Now Is What You Make It – Pepsi Max

Now Is What You Make It – Pepsi Max

Pepsi has teamed up with Lionel Messi, Robin van Persie, Jack Wilshere, Sergio Aguero, Sergio Ramos and David Luiz for an interactive advert set around the streets of Rio de Janiero that will be aired in 100 countries around the world. I was lucky enough to Steadicam Operate and B-Camera Operate for the legendary Frederick […]

I am a Crisis / British Red Cross

I am a Crisis / British Red Cross

DoP’s by the esteemed Barry Ackroyd this awesome advert I was lucky enough to Steadicam and operate a bit of handheld on, which was particularly painful as it was a long low handheld shot in tall grass of a dog a five o’clock in the morning. I am really happy as it is pretty much […]

Coca Cola Britains Beat

Coca Cola Britains Beat

Shooting for Coca Colas campaign for the London Olympics we used the MK-V AR rig for the opening shot of the commercial and regular Steadicam to get lots of very intimate crowd. shots. Dan Bronks DoP’d this with great panache for Director Chris Cairns based at Partizan. The initial opening shot, of the torch bearing […]

Playstation- Most Insane Movie Experience

Playstation- Most Insane Movie Experience

The most mental job I’ve ever been involved with. We strapped a Playstation move to a camera, rigged inside the MK-V AR rig, sucked all the camera tracking data out of it to give position, orientation and speed and rendered out the projection mapping in a room to the perspective of where the camera was. […]

Toshiba Thrive

Toshiba Thrive

Barry Ackroyd DoP’d a day out on super16 for a commercial! Its been a while. A commercial for the American market I operated Steadicam and it was directed by Ulf Johansso. Artem had provided a giant ticker tape machine that send glittering tickertape all over set on every take. Apart from it all going down my back it […]


Steadicam Op.

Steadicam Op.

Steadicam Op.

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 […]

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MK-V AR + Omega Revolution rig

MK-V AR + Omega Revolution rig

MK-V AR + Omega Revolution rig

THE MK-V AR HAS NOW BEEN UPGRADED TO THE OMEGA-REVOLUTION. MUCH HIGHER RESOLUTION AND FAR MORE RELIABLE THAN THE PREVIOUS SENSOR AND BRAIN TECHNOLOGY. PLEASE SEE THE LINKS AFTER THIS POST FOR AR AND OMEGA-REVOLUTION WORK I HAVE DONE Below is my original MK-V AR Revolution Showreel invented by Howard Smith. The MK-V AR allows […]

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Steadicam Segway – Steadiseg

Steadicam Segway – Steadiseg

Steadicam Segway – Steadiseg

Now available directly from myself. Also available from Optical Support.     Announcing the new Steadiseg. A specially converted Segway to take Steadicam and accessories. Because I don’t actually have my own showreel yet I am going to show you other peoples showreels so you can get an idea as to what is possible. It […]

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A Camera / B Camera Handheld, Remote Head etc

A Camera / B Camera Handheld, Remote Head etc

A Camera / B Camera Handheld, Remote Head etc

Especially in drama I am often asked to do A camera or B camera operating. When not on Steadicam jump on the camera and do whatever is required to make the story.  I’m well practised on the wheels for geared and remote heads. I have numerous credits from where I worked as a regular camera-operator […]

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Nike Soccer: Risk Everything. Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr. & Wayne Rooney

Nike Soccer: Risk Everything. Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr. & Wayne Rooney

Jonathan Glazer Directed this one and lensed by Barry Ackroyd. I Steadicam Operated and did B-Camera regular operating for the U.K. portion being all the Wayne Rooney stuff. Nike Soccer Risk Everything. Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr. & Wayne Rooney from Thomas English on Vimeo. DIRECTOR: JONATHAN GLAZER PRODUCER: SIMON COOPER PRODUCTION MANAGER: BUGS HARTLEY LOCAL […]

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Now Is What You Make It – Pepsi Max

Now Is What You Make It – Pepsi Max

Pepsi has teamed up with Lionel Messi, Robin van Persie, Jack Wilshere, Sergio Aguero, Sergio Ramos and David Luiz for an interactive advert set around the streets of Rio de Janiero that will be aired in 100 countries around the world. I was lucky enough to Steadicam Operate and B-Camera Operate for the legendary Frederick […]

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RIVER ISLAND PRESENTS AW13 “THE SHOWDOWN”

RIVER ISLAND PRESENTS AW13 “THE SHOWDOWN”

Fun Fashion film we did over a long day and night for PRETTYBIRD UK U.K. Pat Scola DoP’d for Directing Duo Brewer and I did most of the shots on Steadicam including the little slider ones. Steadicam can be very good as a 2ft slider; esentially so long as you don’t need to take a […]

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Arthur Beatrice – Late

Arthur Beatrice – Late

Directed by George Belfield and DoP’d by Steve Annis who as well as DoP ing did his signature handheld: Arthur Beatrice – Late. Shot a lot on Steadicam in the wind this was a long and heavy shoot. Heavy because we were shooting the Panavision Platinum Lightweight 35mm. Lots of big moves and lots of […]

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Kodaline Love Like This – Whip Pans

Kodaline Love Like This – Whip Pans

Whip pan central. Video shot for Jake Scott DoP and Rob&Rob where we did an awful lot of whip pans and the band getting slapped a lot. Making of below. Kodaline – Love Like This from Thomas English on Vimeo.

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Sony “One Stadium”

Sony “One Stadium”

Sam Care DoP’d this one for Director Samuel Abrahams and they asked me to camera Operate using my Mk-V Omega AR rig. This was a tricky shoot because each scene was shot completely separately for Nico Cotta do stitch together. Doing this on AR Omega or regular Steadicam rather than motion control is possible but […]

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Ellie Goulding “Burn”

Ellie Goulding “Burn”

DoP’d by Tony C Miller for Director Mike Sharpe of FND. It very nearly won a Brit award. Ellie Goulding – Burn from Thomas English on Vimeo.

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Microsoft Dynamics – Make Happy

Microsoft Dynamics – Make Happy

The legendary Siri Bunford directed these out in Slovenia with Martin Hill-DoP. It was fun and it didn’t rain too much. We got the shots which was nice and I loved the owl. Microsoft Dynamics Make Happy from Thomas English on Vimeo. correct 1Unite Your Team with Microsoft Dynamics CRM from Thomas English on Vimeo. […]

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Dali Kubik- Free

Dali Kubik- Free

Small Online advert for some pretty flash speakers. Pure Steadicam job which was nice. Lots of nice moves. DoP’d by Ben Chads with Giles Greenwood at the Directing helm all held together and run like clockwork by champion first AD James Dyer. Like a say each move DALI KUBIK FREE – Hear different (Official) from […]

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The Kooples – Timeless Dancers

The Kooples – Timeless Dancers

Nice little fashion film we shot mostly on Steadicam and on Arun Taylor‘s Jimmy Jib. Directed by Amer Chadha Patel, a master of directing dance pieces and DoP’d in black and white by the the extraordinary Dan Stafford-Clark. Nice job although a long day in the rig. Below is a little demo of the rigs […]

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