IMG_0816I have over twenty years experience as a cameraman. I love the filming process and enjoy collaborating closely with talented directors and producers to create the best possible outcome. I  have shot for hundreds of different clients in many different genre’s and mediums – broadcast, music, cinema feature, corporate and commercial.

Recent Broadcast clients have included: Universal, MTV, BBC, Channel4, ITV, SKY, NMETV, Sony Europe.
Recent Corporate clients have included: The Welsh National Opera, International Baccalaureate, Venice Biennale, NCH Children’s Charity, Royal Society of Architects.

My camerawork has been Bafta nominated, shortlisted for SXSW music video awards and has been a ‘Best of British’ finalist at Brief Encounters Film Festival.

I have an extensive camera and lighting inventory, including:
Sony FS7 4K broadcast/cinema camera.
Large Tungsten/LED lighting kits. Trace frames, flags and modifiers.
L Series Canon lenses.
Zeiss primes.
Radio mic systems.

I am based in Cardiff and London. I’m able to work across the UK and World. I’m a BECTU member and have public liability Insurance.

COMMERCIAL

‘Andalu’ / Anna Lewis Design / Credit: Director of Photography.
DOP Cardiff - Michael Blackwood Barnes

MUSIC PROMO

Harry Keyworth ‘Knew That Day’ / Seven Everything / Credit: Director of Photography.
DOP Cardiff - Michael Blackwood Barnes
The Good Natured ‘Be My Animal’ / Parlaphone, MTV, Vevo / Credit: Director of Photography.
DOP Cardiff - Michael Blackwood Barnes
Protafield ‘God Forced’ / Universal Music / Credit: Director of Photography.
DOP Cardiff - Michael Blackwood Barnes
Godsticks ‘Borderstomp’ / RJ PR / Credit: Director of Photography.
DOP Cardiff - Michael Blackwood Barnes
Zonderhoof ‘Hogslayer’ / Credit: Director of Photography.
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The Good Natured ‘Fortune Teller’ / Parlaphone / Credit: Director of Photography.
DOP Cardiff - Michael Blackwood Barnes

DRAMA

Dramatic series: ‘ALPHABET’ / Director: Chris Buxton / Credit: Director of Photography.
DOP Cardiff - Michael Blackwood Barnes
Dramatic short: ‘Home From Home’ / Relive / Credit: Director of Photography.
DOP Cardiff - Michael Blackwood Barnes
Feature Film: ‘Fatigue’ / TMF  / Credit: Director of Photography.
DOP Cardiff - Michael Blackwood Barnes

DOCUMENTARY

‘Digging With The F55’ / Fried Pixel & Sony Europe / Credit: Camera Operator.
DOP Cardiff - Michael Blackwood Barnes
‘Football Dreams’ / Forget About it Films & BBC  / Credit: Director of Photography.
DOP Cardiff - Michael Blackwood Barnes
‘Fatigue In Cannes’ / ITV  / Credit: Director of Photography.
DOP Cardiff - Michael Blackwood Barnes