BLOG OF A CAMERAMANWhats going on in the world of a Freelance Cameraman / Director of Photography London?
A look at my recent shoots, news and behind the scenes on my work as a cameraman.
Sharing my thoughts on any new cameras and equipment from a cameraman’s perceptive. Keep checking back here to see the latest.
A look back at the Beatles and swinging Sixties! After a long drive to the Wirral for the BBC, we drove up to the house of Mike McCartney, brother to The Beatles Paul McCartney. And what a lovely bloke he was! Mke recounted the Live recording of All you need is love...read more
Why Shoot 4K for your film? 4K resolution has become more popular in the last few years with 4K cameras, such as the Sony FS7 becoming increasing cheaper and accessible in price. Even some mobile phones can shoot 4K! But why should you consider filming...read more
https://vimeo.com/201832962 A film about a sponsored garden, showcased at the Hampton Court Flower Show. Camera operators were everywhere during the filming of this as they screened Hampton Court live over the BBC during the event. I was hired by The Telegraph to...read more
In December I had the opportunity to work as Director Of Photography on a filming trip to Kenya and Rwanda. Both where for the Creative Agency Drummer. Filming two independent short doco films about about the different charity's work and help they provide for the...read more
Here is another film I was hired as cameraman for on BBC World Service Witness. The interview was shot in London about the 1956 Hungarian Uprising with an ex BBC Journalist from the time to provide an eye witness account….read more
A step back in time to espionage! A BBC Witness film on The BBC Journalist Assassinated With A Poison Tipped Umbrella This was an interesting film to shoot as cameraman. The brief was to make the interview lighting akin to…read more
It is always nice to do food shoots. However this one was rather better as it was with cocktails. And once made you cant let go to waste. Shame I had to as was driving But the cocktails created for this 6 part video series…read more
Sony PXW-FS7 Camera just keeps getting better with the latest V4 Firmware update from Sony. Admittedly the extra features list is not as big a leap that v3 to v3.10 was. Firmware V4 does not offer a huge change but every little does help and some of the features will...read more
I was asked to film several short interviews with celebrities like Hugh Bonneville for CBeebies Magic Hands series. It was all to promote the stories of Shakespeare to deaf people. It is also one of the few programmes that my own son can watch and enjoy that I have...read more
The Dog that found the World Cup! This was going to be an interesting shoot Another fun shoot for the BBC hired me as a cameraman for. We interviewed Dave Corbett at his home in Lingfield, which was only 15 minutes from my…read more
https://vimeo.com/169575114 Heres a little fun film about what Love is to little children. I was the cameraman working to the photography studio in East London with the telegraph team. The responses that some of the children came out with is is funny, and interesting...read more
This was one of two shoots I was cameraman on for BBC Witness in Hungry. The first film on Rubik’s Cube ranked in the top three films on the BBC news website. This film ranked the second most watched with over 160 thousand…read more
Sony have, after a long wait and putting back deadlines, released the new firmware for the Sony FS7 camera. UPDATE - 4TH APRIL 2016 A NEW VERSION 4 IS NOW AVAILABLE WITH MINOR IMPROVEMENTS. VISIT THE LINK BELOW AND FOLLOW TO THE NEW FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD. It was supposed...read more
Just before christmas I got my new Sony PXW-FS7 Camera and accessories! After much deliberation about whether to get the popular C300 Mk2 version or the Sony FS7 the battle was won over price. My fear was that most producers know the C300 and ask for that as they are...read more
https://vimeo.com/150655744 The first time I worked with George Clarke was on BBC's Secret Millions. But this was a bit different. Hired by Picture Farm Studios to be cameraman on a series of 3 short helpful videos for British Gas. I took on board some of George's...read more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq8Oaj2NOVk Another Shoot for The BBC Witness Program on the World Service. Very interesting topic on the Aral Sea in Soviet Central Asia. Blessed with nice weather on the shoot we made the most of it and got some great footage down by...read more
The latest film that myself and Julian Andrews from EYER8 Productions have produced for the Order of Malta Great Britain. Continuing on the success of the last few films this follows two people on there journey to Lourdes, France. Discovering what it is to be a...read more
I was recently asked to fly to Budapest to film a BBC HARDtalk with Stephen Sackur. Being a current affairs cameraman can be an interesting job. You often get to hear and see stories as they unfold. This was my first time filming in Budapest and it is somewhere I have...read more
My good friends @telegraphmediagroup have created a 360 video with former #stig, Ben Collins. Is this the future for #cameramen? This video was created to provide a 3D virtual realty driving experience. You can view it at some trade show with a virtual reality...read more
Continuing my cameraman commissions with The Order Of Malta, the director and took a seven hour drive to film in the national park. This section is to included in an upcoming short film about Lourdes and the annual pilgrimage that The Order do a fabulous job of...read more