Site Owner


A Bit About Us

The F-Stop Academy is run by Den Lennie and is dedicated to educating Aspiring and Enthusiast Film Makers. Den has been in the Film & TV industry for over 20 years as a DOP, Editor and Lighting Cameraman and he is a Leading Expert on Lighting, D-SLR Video and file based Production Workflow in the UK, frequently speaking at major industry events and working closely with major UK Film & TV production Companies.

Examples of Den’s work includes:-
    •    Guest Speaker on 3 consecutive days at WEVA 2009, Florida.
    •    European Sony Independent Certified Expert.
    •    Conducting workshops/classes on Lighting and Workflow in London, across Europe and in the USA.
    •    Created and Fronted CVP-TV in the UK
Den also had an Extensive Shooting Career at the BBC, Reuters, ITV  and other major UK Networks, he has filmed in over 40 countries worldwide an don 5 Continents.

Den has in-depth knowledge of film making techniques and has been specialising in this field for over 20 years. He trained at The Scottish Film School, Edinburgh, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Photography, Film & Television graduating back in 1993.

Despite attending Film School, Den maintains that the best part was working on short films solidly for 2 years. He worked as a runner, camera grip, Boom Op, Clapper/Loader 2nd AC, 1st AC, Camera operator then DOP; often shooting on film.

Den’s approach is to communicate clearly and concisely the practical tools of Low Budget Film Making to empower the Aspiring film maker creatively. He is confident and articulate in manner with a high level of enthusiasm for the work. Den understands the uniqueness of each film makers abilities and challenges and genuinely seeks to bring out their full potential.


Some Personal Stuff About Den

Den is engaged to his beautiful fiancee Sam, who also works at The F-Stop Academy. You will probably deal with Sam when you make an enquiry with us.
Den lives in The UK with Sam and her 2 children Ollie & Barney, a cat and 3 chickens. His favourite pastime is playing Drums. In fact, Den nearly became a professional drummer in his teens before discovering Photography and then of course, Film Making.

His favourite DOP's are Janus Kaminski, Roger Deakins, Anthony Dodd Mantle and Conrad L. Hall. Favourite Films include: Cry Freedom, O' Brother Where Art Thou, The Matrix Trilogy, Schindlers List, The Last King of Scotland. And it’s no coincidence that they all contain Incredible Cinematography!The legal owner of this website is: F-Stop Academy Limited




The Boring Stuff

The Site Owner is a limited company incorporated in [England & Wales] under company no. 6888781 VAT Registration number  GB 985 2585 69

F-Stop Academy ltd T/A

Our registered office address is : 13 Kynaston Close, Harow Weald, Middlesex, HA3 6TQ, United Kingdom

Our head office address is: 75 Church Lane, Bocking, Essex, CM7 5SD, United Kingdom – All correspondence should be sent to this address

However the quickest way to contact us is by email.

For all enquiries please email:

Customer Service Telephone  +44 1376 347 876

- please note this is an un-manned answering service but we do check messages every day – for quickest support please submit a request at log on to our support centre at or if you’d like to send an email the you can do so here

Our Office hours are Mon-Fri 9am-6pm GMT
(Please bear this in mind that’s EST +5hrs and Pacific +8hrs)

* Please note if you purchase outside office hours we will contact you on the next working day and respond to your enquiry then*

We set up this store to fulfill one purpose and that is to provide one destination to find all the products (other than the camera) that you need to get the very best from your D-SLR shooting in video mode.

We have researched products that we not only endorse but truly believe to be the best there are. These are the products that we use and recommend personally.

We are based in the UK.