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Mike Eley

BAFTA Masterclass: Cinematography with Mike Eley

6 Aug 2014

Join us for a BAFTA Masterclass with cinematographer Mike Eley (Touching the Void, Marley, The Selfish Giant).

Mike Eley started his career in documentaries working on films for the BBC, Channel Four and ITV. Among his early credits were films for Adam Curtis (Pandora’s Box and The Living Dead) and the Modern Times film The Lido, directed by Lucy Blakstad. Following a move into features and television drama he worked on Ken Loach’s The Navigators and then, in 2002, he shot the documentary feature Touching the Void with Kevin Macdonald, (for which he won a BIFA award for Best Technical Achievement).

He has collaborated many times with director Susanna White, most notably on Jane Eyre for the BBC (an Emmy nomination and RTS award for Best Cinematography) and also as 2nd Unit Director / DOP on Generation Kill for HBO.

In 2007, Mike worked on Grey Gardens with director Michael Sucsy, earning a 2nd Emmy nomination, and in 2009 he re-teamed with Susanna White for the feature film Nanny Mcphee & the Big Bang. More recently, Mike has shot Parade’s End for BBC/HBO (3rd Emmy nomination) as well as the Kevin Macdonald feature-doc Marley. In 2012 Mike teamed up with director Clio Barnard on her second feature The Selfish Giant. His most recent work includes Discovery Channel’s first scripted drama, the mini-series Klondike, and an ITV two-part drama entitled The Lost Honour of Christopher Jeffries, directed by Roger Michell.

BAFTA ICA Masterclass Labs are monthly events where innovative talents from the film and television industries share their creative practices with the audience. Sessions are illustrated with clips or other media, and with much time for questions. These masterclass labs give the audience an opportunity to exchange ideas with some of the industries’ exceptional newer talents.

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