CV
About
A topside wildlife camera operator and assistant with particular focus on long lens camerawork and extensive knowledge of British natural history. Experience researching and filming a variety of animal behaviour and convervation-based stories for both broadcast and NGOs.

Comfortable shooting across a range of camera technology. Competent editor with experience data wrangling and logging. Accomplished stills photographer, featured in numerous publications. Experience working with wildlife in remote locations for both documentary production and scientific research.
Camera Skills
Competent camera operator with experience shooting on a range of cinema cameras including RED, Arri, Canon, Panasonic & Sony. Also comfortable using DSLRs and remote cameras.

Particular focus on filming long-lens behavioural sequences.

CAA certified
 drone pilot with experience using DJI Mavic drones.

Also experienced in high speed, macro & timelapse techniques.

Experience

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Further Skills

Data wrangling & logging
Sound recording in the field
Extensive editing experience, proficient in Adobe Create Suite
Accustomed to working in remote locations
Full, clean UK driving licence

Wild Isles

Silverback Films  |  Camera Assistant

Assisting on a varied behavioural shoot,  including macro, motion-controlled slider and split rig underwater camera work.

Winterwatch 2021

BBC Natural History Unit  |  Camera Operator

Researched and shot footage on the relationship between golden plovers and the wild ponies that manage the habitat in the Shropshire Hills. Long lens. High speed.

Autumnwatch 2020

BBC Natural History Unit  |  Camera Operator

Researched and filmed a segment showing the impact of light pollution on the behaviour of wading birds on the Wirral Peninsula. Long lens. High speed.

Springwatch 2020

BBC Natural History Unit  |  Camera Operator

Provided a variety of short wildlife films for use across Springwatch's digital output. Subjects included little owls, gannets and black grouse.

Winterwatch 2020

BBC Natural History Unit  |  Camera Operator

Researched and shot a film exploring the science behind starling murmurations. Long lens. High speed.

The Highland Cattle of Ardbhan (2019)

TrixPix Ltd for BBC Alba​  |  Camera Assistant

Assisted on shoots across the Outer Hebrides for a 90' film. Filmed long lens wildlife sequences and recorded sound.

It's in the Blood (2018)

TrixPix Ltd for BBC Alba​ & BBC Scotland  |  Second Camera & Editor

Edited the final cut of a 3 x 60' series on crofting life on the Isle of South Uist. Managed extensive archives and filmed long lens wildlife sequences.

Life on the Machair (2017)

University of Salford & RSPB

Produced, filmed and edited this multi award-winning short film which focusses on the rare and endangered machair habitat of the Outer Hebrides.

Education

MA Wildlife Documentary Production
University of Salford

BSc (Hons) Zoology
University of Exeter

Further Work

1st Assistant Camera  |  'What Just Happened' (2022)
Turtle Canyon Media for BBC Wales
Focus pulling for a pilot comedy panel show, plus three stand up comedy shows.
1st Assistant Camera  |  'Live from Aberystwyth Pier' (2021)
Turtle Canyon Media for BBC Wales

Focus pulling for five stand up comedy specials filmed at Aberystwyth Comedy Festival. Part of a large team on a complex multi-cam shoot, rigging and derigging cameras each day.

Volunteer  |  Wildscreen
Ushered at talks, masterclasses & film screenings. Assisted camera exhibitors in the Tech Show, during VR demonstrations & evening events.

Editor  |  Save The Rhino International
Logged 500 hours of footage from shoots across Africa and Asia. Created archives of footage, music & SFX. Produced videos for use on social media & in fundraising campaigns.

Research Assistant  |  Society for the Protection of Turtles, North Cyprus
- Day and night beach patrols to monitor nesting turtle activity and implement conservation strategies.

- Giving talks to international visitors, taking them on walks to see nesting turtles and on hatchling release sessions.

- Produced photographic and video material for future use by the organisation.

Social Media Assistant  |  University of Exeter
Managing the university's social media accounts for the 'Field Course Fortnight' campaign in South Africa, sharing photographs and short videos, plus writing my own blog to engage students in discussing conservation and ecotourism issues