Will and Caroline ready to shoot some super 8 film at a family wedding.


I love my job.


I'm totally, head-over-heals in love with shooting on film.


I work with my wife Caroline, and occasionally with one or two other talented assistants.


I studied Fine Art at university and purchased my first super 8 camera to make stop-frame animations recording the process of painting, but it soon became more about the film than the painting.


I teamed up with a friend to enter a super 8 film competition called straight 8, that I'd seen on Channel 4 late one night.


To enter, you have to make a film on one 3 minute cartridge of Super 8 film, without any editing. Amazingly, we were selected for their Cannes Film Festival screening for a record 5 consecutive years and had our work screened at festivals all over the world.


Alongside a few exhibitions and screenings in London art galleries and forays into the world of music videos and animation I took over the running of straight 8 full-time until 2012. I still help to make straight 8 happen and occasionally even enter.


In 2009 Caroline and I offered to shoot a few friend's weddings on Super 8 as gifts and Ciné Reportage was born. We loved doing it and it's what I've done ever since.


I'd picked up a couple of 16mm cameras whilst I was a student but it took me a couple of years to pluck up the courage to use one. I took one along to Erika and Mark's wedding in Surrey in 2012 and shot a couple of 16mm rolls alongside the usual stack of super 8 - when the footage came back I was instantly smitten. 16mm was a real game-changer as it allowed me to gather beautiful footage in the most challenging lighting conditions. (and yes, that is Skunk Anansie singing at the wedding!)


I have an evolving collection of around 50 Super 8 and 16mm cameras, dating from the 1930s to the 1980s. We use many of them regularly - you cans see some of my favourites on our camera page.


When Caroline isn't shooting wedding films with me, she's designing beautiful baby clothes.


When I'm not making wedding films you can usually find me taking photos, making music videos, walking in the Peak District, riding bicycles or drinking excellent beer.





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