Director Cameraman. A veteran in the music Video industry with a career spanning 12 years and over 114 Music videos.
Born in Monte Carlo, Monaco Stuart was educated and trained both in Canada and the United Kingdom and began working in the industry at the early age of 16. He attended Goldsmith’s college and the Guildhall University in London, UK where he obtained his BA (Hons) degree in Communication Theory with minors in Psychology and Sociology. He’s been recognized through his work with musical acts, Tom Jones, Backstreet Boys, Nelly Furtado, Good Charlotte, Seal Westlife, Girls Aloud and brands like CNN, HSBC, Pepsi, Shell and Ericsson in a varied and exciting career.
Stuart has always strived to approach his craft as an artisan. Aware of the need for creative flexibility but also respecting the need to be technically adept and up to date with the latest technology. Consequently, his wide range of production skills and his in-depth post production knowledge make him a reliable “technical creative”
Shot in every popular serviced shooting location in Cuba, South Africa, Singapore, India, Europe, North and South America
Shot in the following un-serviced, extreme locations…
Amazon (Brazil) Mekong Delta (Vietnam) Sahara Desert (Africa) Atlantic Ocean Khalahari desert (Africa) Skeleton Coast (Namibia)
Iraq Rift Valley (Ethiopia, Kenya) Southern Turkey Kurdistan Kenyan bush country, Suriname (Amazon)
Fully-trained and experienced off-line AVID Editor. Practical, in depth Knowledge of post production effects and techniques. Including…
Motion control, Chromakey compositing,Plate Cinemtography, Image stabilzation, Rotoscoping, Motion Capture, Colour Correction, Digital Intermediate process Data and File management work flow procedures, CGI composited into live action and vise versa
Practical experience with the following Software/hardware packages.
Discreet Inferno, Flame Smoke Flint Combustion, Quantel Henry, Edit Box, V8, IQ, Maya, 3-d Studio max,Jaleo, Re Timer,Pogel and Da Vinci Colour correctors, Spirit C-Reality and Ursa Diamond Telecine FCP, DVD studio pro, Scratch Assimilate
Sometimes works as VFX/Post supervisor
Spacecam Gyrostabilized platform, Tyler Middle mount II and Tyler Major Mount (both with / without Gyro stabilization),
Tyler Nose Mount, Sky mount side
(Over 100 hrs photographic flying time Bell 407, Jet Ranger / Long Ranger & Eurocopter Astar / TwinStar helicopters)
MK III, EFP, ARTEMIS (Sachtler), PRO, Master (Ultra Cine), FLYER
(Used in extreme situations, from the Amazon Jungle to hard-mounted in the middle of the Atlantic on the fastest sailboat in the world. Have done crane jumps over 150 feet.)
PACE 435 Housing, PACE Convertible, Arri Splash bag, Ewa splash bag
(Qualified P.A.D.I. Advanced Diver with Photographic Cave Drift and First Aid modules)
Panasonic Varicam, Sony HDW-F900 Cine Alta, Sony HVR-Z1E HDV, P&S Pro 35 Optical Adapter, P2 Panasonic
Stuart is a proficient “geared head” operator and has used every major crane and remote head configuration in often extreme conditions.