Ep 3: Cinematographer, Sara Deane

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Sara Deane on Set

Sara joined the Children’s Film Unit when she was 15, learning to work with 16mm film. She studied at Bournemouth film school and then worked as a clapper loader for 5 years on films like “United 93”, “My Summer of Love” and “Brick Lane”. She then studied cinematography at the National Film and Television school. Since graduating ten years ago she’s shot 14 features, numerous shorts, commercials and documentaries. Her work has screened in festivals such as Edinburgh, Fantastic Fest, Sitges, Berlin, Locarno, Fantasia and London to name a few. Winning Best Cinematography at the V’an Dor Independent film awards 2012. Her work has been nominated for Best Cinematography at Milan Fashion Film Festival, Underwire and Galway film festival. You can see Sara’s full IMDB and website for more details. We talked to Sara about the role of a cinematographer, skills and attributes needed and how to break into working in the camera department.

Shot Designer is the app Sara mentions in the episode that she uses.

Listen here: Episode 3

Sara’s Showreel
Juhannusyö — The Witching Hour Short Film
Anna and the Apocalypse Feature Film
Selfridges “The Greatest Luxury” Advert
The Spanish Princess Netflix Series
Taking the Waters Documentary
The Guardian: Beyond the Blade — The Mother
Selfridges: Incredible Machines Advert
2hrs Feature Film

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