AD 207 | Stuart Biddlecombe
“Cinematography On The Handmaid's Tale”

Stuart Biddlecombe is a director of photography for The Handmaid’s Tale. Biddlecombe graduated from the National Film and Television School in 2003. He has also worked on Doctor Who, Call To Midwife, and Cold Feet.

Watch the latest season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Hulu.

Show Notes:
  • 00:02:53 - Adapting to an environment on set
  • 00:07:26 - Stuart’s creative process
  • 00:12:28 - Collaboration within the filming process
  • 00:17:06 - The continuity of filming television shows
  • 00:19:24 - Artistry vs. Craftsmanship
  • 00:21:22 - Inspiration through different types of art
  • 00:23:47 - Observing the world through the lens of cinematography
  • 00:25:23 - How he sees his role as a DP
  • 00:28:18 - Spontaneity while filming
  • 00:33:40 - Stuart’s journey as a cinematographer
  • 00:50:00 - Stuart’s best piece of work / working in TV
  • 01:02:51 - Wrap up

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Posted 7.8.2021


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

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