In Conversation With…

Quick coffee break with one of the team
In Conversation With…

What do you enjoy most about your job?

The fact that every day is different. Colour Grading can be pretty consistent depending on the tools that you use and how one works, but what makes it different every day is the source material that comes in as every DOP shoots in their own unique style and every Director has a different vision for their work. Which means that one has to approach each day with a fresh start.

Whose work do you admire and why?

There are many DOP’s, Director’s and Colorist’s whose work I admire but I can’t single any out – as each project is different and some projects appeal to me and some don’t even if I admire the previous work of those involved.

What is your career advice for people looking to work in Colour / Grading?

I would say – it is always evolving and that one never stops learning. So don’t think that you know it once you have learnt how to use the technology involved – as that is just the starting point.

What work are you most proud of – while working at Windmill Lane?

There have been many jobs that I have been especially proud of over the years. A few spring to mind such as ‘Leviathan’, ‘Murphy’s Law’, ‘The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid’. But there are many more from; commercials, to music videos, to drama series, and feature films that have been a great experience and I am proud to have worked on.

Favourite ever film and why?

This is a difficult question to answer as there is not just one film that I can say is my absolute favorite. Certain films over the years stick with me for various reasons but at the heart of it my favorite films are the ones that I  remember when and where I first saw them and how much I enjoyed them then and still do now. 

I am going to give you a list of five that spring to mind:

A Room With a View’

‘The Lives of Others’


‘The Big Blue’

‘All The Presidents Men’

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