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Richard Mitchell

Director / Self-Shooting Director / PD / DoP

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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 Vir... 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

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 6th Feb 2017

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Director/Cameraperson / The Cure - Series 3 - Al Jazeera English / Al Jazeera English / Grain Media / May 2015 to May 2015
Director/CamerapersonThe Cure - Series 3 - Al Jazeera EnglishAl Jazeera EnglishGrain Media May 15 - May 15
Director / BBC iWonder: D-Day / BBC / Greenrock / May 2014 to May 2014
DirectorBBC iWonder: D-DayBBCGreenrock May 14 - May 14
PD (Self Shooting) / "Inside No.9" - Behind the Scenes / BBC / Richard Mitchell / Mar 2016 to Mar 2016 / Adam Tandy
PD (Self Shooting)"Inside No.9" - Behind the ScenesBBCRichard Mitchell Mar 16 - Mar 16Adam Tandy
Director Of Photography / The Ballad of Shirley Collins / 5th Column / Feb 2014 to Feb 2017
Director Of PhotographyThe Ballad of Shirley Collins5th Column Feb 14 - Feb 17
Director Of Photography / Way of the Morris / Sky Arts 1 / Fifth Column / Mar 2011 to Mar 2011
Director Of PhotographyWay of the MorrisSky Arts 1Fifth Column Mar 11 - Mar 11
Director Of Photography / McDonald's 'Kickstart' (3x30s) / Tantrum / May 2014 to Jun 2014 / Leo Burnett
Director Of PhotographyMcDonald's 'Kickstart' (3x30s)Tantrum May 14 - Jun 14Leo Burnett
Director Of Photography / Greenpeace "Formula-E" / Greenpeace / Jul 2016 to Jul 2016
Director Of PhotographyGreenpeace "Formula-E"Greenpeace Jul 16 - Jul 16
Director Of Photography / The Cure - Series 2&3 - Al Jazeera English / Al Jazeera English / Grain Media / Mar 2014 to Sep 2015
Director Of PhotographyThe Cure - Series 2&3 - Al Jazeera EnglishAl Jazeera EnglishGrain Media Mar 14 - Sep 15
PD (Self Shooting) / Canon - Exploring EOS / Another Production / Jun 2013 to Aug 2013 / Canon
PD (Self Shooting)Canon - Exploring EOSAnother Production Jun 13 - Aug 13Canon
PD (Self Shooting) / Rexona - Do:More / Tantrum / Apr 2013 to May 2013
PD (Self Shooting)Rexona - Do:MoreTantrum Apr 13 - May 13
Director Of Photography / Safestyle - 2013/14 Campaign TVCs / The Gate / Feb 2013 to Sep 2014
Director Of PhotographySafestyle - 2013/14 Campaign TVCsThe Gate Feb 13 - Sep 14
Director Of Photography / Freeview Idents / The Outfit / Feb 2015 to Mar 2015 / Freeview
Director Of PhotographyFreeview IdentsThe Outfit Feb 15 - Mar 15Freeview
Director Of Photography / Excuses Excuses / After Dark / Jun 2015 to Jun 2015 / Jobs4Creatives
Director Of PhotographyExcuses ExcusesAfter Dark Jun 15 - Jun 15Jobs4Creatives
Director Of Photography / Convert or Else / Al Jazeera English / Grain Media / Sep 2016 to Oct 2016 / Al Jazeera
Director Of PhotographyConvert or ElseAl Jazeera EnglishGrain Media Sep 16 - Oct 16Al Jazeera
Director Of Photography / First Choice Holidays - "Feb 29th - Pop the Question / ITV / ITN Productions / Feb 2016 to Feb 2016 / Sarah Harrison
Director Of PhotographyFirst Choice Holidays - "Feb 29th - Pop the QuestionITVITN Productions Feb 16 - Feb 16Sarah Harrison
Director/Cameraperson / Mercury Man / Tantrum / Jan 2013 to Jan 2013
Director/CamerapersonMercury ManTantrum Jan 13 - Jan 13
Director / Musto Sailing Clothes / Wing TV / Aug 2013 to Aug 2013
DirectorMusto Sailing ClothesWing TV Aug 13 - Aug 13
Director Of Photography / The Tempest / Sky Arts 1 / Fifth Column / Jan 2012 to Jan 2012
Director Of PhotographyThe TempestSky Arts 1Fifth Column Jan 12 - Jan 12
Director / "Rexona - Speed Date" / Joule / Nov 2016 to Dec 2016 / Unilever
Director"Rexona - Speed Date"Joule Nov 16 - Dec 16Unilever
Director/Cameraperson / Rimmel with Billy JD Porter / YouTube / Telegraph Hill / Apr 2015 to May 2015
Director/CamerapersonRimmel with Billy JD PorterYouTubeTelegraph Hill Apr 15 - May 15
Director Of Photography / Westfield Fashion / The Viral Factory / Jun 2012 to Jun 2012
Director Of PhotographyWestfield FashionThe Viral Factory Jun 12 - Jun 12
Director / VIASAT - Dexter Xmas Promo / VIASAT / Dec 2012 to Dec 2012
DirectorVIASAT - Dexter Xmas PromoVIASAT Dec 12 - Dec 12
Director/Cameraperson / VIASAT Idents / Tantrum / Jul 2012 to Jul 2012
Director/CamerapersonVIASAT IdentsTantrum Jul 12 - Jul 12
Director Of Photography / Earthrise - Series 4 & 5 / Al Jazeera English / Grain Media / Mar 2015 to Mar 2015
Director Of PhotographyEarthrise - Series 4 & 5Al Jazeera EnglishGrain Media Mar 15 - Mar 15
Director Of Photography / After the Wave / Flaming Star Films / Jan 2014 to Jan 2014
Director Of PhotographyAfter the WaveFlaming Star Films Jan 14 - Jan 14
PD (Self Shooting) / 'The Boy in the Dress' - Behind the Seams / BBC 1 / King Bert / Nov 2014 to Feb 2015 / Jo Sargent
PD (Self Shooting)'The Boy in the Dress' - Behind the SeamsBBC 1King Bert Nov 14 - Feb 15Jo Sargent
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  • 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

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