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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Jack Shelbourn

Jack Shelbourn is a Lecturer in College of Arts and Director of Photography, shooting feature film, short film and commercial production. Jack brings this professional practice to his teaching at the university, keeping it current along side his projects within the industry. He films across all digital cinema formats, specializing in digital camera operating & lighting. Enjoying various lighting techniques and set ups, Jack shoots a lot with large soft sources, and wall bounces combining this with as much natural light as possible, which has become his main style of lighting over the last few years. With the camera in hand, Jack shoots reactively, not quite in a documentary style, but hand held and following the story as the locations reveal themselves and as the actors explore the space they are in. Jack brings these styles to his teaching, along with traditional techniques that have come from classical training, participating in master-classes and attending events with some of the worlds top Cinematographers with the BSC. He has shot films across the UK and Europe, working with local and foreign crews and is very happy to be part of the team at the University of Lincoln.

Department Responsibilities

LSFM Student Engagement Champion Cinematography workshops and training across Level 1-3 and MA. -BA Media Production - BA Film & Television - BA Photography- Module Coordination: Level 3: MED3004M, MED3005M & FTV3002M Final Project MA: MED9008M Media Industries Module Tutor: Level 2: MED2058M Film Production Projects Level 2: FTV2023M: The Art and Craft of Directing and Cinematography MA Project Modules: MED9044M, MED9046M & MED9048M

Subject Specialism

Cinematography, Film Production, Media production, Current Media Issues


  • MA Media Production — University of Lincoln, 2010
  • BSc Media Production — De Montfort University, 2009


Director of Photography on Feature Films, Short Films, Commercials, Music Videos & Web Series.

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Research Interests

  • Cinematography

  • Digital Camera Sensors

  • Film Production Techniques

  • LED Lighting

Research Projects

  • IBCC - ‘Portraits’ - Exhibition Videos — International Bomber Command Centre in 2017