HEAD DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Head Director Of Photography:
Moving Forward - Old Habits Die Hard - The Dubious Spiritualist
Co Director Of Photography:
Holmes in Time For Christmas ( With James Gray)
The Two Fold Bond ( With Gene Foad)
Jamie Stevens was the head Director of Photography and Camera Operator on NPLH for the entire 1st series.
He was also the co DOP and lighting technician for Holmes In Time For Christmas and the First Episode of the 2nd series.
Jamie had an interest of films at an early age and took up a degree in Wimbledon Arts and Design College for Stage and Set design but realised he was more interested in the cinematography side of things and preferred the idea of being directly involved with the filming and working with the cast rather than being stuck to a room backstage away from the action.
In January 2010 NPLH Writer/Director Ross K Foad came across Jamie's profile on the website Starnow.co.uk, whilst searching for a camera man and was impressed by the Youtube videos Jamie had posted to show off his works on capturing space in confined areas.
Ross also noticed he mentioned he was actively looking for work experience and so contacted him asking if he would be interested in being the director of photography on No Place Like Holmes on it which Jamie gladly accepted.
Jamie proved to be an incredibly valuable asset and member of the crew with his artistic visions and ability of mind mapping shots, he worked with Ross to best decide how to capture the best shots for the show, Jamie is willing to go to extreme lengths to get it right including crawling on his hands and knees and bounding on the floor like a dog (see episode "Moving Forward").
Jamie proved his worth even further in an entirely different capacity when despite having no previous acting experience he played a bit part role with incredible success as "Frank Gatsby" a homeless delirious tramp in the Christmas Special Holmes in Time For Christmas, a role he was asked to do following Karin Rydle's suggestion that he would be perfect after reading the script for episode.
And as Jamie himself puts it "I was oddly comfortable in the role of a homeless bum... I don’t know what that says about me!"
In addition to the vast work he did on No Place Like Holmes, Jamie has acted as director of photography on feature length film festival productions and has even made his own documentary on the Isle of Erraid, which can be viewed here on his personal website.
BA Honours Degree in Set Design For Film and Theatre - Wimbledon -2011
Power of Lighting Rain Dance Short Course - 2010