With 12+ years of experience of operating big rig Steadicams there isn’t a rig, situation or problem I haven’t seen. Certainly there are new challenges and I would dearly love it if you could bring those challenges to me. I work as a cameraman with a specialty as a Steadicam Operator. I started in the [...]continue reading
Steadicam isn’t great for the wind so for my favourite of the ITV Idents we shot recently we pulled out every trick in the book. Kenyon Gyros, Antlers, wind-nets and a white knuckle ride against two massive car engines wind machines. Easysily strong enough to knock you over. Directed by Sonja Phillips and DoP’d by [...]
Myself and Dale Rodkin tagged teamed Steadicam on this set of Debenhams commercials for director Paul Barulis and DoP Dan Holland. Dale got to shoot all the lovely wide stuff with pretty girls on various beaches and outdoor locations in South Africa and I got to try and VFX match is shots for cuts for [...]
Music video for the Alpine Directed by Ryan Hope and DoP’d by Tony Miller. This involved a lot of very long tracking shots with the AR rig used extensively to go from high mode to low mode in one shot.
A wolf’s POV running through the streets at night for this commercial we shot in Romania for director Chris Hewitt and DoP Chris Sabogal. It involved a lot of running with a Steadicam, Alexa and Master Primes. The big crowd scenes we did on a Rickshaw or hanging off the front of a speeding car [...]
Vicky Lawton, the creative director at Rankin Films, directed this short for Panasonic to show off their new GH3 camera. A tiny little body that packs a punch way above its weight with respect to sensor quality and data-rate. I was asked to operate the AR (now upgraded and renamed to the Omega-Revolution) and Tony [...]
Epson Corporate we shot on the AR rig with talented Sy Turnbull DoP ing and Rollo Hollins in the directors chair.
I have been shooting a lot of ITV idents recently as part of the big ITV rebrand with DoP’s like Chris Sabogal and Oliver Schofield and Directed by Sonja Phillips and Ray Moody. I did like 20 odd this past week alone. Here is a little taster one I did with Chris Sabogal and Directed by Sonja [...]
For DoP Ole Birkeland; Alf Tremontin and I got to do plenty of Steadicam on this cult series “Utopia” but this shot I got to shoot is truly awesome! The car crash itself was shot with a RED epic in the back of a car and genuinely crashed as you see on camera. I was [...]
Directed by free thinking radical Cosmo Wallace this advert for Benenden challenged everyone. The now famous DoP Mattias Nyberg wisely chose to shoot using myself on the MK-V AR rig and summoned every bit of lighting ingenuity to shoot this commercial in a torrential downpour. You see after the first few shots, which happened in glorious sunshine, the weather [...]
Freeing up the DoP. In promos where lighting setups become more and more complicated and schedules more and more brutal I have found myself offering to DoP’s the option of myself akin to an A-Camera operator role. I am up for doing handheld, Steadicam and Sticks if required or B-camera on Sticks/handheld getting pickups. This [...]