Toronto-based cinematographer, Steve Morrisson, has amassed an impressive portfolio of feature films, indie features, TV series, and made for TV movies over a three-decades-long career.
He has worked on many productions with award-winning cinematographers such as Roger Deakins, Guillermo Narvarro, Peter Suschitski, and counts as his mentors Jeremy Benning, David Moxness, and Mike McMurray. He has also established himself as both a first-rate camera operator and a highlyregarded chief lighting technician.
After serving as Director of Photography on over a dozen short films, he was soon offered feature-length projects such as A Desperate Road, directed by Cameron Patterson and produced by Avi Federgreen in Winnipeg, followed by Road of Iniquity, directed by Mark F. Ennis which was showcased at the Cine Las Americas film festival in Austin, Texas.
His life-long passion and extensive experience with the tools and techniques of lighting and lenses have earned him a reputation within the industry for greater efficiency, creativity, and flexibility to problem solve while adding big screen value to projects with tight schedules and even tighter budgets. He was instrumental in creating one of the first LED Wall Studios in Canada in 2017 for William F White.
His LED software knowledge together with a personal gaffer kit of high-quality lights and accessories has and will continue to ensure effective shooting and lighting for a myriad of scenarios from poor-man’s process to green and blue screen setups, or even creating virtual worlds.
Above all, Steve’s mission is to make your shoot go smoothly while maintaining a calm, positive energy so everyone on your set — particularly the director and actors — can do their best work to make the project the best it can be.
This philosophy, to be the guy who makes everyone on the line look better, is born from his father and his love of hockey and continues to guide him since his career began.
Contact Steve for your next project.