Staff Profiles: Nic Morris

Nic Morris

Staff Profile: Nic Morris
Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Nic Morris

Nic Morris

Senior Lecturer in Film Production

Film and Television

Nic Morris, BSC is a Senior Lecturer who brings to students his professional experience as Director of Photography on award winning films, such as Firelight, directed by William Nicholson, which won the San Sebastian Silver Seashell for Best Cinematography, and was nominated for the prestigious BSC Best Cinematography award.

Biography

Nic graduated with a BA in Photographic Art (Film) from the University of Westminster, which paved the way for a successful career as a Director of Photography across various formats and media, ranging from celluloid to high-end digital. Nic’s filmography includes Before You Go starring Julie Walters, and early work within the VFX Unit on David Fincher’s Alien 3, which was nominated for the Academy Award in Visual Effects. Alongside film, Nic has extensive experience in advertising and television. He has worked on numerous prestigious advertising campaigns, and won a string of awards including the D&AD award for Cinematography and the Grand Prix at Cannes.

As a 4K Independent Certified Expert (ICE), Nic is well-versed with digital acquisition and workflows, and has been involved with Sony on their 8K/4K high end cameras. He was involved with the prototype top end feature camera, the Sony F65, shooting in 4K for the showcase film at the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual trade show in Las Vegas.

Nic has been the cinematographer on several leading BBC hit programmes, including the BAFTA nominated Being Human, Spooks, Hustle and Dr Who.

Boasting significant experience in film education, Nic previously led the filmmaking programme at the Arts University Bournemouth, was the MA Cinematography Programme Leader at Met Film School, and served as an External Examiner at the The Hull School of Art & Design, Faculty of Arts, Hull College.

Nic's recent work as Director of Photography includes 'Jekyl & Hyde' and ‘The Loch’, both for ITV Studios.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution
BA Photographic Art University of Westminster (formerly PCL)

Accreditation

BSC

Membership of professional bodies

BSC, BAFTA

Teaching and research

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Publications

  • Morris, Nic (2016) Beowulf
  • Morris, Nic (2006) Digital DP, pp.270-277. ISBN 082647988X.

External responsibilities

Governor of the BSC

External examining

External Examiner for the Open University