Nic Lawson

As a fourth generation filmmaker, Nic has extensive experience of the British film and television industry. Currently, he combines his teaching with a successful career as an independent cinematographer. From a background in art and photography, Nic began his career as an assistant cameraman in documentaries, before moving into feature films and television drama.

During his time working up through the grades alongside many acclaimed directors and cinematographers, Nic began to shoot independent projects, winning awards including Best Cinematography at the California Independent Film Festival (Devilwood). Nic has continued to be recognised for his main unit work in television drama and independent features, winning Best Cinematography at the British Horror Film Festival for the feature film The Holding. In parallel, he continues to shoot second unit for a number of prominent directors including Barry Levinson (Rock The Kasbah), Neil Jordan (Ondine & Byzantium), Oliver Parker (St Trinians 2), Guy Ritchie (Rock’n’Rolla) and Dominic Cooke CBE (On Chesil Beach).

As well as teaching at the Met, Nic has taught at the NFTS and the London Film School. Nic is a member of the Guild Of British Camera Technicians.

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