Luke Smith

Job title
Senior Technician Camera and Lighting
Email
Luke.J.Smith@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326370437 Ext: 1437

Before I joined Falmouth University in January 2016 I had spent 20 years working in the British film industry. I started with Movietech Camera Rentals in 1996 where I supported such productions as Chocolat, Hideous Kinky and Notting Hill. 
In 2000 I left London and moved to Bristol where I started working for Aardman Features as equipment manager in charge of all the film equipment, whilst at Aardman I also started taking the stills for the productions and I served as the stills photographer for over a decade on such productions as Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Wererabbit, Sean the Sheep, Creature Comforts USA and Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists. The stills I did ranged form behind the scenes stills to full Posters to photographing the actors.
In 2012 I left Aardman and started working for Films@59 as a senior camera technician where i provided support for such productions as Casualty, Dr Who, Da Vincis Demons and Poldark. 
My main expertise is in lenses used for TV and cinema production, also I am sill a driven photographer working on many of my own projects and I hope to use my skills and experience to help students be prepared for their first steps in the industry


Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
1996
BA (Hons) Photography
Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education

Membership of external committees

Bafta