Mr Michael Sides

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  • Qualifications:BAHons 2.1 Media Pactice, BS7909, IPAF a/b
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261

About me

I attended what has since become the Filmmaking course in 2010-13 and since then have had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of productions from commercials, HETV and films to music videos, promotional content, documentaries, theatre and live events and I love finding creative solutions to technical challenges.


I began my career working as a lighting cameraman and an AC as well as making short independent films.

I then transitioned into the lighting department as spark and now also work as a commercial gaffer.

A unique aspect of my camera experience has been in filming for creative events and clients including circus performers, theatre groups, festivals, musicians and artists.


I have attended training with manufacturers such as ARRI and in software such as DaVinci which means I have a good understanding of both production and post demands and how they can affect on-set processes.


I enjoy working with junior crew and helping young people into the industry, I have worked for Its My Shout, a scheme in Wales encouraging young people into filmmaking and often work on BFI shorts and other such productions giving rising filmmakers opportunities.


I am also a member of the BECTU union

Area of expertise

Film-making, cinematography, lighting, editing and post-production


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