Fraser Stephen

Cinematographer & Photographer

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsCinematographer - Photographer - Camera Operator
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About me

Email: hello@fraserstephen.com Telephone: +44 7403 276 600 I am a cinematographer and photographer based in London with experience working on branded content, music video and documentary projects in the UK and abroad. My passion for image-making began when I was a teenager. I learned to shoot, process and print with film and experimented with different photographic genres and key techniques throughout higher education. Following graduation with an undergraduate degree, I started working as a freelance photographer with clients including Amazon, BBC Scotland and News International. My involvement with local creative communities led to me co-founding a collective called Domicile Crocodile where I began to mix photography with other disciplines, particularly video. This sparked a new desire to pursue filmmaking and I entered the MA Film programme at Screen Academy Scotland, 1 of only 3 film schools in the UK which is recognised as a centre of excellence in film practice education along with the NTFS & London Film School. My graduation project, ‘Event Horizon’ (written and directed by Joséfa Celestin; produced by Margarita Veberaite) has been screened at 51 film festivals worldwide and received 9 awards including Best Cinematography at Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival, USA, Best Photography at Cryptshow Fest and Best Photography at Festival Internacional de Cine de Terror y Fantástico de Córdoba. After graduating with a Masters with Distinction, I continued to work with the 'Event Horizon' team to launch a production company called Shakehaus. Following two years working to establish the company, I moved to a shareholder role, relocated to London and returned to freelancing. My recent clients include: AMV BBDO, BBC, Freak Films, John Brown Media, Leith, Spirit Media, & Sunshine Communications

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  • Cinematography
  • Camera Operation
  • Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Lighting
  • Branded Content
  • Branded Documentary
  • Video
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop

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    Self Employed

    • Shakehaus

      Shakehaus

      • Advertising
    • Amazon

      Amazon

      • Technology

    Work history

    Currently

    Cinematographer & Photographer

    Self Employed

    May 2010
    • United Kingdom
    • Freelance

    2018

    Co-Founder

    Shakehaus

    Jan 2016 - Jan 2018
    • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Launched an Edinburgh based video production company in partnership with Margarita Veberaite and Joséfa Celestin. I led a series of PR, marketing, social media and business development projects during the crucial first 24 months of operation. Although I left my role as a full time company director, I continue to collaborate with my business partners as a freelance cinematographer and photographer on a project-to-project basis.

    2012

    eCommerce Photographer

    Amazon

    Apr 2011 - Apr 2012
    • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Photographing a range of products in a high volume studio. Collaborating with studio team to ensure product workflow runs efficiently. Setting up, tearing down and maintaining studio equipment and lighting. Troubleshooting basic production challenges.

    Education

    2015

    Sep 2014 - May 2015
    • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Practice based course recognized by Creative Skillset. Masterclasses undertaken with industry professionals including: Suzanne Reid (Line Producer - Peaky Blinders), Grant McPhee (DIT - Outlander & T2: Trainspotting) and Ryszard Lenczewski (Director of Photography - Ida & My Summer Of Love).

    2010

    BA Commercial Photography

    Robert Gordon University

    Sep 2009 - May 2010
    • Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    • Advancing and refining photographic technique, knowledge of art context and business practice.

    2009

    HND Photography

    Aberdeen College

    Sep 2007 - May 2009
    • Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    • Completing technically specific modules using problem-solving skills working to lecturer set briefs. Selected modules: Advertising, Applied Techniques, Architecture, Fashion, Still Life.