• September 27, 2015

    Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires

    I am currently working on Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires. A stop-motion throwback to 80’s action films about a ‘renegade, loose cannon, cop on the edge’ this film is giving me plenty of opportunities to play with neon colours, unmotivated back lights and lots of dark shadows.  

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  • September 27, 2015

    Showreel Update

    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 Canon 5d and 7d for the animation.

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  • April 27, 2015

    Showreel Update

    I have updated my showreel. I can now show you some of the many shots I worked on while filming ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’.

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  • February 16, 2015

    American Cinematographer

      I am really quite excited about this. After years of reading American Cinematographer Magazine I have actually got a mention on their website. The great thing about getting articles about animated feature films in American Cinematographer is that it gives an insight into a a part of the stop-motion process that […]

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  • February 16, 2015

    Lamb’s End

    A short promotion for Lamb’s End that I shot. The time-lapse after it is longer than the film. The red blurs are me. Look out for the crew photo and the surprise ending 🙂 For more information the shaun the sheep website or the Land’s End Landmark website. Search for: […]

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  • February 15, 2015

    The Gift

    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 […]

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  • February 14, 2015

    Shaun the Sheep – Behind the Scenes

    I recently finished working as Lighting Camera on ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’. While working on animated features is a lot of fun it does mean that you spend a lot of time working on projects that you can’t really talk about until they are released. For this reason I haven’t […]

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  • February 8, 2015

    Shaun – The Reviews are In

    After many months of hard work (years for some crew members) ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ is finally in cinemas. It is always interesting, if a bit scary, to hear what people think of it. Fortunately pretty much all the reviews are very positive. I’m biased of course but this is […]

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  • February 6, 2015

    Shaun The Sheep Movie in cinemas

    The big day is here. Shaun the Sheep is finally in cinemas. It’s been almost a year of work for me but a lot longer for other crew members. Its always exciting if a bit nerve-racking to wait and see how many people will go and see it and what […]

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  • January 31, 2015

    Radio Times Cover

           Shaun the Sheep and his friends are on the cover of Radio Times. I recently worked as cinematographer for the front cover of this issue as well as for the augmented reality animation you can access through your mobile phone. For more information see Shaun the Sheep […]

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  • January 29, 2015

    Shaun the Sheep Movie Premiere

    It’s been a busy week with a two visits to London. The first for a grade at MPC and the second for the London premiere of ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’. The premiere was on the Sunday afternoon and most of the crew travelled to London together on a couple of […]

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  • January 5, 2015

    Shaun the Sheep Movie Trailer

    Here is the latest trailer for  “Shaun the Sheep Movie”, a Stop-motion feature on which I worked as Lighting Camera, set for release in February. It is the latest film from Aardman Animation and is the result of lots of hard work by an incredible crew that it was a privilege […]

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  • January 4, 2015

    LEWISITe

      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 […]

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  • January 3, 2015

    Space Boy Online

    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 […]

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  • August 29, 2014

    Shaun the Sheep The Movie – Second Teaser Trailer

    Shaun the Sheep has a new teaser trailer for his forthcoming movie. Unlike the last trailer, which was shot separately, this trailer includes scenes from the movie and gives a sneak peak of what the audience has to look forward to. Search for: Find other news posts using these tags: Aardman […]

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  • July 12, 2014

    Shaun the Movie Teaser Trailer

    Here is a trailer for the film i am currently working on. I didn’t light the trailer but I am working as lighting camera on the film. Search for: Find other news posts using these tags: Aardman American Cinematographer animation Behind the Scenes cinema documentary Drama Feature IMDB indie film […]

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  • June 12, 2014

    Who Do You Love: The King Adora Story

    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 Search for: Find other news posts using these tags: Aardman American […]

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  • June 13, 2013

    Space Boy Premiere

    Space Boy has had it’s première. It played to a full house of 120 people and everyone seemed to enjoy it. I wasn’t able to make it as I was in Edinburgh but John Quarrell has posted a nice little video of the event. Congratulations John 🙂   In 2013 […]

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  • June 5, 2013

    Who Do You Love? on IMDB

    ‘Who Do You Love? The King Adora’ Story has an IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2896756/

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  • February 16, 2013

    Spaceboy on IMDB

    Spaceboy has a new IMDB page http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2705580/  

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  • February 16, 2013

    Own Worst Enemy

    Just signed on to shoot Own Worst Enemy. Have a look at the website.  http://ownworstenemymovie.com/   http://www.facebook.com/OwnWorstEnemyMovie

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  • January 10, 2013

    Oscars 2013

    It’s Oscar time again and the nominations came in at 13:38 and 30 seconds. ‘The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists’ (Or ‘Band of Misfits’ as it is in the States) has been nominated in the best feature animation category. I feel very privileged to have worked on three features, […]

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  • January 10, 2013

    Space Boy Trailer

    The Space Boy trailer is now online. We started shooting in April on the Red Epic and with several shooting days since then and only a small section of grading to be done my work on it is almost complete. It will hopefully be seen by lots of people in […]

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  • November 15, 2012

    Arizona

    I recently returned from the most amazing shoot in Tombstone, Arizona. I was there to work on a feature documentary, directed by Frank Passingham, on the residents of Tombstone and the legacy of the gunfight at the OK corral. It was meant to be work but definitely felt more like […]

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  • November 1, 2012

    Who Do You Love: The King Adora Story

    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

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  • August 16, 2012

    So You Want to be a Pirate

    “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”).     […]

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  • February 17, 2012

    The Pirates! Behind the Scenes

        Search for: Find other news posts using these tags: Aardman American Cinematographer animation Behind the Scenes cinema documentary Drama Feature IMDB indie film Lamb's End Premiere Radio Times Reviews Shaun the Sheep short film showreel Space Boy Stop-motion trailer Who Do You Love?

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  • February 15, 2012

    The Pirates! Trailer 2

    Search for: Find other news posts using these tags: Aardman American Cinematographer animation Behind the Scenes cinema documentary Drama Feature IMDB indie film Lamb's End Premiere Radio Times Reviews Shaun the Sheep short film showreel Space Boy Stop-motion trailer Who Do You Love?

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  • November 30, 2011

    The Pirates! – Its the Looting!

    A sequence i worked on in “The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists” Search for: Find other news posts using these tags: Aardman American Cinematographer animation Behind the Scenes cinema documentary Drama Feature IMDB indie film Lamb's End Premiere Radio Times Reviews Shaun the Sheep short film showreel Space Boy […]

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  • July 16, 2011

    The Pirates! : OFFICIAL UK TRAILER

    Search for: Find other news posts using these tags: Aardman American Cinematographer animation Behind the Scenes cinema documentary Drama Feature IMDB indie film Lamb's End Premiere Radio Times Reviews Shaun the Sheep short film showreel Space Boy Stop-motion trailer Who Do You Love?

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