Ken Morse

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Ken Morse (born c. 1944) is often described as Britain's leading rostrum camera operator.[citation needed] He is believed to be the most credited cameraman in history.[citation needed] 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 Clinton: His Struggle with Dirt (produced by Armando Iannucci) credited "Rostrum Camera" to "Not Ken Morse". He was also credited 'rostrum camera' in the spoof credits for 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' a sketch in the first series of Monkey Dust. At one stage the credit "Rostrum Cameraman, Ken Morse," was even use on the spoken credits of the popular satirical BBC Radio show, Week Ending.

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