Fantastic news that our Filmmaking Diploma graduate, Cinematographer, Jean Philippe Gossart, worked as second unit Director of Photography on JK Rowling's latest blockbuster, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'.
Jean Philippe graduated from LFA in 2004 and has since racked up a string of impressive credits. His recent TV credits alone include 'Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands' and 'Doctor Foster'. He has also been cinematographer on 'Inspector George Gently', 'Shameless', 'Law and Order' and 'Vera'.
"The London Film Academy gave me the opportunity to meet important players in the industry. They have always been there to help me find my way and develop my knowledge, even after the course had come to an end".
After graduating from our Filmmaking Diploma in January 2004, Jean Philippe worked as Director of Photography on 'Arrowman Sam', a 20-minute film on super 16mm for I’ll Hit You Back Productions - a company set up by three LFA graduates (Tom Rowson, Fraser Duncan and Colin Hickey). He was also Focus Puller on several shorts including 'Crossing the River', 'Shirley and Pretending', and worked on several documentaries: as Camera Operator on 'The Lolita Dreams' (directed by Stephane Talneau), 'Open Du Coeun' (directed by Yves Darandeau), and 'Didier Gustin' (directed by Christophe Liou) and as Focus Puller/Camera Assistant on Michèle Bernier – 'Les Démons Midi' (Directed by Marie Pascale Osterreich) and 'Casque D’Or' (directed by award-winning Cinematographer, Thierry Machado).
In France, Jean Philippe has worked as a freelance Cameraman on various current affair programs for M6, Canal +, Yvelines Premiere and Info Sport, and was Camera Operator for French Pop Idol (Fremantle for M6).
His feature film work includes Second Unit Director of Photography on 'Paddington', post production work on 'Star Wars: Episode VIII', Director of Photography on 'Screaming Blue Murder' and 'Hello You', for which he was 2nd Camera Assistant.