I have a long established career in stop motion animation and have worked on many of the biggest stop motion features that have been made in this country. I recently finished working as Lighting Camera on the ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’. My sequences included those set in the hospital and operating theatre, […]
"Throughout more than a decade of working within the industry I have worked on a variety of projects including features, animation, drama, documentaries and promos. I am currently working on the feature film 'Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampers'. Previous to this I worked in the role of lighting camera on ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ by the academy award winning Aardman Animation. I worked as lighting camera on ‘The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists’ – the 3d feature from Aardman and on the short stop-motion film ‘So You Want to be a Pirate’. My Director of Photography credits include the indie feature ‘Own Worst Enemy’, the short film ‘Space Boy’, and the documentary ‘Who Do You Love? The King Adora Story’. I often stay long term on jobs and return to work with people to whom I have previously proven myself. My assisting credits include the Wes Anderson directed ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and the Oscar winning ‘Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were Rabbit’, as well as many years on BAFTA award winning children’s animation series."
The Gift “A young, happy couple’s life is turned upside down when Alex is diagnosed with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. After nine years of coping with the condition, Alex is becoming increasingly frustrated with her degenerative body breaking apart their physical relationship. Feeling remorseful for Michael, and aware of the […]
BBC Dish Up promo A mixture of live action and stop motion animation, I shot this TV promo for the BBC’s Dish up Web site using an Alexa for the live action elements and Canon 5d and 7d for the animation.
During 2014 I worked as Lighting Camera on the animated feature film ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’. It is the latest film from Aardman Animation and is the result of lots of hard work by an incredible crew. While working on animated features is a lot of fun it does mean […]
After spending the best part of a year as lighting Camera on the Shaun the Sheep feature I continued my work at Aardman Animations by shooting this ‘Shaun the Sheep – Sleeping City’ commercial for McDonald’s. It played in cinemas and on TV.
After working on the Shaun the Sheep movie I lit a promotional Shaun the Sheep cover for the Radio Times as well as the interactive blipper animation that goes with it. https://blog.blippar.com/en/blog/375-baaa-rilliant-exclusive-shaun-the-sheep-animation-in-blippable-radio-times#prettyPhoto
After working on Shaun the Sheep Movie I shot a promo for Land’s End, ‘Lamb’s End’, that is currently playing as part of an exhibition at the Land’s End visitor centre.
During the summer I worked on a short live-action drama with my brother Matthew Howie. In a contrast to the crews of hundreds I often work with on animations this was a very small crew of just me an my brother with a few friends and family members helping […]
Space Boy is now available free online. In 2013 I was the cinematographer on the short film Space Boy. Shot on Red Epic and with a small crew and budget it tells the story of young boys dream of going into space. “Ben, a passionate seven year-old boy harboring a […]
Who do you Love? | The King Adora Story Trailer from Siwel Productions Ltd on Vimeo. (2011 – 2012) (Documentary – 42mins) Credit: Director of Photography Shot on RED One, Canon 5D Dir: Ben Lewis Siwel Productions http://www.kingadora.com/ http://www.facebook.com/kingadora
A sequence i worked on in “The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists” A sequence I worked on from The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists
“So You Want to be a Pirate” is a short film made as a complimentary film to “The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists” It was released as a separate DVD i the UK and was on the DVD release in the US (“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”).
Fantastic Mr Fox on IMDB Fantastic Mr Fox (Apr 2008 – Jul 2009) Fantastic Mr Fox Productions Credit: Camera Assistant Shot on Nikon D3 DOP: Tristan Oliver Dir: Wes Anderson During the production of this film I was able to test my lighting skills by lighting test units as […]
I am currently working on Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires. A stop-motion throwback to 80’s action films about a ‘renegade, looseRead More
My showreel has now been updated to include some shots from the BBC commercial I recently shot. The commercial was shot on the Alexa as well as CanonRead More
I have updated my showreel. I can now show you some of the many shots I worked on while filming ‘Shaun the SheepRead More