Susan Lumsdon

Role: Director Of Photography (DOP) View CV

About Susan Lumsdon

Susan Lumsdon is a female Director of Photography based out of Sydney with over 20 years’ experience as a professional. Experienced in Feature Film, Documentary, TV Production (Comedy, Drama, sports, science & children’s). Has worked for ABC TV, SBS TV, BBC TV, Deutsche Welle - Germany, Chaser Broadcasting, Giant Dwarf , Screen Time, Zapruder's Other Films, Jigsaw, Qual TV, TVC/Commercials, AusAid and the Hamlin Foundation, the Olympic/Paralympic Broadcasting Services. As well as having her work screened on all major TV channels in Australia she has worked in the UK & US, shot documentaries from the jungles of Borneo to the deserts of Ethiopia and from the Arctic to Times Square in New York. Short films that Susan has worked on have also screened at the New York film festival and won awards at the Charleston Film festival. Susan was a camera operator on Australia’s first ever Emmy Award winning program the “La Boehme Opera”. Her Documentary series about the Dead Sea Scrolls shot across three continents was highly commended at the New York Film Festival. She is a member of the Australian Cinematographers Society and the Guild of Television Cameramen in the UK. Susan is experienced in Jimmy Jib, Steadicam, Ped, Helicopter, motor bike and Gimbal work. Holding a UK ancestry visa with the right to live and work in the UK. Susan is known for her high production values. Is flexible and easy to get along with, has a strong work ethic and a very high technical knowledge. • Sony F5 & P2 Owner • Experienced in shooting ENG Cameras from both Sony & Panasonic • Shoots & understands postproduction work flow for the following cameras RED, Alexa, Amira, C300 (I & II)C500, Sony F5/55 and Varicam 35/Varicam 35 LT • Australian Citizen with UK Ancestry Visa • 20+ years International professional experience • Extensive Lighting Experience working both with & without gaffers. • Experienced documentary Editor with Broadcast TV Credits • Live TV Broadcast experience

Personal Details


Title/Postion: Director Of Photography (DOP)
Department: Camera
Number Of Years: More than 15 Years
Degree/Education: Professional

Past Jobs

Kitchen Cabinet

  • Dates: 2012 to 2016
  • Your Role: Director of Photography
  • Production Company: ABC TV
  • Type / Genre of Show: Entertainment