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Stop motion DP Philip M Powell.

Director of Photography and Stop Motion Lighting Cameraman, with bases in Bristol and London. With a passion for great lighting, stop motion animation and aviation, I have around 20 plus years of experience in all aspects of photography and television production, my passion is stronger than ever. 

Starting out in film photography back in the 90’s, I began working in television at the BBC Elstree drama camera unit making Holby City.

Stopmotion cinematographer Philip Powell

Stopmotion Cinematographer


Working in television as a location lighting cameraman and director for over a decade has meant gaining a huge knowledge of lighting and storytelling. I was travelling the world making TV programs for around 10 years, working for all the major broadcasters such as Discovery and the BBC. I would be working with Oscar and Bafta-winning crews on high-end serial drama one month and then on shows such as Ramsey’s kitchen nightmares and Dr Who the next. 

In addition to the broadcast work I have spent around seven years in the agency environment working as a producer and cinematographer, all the while taking time out to for my personal photography projects, and to make various stop motion animation projects such as the John Lewis Christmas commercial and multi award-winning music videos for artists such as Cat Stevens and Run the Jewels.


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