DAF HOBSON

 

Born: 30 November 1950 (or 1951), ?, Lancashire, UK, as Dafydd Llewelyn Hobson.

Education: Leeds Polytechnic Film Unit [now Northern Film School at Leeds Metropolitan University].

Career: Started as c.asst on the Granada-tv series 'World in Action' [1974-75].

Ph commercials dir by Adrian Shergold, Colin Gregg, Craig Cash, a.o.

Developed the Wonkycam, a handheld camera assist primarily for 16mm cameras.

Was a member [now honorary member] of the BSC since 1998.

Married to Dorothy Russell, a quilt artist.

Runs the Coed y Berclas Holiday Cottage in Anglesey, North Wales [Coed y Berclas Self Catering Coastal Accommodation in a commanding position on Anglesey with magnificent views across the Menai Strait to Snowdonia. The cottage is welcoming and homely, The Apartment is 5 star luxury, run privately by Dorothy and Dafydd who live on site and maintain the standard.].

Retired in 201?.

Awards: BAFTA TV Award nom [1991] for 'Strangers'; BAFTA TV Award 'Best Photography & Lighting' [1995] for 'Family'; RTS Craft and Design Award 'Best Lighting' [1996] for 'Bramwell'; BAFTA TV Award nom [1997] & RTS Craft and Design Award [1997] for 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall'; BAFTA TV Award nom 'Best Photography & Lighting' [1998] for 'The Lakes'; IFTA Award 'Best Craft Achievement - Television' [2000] for 'Eureka Street'; BAFTA TV Award 'Best Photography & Lighting' [2002] & RTS Craft and Design Award [2002] for 'Othello'.

Website: Daf Hobson


 

 FILMS

197?

Survival of the Unfittest [John Luton] c; comm doc/6m; for MSD

1977

The Abortion Obstacle Game [John Sunderland] c; comm doc/17m; for British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)

1977

Abortion - A Tale of Two Cities [John Sunderland] 16mm/c; comm doc/30m; cph: David Secker; for BPAS

1978

Abortion - The Counseling Approach [John Sunderland & Philip Swerdlow] c; comm doc/30m; cph: Mike Wilkie & David Secker; for BPAS

1979

From Fiber to Fabric [Stan Walker] 16mm/c; comm doc/15m; for Wool, Jute & Flax Industry Training Board

1981

Bradford: A Surprising Place [Chris Clough] 16mm/c; promotional doc/14m; for Bradford Council

1990

No Worries Ahead [Robert Eagle & Peter W. Jackson] c; comm doc/25m; for Durex

1995

Jude [Michael Winterbottom] p/b&w-c; co-2uc; ph: Eduardo Serra

1996

Welcome to Sarajevo [Michael Winterbottom] s35/c

1996

The James Gang [Mike Barker] 2.35 Research/c; 2uc; ph: Ben Seresin

1997

Bedrooms & Hallways [Rose Troche] c; addph; ph: Ashley Rowe

2001

Ali G Indahouse [Mark Mylod] c; addph; ph: Ashley Rowe

2001

Tattoo [Jules Williamson] c; short/16m

2002

Suzie Gold [Richard Cantor] s35/c

2003

Millions [Danny Boyle] c; 2uc; ph: Anthony Dod Mantle

2003

Alfie [Charles Shyer] c; 2uc; ph: Ashley Rowe

2010

Best Laid Plans [David Blair] RED/c; addph; ph: Ali Asad

 

 TELEVISION

1979

The Rules of the Game [prod: David Green] doc/50m; cph: Diane Tammes & Paul Berriff; ep BBC-tv series 'Brass Tacks'

1979

Organics by the Ton [prod: Roger R. Jones] doc/20m; for Open University

1980

Going Back [Jennifer Jeremy] doc/?m; cph: David Secker; ep series 'Time Off'

1980

The Hunt for the Ripper [David Bowen-Jones] doc/30m; cph: David Odd & David Secker; ep Granada-tv series 'World in Action' (1963-98)

1983

Almanac [Alun Ffred Jones & William Aaron] ?-part dram doc series

1983

Gaucho [Endaf Emlyn] tvm

1986

Deryn [6 ep dir by Alun Ffred Jones] series; 1st series; for Sianel Pedwar Cymru (S4/C-tv)

1987

Y Cyfle Olaf/The Last Chance [Marc Evans] tvm/16mm; for S4/C-tv

1987

Deryn [8 ep dir by Alun Ffred Jones] 2nd series; see 1986

1987

East of the Moon [Marc Evans] 6-part series/drama + anim/16mm

1989

Strangers [Michael Winterbottom] tvm/60m/16mm

1990

Thank You for Having Her [Carol Wiseman] tvm/60m/BetaSP

1991

A Mind to Kill/Noson yr Heliwr [Peter Edwards] pilot; followed by 21-part series ('A Mind to Kill/Yr Heliwr'), 1994-2002; Welsh-language versions filmed in parallel with the English-language ep; for S4/C-tv & Channel 5

1991

Under the Sun/Have Fun [Michael Winterbottom] tvm/16mm; also released theatrically

1993

The Fireboy [prod: Alan Horrox] 2-part tvm; ep Channel 4- series 'Middle English Drama'

1994

Family [Michael Winterbottom] 4-part miniseries/16mm

1994

Y Wisg Sidan/The Silk Costume [Gareth Lloyd Williams] 8-part series/s16; for S4/C-tv

1994

Bramwell [7 ep dir by David Tucker & Laura Sims] 25-part series/16mm, 1995-97; 1st series (7 ep), 1995

1995

Go Now [Michael Winterbottom] tvm/s16; ep BBC-tv series 'Love Bites'; also released theatrically

1995

A Mug's Game [David Blair] 4-part series/s16

1995

Guardians [Bill Anderson] tvm/60m/s16; ep Channel 4 series 'Talentspotting'

1996

The Change [Liddy Oldroyd] pilot/16mm

1996

The Vanishing Man [Maurice Phillips] pilot/16mm (1997); followed by 6-part series, 1998

1996

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall [Mike Barker] 3-part miniseries/s16

1997

The Lakes [4 ep dir by David Blair] 14-part series/s16, 1997 & 1999; 1st season (4 ep)

1997

Spoonface Steinberg [Betsan Morris Evans] tvm/45m/s16

1998

Bramwell: Loose Women [Tim Whitby] tvm; followed 3 'Bramwell'-series (1995-97)

1998

Births, Marriages and Deaths [Adrian Shergold] 4-part miniseries/s16

1999

Split Second/The Cyclist [David Blair] tvm/16mm

1999

Eureka Street [Adrian Shergold] 4-part miniseries/16mm

1999

Blue Murder [Paul Unwin] tvm/s16

1999

The Secret World of Michael Fry [Marc Munden] 2-part tvm/16mm

2000

Sword of Honour [Bill Anderson] 2-part tvm/16mm

2001

Othello [Geoffrey Sax] tvm/16mm

2001

Swallow [Adrian Shergold] 3-part miniseries/16mm

2002

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [Maurice Phillips] tvm

2003

Early Doors [Adrian Shergold] 6-part series/s16 (1st series)

2003

Island at War [Thaddeus O'Sullivan (#1-3) & Peter Lydon (#4-6)] 6-part miniseries; addph; ph: David Higgs

2004

Early Doors [Craig Cash] 6-part series/s16 (2nd series)

2004

Trial & Retribution [VIII]: Blue Eiderdown [Paul Unwin] 2-part tvm/16mm (8th season)

2004

Cherished [Robin Shepperd] tvm/16mm

2005

Messiah: The Harrowing [Paul Unwin] 3-part miniseries/35mm (4th series)

2005

The English Harem [Robin Shepperd] tvm/16mm; addph: Steve Lawes

2006

The Street [ep #1 'The Accident' dir by David Blair (DB) & #2 'Stan' dir by DB] 6-part miniseries/16mm; other ph: Steve Lawes & Ben Smithard

2006

The Bad Mother's Handbook [Robin Shepperd] tvm/16mm

2007

The Murder of Princess Diana/Diana: The Final Journey [John Strickland] tvm/16mm

2007

Fallout [Ian Rickson] tvm/16mm

2008

Fiona's Story [Adrian Shergold] tvm/16mm

2008

Ista'nbwl [Sion Humphreys] 3-camera/tape sitcom series; lighting; for S4/C-tv

2011

The Cafe [Craig Cash] 13-part series/s35-to-HD, 2011 & 2013; 1st season (6 ep)

 

 MISCELLANEOUS

1973

Letters at the Back of My Name [Chris Clough; comm doc] co-sound; ph: Frank Dobbs

1976

Indoor Games Near Newbury [Chris Clough; doc] c.op; ph: David Secker