Credits - a selection from over 150 film & video productions
The Woodland Trust
Filming UHD 4K time-lapse sequences of tree leaf and wildflower growth, and real-time footage of woodland invertebrates, for the Woodland Trust website. February - August 2019. Filmed on seven mirrorless and DSLR cameras including Panasonic Lumix GH5, GH4 & GH3.
RSPB Digital Media
Shooting specialist macro & long lens sequences in UHD 4K on Sony FS7 for promotional video for RSPB Sherwood Forest Reserve. April - November 2017.
RSPB Digital Media
Shooting specialist macro sequences in Cinema 4K on Sony FS7 for RSPB Digital Media archive, April - September 2016.
OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE
October Films / Discovery Channel. Sequence of snails and slugs for use in the 50th episode of the OAOS series, broadcast June 2016.
NATURE'S WIERDEST EVENTS
BBC NHU. Sequence of Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar shedding skin for Episode 3 of the series.
BLACK COUNTRY WILD
Personal project filming the wildlife and natural places in the Black Country and Birmingham.
Warner Brothers Pictures / Legendary. One of my library clips of a slug embryo was licensed and used in the film, released May 15th.
2013 / 2012
VISIONS OF THE ARABIAN DESERT
TwoFour Arabia. Specialist Wildlife Director of Photography on a feature film on Arabian wildlife to be presented at the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre, Al Ain Wildlife Park, Abu Dhabi in 2013. 4K / 5K HD on RED EPIC .
ANIMALS ON BLUE
Working as freelance Senior Cameraman with specialist chromakey company. Operating RED EPIC 5K camera to film commercials and TV inserts and library footage of wild and domestic animals
ANIMALS ON BLUE
Working as freelance Senior Cameraman with specialist chromakey company. Operating RED ONE MYSTERIUM-X 4.5K camera to film commercials and TV inserts ( most recently for CARTOON NETWORK ) and library footage of wild and domestic animals. Also working with a subsiduary of this company, NOAH'S APPS to develop websites and Smart Phone Apps on animal subjects.
AL AIN WILDLIFE PARK & RESORT, Abu Dhabi
West Park Pictures Ltd. Specialist Wildlife Cameraman on High Definition feature film about Arabian wildlife. HDCAM on Sony HDW F900R.
BILL ODDIE'S TOP TEN ALIENS
BBC. Contributing Cameraman ( Edible Dormouse sequence ).
Animals on Blue Ltd. Camera operator on TV commercial for Turkish computer maker, featuring an animated computer and talking Doberman, Dalmation and Greyhound dogs. Shot in HD on RED ONE.
Tiger Aspect for ITV. Specialist Lighting Cameraman on 4 part High Definition Alan Titchmarsh series. Seasonal shooting from Autumn 2008 to Autumn 2009. HDCAM on Sony HDW F900R & 750P.
SEASONS Tiger Aspect for ITV. Specialist Lighting Cameraman on 4 part High Definition Alan Titchmarsh series. Seasonal shooting from Autumn 2008 to Autumn 2009. HDCAM on Sony HDW F900R & 750P.
A TURTLE'S GUIDE TO THE PACIFIC BBC Natural History Unit. Contributing Cameraman.
ANIMALS ON BLUE
Filmed tropical butterflies against blue screen using the new Arri D21 High Definition digital cinematography camera, the first UK shoot for this upgrade of the D20. HDCAM SR 4:4:4
WINGS OVER WARMINGTON
Filmed, edited and wrote 52 minute promotional DVD for Fir Tree Falconry Centre. DV
Project Monkey. Music video for British boy band, BILLIAM, for the release of the single in June ’08. ProHD
EXTRAORDINARY ANIMALS IN THE WOMB
Pioneer Productions/National Geographic. Filmed baby kangaroos in their mothers pouches for groundbreaking programme following the embryonic journey of four animals. Olympus High Definition endoscope system. North & South Dakota, USA. DVCPROHD
A MOMENT OF GUILT
Alex Lichtenfels/Steffan Aquarone. DOP/Cameraman on independent feature film shot in Birmingham. ProHD.
ANIMALS ON BLUE
Filming venomous snakes and birds of prey against blue screen using the Arri D20 High Definition digital cinematography camera. HDCAM SR 4:4:4
NATURE OF BRITAIN
BBC. Filming freshwater invertebrates for Alan Titchmarsh series. HD
ANIMALS ON THE EDGE
Windfall Films. Filming unique footage of the young of the world's smallest mammal & rarest bat, the Bumblebee Bat. HDV
LAST CHANCE ROMANCE
SHhhh...Entertainment. Short surreal film shot on location on Stiffkey Marshes, Norfolk, HDV
THE CRIMSON WING: MYSTERY OF THE FLAMINGOS
Kudos/Crimson Wing/Disney. Assisting with filming opening sequence of flamingo egg hatching for Disney feature film, to be released December 2008. Super 35mm - Arri 435.
THE URBAN FREESTYLER EXTREME
Brick Lane Films. Camera operator on a series of 12 urban freestyle extreme sports videos filmed in London, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham & Manchester. HDV / Canon XL H1.
60 DAYS OF GOODBYE POEMS OF OPHELIA / MICROCOSMOS
Wellcome Trust/Surrey University. Art installation project bringing together a fine artist, a microbiologist, a musician, a sound engineer and a specialist cameraman (Steve Downer). The famous Pre-Raphaelite painting of Ophelia is recreated in coloured bacteria and using timelapse photography the image is seen to transform and decompose over a 60 day period. For information on the project, to be premiered later in 2007, see www.jowonder.com . During the filming of OPHELIA I also worked with microbiologist Dr.Simon Park to photograph digital still images of bacteria in extreme close up. The resulting images, set to music specially written by Milton Mermikides, Professor of Music Technology at the Royal College of Music, were used to create a stunning audio visual installation MICROCOSMOS shown during the Guildford Music Festival 6-23rd March 2007.
Letterbox Entertainment. Technical Advisor on music video for heavy metal band, Rue the Day .
PIGS TO SAUSAGES
Market Square Creative Marketing. Promotional DVD for the UK Meat & Livestock Commission showing schoolchildren where their food comes from. DV
THE CHAUFFEUR's HAT
Tim Partridge/Letterbox Entertainment. Camera operator on independent short film. DV
ANIMALS ON BLUE
Filming a variety of animals against blue screen using the ARRI D20 High Definition digital cinematography camera . HDCAM SR 4:4:4
Matchstix Productions. Feature film, shot on ProHD for transfer to 35mm. Filmed on location in south London, the story of the final day in the life of a self-harming teenager.
BBC. Shooting macro DigiBeta footage of caterpillars, butterflies and spiders for the Mini Epics inserts for SPRING WATCH 2007.
BBC. Filming kittiwake behaviour and interviews with presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff around the coast of Bridlington. DVCAM
NATURE OF BRITAIN
BBC. Filming Super 16 macro footage of large blue butterflies hatching within an ants nest for the Alan Titchmarsh series.
INVASION OF THE BODY SCRATCHERS
Scream Films. Shooting HDV video footage (using Canon XLH1 and Sony FX1E cameras) of parasites - leeches, fleas, bedbugs, maggots, ticks, dust mites - for a 3-part SKY/BSB series.
SIGNING IN THE CITY OF LONDON
Corporate video and website material for Woodhouse plc showing the robotic manufacturing process
used to produce signposts giving directions to London landmarks. MiniDV
HANS & STANLEY
Letterbox Entertainment/Tim Partridge. Independent short film shot on Super 16.
SONY HDCAM SHOWREEL
High Definition material shot on HDW750P for Sony's HD showcase presentation at IBC 2005.
FORESTRY COMMISSION OSPREY CENTRE
Video of badgers & red squirrels for presentation at the Osprey Visitor Centre. MiniDV
WHAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT ……. TURNER?
Pilot for a proposed television series bringing great art and artists to young people in a unique and entertaining way. MiniDV
GORGEOUS LABOUR OF LOVE
SHhhh… Entertainment. Surreal Victorian Gothic musical narrative of innocence corrupted. A tenminute short shot on DigitalBetacam in locations around London. Selected for showing at numerous film festivals, including Cannes, during 2006. Winner of Best Short Film award, Dubrovnik International Film Festival 2006
BBC NHU. Filming birch tree defoliation in Abisko, Swedish Arctic. High Definition using Panasonic Varicam HDC 27FE.
LIFE IN THE UNDERGROWTH - The Silk Spinners
BBC NHU. Filming orb spider web building. Super 16 / miniDV realtime & timelapse.
Winner, Granada Wild Award for Animal Behaviour, WILDSCREEN 2006
ATTACK OF THE GIANT GERBILS
Film Formations Singapore/National Geographic Channel Asia. A one-hour special about the plague of gerbils devastating the deserts of Xinjiang province, China, and the use of golden eagles to eradicate the rodents. Filmed in extreme conditions in the Gobi Desert over a six-week period. Super 16/MiniDV/remote miniature cameras.
BBC NHU. Filming deep ocean creatures, including the rare Vampire squid, in controlled conditions at Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, California. HD on Sony HDW750P.
Uber Films. Dark short drama for theatrical release. MiniDV.
LIFE IN THE UNDERGROWTH
BBC NHU David Attenborough series. Timelapse sequences, filmed over a three week period, of butterfly lifecycles. Video timelapse using Canon XL1s and Apple computer system.
Endemol /BBC. Filming specialist macro and remote camera sequences (including “Sheepdog Cam”) & presenting in front of camera with Ben Fogle and Kate Humble. MiniDV.
BBC NHU. Blue chip series on reptiles. Filmed a large variety of species in India, Mali, Costa Rica, Bali, & Komodo, including King Cobra and Komodo Dragon. Super 16/MiniDV.
Corner Pocket Films. Director of Photography/Cameraman on a music video for the popular Indian singer, Kamaal Khan. Filmed on the streets of London and on a yacht on the River Thames. Released on MTV & music channels worldwide. Super 16.
Red Alert charity/Center Parcs promotional video. MiniDV.
JOURNEY OF LIFE
BBC NHU. Timelapse sequences of swallowtail butterfly lifecycle. Video timelapse using Canon XL1s and Apple computer system.
BBC NHU. Contributing cameraman on a series showing how new technology can show animal behaviour in new ways. Developed deep focus lens system, and animal-mounted mini cameras.
THE BIG SQUEEZE
BBC NHU/Animal Planet. Filmed cyclorama title sequence of pythons and boas for this programme about constricting snakes. Super 16.
THE REALLY WILD SHOW
BBC NHU children’s series. Filmed a series of stylised “animal dating classified ads” in which animals show off their best attributes to potential mates. MiniDV.
AN AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY
Artangel. Filmed traditional map making at the London A-Z Company for artist Richard Wentworth’s
exhibition showing the changes taking place around London’s Kings Cross area.
WILDLIFE SPECIAL - SERPENTS
BBC NHU. Major contributing cameraman on a programme showing why snakes are so successful. Many of my sequences were filmed at high speed - 500 frames per second, including an eyelash viper catching a hummingbird and the world’s fastest snake strike. Super 16.
SNAKE HUNTER USA / SNAKE HUNTER CENTRAL AMERICA
Zebra Films/National Geographic. Snake behaviour cameraman on two programmes following herpetologist Rom Whitaker on snake hunting trips. Winner of Best Presenter Led Programme Award at Wildscreen Festival 2002. Super 16.
BBC NHU. Filmed for two programmes in this innovative series, including the sequences of giant Japanese hornets being “cooked to death” by honeybees, and a spider being willingly fed upon by her offspring. Super 16.
AFRICA’S DEADLY DOZEN
Tigress Films/National Geographic. Major contributing cameraman on a one hour special on Africa’s
deadliest snakes. I filmed 6 of the species, including the most dangerous, the Black Mamba. Super 16.
Green Umbrella/WGBH-Nova. Filmed high speed insect flight, at 10,000 frames per second, for a documentary about man’s attempts at building miniature flying machines. 16mm
THE BLUE PLANET
BBC NHU. Four weeks filming coral sea life at a research centre on Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, including the spectacular annual spawning of the corals. DigiBeta.
SQUIRRELS UNDER SIEGE
BBC NHU - Wildlife On One. Three months spent filming Californian ground squirrels and their predators. This species is the only rodent to be immune to rattlesnake venom. Included much underground behaviour filmed in specially designed sets. Super 16.
BBC NHU. Cameraman on Blue chip series about the natural history of the of the British Isles.
BBC NHU - The Natural World. Filmed the UK behavioural sequences of this one hour film about the diverse and inhospitable places ducks inhabit, including underwater footage of eider ducks.
EXPLORING THE HIGH FRONTIER
Oxford Scientific Films/National Geographic. Filmed high canopy invertebrates in Costa Rica for this multi-award winning documentary about scientific research in the rain forest canopies of the world. Filmed for the first time the parental care of strawberry poison arrow frogs. Nominated for the 2000 Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography. Super 16.
WHERE LEMMINGS DARE
BBC NHU - Wildlife On One. Two weeks filming lemming behaviour above and below the frozen tundra in Alaska. Super 16
Zebra Films/National Geographic. Five months in southern India filming the life of the world’s largest
venomous snake, which can reach 18 feet in length and has venom potent enough to kill an elephant.
Winner of the 1998 Emmy Award for Outstanding Program Achievement and nominated for Outstanding Cinematography. Super 16.
THE LIVING EDENS - DENALI, ALASKA’S LAST WILDERNESS
ABC/Kane. Specialist macro cameraman. Winner of 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Craft - Macro Cinematographer. Super 16.