ABOUT 

Fundamentally, my passion is film-making as I live for the thrill of waking up early in the morning to prepare for a full day of shooting. In the future I would eventually like to be behind the camera as a director or producer. I have learnt invaluable knowledge about the film industry through the A-Level Film Studies course which has prepared me for the career I wish to pursue: studying topics such as the Golden Age of cinema, foreign films relating to their own culture and mainstream Hollywood cinema. I am looking forward to further my understanding of the film industry; and to improve my practical knowledge of filmmaking.

Over the summer of 2019 I was involved in the creation of multiple feature and short length films. For example a horror film directed by a local filmmaker whose work has been shown at numerous festivals. I further adopted the role of producer for another project where I scouted locations, and developed the film’s narrative and cinematographic style. I have work experience an award winning editing company in London – ‘Cut & Run’, where I overlooked the work of high profile advertisements and music videos in which has given me an insight into the technology and overall work that goes on behind the camera.
I am currently working voluntarily on a project within a team of experienced filmmakers to shoot a series of short health and safety films for a local heritage railway. I am a founding member of a team of students acting as Cinema Programmers for the Uckfield Picture House Cinema, with the primary objective to persuade the younger demographic to learn more about films, such as the work from Studio Ghibli. The group was established in early May 2019 and we have shown a dozen films including Spirited Away, Baby Driver and Shaun of the Dead. I have been interviewed on a local radio station about the group and we advertise our screenings on Instagram and Facebook. I am a Deputy Head Boy of Uckfield College in 2019-20, which includes representing the school at events such as Open Days, assemblies and talks.

I have received numerous awards such as the “Student of the Term for Film Studies”, and the award for “Civic Virtue” for my participation in helping younger students within the subject of film.

I currently use a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera in conjunction with a DJI Ronin-S Gimbal stabiliser to film my own work. I use Final Cut Pro on a MacBook Pro to edit, produce, and advertise my work through social media.

I am looking for opportunities to widen my expertise of filmmaking – whether that is taking the role of director or producer, or being part of the crew. In other words if you have any interesting projects that I am able to help with please use the contact page to send me a message.

Dan Lupton
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