Bloom, Philip

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Bloom, Philip Gender: M
Philip Alexis Bloom
born on 20 May 1971 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°23' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 27°29 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 20°04'

Philip Bloom (filming for The Wonder List)
photo: Bloomp, license cc-by-sa-4.0


British filmmaker known for his DSLR (Digital single-lens reflex) filmmaking, blog and workshops. He has worked as a cinematographer for Lucasfilm, CNN, Sky and the BBC.

Bloom's 2011 documentary film How to Start a Revolution about Nobel Peace Prize nominee Gene Sharp premiered at the 27th annual Boston Film Festival and won Best Documentary, as well as the Mass Impact Award. It also won Best Documentary at the Raindance Film Festival.

In 2012 he was the first cameraman using the novel Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 of the Micro Four Thirds system creating the film Genesis.

In 2013, Bloom created a short film for the "Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera Challenge" (created by website DigitalRev TV) in which photographers and filmmakers, who are used to working with advanced and expensive gear, are given cheap, often very low quality equipment to create an original work. Bloom was instructed to create a short film using the Video Girl Barbie, a Barbie doll released in 2010 which features an embedded video camera in its chest, boasting a 1.2MP camera and 240p recorded video. In March 2014 his short film "Koh Yao Noi" won "Best Travel/ Landscape Film" at the NYC Drone Film Festial.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him on Twitter: "This is the first photo that exists of me…45 years ago today I popped out of mum. It was all downhill after that!" (posted on 20 May 2016) [1], "I was born at 2am UK time" [2]. Place of Lewisham, London and year of 1971 given in England and Wales Birth Registration Index.


  • Vocation : Art : Photography (Cinematographer)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Workshops)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Filmmaker)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Blogger)