As Storm & Shelter’s in-house cinematographer, Lewis works alongside our directors to help them achieve their vision through the use of lighting, camera equipment and composition.
Lewis is all about using the right tools for the job—his technical knowledge of camera equipment borders on obsessive (and certainly doesn’t do his social status any favours). He’s become adept at battling against allocated budgets and squeezing out the best possible production value for our clients, developing strong relationships with rental houses who are able to supply him with all the shiny toys he needs for his productions for the best possible price. Go on, knock off another £500 though, yeah? Nice one.
In his third year of studying a BA in Television at the University of South Wales, Lewis worked 18 consecutive night shifts in a supermarket to buy his first camera, the Canon 5DmkII, which enabled him to offer his services as a freelance cameraman, shooting everything from music videos to corporate events to commercials. Since those humble beginnings, he’s become adept at shooting on almost any camera and manipulating their technical quirks to squeeze out the best image. Whether he’s looking down the viewfinder of an Arri Alexa Mini, a monstrous 8K RED Weapon, or the trusty Sony a7S, Lewis has his it covered.
An absolute stickler for strategy and organisation, nothing satisfies Lewis more than a methodically structured plan, effortlessly executed. Although constantly learning about new techniques and equipment to ensure that he’s on top of his game professionally, Lewis has an insatiable thirst for knowledge that extends far beyond the scope of video production, and has a knack for explaining complicated subjects with enthusiasm and care. If there was anyone you’d want on your pub quiz team, it would be this chap. Just make sure you turn up on time—he’s a little particular when it comes to punctuality.
Tragically, Lewis once got kegged in front of his entire PE class in school. He recalls it being a very, very cold day and prefers that it never be spoken about again. So, naturally, we decided to immortalise it in his professional bio.