Archive of selected work

'FURY'

2nd Unit DOP 

'The Imitation Game'

2nd Unit DOP

'Edge of Tomorrow'

VFX DOP

'War Horse'

VFX DOP

'THOR - The Dark World'

Additional DOP / VFX DOP

'Jack the Giant Slayer' (3D)

VFX / Splinter DOP

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'Young Adam'

2nd Unit DOP

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'Gladiator'

VFX DOP

DOP showreel

2nd Unit Director / 2nd Unit DOP showreel

A selection of my recent 2nd Unit work. 'The Imitation Game' (2nd Unit DOP) A complete 2nd Unit scene, incorporating VFX elements & live action with lead cast. 'FURY' (2nd Unit DOP) The Tiger scene was the most challenging of the many battle scenes and set pieces I shot on this film and this scene has over 70 2nd Unit shots in it - including work with lead cast and doubles. 'A United Kingdom' (2nd Unit Director / DOP) 2 scenes from the film. 1. An example of how the 2nd Unit can 'top & tail' a scene with landscapes (including aerial work) and 2. A scene involving both real crowd extras (1900!) and VFX crowd replication. 'War & Peace' (2nd Unit Director / DOP) My work on this show included lots of battle planning and battles using over 30 stunt performers, 50 action extras, horses, aerial work, SFX / VFX etc. 'Swallows and Amazons' (2nd Unit Director / DOP) An example of 2nd Unit work on a low budget feature - incl. marine work with stunt doubles and aerial work with a practical sea plane.

Now showing 'In From The Cold'

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2nd Unit Director / 2nd Unit DOP on Netflix / Fresco Films 'In From The Cold' - tap on the image to see the season trailer

'Tin Star 3'

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DOP on Ep.5 of season 3 of SKY Atlantic's 'Tin Star'- tap on the image to see the  season trailer

'The One and Only Ivan'

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2nd Unit  DOP / VFX DOP on Disney's 'The One and Only Ivan' Walt Disney Studios - tap on the poster to see the trailer

'Horizon Line'

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2nd Unit DOP / Additional Photography on SF Studios 'Horizon Line' - tap on the poster to see the trailer

'Yesterday'

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2nd Unit  DOP / VFX DOP on Danny Boyle's 'Yesterday ' for Universal / Working Title - tap on the poster to see the trailer

'Dumbo'

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Splinter Unit  DOP / VFX DOP on Tim Burton's 'Dumbo' for Disney Studios  - tap on play to see the teaser trailer

'Allied'

Additional Photography / VFX DOP / Aerial DOP on 'Allied' for Paramount Pictures / GK Films - tap on the poster to see the trailer.

'Assassins Creed'

 

Splinter Unit / VFX Unit DOP on 'Assassins Creed' for Ubisoft / 20th Cenury Fox - tap on the poster to see a trailer

'A United Kingdom'

'Swallows and Amazons'

2nd Unit  / VFX Unit Director / DOP on 'A United Kingdom'  for Fox Searchlight  - see some of my work on this film in my 2nd Unit reel.

'Swallows and Amazons'

2nd Unit Director / DOP on 'Swallows and Amazons' for Harbour Films / Studiocanal  - see my work on this film in my 2nd Unit reel.

Recent TV work 'TROY - Fall of a City'

2nd Unit Director / DOP on 'TROY - Fall of a City'  (eps.1-3) for BBC / Netflix / KUDOS TV. - tap on the photo to see the trailer

'Britannia'

2nd Unit Director / DOP on 'Britannia' for Sky Atlantic / Amazon Studios / Vertigo TV. - tap the play button to see the trailer

'War & Peace'

2nd Unit Director / DOP on 'War & Peace' for BBC One / A&E Network / Weinstein Co. - tap on the poster for more info.

VFX Work

'THOR - The Dark World' Marvel Studios / Ent. Just prior to release - and to act as a bridge between 'THOR' and 'THOR II', I shot this prologue as part of my role as Additional  DOP / VFX DOP.  Combining live action and VFX elements - incl. some that I shot in Norway prior to principal photography. 

Short Films

'Belly of the Wolf' - trailer for a short film that I shot recently. Dir.: Mark Fisher

Commercials

Commercial for XBOX 'Kinect Sports II' - one of the most complex commercials I've ever shot. This is an extended, on-line & in-store promotional version. Dir.: JP Hersey Prod.: Matthew Nelson Prod. Co.: Matte Black Films VFX Co.: Realtime UK VFX Sup.: Ian Jones VFX Prod.: Jane Forsyth

About

I'm a UK based Director of Photography, 2nd Unit Director / 2nd Unit DOP and VFX DOP. I've been working in the Film & TV industry for over 30 years and during this time I've worked on productions of all sizes and budgets; from features with budgets of $200MM and over, to short films costing less than £10K. My work frequently takes me around the world and I've had the privilege of working in amazing places, with some of the industry's most talented people - learning something new from all of them in the process. I've been a full voting member of the British Academy (BAFTA) for over 10 years.

October 2022. I've recently been shooting a Splinter / Action Unit on the latest 'Fast & Furious' instalment - 'FAST X'. Most of 2022 was taken up Directing & DP'ing the 2nd Unit on the Netflix move 'Damsel' in the UK and Portugal. I also went to Antarctica, Greenland & Iceland to shoot an aerial VFX Unit for a Warner Bros. movie. In May 2021 I wrapped after a 4.5 month shoot in Madrid where I was Directing & DP'ing the 2nd Unit on the Netflix show 'In From The Cold'. I recently Directed and DP'd the 2nd Unit on Warner Bros. live action movie 'Tom & Jerry', I also shot a block of 'Tin Star 3' in the UK and some additional material for 'Horizon Line' - including my first Underwater Unit. In 2018 I shot the 2nd Unit on 'Yesterday' in the UK and 'The One and Only Ivan' in the US. In 2017 I  Directed & DP'd the VFX / Splinter Unit on Tim Burton's 'Dumbo' and between February and June of the same year I was in Cape Town, Directing & DP'ing the 2nd Unit on Eps.1-3 of 'Troy: Fall of a City' for Netflix / BBC. In 2016 I Directed & DP'd the 2nd Unit on 'Britannia' in the Czech Republic, prior to that I shot the Splinter Unit on the Robert Zemeckis WWII project 'Allied' in the UK, Canary Islands and Morocco. Other recent credits include shooting the VFX / Splinter Unit on 'Assassins Creed' in London, Directing & DP'ing the 2nd Unit on the epic TV Drama 'War & Peace' in Lithuania, Latvia and Russia and performing the same role on the features 'Swallows and Amazons' in the UK and 'A United Kingdom' in Botswana. Tap on the photo for my full IMDBPro resume.

Contact 

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Direct contact: stevenhalldop@gmail.com