co.uk
Stewart Addison - stewart@filmdivision.co.uk

Skills

Primary Job Category Camera Operator
Secondary Job Category Cinematographer
Years in industry 3 to 6 years
Job Category Camera Assistant, Camera Operator, Camera Operator (HD), Camera Supervisor, Camera Technician, Camera Trainee, Cinematographer, Clapper Loader, Crane Operator, Director, Director (2nd Unit), Director (Self Shooting), Director of Photography, DV Camera Assistant, DV Camera Operator, Editor, Editor (Assistant), Editor (Colourist), Editor (Final Cut Pro), Editor (Offline), Editor (Online), Focus Puller, Foley Artist, Gaffer, Grip, Head of Production, Jib Operator, Jimmy Jib Operator, Key Grip, Lighting Cameraperson, Loader, Location Lighter, Post Production Assistant, Producer, Production Assistant, Production Co-ordinator (Junior), Runner, Studio Assistant, Studio Manager, Studio Producer, Studio Supervisor, Videographer, Writer, Writer / Director
Experienced in Animation, Arts, Business, Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Digital/Online Campaigns, Documentary, Drama Reconstruction, ENG/Outside Broadcast, Film (Feature), Film (LB), Film (Short), Music, Music Promo, Youth TV
Licenses Standard Driving (PLG)
Interested in Arts, Business, Comedy, Commercials, Corporate, Digital/Online Campaigns, Documentary, Drama Reconstruction, ENG/Outside Broadcast, Environmental, Film (Feature), Film (Short), Investigative, Music, Music Promo, Natural History, News & Current Affairs, Television, Travel, Youth TV
DBS checked Yes (within last 12 months)
Languages Spoken English

Professional Recommendations

  • Rebecca Hughes
    Rebecca Hughes · Writer

    Alex is a talented, hardworking and creative camera operator who I've had the pleasure of working with on a variety of projects. On every occasion he has proved to be both professional and extremely knowledgeable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking a creative cinematographer.

  • Sonny Michael Chohan
    Sonny Michael Chohan · Writer

    Alex is a true professional with a great deal to offer. He is always punctual, reliable and an overall delight to have on set. I would highly recommend Alex to anyone who is looking to have a bright, talented and creative individual to join their team!

  • Nick Blair
    Nick Blair · Director (Self Shooting)

    Alex is a thoroughly professional, creative and talented camera operator. I have worked with Alex many times and for good reason he always works hard and delivers on projects whether they are corporate videos, adverts short or feature films his wide technical knowledge of various cameras combined with his keen eye for composition and creative shot selection make him the go to guy for me and many other directors. Highly Recommended.

  • Ben Chapman
    Ben Chapman · Camera Operator

    Alex is a hardworking film maker, with a particular eye for composition. I've had the pleasure of working with him a few times - as his gaffer on 'The Catch' feature film, and alongside him on the 72 project. Thoroughly enjoyed working with him in the past, and hope we work together in the future.

  • Nicole Pott
    Nicole Pott · Director

    Alex and I worked together on Charlie, a short film which I directed and, of which, Alex was the cinematographer. Alex is very skilled in his craft and makes the up most effort to make sure that the directors' vision is portrayed well on the screen. He is a great 'team player' and is also very professional. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a talented cinematographer.

  • Jim Lillywhite-Buley
    Jim Lillywhite-Buley · Runner

    Alex was always a pleasure to work with on set. He was extremely hard working and could be relied on to complete all the tasks that were asked of him. He was also a joy to be with on set, bringing great humour and energy to his work. I would definitely work with Alex again and recommend him to any prospective employer.

  • Joe Richards
    Joe Richards · Director

    I have had the pleasure to work with Alex on a number of occasions on films and we have also taught film stuies together. He is always professional, willing to go that extra mile and is a great personality to have on a set. He has a valuable knowledge on cinematography and a keen interest in the creative process of film making. He is no doubt a valuable asset to have on any project and I look forward to working with him again in the future.

  • Tom Vernau
    Tom Vernau · Producer

    Alex is a true professional, and has always been such a pleasure to work with. He knows his stuff, and is willing to share his knowledge and expertise with grace. His mind is always towards the job, but at the same time you can have such a laugh. He makes people that he works with feel comfortable, and somehow, even knowing him for just half a day, makes you feel you can trust him 100%. But, this trust will not be misplaced as he is a team player and gets the job done!

  • Joanna Cuper
    Joanna Cuper · Camera Operator

    Alex has a broad knowledge of equipment and is a very creative camera operator. I've had the pleasure of working with him on a few projects and he always behaves in a professional manner. He's able to adapt easily to any production and is always able to contribute new ideas. Highly recommended!

  • Dale Downton
    Dale Downton · Script Writer

    Alex is a professional who bares a true talent in the craft of film-making. He always performs to the best of his abilities and is a pleasure to work with.

  • Alex Dunnaker
    Alex Dunnaker · Editor

    Alex is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is extremely talented at what he does, and always shows initiative on set.

  • Jojo Davies
    Jojo Davies · Make-up Artist

    I have worked with Alex on many occasions. He is always highly professional and great at his job and more! Highly recommended

  • Colin Foulkes
    Colin Foulkes · Colourist

    Alex has an extremely good eye for composition. Having worked with him and on his images from several projects I heartily recommend him!