I'm a versatile and creative lighting cameraman with over 25 years experience filming in many different situations and able to quickly adapt to rapidly changing environments.
Whether it’s a difficult documentary, "run & gun" style news item, a presenter led programme, fast paced sports show or prestigious branded corporate event , I always strive to deliver ‘the right approach’ to your production and always aim to provide the best results.
Don't worry if you don't have the time or budget to send a director or producer as I am happy and confident to self direct including conducting interviews and driving a story.
I'm also able to work as a directing self-shooter as illustrated by work on BBC 1's "Car Wars" and self shooting corporate assignments for leading agencies such as Media Zoo, Polar Media, The Marketing Cafe, Middle Table and Proudmotion, amongst others.
Location editing and uploading of footage via a laptop running Premier Pro CC is available as well as chroma key filming with large portable green screen backgrounds, dynamic moving b-roll footage via a Sony a7iii with Ronin M gimbal and a Go Pro HD mini cam with a variety of mountings.
I've experience of working with various satellite trucks to shoot items such as live reports and press conferences. In addition, I've regularly operated Live U, Mobile view and WMT IP streaming equipment to feed rushes and undertake live broadcasts as well as experience of using BT and ADI fibre boxes.
Being based near Hull and the Humber region has led to numerous assignments in the petrochemical and renewable energy sectors including filming projects at INEOS, Orsted,
I-Gas, BP and Dong Energy - both on and off shore.
I began my career as a staff, trainee multi-skilled operator at ITV Yorkshire in 1994. I progressed to staff camera operator where I worked for 2 years on news, sport, current affairs and the Tonight magazine show. I was then selected to be the first ever dedicated sports camera operator at ITV Yorkshire before moving onto international broadcaster BSKYB where I worked for several years as a contracted lighting camera operator across the full range of Sky Sports programming both in the UK and Europe. During this period I was assigned to work on numerous high profile sporting events and programmes.
I turned freelance in 2003 and, although Sky Sports continued to be one of my main clients, I branched out into other areas of mainstream network programme production working for all the main terrestrial UK broadcasters and numerous leading independent production companies on wide variety of factual programmes and corporate shoots for some of the worlds' biggest brands.