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The Essential List: Stuart Campbell

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The Canadian DOP dishes up a signature breakfast smoothie recipe and is slowly rebuilding a beautiful 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser

The Essential List: Stuart Campbell
Stuart Campbell is a Canadian based DOP who has collaborated with directors such as Casey Storm, Henry Lu, Hubert Davis and Michael Clowater. His Instagram is also one of the most aesthetically pleasing in our feeds. Born and raised in Canada, he lives in his home city of Toronto with a croissant-munching, rescued Egyptian Baladi and a 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser that is being slowly rebuilt in a bid to keep some control over our machine overlords. He also has a particularly good looking breakfast smoothie recipe that he's shared with you in his Essential List below.


o Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario
o Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
o Vacation: Japan for some JAPOW!
o Pets: Hank. He’s an Egyptian Baladi rescued from the parking lot of the Sphinx. He loves meat, croissants, and snow banks.


o Place of work: On a set somewhere.
o Place of workout: On a set somewhere.
o Mode of transport: ‘1981’ Toyota Land Cruiser…… It’s being rebuilt. Slowly but surely. I’m not ready to give up all control to a computer just yet.

o Miscellaneous Travel Essential: Aeropress, foam roller.


o Artist: Evan Penny, Shepard Fairey, Gustav Vigeland
o Musician: The Walkmen, LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest
o Film director: Denis Villeneuve, Paul Thomas Anderson, Taika Waititi
o Photographer: Todd Hido, Vivian Maier, Rinko Kawauchi


o Film: Incendies by Denis Villeneuve.

o Series: The Night Of, Barry, The End of the F***ing World, Losers, True Detective S1
o Commercial: Mercedes - In The Long Run, Apple - Underdogs, Honda - Impossible Dream, VW - The Force

o Music Video: Young Thug - Wyclef Jean, Radiohead - Just

o Video Game: Not really a gamer. Lost a night unknowingly playing World of Warcraft in 2006. Also, Mario Kart.
o Board Game: Backgammon, Quarto
o Book: The Last Lecture
o Newspaper (off or online): NYT, The Athletic
o Podcast: R2C2

Food and Drink

o Breakfast: Green smoothie – kale, a healthy handful of spinach, 1 apple, ½ a pear, ½ a lemon, spoonful of hemp seeds, 1 banana, handful of ice, cup of water, some ginger if you want. You’re welcome.
o Restaurant: The Goods, Le Swan, Gjusta.


o Cheap bite: Sausages at the Canadian Tire on Lakeshore..
o Working lunch: I don’t eat lunch often…
o Snack: Trail Mix (must include cranberries)
o Guilty Pleasure: Coca Cola (in a can) and an Oh Henry!
o Bar: The Dizzy.
o Tipple: Basically any dry cider.
o Miscellaneous food: Mom’s Oxtail
o Miscellaneous Beverage: Mom’s Sorrel


o Phone: iPhone
o Computer: Macbook Pro
o Camera: Arri Alexa, Hasselblad 500cm

Hasselblad snap

o Soundsystem: LCD
o Pen / pencil: Pen.
o Where you document an idea: The Moleskin that lives in my back pocket.

o Casual wear: 512s
o Smart wear: 512s
o Footwear: Nike
o Watch: Apple
o App: Accuweather, Sun Seeker, Pantone Studio, Instagram, o MLB At Bat
o Website: Shotdeck. Thank you Lawrence Sher!
o Work program: Adobe InDesign
o Digital work tool: TV Logic 055a
o Analogue work tool: Mark VB Director’s Viewfinder

o Miscellaneous Kit Essential: UE Boom wireless speaker.
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LBB Editorial, Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:16:56 GMT