Will Churchill

Gaffer / Lighting Technician

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

Will is a Serbian/English videographer and camera assistant. Born and raised in London. Will has been developing his camera skills since an early age, working prominently in short contemporary film and television production. He soon developed skills in editing and lighting making him a well rounded in the art of production. Will’s work is recognisable for its fascination with grounded stories and the humans behind them. His ethos is to bring to light to different cultures and people from all over the world. Recent opportunities have brought him working as a lead camera operator in larger scale commercials, and music videos.

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Skills

  • Cameras
  • Lighting
  • Editing
  • Directing
  • Assistant Camera
  • Camera Operating
  • Steadicam Operation
  • Colour Grading
  • Cinematographer
  • Lighting Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Wieden+Kennedy

    Wieden+Kennedy

    • Advertising
  • F

    Freelance

    • Big Sky Studios

      Big Sky Studios

      • Photography
    • The White Company

      The White Company

      • Retail

    Work history

    Currently

    Lighting Technician

    Big Sky Studios

    Oct 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • We take pride in having created a full-service approach with in-house expertise in photographic services ranging from equipment, set-build and catering to post production. As we don’t do things by halves, each specialist department has a dedicated point of contact to deliver a seamless experience in-studio, and on location. Whilst we strive to provide an efficient service, we place equal importance on maintaining a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We’re constantly evolving in response to industry demand and investing in the latest innovations. Most importantly, we invest in the people within our departments who make up the heart of Big Sky.

    2018

    Photo Assistant

    The White Company

    Dec 2018 - Dec 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I photo assisted on one of The White Company's e-commerce shoots under photographer Lee Whittaker. We may be new to you - but we've been making impeccably stylish, beautifully designed products, principally in white, for over 24 years. Think timeless style, not fast fashion, quality, not quantity, and an attention to detail in everything we do, from hand-finished bed linen to our second-to-none customer service. We believe in making the most of life's simple pleasures - it's the little things that matter. Precious moments of uncomplicated happiness are our constant inspiration, and it is with these in mind that we create collections that are built to last and become an intimate part of our everyday lives. I cannot emphasise enough how much thought, care, and attention to detail goes into every item we make at The White Company - I hope you'll cherish your purchases as much as we do.

    2019

    Camera Operator

    TANK

    Dec 2018 - Jan 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I shot a Chanel beauty video exploring styles from different eras. Tank is an independent UK-based magazine launched in 1998.[1] It is a quarterly publication, printed in the UK, that covers contemporary culture, fashion, art, architecture, technology and politics. The magazine is considered one of the pioneering publications in boutique magazine publishing, balancing fewer advertisements with a high cover price.[2] Since its launch, the Tank group has expanded to include Tank Form, tank.tv, TankBooks and Because magazine.

    2018

    Director Of Photography

    Fremantle

    Nov 2018 - Dec 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I shot a major event for Fremantle, called This Is Spoke Live. Take aural delight IRL with live performances by GHETTS and LAVA LA RUE plus DJ sets from MARTELO and friends. THIS IS SPOKE Live is an interactive pop-up event bringing the world of the THIS IS SPOKE PODCAST to life. The event comprises POP-UP SHOPS and INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS where you can make and take away a fanzine and create your unique piece of merch. Expect idea sharing, discussions and a live recording of the THIS IS SPOKE PODCAST with special guests. From cancel culture to problematic faves, microaggressions to mental health and everything in between. Hosted by The Slumflower and Suli Breaks, THIS IS SPOKE is an uncensored podcast that explores today’s most important issues with some of the UK’s hottest musicians and writers.

    2019

    Camera Assistant

    Pavilion Films

    Oct 2018 - Feb 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I assisted director Bobby Goulding, and DOP Edward Fresh, on a kickstarter campaign for London based brewery, Crate Brewery.

    2018

    Camera Assistant

    Wieden+Kennedy

    Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I Assisted on a Nike shoot directed by Wieden+Kennedy. Wieden+Kennedy is an independent, creatively driven advertising agency that creates strong and provocative relationships between good companies and their customers. Our work builds cultural influence and bottom line value for our clients. We do this for some of the world’s biggest brands and some of the world’s most ambitious challengers.

    2018

    Camera Assistant

    The Keep Productions

    Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Dir: Liam Nugent & Michael Spencer Prod: Carl Earl Ocran DOP: Tom Elliott CAM ASS: Will Churchill Post: Envy Agency: Earnest Client: ADP

    2017

    Director Of Photography

    L'official Ukraine

    May 2017 - Jul 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Jon Kortajarena embraces rich exotic hues as he stars in a new story. The Spanish model lands another cover with the latest issue of L'Officiel Hommes Ukraine. Cast in the spotlight, Jon appears before photographer Olivier Yoan. Easily captivating, Jon is styled by Steven Doan. The latter pulls together a spring-summer 2018 wardrobe. It features luxury labels such as Louis Vuitton. The editorial is accompanied by a striking video as well.

    2017

    Director Of Photography

    Prestige

    Apr 2017 - Jun 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • BEHIND THE SCENES: JON KORTAJARENA’S PRESTIGE HONG KONG COVER SHOOT Spanish sensation Jon Kortajarena covers our September issue. Don’t miss an exclusive behind the scenes video of this month’s cover shoot.

    2017

    Camera Operator

    Yohji Yamamoto

    Mar 2017 - Apr 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • IN TRUE Yohji Yamamoto style, he presented another all-black collection for PFW AW18. Taking inspiration from the cubist art movement for silhouettes, the collection pays homage to renowned couturier and personal friend of Yamamoto, Azzedine Alaïa following his death in November. Similar to Yamamoto, Alaïa’s fashion aesthetic incorporated an abundance of black, so it’s no surprise that this collection would follow suit.

    2017

    Focus Puller

    production club

    Feb 2017 - Mar 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Generation Spring explores the lives of young people all over the world. Shot in London over the course of a few days. Director - Dylan Maranda Assistant Director - Leila Gatera Camera Operator - Mack Calistan Focus Puller - Will Churchill Producer - Natasha Mann Camera - ARRI Alexa Mini w/ ARRI Glass

    Education

    2014

    BA Digital Film Making

    SAE

    Sep 2011 - May 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • I achieved a 2:1