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CHRISTOPHER NICHOLSON

Writer/Director

Christopher is a scientifically trained visual artist who has been professionally engaged as a Writer and Director for over 27 years, collaborating to deliver feature films, short films, cinema and TV commercials, dramas, documentaries and live events.

 

He is highly creative, is fast, reliable and efficient as well as being an experienced early adopter.

 

He is also adept at delivering difficult projects on time and on budget.

 

Christopher was the first in the UK to create a cinema commercial digitally in association with Sony, first to create a commercial that incorporated live action footage in a Virtual Studio in association with Molinare, first to create a narrative drama with Vision 2 T-Grain film stock in association with Kodak and first to shoot a music video using a RED One camera.  He has also designed and developed a new 3D filmmaking process called NVE®, Natural Viewing Experience, supported by BBC, 3Aality, Sony, Panavision, Panalux, and Molinare and presented at Warner Brothers in Burbank.

 

Christopher has been the Creative Director and Executive Producer of a number of charity projects including nationwide cinema and TV campaigns for Crisis and Marie Curie Cancer Care.  His work with disadvantaged teenagers from the Prince’s Trust resulted in him receiving a personal commendation from HRH Prince Charles.

 

He is also especially passionate about passing on his training and experience to the younger generation and has held classes in screen acting and filmmaking as well as mentoring a number of students since 1993.  He was one of the organisers and jury member at the Kodak Student Film Awards, has been a Visiting Lecturer at Universities and film schools throughout the UK as well as holding workshops at drama schools including The Arts Institute, LAMDA, The Actor's Temple, The Actor's Centre, Central London School of Dramatic Art, International School of Screen Acting and Mountview, and IDSA.

 

For some time now, Christopher has been an active supporter for members of the BAME community in development of careers both behind and in front of the camera.

 

He was also the first Director in the UK to hold workshops on screen acting for actors wishing to explore the Meisner Technique and is an active member of the Screen-Actor's specialist tutor group "Acting2Camera".

SHOWREEL

WORK

FILM

OTHER WORK

ACHIEVEMENTS

INDUSTRY FIRSTS

A passionate early-adopters of new technologies, Christopher has achieved a number of notable film industry firsts:

  • First in the UK to create a cinema commercial digitally in association with Sony
  • First to create a commercial that incorporated live action footage in a Virtual Studio in association with Molinare
  • First to create a narrative drama with Vision 2 T-Grain film stock in association with Kodak
  • First to shoot a music video using a RED One camera

NVE

Designed and developed a new process of three-dimensional filmmaking called NVE, (Natural Viewing Experience) with a number of significant advances on the current 3D filmmaking processes:

  • Far more immersive and agreeable for the audience
  • Requires no 3D fixing in Post
  • Robust and quick to use
  • Very actor-friendly
  • Remarkably cost-effective
  • Backwardly compatible with all current 3D filmmaking techniques
  • Achieves excellent results when used live

NVE has been described by patent lawyers as a potential industry game-changer and was recently demonstrated NVE to Senior Management at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank California.

HRH PRINCE CHARLES'S COMMENDATION

Christopher’s work with disadvantaged teenagers from the Prince’s Trust resulted in him receiving a personal commendation from HRH Prince Charles.

SCREEN ACTING TECHNIQUES

First UK Director to run screen acting workshops using the Meisner technique

Has developed a new form of screen acting process called NCT (New Cognitive Technique)

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