David Read

    • Director of Photography
    • Lighting Cameraperson

    Wiltshire

Files

  • word document (doc)
  • word document (doc)

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2018Director of Photography
Film (Feature)
No Fruit at the Bottom
Mark Wilson
MW Films
2016Director of Photography
Film (Feature)
Respectable, The Mary Millington Story
Simon Sheridan
Baker Street MM Productions
2015Director of Photography
Film (Docu)
Amicus Vault of Horror
Don Fearney
Ivory Tower Films
2015Director of Photography
Documentary
Making of the Curse of the Werewolf
Jim Groom
Ivory Tower Films
2013Director of Photography
Film (Docu)
Legend of Hammer Mummies
Don Fearney
Ivory Tower Films
2013Director of Photography
Film (Docu)
Making of the Brides of Dracula
Don Fearney
Ivory Tower Films
2013Director of Photography
Film (Feature)
Archie
Sue Shearing
Catch Me Films
2012Director of Photography
Film (Feature)
Tamla Rose
Joe Scott
Ace Films
2011Director of Photography
Film (Docu)
Taylor Made, my life in lights (biopic about Star Wars Cinematographer Gil Taylor)
Socrates Pelendrides
Ivory Tower Films
2011Director of Photography
Film (Feature)
Island
Rehan Malik
European Broadcast Limited
2010Director of Photography
Film (Feature)
Desperate Measures
Stephen Looker
Desperate Measures LTD
2010Director of Photography
Film (Short)
The Landlady
Evy Barry
EvyFilms
2002Director of photography
Film (Feature)
Room 36
Jim Groom
Ivory Tower Films
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    19760 levelsActon County

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    Sony FS7, Xeen Prime Lenses, Shogun Atomos, Gopro Hero 4

    About me

    I have over thirty years experience in the film and television industry and have worked on a variety of projects from television news to feature films.

    The fast paced environment of news has equipped me with on-the-spot decision making skills and the ability to work quickly and accurately when under pressure on such productions 'Panorama and 'Newsnight'.

    My experience in TV drama such as 'The Bill' and 'Family Affairs' has enabled me to develop my lighting skills coupled with the discipline of keeping to a tight schedule and budget.

    My feature film work, including 'Revenge of Billy the Kid' and, more recently, 'Room 36' have allowed me to develop my creativity and ingenuity in achieving the required lighting effect and atmosphere in the most practical manner possible. Critics have described my cinematography as "magnificently evocative" and "creative".

    I am flexible, versatile, proactive and a good communicator. I'm also calm and focussed under pressure. The professionalism and wealth of experience that I bring to a project enable me to bring the director's vision to life quickly, imaginatively and simply.

    I believe that my professional and creative approach will allow me to make a positive contribution to its success.

    I am a member of The Guild of British Camera Technicians

    please visit my websites

    www.DavidReadFilms.co.uk

    Referees

    Jim Groom **contact removed**

    James Richings

    **contact removed**

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    DBS checked
    • No
    Interested in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Business
    • Childrens
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Magazine
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • Music Promo
    • News & Current Affairs
    • Television
    Licenses
    • Standard Driving (PLG)
    Experienced in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Business
    • Childrens
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Drama Reconstruction
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Magazine
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • Music
    • News & Current Affairs
    • Television
    • Travel
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Organization/Union Membership
    • BECTU (UK)
    • GBCT (UK)
    • Shooting People (UK)

    Professional Recommendations

    Jack Grundy Visual Effects Artist

    Working with David on a feature film recently in Liverpool, I found his level of understanding and professionalism to an extremely high standard. He's confidence and direct with a clear vision for the project he's working on, but also has a fantastic ability to communicate and articulate his ideas, as well as develop and discuss ideas with other in order to make any project he's involved with be the best that it can be.

    Jacqueline Moore Production Assistant

    It was an honour to work for David as he was extremely helpful with all my enquiries. As I am quite new to the role it is important to ask questions and not every one has the patience for newcomers but David is an exception. I now have a better understanding of lighting and cameras because of David. I hope to work with him again in the future.