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					Ian Forbes Cinematographer

Contact
          13 Fort Street
          Dundee
          DD2 1BS

          Mobile: +44 (0)7784403993
          Email: i.w.l.forbes@gmail.com
          reel: http://vimeo.com/11744998

Profile
          Ian Forbes is a young, passionate and creative cinematographer, a graduate of
          Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, Scotland. Ian achieved a 1st class
          honours degree.

          Ian has lit and shot a diverse selection of projects including short film, music promos,
          commercials and artist films. Ian approaches every project with an open-mind, a
          can do attitude and is always a key team player in the creative process.

          Ian has working experience and knowledge of a range of camera formats including
          Super 16, Red One MX, Canon 7d, Canon 5d ii, HD Cam, P2, XD Cam.

          Ian’s early experiences as a camera assistant and spark have given him a strong ‘on
          set’ background, allowing him to develop an approach to both the creative aspects of
          cinematography as well as the complex technical and logistical sides needed to
          serve the creative vision.

Work in Festivals and Awards

   Egg and Fag Directed by Rose Hendry

          Official Selection @ Encounters, Bristol- UK 2011, Shortlisted for DepicT! Short film
          competition, Official Selection @ Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York- UK 2011

   The Accidental Tourist Directed by Ian Forbes
          Awarded Best Local Film’@ Shepparton Shorts, Melbourne- AU 2011, Official
          Selection @ Screentest- UK, Official Selection @ No Limits, Sheffield- UK, 2011


   Meta Directed by Matt Cameron
          Official Selection @ Screentest, London- UK 2011. Official Selection @ No Limits,
          Sheffield- UK 2011, Nominated for 2 BAFTA New Talent Award’- Scotland 2010


   Feet For hands Directed by Matt Cameron
          Awarded Best Comedy @ Screentest, London- UK 2011, Official Selection @ No
          Limits, Sheffield- UK 2011.

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Filmography


Organisation, company or group                                  Role                             Dates
1.  Blood Music, Music Promo for ‘ADO, The Ultra’               Co-Directror & DoP               October 2011
2.  Promo Film- Hopitalfield House.                             DoP                              Sept 2011
3.  Artists Film- Ronald Forbes- ‘Joking Appart’                DoP                              July 2011
4.  Music Promo for Hourglass Sea ‘LA Lights’, Director –       DoP                              June 2011
    Jack King.
5. Independent Film, Short – ‘Falling Out’, Director – Matt     DoP                              May 2011
    Cameron
6. Independent Film, Short - ‘A Stately Suicide’, Director –    Co-writer and DoP                April 2011
    Matt Cameron.
7. Independent Film, Short, ‘Bird Bath’, Director – Rose        DoP                              April 2011
    Hendry
8. Independent Film, Short, ‘Chips and Cherryade’, Director     DoP                              April 2011
    – Rose Hendry.
9. Greenroom Films, Edinburgh, Commercial for Victoria &        2nd Unit DOP                     March 2011
    Albert Museum Dundee, Director – Peter Richardson,
    DOP- Richard Craske.
10. 1965 Records, London, Music Promo for the band The          DoP                              March 2011
    View, ‘I Need That Record’, Director – Scott Davidson.
11. Silvertip Films, 'Live and Unsigned' talent show event      DoP                              March 2011
    (shoot in Glasgow Royal Concert Hall).
12. Silvertip Films, 'Live and Unsigned' talent show event      DoP                              March 2011
    (shoot in the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh).
13. Broughty Ferry Environmental Project, Scotland,             Director/ Writer/ DoP            March 2011
    ‘Down by the Dighty’.
14. Independent Film, Artist film - Rose Hendry, ‘Egg & Fag’.   DoP                              March 2011
15. Ms Hamdan Productions, Narrative film, ‘Wedding Day’,       DoP                              Feb 2011
    (shoot in London), Director - Dima Hamdan.
16. 1965 Records, London, Music Promo for the band - The        DoP                              Nov 2010
    View - ‘Sunday’, Director – Scott Davidson.
17. Independent Film, Artist Film – Rose Hendry, ‘Orb’.         DoP                              Nov 2010
18. Independent Film, Short, ‘The Collector’ (Shoot in          DoP                              October 2010
    London), Director – Andrew Rainnie.
19. Independent Film, Short, ‘My Welcome Intruders’. Live       DoP                              Sept 2010
    action and animation
20. Visual Effects Research Lab, Dundee, Artist film -          2nd Assistant Camera             Sept 2010
    Wendy McMurdo, (Shoot in Bristol Robotics lab at
    University of West England), DOP - Richard Craske.
21. Visual Effects Research Lab, Dundee, Artist film - Rory     1st Assistant Camera             Sept 2010
    Middleton, (Shoot at a Falconry in Fife, Scotland), DOP -
    Richard Craske.
22. Visual Effects Research Lab, Dundee - Artist Film -         1st Assistant Camera             Sept2010
    Colin Andrews (Shoot at Army barracks in Angus,
    Scotland), DOP- Richard Craske.
23. Visual Effects Research Lab, Dundee, Artist film -          DoP                              Sept 2010
    Rachael Maclean, ‘Theme Park’.
24. Independent, Short, ‘Insulting Incident’, Director – Matt   DoP                              August 2010
    Cameron.
25. The Dressing Up Box, Promo – ‘The Dressing Up Box’,         DoP                              June 2010


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    Director – Danielle Coates.
26. Student Film, Short, ‘Baby J’, Director - Scott Davidson.     DoP                             April 2010
27. Student Film, Short, ‘Pressure’, Director - Scott             DoP                             April 2010
    Davidson.
28. Student Film, Short, ‘Actions’, Director – Rose Hendry.       DoP                             March 2010
29. Student Film, Short, ‘Tickled Pink’, Director – Katie         DoP                             March 2010
    Mason.
30. Student Film, Short, ‘Many Beats’, Director - Scott           DoP                             March 2010
    Davidson.

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31. Student Film, Short narrative, ‘The Accidental Tourist’ -     Director and DoP                Feb 2010
    (Screened at various festivals and awarded ‘Best Local
    Film’ at ‘Shepparton Shorts - Short Film Festival’
    Australia 2011)
32. Student Film, Short narrative, ‘Meta’ – (Screened at          DoP                             Jan 2010
    various festivals and nominated for 2 BAFTA in Scotland
    New Talent Awards, 2011, nominated for Creative Loop
    student film awards, 2011). Director – Matt Cameron.
33. Student Film, Short narrative, ‘Feet For Hands’               DoP                             Nov 2009
    (Screened at various festivals and awarded ‘Best
    Comedy’ at The National Student Film Festival, London,
    2011. Also nominated for ‘Best Fiction’ at Creative Loop
    Student Film Awards, Glasgow, 2011) Director – Matt
    Cameron.
34. Signal Films, Short- ‘Just before Dawn’. (Shoot in            Trainee Lighting Assistant      October 2009)
    Cumbria, England), Director - Loren Slater, DOP - Suzie
    Lavelle.
35. Black Camels Productions, Glasgow. Feature –                  Trainee Lighting Assistant      Apr/May 2009
    ‘Legacy’, Director - Thomas Ikimi, DOP Jonathan Harvey.
36. Student Film, Short - ‘Subject X’, Director - Chris McGill.   DoP                             April 2009
37. Student Film, Music promo experimental - for the band         Director and DoP                April 2009
    ‘The Fauves’, ‘Oh My Gosh’.
38. Student Film, Short experimental, ‘Bucket of Chicken’.        Director and DoP                March 2009
39. Cmc Productions, Music promo, ‘Circus’ for the band ‘ID       DoP
    Parade’, Director – Chris Boud.                                                               March 2009
40. Student Film, Short, ‘Closed Circuit’, Director – Matt        DoP
    Cameron.                                                                                      Nov 2008
41. Student Film, Short, ‘Street Division’, (Screened at          Director and DoP
    Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) Cinema, May, 2008).                                            March 2008

Current Kit-

Canon 7D
Zeiss prime lenses- 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm.
15mm accessory rails
shoulder mount + handles
follow focus kit


References: readily available as required.


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    March 2009
37. Student Film, Short, ‘Closed Circuit’, Director – Matt        DoP
    Cameron.                                                                                      Nov 2008
38. Student Film, Short, ‘Street Division’, (Screened at          Director and DoP
    Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) Cinema, May, 2008).                                            March 2008


Education

Date                Institution                        Qualification                              Grade
2006- 2010          Duncan of Jordanstone College      BA (Hons) Time Based Art and               1st class
                    of Art & Design, Dundee            Digital Film
                    University

2005- 2006          Dundee College                     HNC in Computer Animation



References: readily available as required.




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