Philip Bloom

World-renowned award winning filmmaker

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned award winning filmmaker who, for the past 13 years of his 30-year career has specialised in creating incredible cinematic images no matter what the camera.  Some of his most iconic work was created with Canon DSLRs, his use of these to shoot part of Lucasfilms’ last movie “Red Tails” proved a huge point to the naysayers.

He has become very well known for his in-depth video reviews of various cameras, which have helped many people in the huge decision of buying a camera.

His first 17 years was spent working for Sky News as a news cameraman, for 9 months of the year he was away filming some of the world’s biggest stories. After going freelance in 2006, specialising in documentary filmmaking, he has worked for all the major UK broadcasters, such as the BBC, ITV, C4 and Sky, as well as countless independent production companies and many others around the world including CNN, CBS, Discovery, FOX and NBC. 

Independent projects are key to Philip and he splits his time between bigger projects and small independent ones. One of his most successful independent projects was “How To Start A Revolution” which won a BAFTA in 2012 and was also awarded prizes at several film festivals including Best Documentary at the 2011 Raindance festival. 

His work as Directory of Photography on the three seasons for “The Wonder List” for CNN  took him to dozens of countries around the world and was widely applauded as some of the most cinematic filming on a documentary series.

My Sessions

Workshop: 360 photo/video with Philip Bloom

Bailey Allen Auditorium

Despite working in professional video for 30 years Philip Bloom is just as excited today about cameras as he was when he got his first film camera in the early 1970s. Whilst some fads like 3D irritated more than excited him, when he got his first 360 camera in April 2014 he became fascinated with what this technology could achieve. As storytelling […]


Keynote: The Evolution of Consumer devices into professional content creation-where to next?

Bailey Allen Auditorium

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who, for the past 11 years of his 30-year career has specialised in creating incredible cinematic images no matter what the camera. His name was synonymous with DSLR filmmaking and he has continued to use consumer gear alongside his larger and much more expensive professional gear.  In his keynote Philip will answer the following question: “Has the time […]


The Vloggers Toolkit

Bailey Allen Auditorium

Its an ongoing debate about what is the best camera to use for vlogging and content creation. While most vloggers seem to prefer mirrorless and dslr cameras the latest smartphones do an extremely good job of delivering quality images and sound. In this session we’ll explore the pros and cons of each solution.