Stephen Hart

Director of Photography

Director of Photography / Lighting Cameraman / Drone Operator / Director

Stephen Hart is a DOP based in the UK with more than 30 years of experience. Having worked on numerous award winning shows, Stephen specialises in high end documentaries, presenter-led, music, human interest, living history and adventure programming. Stephen produces inspiring cinematography using the most innovative camera technologies. He’s filmed extensively all over the world, and in his native Wales, for the industry’s most respected broadcasters - such as National Geographic Channel, BBC and Discovery.

Stephen Hart is a director of photography / lighting cameraman and drone operator based in the UK with more than 30 years of experience. Having worked on numerous award winning shows, Stephen specialises in high end documentaries, presenter-led, music, human interest, living history and adventure programming. Stephen produces inspiring cinematography using the most innovative camera technologies. He’s filmed extensively all over the world, and in his native Wales, for the industry’s most respected broadcasters - such as National Geographic Channel, BBC and Discovery.

Stephen is committed to delivering outstanding visuals for all projects, grand or modest. Whether he’s creating intimate, beautifully-lit interviews, atmospheric narratives, thrilling hand-held action, or epic drone landscapes, Stephen s combination of creative passion and technical expertise can help you achieve exceptional visual style and the highest production values. He is a good humoured, self-motivated, reliable crew member and leader. He’s a personable professional who takes pride in ensuring the very best results are delivered on schedule and on budget.



CAMERA OPERATOR

Stephen is a talented and expert camera operator with 30 years’ varied experience. He’s comfortable under pressure, having honed his skills in live TV, where there’s only ever one take and no margin for error. Stephen is equally happy operating on tracks, gimbal, tripod or ‘in the hands’.


LIGHTING

Stephen has created stunning images for countless diverse scenarios including everything from lighting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, complex drama sequences, intricate scientific demonstrations, glamour shoots and live events, to transforming drab hotel rooms for atmospheric ‘talking heads’.

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” – Aaron Rose, Film Director and Artist


DRONE PILOT AND OPERATOR

Stephen is an expert, qualified drone operator, experienced at delivering cinematic aerial imagery. CAA licensed for the UK and FAA licensed for the US Stephen, of Wingman Films, has an impeccable safety record and the company is among ITV’s preferred drone service providers. For more details Visit Wingman Films - Cinematic Drone Photography.


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DIRECTING / TEAM LEADER
SUPPORT / WELLBEING/ COMPLIANCE / INTEGRITY

Stephen is a director of photography based in Wales, but is a seasoned traveller, and has worked on projects all over the world. His passion lies behind the camera, but Stephen is also an accomplished location director. He has directed documentaries for the BBC, films for The One Show, taster tapes and sequences for a variety of other broadcasters.

He is a constructive team leader who is used to encouraging and motivating on-screen talent, across different TV genres. Whether his role entails supporting a presenter to achieve the best possible delivery of a piece to camera, or whether he’s co-ordinating an adventure sequence on North America’s highest mountain range, Stephen’s composure and experience with people, allows him to ensure superlative performances from everyone involved.

He appreciates and knows how to implement compliance policies, and he is always empathetic to the well-being of the team.

Stephen is positive and highly versatile when working in challenging, adventurous locations and unpredictable conditions. He is ‘hands on’ and resourceful on a shoot and can willingly assemble aircraft rigs, set up time lapses, run with gimbals and erect cable cam runs in order to achieve the best possible results.

 


Stephen is always pushing visual boundaries using innovative technology including mini cam, large sensor camera, gimbals, cable cams, tracking systems, sliders, time lapse and motion control units. Stephen is currently shooting on the Arri Amira camera as well as various Sony systems.

The Arri ‘look’ gives an instant filmic feel. It’s a robust and reliable field camera built for high end documentaries; built for speed, built for camera people. SH

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