A conversation between 2 cinematographers about the development and changes in lighting technology.
Billy Williams has been nominated 3 times for Oscars, and won an Oscar for his cinematography for Gandhi (1982). Billy was also responsible for shooting a number of films, including Women in Love (1969), On Golden Pond (1981), The Wind and the Lion (1975), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971).
Williams retired on New Year’s Day 1996. Since retirement he has travelled, conducting work shops on film. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours. Williams is featured in a new book on cinematographers called Conversations with Cinematographers by David A Ellis and published by Scarecrow Press, which is part of the Rowman and Littlefield publishing group.
Over the last 25 years Stuart Harris has led the field as one of Europe’s leading cinematographers. He has collaborated with Ridley Scott, Nick Lewin. Barry Kinsman, Kevin Hewitt, Gregg Masuak. and Marek Kanievska.
Amongst some of the top fashion photographers he has worked are Lester Bookbinder; Barry Lategan; Donovan; Duffy; David Bailey and Melvin Sokolsky (with Raquel Welch) and various other major celebrities including Richard Gere; Claudia Schiffer; Omar Sharif; Greg Norman; Muhammed Ali; Sarah Ferguson (the Duchess of York) to name a few.
During this time he has covered every project imaginable including various car commercials Ford, Renault, Mazda, Alpha Romeo etc. Fashion and Beauty Campaigns Levis; Lee Jeans; Oil Of Olay; London Fog; Wolford; Neutrogena; Vidal Sassoon etc.
Stuart is a visiting tutor at the National Film and Television school in Beaconsfield.