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Light means 'Deep' and Breeze means 'Pavan'. I am a story-teller, a writer, an artist and a cinematographer, I like working with cedlluloid and use both Super 8 and 16mm film. I have a fully serviced Eclair ACL 2 Super 16mm camera kit and a range of professional lenses as well as several specialist 16mm cameras. I work closely with processing and scanning facilities ensuring a high quality and cost effective workflow when working with film. People say that I am an 'intuitive mechanical engineer' as I am always figuring out how things work and how to improve them, dismantling things [like cameras] and then putting them back together making sure that they work much better than before. I like to build soultions to the various challenges using film; I made a small 100ft capacity magazine for my Eclair camera making it an even smaller and compact professional sync camera, I reflexed my a-acam Super 16 camera, I developed an easy method of spooling 16mm onto the small 100ft daylight spools in the daylight by adapting a 400ft camera magazine and have built a frame by frame scanner which scan multiple film formats including Super 8, 16mm and 35mm film to high resoultion video.

I have always been attracted to pictures, especially how colours, light and textures work, for me most important thing is to create beautiful images that speak and tell stories. Film simply has that little bit of magic built-in that I have never been able to find with digital media. I aim to work with celluloid as long as possible. I work as a Freelance Lecturer, Tutor and Cinematographer and make personal experimental films that tell stories in an unconventional manner dismantling accepted narrative structures. I also run and manage Super 8 and 16mm workshops across the UK. I started SPS in 2009, at the time it was the only Super 8 film processing and digital scanning lab in the UK.

I studied at Middlesex Polytechnic in London for my first degree and then studied in the Midlands and finally qualified as a community and youth worker. I worked as a youth worker and lecturer teaching English and media studies for several years. I first started writing short stories in the late 1990's as a hobby. I have since written and have had several short stories, scripts and plays published. I am currently wiriting a novel. I started my own production company and made training films and corporate films before working at the BBC where I worked as a story-line producer for a popular daily soap.

After leaving the BBC I started working freelance as a Lecturer, Tutor, Cinematographer and filmmaker working with Super 8 and Super 16mm film technology making personal experimental films.

Last upddated July 2020

 

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