Simon Reay Director of Photography

Philosophy for Documentary: To listen and react. To walk into an environment, not knowing quite what to expect. Enjoying the journey to discovering the story - capturing naturally the surprises along the way. Understanding the perspective of the audience, being aware that where the camera is placed influences the viewpoint of the audience. Philosophy for Drama: As the Director creates an environment for actors to perform freely and unencumbered, I believe my job is to watch this and capture the moment when an actor reacts spontaneously within this environment. You can do something for the first time, twice. Philosophy for VFX/Splinter/2nd Unit: To study and emulate the main unit DoP work so the VFX elements blend seamlessly. This extends to a close working relationship with the VFX supervisor making sure their requirements are met technically and within a style set by the main unit.

JURASSIC WORLD 2, FALLEN KINGDOM

Alexa 65
Splinter Unit VFX DoP

Universal Pictures

VFX Supervisor: David Vickery
Dir: JA Bayona
Main Unit DoP: Oscar Faura

JASON BOURNE

VFX Face Replacement
Storm Drain Sequence
ARRI ALEXA XT 4:3
Angenieux Optimo 28-76

Universal Pictures

VFX Supervisor: Charlie Noble
Dir: Paul Greengrass

TELETUBBIES 2016

Main Unit
VFX DoP
120x15'
Red Epic
Alexa XT
ARRICAM LT

DHX Media

VFX Spervisor: Rob Harvey
Dir: Jack Jameson
Dir: Iwan Watson
Dir: Dermot Canterbury

MONSTERS

Alexa Mini
Test Shoot

Darrall Macqueen

VFX Supervisor: Matt Kasmir
Dir: Jack Jameson

SONY AXN

One Second

Nikon D3

Lambie
SONY Pictures

Dir: Tim Lacey

ULTIMATE WARFARE

Hue City

Sony F55

Arrow Media

VFX: Bandito
Dir: Gareth Johnson

FRANKEL

RED Epic

Pressure Drop Pictures

Dir: Tim Lacey

MARLEY'S GHOSTS

Series II

Amira

Objective Fiction

Prod: James Dean
Dir: Jonathan Gershfield

WAFFLE THE WONDER DOG

F55

Darrall Macqueen
CBeebies

Series Prod: Fiona Robinson
Prod: Matt Rene
Dir: Jack Jameson

TOPSY & TIM

F55

Darrall Macqueen

Prod: Fiona Robinson
Dir: Jack Jameson
Dir: Matt Holt
Dir: Richard Bradley

DOCTORS

HD Cam

BBC Drama

Prod: Beverley Dartnell
Dir: SJ Clarkson

LEWIS

F3
Dailies

ITV Drama

Prod: Chris Burt
Dir: David O'Neill

LOVE SOUP

16mm SR3

BBC Drama

Prod: David Renwick
Prod: Verity Lambert
Dir: Chris Gernon

GRACE

Red Epic

Mad & Bad Films

Prod: Emily Blickem
Dir: David O'Neill

INNOCENT

Varicam

Fly Away

Prod: David Shanks
Dir: Helen Blizzard

THE CRUST

HDcam

Darrall Macqueen
BBC Studios

Prod: Anne Gilchrist
Dir: Maddy Darrall

UGETME

HDcam

Darrall Macqueen
BBC Studios

Prod: Maddy Darrall
Dir: Otto Bathurst

BITE OF THE LIVING DEAD

F3

Icon

Prod: Harry Marshall
Dir: Barny Revill

STEPHEN KING'S THE MAN WHO LOVED FLOWERS

16mm SR3

Marksman Films

Prod: Adrian Warren
Dir: Adrian Warren

LOCKED UP ABROAD

Series VIII & IX

Varicam

Raw

Prod: Richard Bond
Dir: Jim Nally
Dir: Peter Norrey

ULTIMATE WARFARE

Alexa

Arrow Media

Prod: Tom Brisley
Dir: Gareth Johnson

RITUALS

Alexa mini

BBC NHU

Exec Prod: Lucy Carter
Dir: Tuppence Stone

ANIMALS WITH CAMERAS

Amira BMPCC

BBC NHU

Exec Prod: Tim Martin
Dir: Anne Sommerfield

SECRET LIFE OF ME

Part 1

RED Epic

Oxford Scientific Films

Exec Prod: Caroline Hawkins
Dir: Luke Wiles

DAVINA MCCALL

Life At The Extremes

RED Epic

Plimsoll

Exec Prod: Grant Mansfield
Dir: Barny Revill

SECRET LIFE OF CATS

RED Epic

Oxford Scientific Films

Exec Prod: Alice Keens-Soper
Exec Prod: Katy Thorogood
Dir: Luke Wiles

SECRET LIFE OF BABIES

RED Epic

Oxford Scientific Films

Exec Prod: Alice Keens-Soper
Exec Prod: Katy Thorogood
Dir: Barny Revill

SECRET LIFE OF DOGS

RED Epic

Oxford Scientific Films

Exec Prod: Alice Keens-Soper
Exec Prod: Katy Thorogood
Dir: Barny Revill

HOW TO WIN THE GRAND NATIONAL

Winner - GTC Awards 2014, Excellence
Nominated - RTS Awards 2014, Best Specialist Factual
RED Epic

Oxford Scientific Films

Exec Prod: David Glover
Dir: Tom Mustill

ANIMAL ODD COUPLES

RED One

Oxford Scientific Films

Exec Prod: Tom McDonald
Dir: Barny Revill

MAN VS WILD

Nominated - Emmy 2010, Outstanding Cinematography
35 Episodes
Varicam

Diverse

Exec Prod: Steve Rankin
Exec Prod: Jane Lomas
Dir: Matt Dickinson, Wayne Derrick, Tony Lee
Dir: Scott Tankard, David O'Neill, Ben Duncan
Dir: Justin Kelly, Mark Westcott, Claire Dornan
Dir: Carl Hindmarsh, Nick White, Steve Shearman
Dir: David Holroyd, Konrad Begg, Graham Strong
Dir: Chris Richards, Alexis Girardet, Matt Brandon

WORLD'S BIGGEST CAVE

Varicam

ITV Studios

Exec Prod: Liz McCloud
Dir: Patrick Keeley

MISSION EVEREST

HDcam

Diverse

Exec Prod: Rob McIver
Dir: Alexis Girardet

MOUNTAINS WITH GRIFF RHYS-JONES

Winner - BAFTA, Scotland Best Factual Series
HDcam

IWC

Exec Prod: Hamish Barbour
Dir: Rupert Smith

DAREDEVILS

Sky Car

Varicam

Mentorn

Exec Prod: Sam Collyns
Dir: Steve Shearman

ULTIMATE COPS

F3

Atom

Exec Prod: Allen Scheid
Dir: Charlie Smith

BEYOND BOUNDARIES

XDcam

Diverse

Exec Prod: Mike Warner
Dir: Graham Johnston

SPITFIRE ACE

Digi Beta

RDF Media

Exec Prod: Martin Davidson
Dir: Chris Sykes

FAKING IT

Conceptual Artist

Digi Beta

RDF Media

Exec Prod: Stephen Lambert
Dir: Rupert Smith

FAKING IT

Garage MC

Digi Beta

RDF Media

Exec Prod: Stephen Lambert
Dir: Emily Fielden

IAN RANKIN'S EVIL THOUGHTS

Digi Beta

RDF Media

Exec Prod: Clare Patterson
Dir: Tony Knox

THE HUMAN ZOO

Digi Beta

LWT Factual

Exec Prod: Nigel Miller
Dir: Nick Curwin

KYOCERA

Duraforce

ARRI Alexa

Th2ng

Dir: John Shultz

DEGREE

Chain of Adventure

RED One MX
CANON 5d

SCIENCE + FICTION

Dir: Bruce Hurwit

DOS EQUIS

HD Varicam P2

Radical Media

Dir: Phil Lind

SONY AXN

The Chase

HD Varicam P2
PRO 35

Lambie

Dir: Tim Lacey

KRAFT TRAIL MIX

The Jungle

HDcam PRO 35

Crossroads

Dir: Bruce Hurwit

KRAFT TRAIL MIX

Lion

HDcam PRO 35

Crossroads

Dir: Bruce Hurwit

SONY AXN

One Second

NIKON D3

Lambie

Dir: Tim Lacey

CARMEN HAIR

35mm

Lambie

Dir: Tim Lacey

TIMOTEI

Sensations

35mm

Lambie

Dir: Tim Lacey

TOTAL 0% YOGHURT

PHANTOM HD

Lambie

Dir: Tim Lacey

BLOSSOM HILL WINE

35mm

Lambie

Dir: Fiona Lambie

DOLCE & GABBANA

35mm

Annex Films

Dir: Sara Dunlop

HEINZ

Pizza

16mm

Lambie

Dir: Fiona Lambie

HEINZ

Cheesecake

16mm

Lambie

Dir: Fiona Lambie

HIDDEN

16mm

Stream

Dir: David Wharton

VACANT

16mm

Stream

Dir: David Wharton

MTV

Search For A DJ

16mm

Lambie

Dir: Tim Lacey

WINK

Bingo

P2

Sunipa Pictures

Dir: Mat Sunderland