Paul’s practice focuses on collaboration with marginalised and working class communities, the effects of austerity and a Britain in conflict on analogue cine and stills formats.

His most recent 16mm film “Mirrors”, funded by BFI Doc Society with support from The Eaton Fund and Oppenheim-Downes Trust, premiered at Sheffield DocFest 2022 and was longlisted for best short film at the British Independent Film Awards.

In 2018 he was awarded the ‘Portrait of Britain’ prize by the British Journal of Photography and his work was exhibited nationwide. In recent years he has received funding from Arts Council England, Video Jam and The Chalk Cliff Trust.

He continues to run 16mm workshops to pass on the analogue methodology and foster mentorship roles with students.




Working with 16mm film is an integral part of my practice, so I am offering my technical knowledge and experience to the next generation of filmmakers.

My workshop will cover the following:

- Loading and unloading the Bolex H16 camera

- Technical specifications of the camera such as frame rates, variable shutter, and their effect on the image

- Film emulsions and their differences

- How to use a light meter
- How to measure light correctly (interior/exterior scenarios)

- Lens focussing & options

- Post production workflow, such as how to film out a Kodak Spec Sheet correctly

- Useful tips in the field
- Safe practice

Not only is this a technical & practical course, but a creative one. As each student will come to the course with an idea of how to use the format, each will be given bespoke tutoring for their specific needs and/or project.

This course is designed for undergraduate level and above, 1-6 students, and can run between 1-2 hours total.

By the end of the course, each student will be capable of safely and correctly operating the Bolex H16 cine camera, leaving with a PDF outlining the course details.

Please get in contact to discuss a quote.