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.
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.