Freelance cameraman London
Before working as a freelance cameraman and independent filmmaker, I was employed and trained by the BBC at Television Center in West London. My wide-ranging experiences at the BBC gave me an excellent grounding and understanding of the variety of skills now required in my current role. Working as a freelance cameraman for the last ten years, I've received commissions to film a wide range of subjects across many varied environments.
Genres that I have worked across as a freelance cameraman include Documentary, Factual, Entertainment and Corporate projects in addition to many small projects for entrepreneurs and business people both public and private. Many snippets of these wide-ranging commissions feature in my current showreel. Examples include dramatic recreations acted out on location; private and public promotional events; ‘live’ gigs and music videos; behind-the-scenes promos; elaborate studio shoots; operatic and staged theatrical events. Also featured are individual interviews featuring many interesting people from across the ethnic and social spectrum. My previous clients have included well-known broadcasters such as the BBC and RTE, Charities, large corporations and renowned institutions in addition to many individual creative artists and production companies.
Director of Photography
As the Director of Photography (DoP), I've worked on many short film projects and documentaries where I have been responsible for setting the lighting, camera angles and framing as well as operation of the camera. My DoP experience has encompassed directing both single and multi-camera crews either in a studio setting or on location. I am also able to undertake multi-tasking as required, often being required to step into additional roles such as a Director to any actors or talent on location as necessary. I enjoy supporting producers and have helped with location and costume advice as well as set design and art direction.
As an owner-operator with extensive in-house equipment and based in Vauxhall Central London, I can easily travel to any Central London location with my mobile filming kit. Being creative and technically-minded and with my BBC training and professional experience in broadcast post-production, I have a strong understanding of the range of camera shots required for any deliverable or edit. My work for my clients involves small and large digital film and video productions travelling throughout the UK and Europe. Please view the full range of my camerawork skills on my video portfolio.
In addition to working with other professionals, I also work efficiently on my own using multiple cameras to film interviews, creative projects, performances and staged events. Shooting with various DSLR cameras in UHD allows more complex moves and changes to the framing which can allow a wider variety of shots to be added in post-production when delivering for HD formats. As an experienced and multi-skilled camera operator, I take a great deal of pride in my work. I am adept at working efficiently, whether with or without crews.
Filming with sound recording
In addition to my filming skills, high-quality sound recording is another area I have many years of practice. These include managing sound recording solutions for many varied types of productions like panel debates all the way through to theatrically staged operatic events and other live performances. My mobile audio recording kit includes a 6-channel Tascam 24-bit digital sound recorder. I record sound using my selection of professional microphones that include models from Sennheiser and Tram.
Freelance lighting cameraman
With my many years’ experience of providing lighting for my own and other’s filming projects, I've set up and used a wide range of large studio and also more portable on-location lighting units. My current lighting kit includes Dedo spotlights and various sizes of LED Light panels.
Camera operator editor
As a camera operator editor, I film and edit short-form content, promotional material, music and performance videos and documentaries for individuals, businesses and production companies. With over 15 years’ experience of post-production, I am adept at producing, filming and editing professional, high-quality and engaging content. I undertake the majority of my projects as a sole operator using my equipment and post-production suite. I am also commissioned by other professionals to work with them on their projects. Testimonials from some of them, together with Google reviews, can be viewed on my client testimonials page. I provide a speedy response service to any enquiries and am happy to discuss options and solutions about how projects are delivered.