Senior Lecturer - Camera
Belinda Parsons is a freelance Director of Photography, shooting an independent feature films, cinema shorts and working with production companies for all the major broadcasters, filming social documentaries, arts programming, and three feature length dramas for S4C. She was Cinematographer on British low budget award winning feature film THIN ICE and has won the award for Cinematography on PENINSULA October 2019, Southampton Film Festival. The LWT music series LEAVING HOME was awarded a BAFTA, and the short BREATHING was awarded a Chicago Silver Hugo. Belinda was nominated for a WFTV Samuelson Award for Technical Excellence. She has also specialised in shooting films for artists for gallery installation – Mark Wallinger, Idris Khan, Dorothy Cross, Serena Korda, Jayne Parker, Sarah Baker, Richard Wentworth and others.
A graduate of the NFTS, Belinda has been a Visiting Lecturer in Cinematography at the University of Creative Arts, the London Metropolitan University, the University of Hertfordshire, the University of South Wales, the University of Bedfordshire, the University of Westminster and the National Film and Television School.
Lecturer - Camera
Brian graduated from the National Film and Television School with an MA in Cinematography in 2009. His graduation film BLACKWATER went on to be screen at many international festivals and picking up awards in Greece and LA, as well as being selected for Camerimage. His first feature was the BFI-funded gay coming-of-age drama DEPARTURE, shot on location in the south of France and opening at the London Film Festival. Brian also shot the Film London-funded short BALCONY which won over 25 awards including a Crystal Bear for Best Short Film at Berlinale and Best Cinematography at Sulmonacinema in Italy. More recently, Brian shot the Film London-funded short NIGHT OUT which won the London Calling 2018 showcase and Best British Short at Leeds International Film Festival. He also collaborated with Beniamino Barrese on cinematography for the documentary THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER which premiered in competition at Sundance in 2019 and has already picked up several awards. He has shot numerous commercials, fashion films and music promos.
My parents were artists and performers. They produced sculpture, light shows, multi-media performances, sound and light environments, books etc. I was the 'technical' member of the family and from the arrival of a Ferrograph series 4 tape recorder when I was still at junior school I enjoyed working on the sound content of our artistic activities. After a few years working as an Audio-Visual Aids Technician in a large London school I started Film work in 1979 with a Documentary production house in Central London becoming a Freelance Sound Recordist in 1985.
Over the last 30+ years I have enjoyed sound recording all over the world on Television Documentary, Theatre, Corporate, Commercials and Drama productions.
Head of Production Design
Senior Lecturer - Production Design
After graduating in Fine Art Carmel worked as a Theatre Designer in UK, Ireland and Berlin before training in Production Design at the National Film and Television School.
She has extensive experience as Production Designer working internationally on feature films shot in the UK and in Southern Africa, and a wide portfolio of productions including RTS award-winning shorts (‘Decisions’ for Ch 4), TV drama, drama documentaries, commercials and BAFTA award-winning Arts films (Sir Simon Rattle’s ‘Leaving Home’ for Ch 4). Feature films ‘Friends’ directed by Elaine Proctor and ‘Hijack Stories’ directed by Oliver Schmitz gained recognition in Cannes - Special Mention Palme D’Or and Un Certain Regard respectively, both securing international releases.
Carmel has combined teaching with professional practice throughout her career, devising the MA Production Design course at Northern School of Film and Television and teaching at many institutions as a visiting tutor in between film projects, including at University of Westminster, University of the Arts London, University of the Creative Arts Farnham, Royal Holloway University and as a Professional Mentor to Film Glasgow’s JumpCut Summer Production Company.
Multimedia Content Producer
British-born Chi Yu graduated from London Film School with an MA in Filmmaking, where he trained in Directing, Cinematography, Camera Operating, Producing and Editing as well as assisting across numerous film productions. He has worked in various fields as a freelance videographer, teaching assistant and in administration for various organisations.
Administrative Support Officer
London film school is my first full time job since arriving in London a year ago. Before moving to London I was living in Melbourne, I managed cafes and spent a year working as a receptionist at a Bank. I enjoy working in Covent Garden where the school is based and watching psychological thriller films in my spare time
Term 5 Tutor
Library, Film Archive and Festivals Manager
Ginette heads up the Library, Film Archive and Film Festivals and Distribution Dept at London Film School. Ginette has worked in audio- visual archives and organisations for over twenty years and with Film Festivals for over six years. Previous roles include Film Librarian ETV (Soviet Film Archives), Acquisitions and COI collections Manager at Film Images, Asst. Curator Moving Image Collections, Wellcome Trust, Freelance Film Archivist, Welcome Trust, Manager Clips&Footage Ltd, Sales Manager Footage Farm and Film Archive Manager at London Film School. Ginette has a wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics including film preservation, asset management, copyright, IP, rights management, clip sales, and distribution. Archival footage use, and the international film festivals circuit.
Academic Programme Manager
Prior to joining LFS, Greg graduated from the University of Westminster with a Bachelors of Music.
He then moved into timetabling and scheduling at the University of Middlesex, where he spent 4 years maintaining schedules for the School of Business as well as the Departments of Art and Design, Law and Science and Technology.
Senior Lecturer - Production Design
Jennifer is our Registry Administrator.