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lighting cameraman + camera operator

Specialities include PR Promos and Branded Content, Event Films, Live Music/Fashion multi-camera, Factual-entertainment and Specialist Factual Documentary, Television News, and Interviews/Junkets.

Additional areas of experience and expertise include Directing, Technical Consultation, Live Streaming, and Production Management.

  • The Internet Movie Database
  • The Internet Music Video Database
  • The Guild of Television Camera Professionals
About

I AM...

a multi-skilled and highly versatile Lighting Cameraman / DoP and Camera Operator with over 12 years professional experience. I'm also an experienced Editor.

adept with a wide range of production formats and styles including PR promos and branded content / event films / live music and fashion multi-camera / factual-entertainment and specialist factual documentary / television news ENG/EFP / interviews and junkets.

experienced working as a Technical Director / Camera Supervisor: I'm well versed with a range of camera equipment from many brands, 4K and RAW workflows, camera prep and line-up, broadcast standards, streaming technologies (LiveU, Periscope Producer, Youtube, Facebook Live), and timelapse photography.

comfortable and experienced working in challenging and sensitive environments such as working with children / refugee camps / operating theatres / hospitals / on-board aircraft / on boats / at sea / confined spaces / protests and riots / nudity / mental health issues. Experienced in putting talent and contributors at ease.

a seasoned traveller, having shot on location in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Canada, Russia, Iraq, Norway, the USA, Turkey, Iceland, and across Europe.

London based, but with temporary accommodation options in Brighton, Istanbul (Turkey), and Izmir (Turkey).

fully insured, hold a UK Press Card, and am basic DRB checked. I have a full driving licence, several useful travel vaccinations, and emergency first aid and life support training. All my equipment is PAT tested.

a member of the Guild of Television Camera Professionals.

Kit

MY MAIN CAMERA PACKAGE...

...is based around the high-end Sony PMW-F5: an extremely versatile 4K camera that is at home in any environment from live multi-cam to documentary, or corporate to commercial work.

To accompany the F5, my main lens is the premium quality Fujinon XK6 4K servo zoom. With a range of 20-120mm this versatile lens can produce tack-sharp, clean, yet "cinematic" images. It's perfect for a wide range of project styles and formats.

My B-Cam is the compact Sony A6500, which despite its size captures (compressed) 4K images that comfortably match my F5. It’s a very useful and capable little camera, which also shoots high-quality stills.

For news, challenging environments, and corporate conference work, I also have a Sony PXW-Z280 camera. This is a 4K "camcorder" style camera with similar image characteristics to my F5, a built in 17x lens, and built-in live streaming options.

I ALSO HAVE...

a DJI Ronin S hand-held gimbal
a TVLogic 17" true HD broadcast reference monitor
a comprehensive lighting kit
a selection high-quality audio equipment
a heavy duty 3ft slider
a GoPro Hero5 4K minicam
zoom demand for Fujinon lens
a location laptop with useful DIT software
and a wide range of accessories, grip, cables, and adaptors.

All my kit is flight-cased up - ready for travel abroad if required, and all electricals are PAT tested.

NEED SOMETHING ELSE?

I have an extensive network of trusted colleagues I'm always happy to bring on-board when required. This includes Sound Recordists, Camera Assistants, Editors, Additional Camera Operators, Live Streaming Technicians, Steadicam/Gimbal Operators, Drone Crew, Jib Operators, Autocue Operators, and more...

I also have a good relationship with two popular rental houses, through whom I can source all sorts of extra equipment include a range of gorgeous prime lenses, and more comprehensive lighting and grip equipment.

Responsibility

COVID-19

During the ongoing worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, I am still working, but am adopting various guidelines in regarding my working method as advised by several industry bodies.

The basic core elements of these guidelines are:

risk assessing shoot elements and locations prior to commencement of work. Ensuring all participants and crew are briefed about working methods.
minimising number of people on location to essentials only - especially with more confined interior locations.
ensuring all participants and crew wear face coverings when in close proximity to one another (an exception being when on camera). Ensuring all participants and crew follow proper and regular hand washing practices, and that hand sanitiser is available for all to use regularly.
ensuring any equipment that is likely to catch breath or spittle particles is sanitised before and after each use.
ensuring locations are well ventilated and clean, and assess load-in and load-out access to avoid pinch points (such as small elevators).

Further advice and guidance can be found in the following resources:

BECTU Camera Branch "Twenty Step" Guide
The Doc Society - Filming in the time of Coronavirus
The Advertising Producers Association - Comprehensive Covid-19 Guides

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

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