Ian Woolston-Smith has had years of experience working
on features, television, national commercials, music
videos, and documentaries. Ian pursued his early interest
in Cinema with a Bachelor Of Fine Arts Degree, as well
as studying at the Maine Media Workshops with Academy Award
winning Cinematographers like Walter Lassally, BSC.
Walter's 2 week course on camera operating, and lighting, was a
12 hour a day intensive introduction. Ian's many experiences led him to
study Steadicam Operating with the renowned inventor
Garrett Brown, and master Steadicam operator Larry McConkey.
Ian's work in commercials has given him the opportunity to shoot
with master cinematographers. Ian worked the rise of music video
shooting in collaboration with many loyal directors. Ian's wealth of
musical experience comes in handy when working on music video parodies
for Saturday Night Live, and other SNL projects.
Ian's worked features with lots of moving camera involving
operating A or B camera as well. He has operated for
legendary Steadicam Operators working as DP, on movies like
"Harrison's Flowers". Ian repeatedly works well with actor/directors,
who are in front of the camera while directing,
like Matthew Broderick, Mario Van Peebles, and David Arquette.
Ian's Television work includes many action movies with children,
stunts, and sophisticated animal scenes. After operating
Steadicam on these complicated shows, Ian has become
a regular for well known clients who love Steadicam. Ian also
operated Dave Chappell's Emmy nominated show, "Charlie Murphies
True Hollywood Stories: Rick James". Then for SNL, "Mother Lovers"
sequel to the Emmy winning short"Dick in a Box", as well as
"I Just Had Sex", and the "Amazon 50 Shades
Of Grey" ad. About 18 different segments to date.