Ken Morse

Ken Morse (born c.1949) is often described as Britain's leading rostrum camera operator. Fact|date=February 2007 He is believed to be the most credited cameraman in history. Fact|date=October 2007 His name is synonymous with his profession, so often does he (or Ken Morse Ltd, the company that bears his name) appear in the credits of television documentaries shown worldwide.

Morse joined the film industry in the 1960s, working originally in stop motion animation before moving to the rostrum camera. The British Academy (Bafta) presented him with a Lifetime Achievement award to recognise his contributions to the industry over nearly forty years. He is based in Shepherd's Bush, London.

Morse is well-known enough outside his profession to have been mentioned in several British sketch shows: The Fast Show listed his name in a spoof set of credits; and Big Train included a sketch about a rostrum cameraman driven mad by always being overshadowed by Ken Morse. The one-off comedy special "" (produced by Armando Iannucci) credited "Rostrum Camera" to "Not Ken Morse".

Trivia

*One computer software company sells a software-based rostrum camera application available in a "Ken Morse Edition".Fact|date=June 2007

External links

* [http://www.artsviewproductions.com/kenmorse.html A photograph and profile of Ken Morse]
* [http://www.lumidium.com DigiRostrum "Ken Morse Edition"]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0607633/ IMDb entry]


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