Neville Kidd

The Emmy Award-winning cinematographer talks to BAFTA-nominated producer Marcus Wilson about being a director of photography.

Neville Kidd talks about the craft of cinematography and why every shot has to be a still in its own right. Neville, who was director of photography on Sherlock, Doctor Who and Outlander, is talking to BAFTA-nominated producer Marcus Wilson (Luther, Doctor Who, The A Word, Life on Mars). He discusses why changing lenses on a 3D rig is so challenging and how he builds a world with the production designer and works with a gaffer.

Neville also gives his top piece of advice for people entering the camera department and for ways of preparing for a career in the industry following the Covid-19 lockdown.

About the event

The session, recorded on 6 May 2020, is part ScreenSkills HETV Skills Fund's series of online expert-led learning sessions, to support freelancers in developing their skills in high-end television (HETV) during the coronavirus crisis. It was introduced by Kaye Elliott, ScreenSkills HETV director.

For careers information, go to film and TV drama director of photography. If you are interested in the other roles mentioned, see gaffer and production designer.