Paul J Warren is one of Australia’s most experienced Directors of Photography.
His knowledge and ability to cross between the different demands of documentaries, long form feature films and short films is formidable and he has worked for many international factual/documentary producers including BBC Natural History, National Geographic, Nova, CBC, ARTE, ABCTV.
His portfolio is extensive and displays this huge variety of formats, styles and content.
The feature film ‘The Cup’ was in Official Selection for the prestigious Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.
His latest feature, ‘Damage’ is another example of his versatility in working with demanding stories and emerging new technologies.
Paul's understanding of all the current formats and their impact on the story from pre-production right through to post-production is invaluable.
He teaches cinematography at TAFE NSW and is an Accredited teacher by the ARRI ACADEMY for the ARRI ALEXA Camera Systems. He also teaches specialised digital camera courses at AFTRS, and his teaching ‘style’ reflects this broad understanding and innovative creativity.
Paul is also a dancer, and has been dancing Argentinean tango for the past twenty two years and teaches with one of Sydney’s best known and respected tango schools, ‘SoTango’.
“… Tango by its very nature is an improvised dance relying on connection, intuition and generosity within the embrace, and demands of its dancers openness to the intuitive moment to create a ‘dialogue’ within the embrace”. PW.
… Very much like his working life.
Paul is a member of ‘The Conductors’ a performance group, embodying a restless search for combining different media and disciplines. Their most notable collaboration was based around time & space, performed at CarriageWorks in Sydney as part of the ‘Expanded Architecture’ festival.