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Laura Howie is a Director of Photography and Lighting Camerawoman with almost a decade of experience as a professional cinematographer and more than 15 years experience within the industry. Throughout this time she has developed an extensive portfolio of work that includes features, shorts, documentaries, commercials and promos. The films she’s worked on have been shown across the world and have won numerous awards.
Specialising in stop-motion cinematography she is currently working as Lighting Camera on the Shaun the Sheep sequel ‘Farmageddon’. This film is part of a long-term collaboration with Aardman Animation that also saw her working as Lighting Camera on the Oscar nominated feature films ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ and ‘The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists’ or ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’ as it was known on its US release.
Laura recently completed a two and a half year shoot as Director of Photography on ‘Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires’, a stop-motion feature set in 80’s Los Angeles. This film offered Laura the opportunity towork closely with the Director, Art Director and VFX Supervisor to create a film that evoked the feel, and the cinematography of an 80’s live-action film, within a claymation world. As Cinematographer she was responsible for the coordination of multiple units, all shooting simultaneously, and all with multiple practical and post effects. Chuck Steel premiered at Annecy International Animated Film Festival in June 2018.
Laura’s other work includes commercials for the BBC and McDonald’s as well as live-action and animated short films.