Dale Hood is a British Director of Photography. Based in Suffolk, surrounded by few opportunities fuelled a drive to work hard and push himself to make a success in film. His "career" began in 2011, after meeting BAFTA nominee, John Hales and creating a short animation spoof on a beloved Nursery Rhyme. It wasn't until he moved to Southampton to study film at University, did Dale discover his passion for cinematography. Studying a BA in Film Production at Solent University, Dale began to understand what it took to use the creativity he had as a young filmmakers and adapt it to his cinematography work. University led Dale to find a love of short films, discovering the likes of Mat Kirkby (The Phone Call) and Rob Savage (Host). Going onto make his own short film 2 Wrongs and award winning documentary Finding Story. He has experience working with an ARRI Alexa, Red Dragon and a range of Sony cameras. Dale is also a newly qualified Drone Operator, license can be shown upon request.
- Norwich, United KingdomFull Time
Worked at Developing Experts over two consecutive summers during my degree. During this time I worked on film projects including in studio and on location, completing videography as well as film editing and creatively designing our films. This included: marketing and promotional material, filming live experiments and filming and editing ‘talking heads’ films with experts in the science field, often on location in documentary style. Primarily edited in Premiere Pro and used Photoshop to create small graphic animations for lessons.
Camera AssistantJuly 14
- Lowestoft, United KingdomFreelance
Worked alongside BAFTA Breakthrough Brit Nominee John Hales working on a variety of projects in both short film and feature film. Films include Zombie Res, The Fourth Fret and Big Day. On these projects also worked alongside cinematographer Ernesto Hermann, producer Richard Hart and actor Reece Ritchie.
BA Honours Film ProductionSouthampton Solent University
- Southampton, United Kingdom
Large focus on practical elements with filming short fictional pieces, documentaries and promotional adverts for corporate clients. Fictional pieces range from different genres and different filmic styles. Working alongside industry professionals and receiving access to industry standard equipment. Final Major Project short film, 2 Wrongs working as Director of Photography, has gone on to be nominated and win film festivals. Also has experience working as a Camera Operator and as a Camera Assistant.