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Director of Photography • Lighting Cameraman
Commercial Video Production • Documentary Film Maker

Professional and creative. BBC trained. An eye for detail.

The Light Direction Ltd. is a company based in Cumbria. We offer an eye for detail, a desire to produce the best, a creative flair and above all, a large number of highly delighted clients.

Adrian is an experienced DoP as well as a DaVinci Resolve Colourist and Grader.

With a background working for BBC Television, we offer a wealth of experience and creativity second to none.
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"Working with Adrian has been a real eye opener and his wealth of experience [...] has helped us create something to thrill fans and hopefully bring in new audiences."

Alisdair McLaren
Producer / Musical Director for
National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland
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"It was a pleasure to work with Adrian on [the Glen Grant] commercial drama. He is a very experienced DoP. I learned a lot from him and look forward to working with him again in the future."

"You are quite the wizard behind the lens. Couldn't have done it without you."
Anna McPherson
Producer / Director, Recite Films
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The Light Direction Ltd. is based in the North West of England covering Manchester, Lancaster, Liverpool and The Lake District Cumbria. We provide services as a director of photography and lighting cameraman providing services to companies who are looking for TV commercial video production Lake District Cumbria based or any other area in the north west either for broadcast, for websites, DVD, Blu Ray or for other commercial purposes. Adrian also offers services as a DaVinci Resolve colourist or colour grader, a highly specialised role in film and television, grading and applying effects to footage. He has extensive experience in all these areas taken from many years working in television both for the BBC and for many independent companies.

A selection of
the equipment
that we use:
Camera: Blackmagic Design Mini Ursa Pro 4K
Lanparte 2 stage swing away matte box
DJI Osmo+ Stabilised Gimbal 4K Camera
Canon CN-E 18-80mm cinema lens
Samyang 14mm wide angle cinema lens
Marshall 7" Monitor

Lighting: Quartzcolor 1.2K HMI's
Quartzcolor 575 HMI's
Dedo 400
Dedo DLH4 - 3 Head Kit
Westcott LED Flex Panel

Sound: Rode FX mic
Sennheiser Radio Mics
Sennheiser HD25 Monitoring Headphones

Grips: Vinten Perfect Balance Pan/Tilt Head
Vinten Carbon Fibre Tripod
Wally Dolly Portable Track and Dolly System

Post Production: DaVinci Resolve Edit Suite running on 4K Edit Station
DaVinci Resolve Mini Control Panel
Gale Gold Monitors
Editors Keys SL600 Vocal Booth

Filming with the Mini Ursa Pro, DoP Adrian Turpin

Television and film making requires its own special and peculiar knowledge and understanding, not just of lighting but of the whole production process from collaberating with the production team through to the technical side of the production including in depth knowledge of how the cameras function and are set up and operated and how the pictures will be used and edited into the final programme or video. The resultant pictures made in either a TV studio or on a location shoot or outside broadcast depend as much on the cameras as on the lighting. Adrian has worked on studio productions and on outside broadcasts and location events all over the UK and worldwide across the globe too. A lighting director or director of photography can pull all of these elements together to ultimately deliver a high quality end product. These two roles are subtley different although both ultimately design and control the lighting of the production. A DoP generally has more say and control over the actual photography as well as the lighting and is a role more commonly associated with film production. A lighting cameraman will deal with both lighting and camerawork when the lighting is less complex.

If you are a business owner or you manage the advertsising for your company and you are looking for a documentary film maker Cumbria or a commercial video production Lake District for your website to advertise or promote your business through the use of a television advert or a promotional film, online or perhaps in a visitor centre experience, then look no further. We can help and guide you through the film making process to enable you to create a highly professional and glossy looking product. A commercial film maker in Manchester or Lancaster could be exactly what your business is in need of to promote your services or perhaps just an aspect of your company or service industry hotel, restaurant, brewery, distillery or other tourist industry service or activity. Music videos for bands and musicians.
boat on water and sun twinkling through trees during filming on Lake Windermere, DoP Adrian Turpin

We have the advantage of being an owner operator of a Blackmagic Design Mini Ursa Pro Super 35mm cinema camera system for the shooting and capture of images for high quality video production. Owning a camera system gives us the advantage of being able to shoot material whenever is convenient or whenever the weather suits rather than being tied down to certain pre-arranged days. Cameras in this genre include Sony FS7, F5, F55, Canon C300, C500, 1DC, Arri Alexa and Red Epic. They can be used to capture cinema quality images in an electronic format that can then be graded and edited on a non-linear edit system. There are many advantages to using these systems over conventional 2/3" broadcast cameras.

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