You are currently using an unsupported web browser. For the best experience using the Talent Manager website please consider upgrading your browser.

Richard Mitchell

Director / Self-Shooting Director / PD / DoP

Sign In or Register to view availability

London

About Me

I had my first 35mm SLR camera when I was 16; it kicked off my interest in photography and visual story telling that I have been following since.I have directed and shot commercials, promos, docs and a variety of fresh and exciting content for TV, cinema and digital platforms - working with BBC, BBH, Fallon, DKLW Lowe, Mother, The Viral Factory, ... Read More

I had my first 35mm SLR camera when I was 16; it kicked off my interest in photography and visual story telling that I have been following since.

I have directed and shot commercials, promos, docs and a variety of fresh and exciting content for TV, cinema and digital platforms - working with BBC, BBH, Fallon, DKLW Lowe, Mother, The Viral Factory, Al Jazeera and many others. Making documentaries and story packages as well as commercials, promos and content for brands such as VW, Flora, Greenpeace, Rexona, Conran, VIASAT, Canon, Rimmel and the DCMS.

I was an early guinea-pig/adopter of HD and digital formats; my University of Arts graduation film being one of the first to be shot and then projected in full HD at the BFI (NFT1)

I started my Directing career shooting music videos for Rob Dickens (former CEO of Warner Music). I went on to get signed by Tantrum Productions as a Commercials Director. At the same time I was shooting documentaries, promos and digital content including presenter led pieces, obs-doc, nature, beauty, re-enactment and much in-between.

Using drones, underwater cameras, low loaders, gimbals, bicycles, hot air balloons and even a tripod – I employ whatever technology is best used to tell the story and increase the production value – always striving to make the maximum visual impact with the budget and time available.

I have taught short courses on Cinematography at the NFTS for Directors moving from Reality/News/Documentary to Drama. I have also taught at the Central Film School, creating modules on Cinematography, Directing and Visual Story Telling for their BA course.

Previous films I have worked on have won awards, been official selections at major film festivals around the world and have accumulating millions of hits on YouTube. Read Less

Hide Calendar

Calendar

Please Sign In or Register to view availability

Other Details
  • Links:

  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Commercials

    Corporate Communications

    Feature Film

    Music Promos

    Short Film

    Online Content

    Other

  • Locations I can work in:

    Africa

    Asia

    Australia

    East Anglia

    Eire

    Europe

    London

    Midlands

    North America

    North East

    North West

    Northern Ireland

    Scotland

    South America

    South East

    South West

    Wales

  • Skills/Permits:

    Driving Licence

  • Technical Skills:

    16mm

    35mm

    Canon 5D

    Canon 5D MKII

    Canon 7D

    Adobe Premiere

    Panasonic AG-HPX500

    Panasonic AJ-HPX200

    AJ-HPX2700 P2 Varicam

    Panasonic AJ-HPX3700

    Arri Alexa XT Studio

    Bolex

    Digitising Rushes

    DSLR

    Sony PMW-EX3

    FCP

    Final Cut

    Final Cut Pro

    Final Cut Pro 7

    GoPro

    HD

    HDCAM

    Lighting

    Lighting Camera

    PADI

    Panasonic AJ-HPX2700 P2 Varicam

    Panasonic AJ-HPX3700

    RED One MX

    Self Shooting

    Sony PMW-EX3

    Sony HDW-F900R

    Sound Recording

    Canon EOS C300

    Canon XF305

  • Awards:

    3 x Promax Awards for "Dexter at Xmas" campaign

    No.2 in The Guardians "Best Virals of the Year" for "100 Years of Fashion / Westfield"

    Foreign Press Awards Nominated for "Best Science Story" for Al Jazeeera's "The Cure: Drug Resistant TB"
    Won World Film Festiveal

    "Best Short Drama" for
    Soho Shorts nominated for "Best Broadcast Design" for "Conrad: Freerange"

    Soho Shorts nominated for "VIASAT: Not your everyday, everyday" series of promos

Need Help?