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John David Clay

Camera Operator, Producer, Camera Assistant, Script Supervisor, Writer, Stills Photographer, Editor, Director of Photography, Focus Puller, Colourist

Great Britain , South East
Clay_john15mail@yahoo.com

Current Work Details

What I do

Screenwriting, Director, Camera operator, Editor, Graduate filmmaker seeking opportunities within the industry on shorts and features. Stills photographer Director of Photography, script supervisor

Company

cinematographyjc.weebly.com

Website

http://vimeo.com/36125810

Blog Feed

john-clay.co.uk

Where I work

I am an individual working from home

Technical Skills

codecs and compression REDCODE, RAW, LOGC, H.264, mpeg2 / 4. moderate telecine knowledge learning GH3 / GH4 AMIRA, Script supervision / continuity screenwriting theory / analysis, see uk.skillspages.com 4K based workflow depends on camera system. Basic Producer knowledge - EIS (30%) and SEIS (50%) CGT FTC etc,Observation, (intertextual etc)Lighting, Camerawork, Editing (not strongest) sound/Music, Screenwriting (writing 3 at the moment) focus pulling, lighting and operating at the same time. some knowledge of S16 . will being learning the RED dragon shortly.

Resources / Expertise

Good high lighting skills, HXC - 100 system panasonic P2 system AG HPX171 (P2HD) NEX-EA50UH, RedcineX ver22.1 Can use DVD Encore, and other authoring software, Getting familiar with c300, C100 (Canon) f35, PMW F55, F5 PMW TD300 (3D) Gemini 4:4:4 unit,Moderate familiarity with DSLRs (7d, 5dmk2) Basic/moderate compositing skills. Technical familiarity with Sony HDW F900R,/ F65/ RED Epic/ Scarlet X / Arri Alexia, Panavision Genesis. FCP 7 / getting familiar with FCP X , Soundtrack Pro 3, DVD Studio Pro 4, Red software (Red Cine X v15 and 17.3/.4 Red Rushes, etc) , can use Red One build 30, AATON 16mm camera, Sony EX3, HXR-NX5U (technically familiar), H4N sound kit .Good / moderate working knowledge of compressor/ DVD encore, XD Cam Transfer software. Nuke and After effects software, IDVD software PMW 100, HDC F950

Availability

Paid Work or Collaboration

Training

2012-2012

The Met Film School W5 5EP,
21st Century Storyteller (Linda Aronson) , N/A

2014-2015

Ealing W5,
Micro Budget Mentor Stephen Fellows, N / A

2009-2010

University of Greenwich,
MSc Cinematography and Post Production , Mert

2004-2007

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge ,
Film Studies and Photographic and Digital Media (Combined Hons), 2:1

2008-2008

The Brighton Film School ,
The Film Director's diplma in Motion picture production , Merit/pass

2011-2012

DGGB (Director's Guild Of Great Britain),
DGGB Tools of Directing Workshops , VFX and Stereo 3D, N/A

2012-2012

VMI TV North Acton, London,
Red Epic / Scarlet setup and data management / Alexia training, Certificate of completion

2012-2012

Insight WC1,
Cannon HD DSLR workshop, N/A

2012-2012

The Met Film School,
7 steps to being a practical producer, N/A

2012-2012

WC1 - ,
The Authoritive Guide to Writing & selling your Screenplay, N/A

2012-2012

BFI (Learning Space),
Wrestling with the Redraft (practical script development), N/A

2012-2012

BFI,
Wrestling with the Rewrite (2 day script development course, N/A

2013-2013

Euroscript London ,
Your first ten pages Getting past the reader., N/A

2013-2013

Euroscript London (WC1),
Euroscript: writing female characters , N/A

2013-2013

the met Film School, Earling W5,
Online Video masterclass., N/A

2013-2013

The Script factory London.,
Story Design (2 day course), N/A

2013-2013

Euroscript London,
Creating Fear in Films., N/A

2013-2013

Euroscript , London,
Exciting Treatments (Euroscript W1), N/A

2013-2013

VMI North Action ,
VMI PMW-F55/F5 Come and Play Day, N/A

2013-2013

Regent Colleague NW1,
Advanced Producing with Richard Holmes, N/A

2013-2013

Regent Colleage ,
How to Fund your film (financing in 27 steps), N/A

2013-2013

the London screenwriter's breakfast Club, Charing Cross WC2,,
How to write, direct, self distribute your own feature film with Marcus Markou, N/A

2013-2013

BFI Southbank, SE1,
BKSTS Digital Cinema Presention Course , Certificate of completion.

2013-2013

Euroscript London WC1,
One weekend one feature film script , N/A

2013-2013

Regent University,
London Screenwriter's featival 23 - 28th Oct, N/A

2013-2013

W1 BAFTA HQ,
Bafta breakfast with TV controller's Chalotte Moore w1 , N / A

2014-2014

Regent University ,
Your first draft with pilar Alexandra 14 /15/6/14, N/A

2014-2014

Bafta HQ ,
How to finance and write High end TV drama., N / A

2014-2014

ICA london,
Bafta conversation with Rob Hardy BSC 5 / 2nd , N / A

2014-2014

BFI southbank,
Euroscript development workshop, N / A.

2014-2014

Regent University, Regents Pak NW 1,
Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass (Chris Jones) March 14, N/A

2014-2014

WC2 Charing Cross (Chris Jones),
London screenwriter's breakfast Club Horror double Bill., N / A

The White Swan, Farringdon EC4 ,
Euroscript Micro budget feature funding., N / A

2014-2014

The White Swan EC4 London.,
Microwave and Film London: Microbudget feature funding , N / A

2014-2014

Regent university 8 / 9th Nov ,
21st Century Storyteller Linda Aronson, n/ A

2014-2014

Regent University Regents Park,
Advanced Producing with Richard Holmes / Chris Jones , N / A

2014

Regent University Regents Park.,
London screenwriter's festival days pitching thursday, career transformation day producing your movie, , N /A

Euroscript W1 ,
BUILD a website for your Movie. , N / A

2014-2014

Regent University Regent Park,
How to Fund your film with EIS / SEIS in 27 steps., N / A

2014-2014

Bafta,
Breakfast with the controller of channel 5 Ben Frow , N / A

2014-2014

Bafta, London,
Meet the film editor / cinematographer 5th July , N / A

2014-2014

Euroscript / king's cross,
Create fear in films August weekend course., N / A

2014-2014

Regent University Regents park,
London Screenwriter's festival , N / A

2014-2014

Decode SW19 August,
Red Dragon 6K Vs RED Epic 5 / 4K , N/ A Free

2014-2014

Wardour street WFTV ,
WFTV finance Breakfast with Kingston Smith 9 - 10:15am, N /A

2014-2013

Story Campus: EC1v 0HB,
Mico tactics feature film model Nov 1st., N / A

2014-2014

Bafta Nov 5 /6th ,
The future of Television , N/A

2014-2014

Debyshire house, Kings cross WC1,
Neo Noir and dark thrillers Euroscript, N/ A

2015-2015

IFT Hoxton Square ,
Freelancer business Guide N1 6NU , N/A

2015-2015

BFI southbank,
Cinematography masterclass with John Conroy, N / A

2015-2015

Camden Town,
Tools of directing (the script) with Simon Philips Jam 16 - 18th, N / A

2015-2015

Bafta,
Take a Break co - productions and tax incentives Jan 15, N / A

2015-2015

Bectu SW9,
Getting Organised and getting on., N / A

2015-2015

Pinewood Studios, UXbridge,
BSC Expo show 2015 2 days Jan., N / A cameras MSc operator.

2015-2015

Excel Centre Custom House London,
BVE Trade show 2015., N / A

2015-2015

Cohub, Eastbourne Mar.,
Bespoke Business training Rachel Stone , N / A

2015-2015

Promotion Vaxhuall,
F% / 55 workshop March 26th 10 - 12pm,  N / A.

2015-2015

Bafta,
meet the controller april 2015. 27th 8:45 - 10:15am, N /A

2015-2015

Euston,
DGGB directing the Actor (second time) June 26 weekend also., N/A

2015-2015

C London DGGB July 4th - 10 - 5pm,
DGGB: Creating violence for film TV and theatre. , N / A

2015-2015

Canon open day Pinewood Studios East complex,
Canon camera day C100, c300, c500 XC10, N / A Free

2015-2015

London Screenwriter's festival,
SCRIPT EDITING, SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT, N /A

2016-2016

BSC show Battersea,
Further camera hands on practice, N / A

2017-2017

Euroscript W1,
Euroscript creating fear in Film., N / A

2017-2017

Earling Studios W5,
Screenwriting Crash course with Lucy Hay, N /A

2018-2018

Earling Studios W5,
Script reading With Lucy Hay, N / A

Shooters Q&A

I left the cinema during

Usually stay to end and watch everyone's hard work on the credits including the composers.

Directors I love

Eugene "Gene" Emmanuel Polito Westworld 73, futureworld, 76 John Coquillon (1930–1987) was a Dutch-born cinematographer Steve Knight Humingbird, Locke Eisenstein, Strike, 24, BP 29 AN 38 Bert Bates (64 - 73) Gone in 60 Seconds 74, The Junk man 1982, Woody Allen, Annie Hall 77, Manhaten 79, HAHS 86, Vicky Christina, Bacelona, 08 Midnight in Paris 2011) David Lean LOA, (62) BOTR (57)Stephen Frears (Philomena, dangerous 88)Cohen brothers / Roger Deakins (Fargo, 96, no country for Old men 2007 George Lucas, THX 1138 (1971) Garry Fisher Aces High, 76, Escape to Victory 81, Norman Jewson Thomas Crown 68, Rollerball 75, Robert Aldrich, Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte, 1964 Peter Weir Picnic at hanging rock, 75 Gallipoli 81, Witness 85, Polansky, Knife in the Water 62, Repulsion 65, Rosemary baby 68, Tess 79. George Roy Hill, Butch, 1969 The sting 1973, Chris Jones, Sidney Pollock, The way We Were, 1973, Tootsie, 1982, Out of Africa, 1985 Penny Marshall Big 1988 Hal Needham co writ / directed (Megaforce 1982) Ted K, Wake in Freight, 1971+ its cinematography. Rebecca AH, 1940 USA - George Barnes ASC. JAMIE STONE (ORBIT EVER AFTER) Hal Ashby,71 76, 78, Michael Reeves (witchfinder General (1968) John Badham (Blue Thunder, Wargames (1983) Desmond Davis (Operator / Director the Eagle's NA 1976) Taste of fear 1961 (CO) John Sturges (producer/Director) last train from Gun Hill 59 - hour of the gun 1967 / the Eagle has Landed 76. Quadrophenia Michael Haneke (Cache, Amour)Jane Campion , Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) Gary Ross (Hunger Games) Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan) Mike Figgis, Christopher Nolan, Arthur Penn, John Boorman,Mark Robson, Gorden Park (Shaft, Shaft's Big Score) Fred Zimmerman (High Noon, a Nun's Story, the Day of the JACKEL, FROM Here to Eternity) David Cronenberg (Videodrome, the fly) Renny Harlin, Sidney J Furie, John Huston (AQ/TMWWBK/HKMA AJ) Blake Edwards (10) Robert Hammer (KHAC TLG Will Penny (1968)Fred Schepisi (Last Orders, TCOJB) Delmer Davis, Burt Kennedy, Sidney Lumet, Robert Wise, Orson Wells,Henry Hathaway (North to Alaska, Circus World, Sons of Katie Elder/True Grit)Tati, Tarkovski, Hawks, Hitchcock, Brian De Palma, Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Rene Clair, Gerry Anderson,John Ford, Fritz Lang, William wlyer, James Cameron, Don Siegel,Wiliam Frendkin, Jean Luc Goddard, Trauffurt, Jean Renour, ,Christopher Nolan (Memento) D W Grriffth, Ozo,Stanley Kurbrick,Jane Champion, Kathryn Bigelow, Ida Lupino, Fellini, Antonini, Clint Eastwood, Alice Guy, Carl Theodor Dryer, Jack Cardiff, Lewis Gilbert, Bryan Forbes CBE, Nicolas Roeg, Alan Parker. Robert Wiene, Martin Scorsese, John Sturges, William Wyler, Sergei Eisenstein, F W Murnu, Sir Richard attenbourgh, James Cameron, Terrance Davis, Edward Dymtryk, Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Soldier of Orange) Walter Hill (The Driver) John Schilessinger, Sally Potter, John Irvin (Hamberger Hill, Raw Deal) Raoul Walsh (Distant Trumpet) Mike Hodges (Get Carter, The Terminal Man) King Vidor,

Actors I admire

Michael Caine, Timothy Dalton, Sir Richard Attenbourgh, Paul Newman Dustin Hoffman (Rain man),

Writers I respect

Michael Wilson 1981 - 1985) David Williamson Gallipoli, 1981, Blake Synder (Save the Cat) Jane Goldman the woman in black. Robert Banks Stewart (Bergerac (81 - 91) Amy Jump (Kill List) Marcus Markou Lawrence Kasdan David Nicholls, Jo Heims, Frank Scott,Ernest Lehman (SOM, NBNW), Harry R Fink, Rita R Fink (Cahill, Dirty Harry MF)Peter Hymns, Dean Riesner, Vernon Harris (Reach for The Skies, Carve Her Name With Pride) Marguerite Roberts, Spielberg, Leigh Brackett, Ben Hect, Richard Maibaum, Alan Fennel, Denni

My desert island discs

John Barry OBE

Books I have given my friends

Shakespeare for screenwriters, J. M. Evenson Beyond Continuity 2014, Save The Cat trilogy, 15minute movie method, the 90 day screenplay, The visual marketing revolution. Beyond Continuity Matchmoving: The Invisible Art of Camera Tracking 2nd Edition (Tim Dobbert) Crowdfunding for Filmmakers: The Way to a Successful Film Campaign The Calling Card Script A writer's toolbox for stage screen and radio by Paul Ashton, Filmmakers and Financing Business plans for independents 11th Edition Louise Levison, Writer's Journey mythic structure for writers 3rd Edition by Christopher Vogler Nuke 101: Professional Compositing and Visual Effects Film production management and co-ordination in a digital age (2010) Copyright and Clearence: Everything you need to know about Film and television by Michael Dondson (2008)The Screenwriting business Peter Bloore) Indie Film Producing: The Craft of Low Budget Filmmaking (Suzanne Lyons) (Avid Editing 5th edition, Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide, Digital filmmaker magazine, the idependent filmmaker's law and business guide 2nd Edition, DSLR Cinema: Crafting the film look on large senor video cameras 2nd Edition Kurt Lancaster. Writing The Screenplay the Expert Guide Jill Nelmes Cinematography: Theory and Practice: Image Making for Cinematographers and Directors Blair Brown 2nd edition The DSLR Filmmaker's handbook, Cinematography for Directors (Jacque Frost)The Greenscreen Handbook, (Jeff Foster) The 21st Century Screenplay (Linda Aronson) Making Movies (Sidney Lumet) Teach yourself screenwriting (Raymond Fernsham) Compression for Great Video and Audio master tips and common sense 2nd Edition Ben Waggonner

The best thing I own

A creative and photographic eye

More about me

do suffer from dsypraxia, Acquired Brain Injury

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09/11/11

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My Work & Credits

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    Things to do in japan pilot episode

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    Boyle + Pile

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    "Le Mecanisme du Temps Suspendu"

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    2014 Documentary series

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    Millionaire Motives.
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    See

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    Stephanie Day LTD
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    Oska Bright Festival 2013

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    The True Story of Vincent Legrand

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    Little Things Brighton Short

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    Temp Title

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    The Date?

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    Telly Media
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    Weird Love

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    Greenwich Set Short

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    The Big Project 'Return'

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    Golden lane films
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    Beyond The Look Reality TV show

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    Charlotte: Like Scammer, Like Daughter

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    Light and Dark

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    Mysterious Impact

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    To Trend on Twitter

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    The Gong Fung Connection

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    Canon Fist Pictures
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    • Script Name: THE GONG FU CONNECTION Draft: 4 More...
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    F*ck It

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    A Face at the window

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    FX team Productions
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    Bonfire Hearts

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    The Face at The Window

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    Sonja Nash
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    About a Goy

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    Tiny Dancer (23min short)

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    Charlie and the Dreamgirl

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    Monologue

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    2 Steaks production
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    Halfway House (short drama)

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    My Hero margate Feature.

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    Redemming Features
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    Festival (Directed by Jody Lee)

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    The Met Film School
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    Sitcom
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    Little Devil

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    CleverMax Productions
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    Late September

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    Local Image Productions
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    InterChange

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    After The Affair

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    Sparks (Short film)

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    In Holding

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    Rita & the Muscle

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    New path

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    Chosen (Working Title)

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    The Mariner's Tale

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    La Diabla

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    Untitled Short film

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    Unknown at present

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    In search of ELVIS

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    Amarilia Productions, Brentford
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    I Close My Eyes (English Title)

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    Self produced -
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    OMNIPOTENCE

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    The invisible You

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    KopII

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    Red Mojito Films
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    Passenger (short film)

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    Camille (student short film)

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    Montrous

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    OVER THE COUNTER

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    We should Stop Meeting Like This

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    Rex and Roy Productions
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    The Mirror (10min film)

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    Tackles and Takedowns

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