What is Shadows & Light?

The #1 Filmmaking seminars and workshops in the UK and Europe

Shadows & Light is part of the Bloom-McGruer company which was originally founded by Philip Bloom and Fraser McGruer. Over the past 4 years the company has set up one and two day filmmaking seminars and workshops that enable attendees to learn new skills and network.
Over the years the core Shadows & Light team has grown and evolved to be a mixture of filmmakers, photographers, producers, marketeers, business savvy folks and tech geeks! With all of our knowledge combined we aim to successfully provide you the best filmmaking seminars and workshops that your money can buy!
Our events have hosted renowned speakers such as Vincent Laforet, Dave Dugdale, Nino Leitner and of course Philip Bloom among many other well known names. Shadows & Light attracts an audience worldwide and continues to grow and cater for all sectors within video content creation including wedding videography, Youtube and Facebook Video production and Indie Filmmaking.
The Shadow & Light events have expanded across the entire UK and are being welcomed across Europe. If you’d like to have a Shadows & Light event in your city, please get in touch and we’ll work hard to make it happen!

Speakers at our previous events

Philip Bloom

Philip Bloom

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who has specialized in creating incredible cinematic images no matter what the camera.


Vincent Laforet

Vincent has done unique commercials for such well-known brands as Apple, Nike and Canon to name just a few. He is truly a source of wisdom in the world of filmmaking.

Nino Leitner

Nino Leitner

Nino is not only a well versed DOP and filmmaker with an abundance of experience in documentary work but also runs the very popular cinema5d.com website. 

James Tonkin

James Tonkin
CEO of Hangman Studios

James runs the successful production company that has shot videos for world famous music bands such as AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Coldplay and many more recognisable names.