Barbara Matas Moris
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.
Candida Moriarty - BA Hons, PGCE, MA
Head of Production Design
Candida’s first degree was in BA (Hons) Three-Dimensional Design - Specialising in Theatre Design (set and costume), after which Candida gained expansive experience working as set and costume designer, art director, co-ordinator, supervisor, maker, and scenic artist in the film, television, theatre, opera, ballet, and live events industries. She worked in the UK and on productions that have filmed/toured internationally.
Candida’s early career design of Extraordinary People (as premiered in London’s West End) was reviewed as excellent in ‘The Guardian' by critic Michael Keith Billington - OBE. Subsequently, Candida designed many theatre productions, but also traversed her skills into film and television work; including contributing to set/costume aspects of BAFTA & OSCAR winning/nominated film and television productions (including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Buster, Game, Set and Match, Hi De Hi, Fortunes of War, The Borrowers). She has enjoyed working on a diverse range of over 150 productions including feature and short films, documentaries, drama and comedy series, a few corporate/fashion/music videos, as well as set and costume work for The Nuffield Theatre, The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera House, and The English National Opera.
Throughout her career, Candida has enjoyed teaching her field of practice. She has been a mentor in the workplace of placement students from Nottingham Trent University, Wimbledon School of Art, and University of the Creative Arts Farnham. In a previous Head of Design role, in a drama school, she designed the productions and taught technical theatre arts students the art department skills to realise the designs. Candida has also been a Production Design Visiting Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and at Central Saint Martins. Candida taught Production Design to BA Film and Television Students for 10 years alongside being a Course Leader of 12 years for a production degree course which she devised for the UAL, prior to joining LFS.
Candida embraces LFS MAS course particularly because offers practice learning and relevant self-initiated research challenges that demands dedication towards holistic cross department understanding and a collaborative filmmaking approach; supporting skills development that industry seeks. And a real bonus is the super interesting storytelling that comes from the student lead films.
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.
Charlotte joins LFS after completing a diploma in Acting in Stratford Upon Avon, studying English Literature at University in Sheffield and working in various fields from coffee shops and manor houses to dental administration. She has long harboured a love of film and acting, completing several courses with The National Youth Theatre and acting in short films. She is a prolific music lover, teaching herself to play the bass guitar and joining a band a month later, culminating in performing gigs around the UK, her favourite gig played being The Isle of Wight Festival. In her spare time she loves solo cinema trips, playing her guitar, getting out into nature, researching folklore and good films and literature.
Editing Lecturer; Multimedia 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.
Senior Lecturer in Sound
Interim Head Of Camera
Module Leader and 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.
Acting Head of Marketing
Holly coordinates communications at London Film School helping to ensure the exciting work of the school is shared far and wide. With over 14 years' working in PR and communications, across a huge variety of industries and sectors including education, Holly brings with her a wealth of understanding and experience.
Administrative Support Officer
Jennifer is our Registry Administrator.