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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 moving image business at 18 making and mixing events visuals for bands and nightclubs as a visual jockey. This led to a 3 year stint at BBC documentary factual as an Avid editor and cameraman where, with my visuals and motion graphics background, I gained a reputation as someone that could make something visually arresting from any material. I left the BBC 13 years ago to specialize in Steadicam, something he had already been doing for 5 years; messing about with tiny lightweight steadicam rigs to make events visuals.

Currently I am available for Feature Films, Commercials, Music Videos, and Television work. I pride himself on speed and efficiency in setup and re-rig and de-rig times.

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Mick Jagger “Gotta Get A Grip”

Mick Jagger “Gotta Get A Grip”

MICK JAGGER “GOTTA GET A GRIP” I steadicam Operated for Saam Farahmand and DoP Steve Annis (Alexa Mini with 100mm Crystal Express Anamorphic from Panavision)

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ZAYN, Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)

ZAYN, Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)

Directed by Grant Singer, DoP’d by Steve Annis and camera Operated by myself Thomas English entirely on Steadicam. Whole job was pulled together in record time by producer Sally Llewellyn @ somesuch. Great shoot with uber professional superstars. Shot one scene on the Arri Studio for those nice Paparazzi flashes and everything else on the […]

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Piaget Polo S x Ryan Reynolds

Piaget Polo S x Ryan Reynolds

Commercial we did on a warehouse roof in East London with Ryan Reynolds. Everything with Ryan Reynolds was on Steadicam apart. The day was done in record time. A bit of Rickshaw stuff on the roof and generally lots of running and even simulating a helicopter POV. Fun job and Mr. Reynolds was incredible to […]

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Duchenne UK “World’s Strongest Boys”

Duchenne UK “World’s Strongest Boys”

Sad and inspiring commercial for the charity Duchenne. It is a form of muscular Dystrophy that is really heartbreaking. Makes it difficult to complain about our own lives when we see the bravery of these children. Lensed by Steve Annis DoP and directed by George Belfield. This is one of my favourite commercials of the […]

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Years & Years ‘Worship’

Years & Years ‘Worship’

Another Anamorphic piece lensed by Steve Annis and Directed by Matt Lambert and shot mostly on Steadicam. Lot of shots where done garfield mounted Steadicam off a dolly pushed about by Neil Blakesley because you get great long distance tracking shots, really nice slow pushes and well it is nice to sit down from time […]

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KFC – “Sisters”

KFC – “Sisters”

It is a short film for Kentucky Fried Chicken. A really nice short film impeccably lit and lensed by DoP Ben Kracun and directed by Michael Pearce. I did Steadicam and some of the handheld shots as B-Camera Operator to Ben Kracun A-Camera. The fussiest shots I did was the scene handheld on the merry […]

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Happy Chinese New Year | Estée Lauder

Happy Chinese New Year | Estée Lauder

Nice beauty commercial with DoP Angus Hudson and directed by Tim Piper over from the US. Pretty much entirely on Steadicam and Omega AR rig except for the comp shot at the very end. HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! Happy Chinese New Year | Estée Lauder from Thomas English on Vimeo.

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Google Android – Lee Fest

Google Android – Lee Fest

Commercial we shot: Directed by Nicolas Jack Davies and DoP’d by Steve Annis. Mostly done on Steadicam with the odd bit of stock footage and Drone work done on top. Shot Anamorphically and focused incredibly well off the cuff by one of the best anamorphic focus pullers in the business: Ahmet Husseyin. It was a […]

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Join the “Bowel Movement” Scottish Government TV advert

Join the “Bowel Movement” Scottish Government TV advert

A message worth telling far more than many messages tell. Quite often I seem to end up in Scotland these days working on various government campaigns. They have a Scottish Breakfast on set with square sausages. This advert was lovely to work on. Sun was shining and everyone was quite jolly despite the subject matter […]

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Emmerdale “Summer Fate”

Emmerdale “Summer Fate”

Emmerdale release a teaser- Something sinister is going to happen on the Farm! This is what would happen if Emmerdale went anamorphic. We spent a day on the farm, a secret location somewhere north of Cambden, a shot this commercial / trail for Emmerdale’s new dark storyline. Mike Baldwin Directed with Ole Birkeland DoP. Every […]

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ALIBI REBRAND

ALIBI REBRAND

Really nice few commercials we shot to rebrand Alibi TV station. DoP’d by Ben Todd and Directed by Mike Moloney of Art and Graft. We used Steadicam for all the shots. Really nice meditative small shots and tiny smooth moves. Often I describe this type of shot as that of a 3D slider. Really incredible […]

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Wretch 32 “When I see you I see Me”

Wretch 32 “When I see you I see Me”

Launch film for Late Tate Britain starring Wretch 32 who makes a Spoken word monologue questioning the meaning of the modern day superstar and discussing to himself his own rise. It is a very motivating piece. Directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat and DoP’d by Ben Thomas I think this job turned out really nice! Wretch 32 […]

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NEW BALANCE #USE YOUR RUN

NEW BALANCE #USE YOUR RUN

Directed by Courtney Phillips and lensed by Steve Annis aka Captain Anamorphic. Steve used his keen eye to spot areas where the light worked naturally well with only a little supplementation. We worked all night filming a gang of runners through the freezing rain. Their ethos is to train whilst doing good. So they fix […]

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Mulberry – Cressida Bonas and the Buttercup Dress

Mulberry – Cressida Bonas and the Buttercup Dress

Nice little Fashion Film we did for Mulberry featuring Cressida Bonas. Lots of Dancing with a Steadicam on very slippery grass covered stairs but great fun. DoP Patrick Meller and Director Ivana Bobic did a great job at rendering the Mulberry Dream to screen. Cressida Bonas and The Buttercup Dress – Explore the Season – […]

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FKA TWIGS – Glass and Patron

FKA TWIGS – Glass and Patron

Directed by FKA Twigs hereself and DoP Manuel Claro this nice little video was turned around by Dominic Thomas’s team at Academy in record time! Choreographed by Aaron Sillis and Benjamin Milan, widely regarded as teo of the most avant guard choreographers in our age. FKA Twigs definitely knows what she wants and stamps her […]

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CRITICAL – Sky TV

CRITICAL – Sky TV

Did lots of Steadicam, head and legs and a little handheld on this show. Incredible show with mental prosthetics. It was fine shooting it but I am super squieemish when it comes to watching stuff like this on the TV. Shooting is fine because I am in an on-set environment and I know it is […]

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MOBO Music Awards

MOBO Music Awards

A day on the SteadiSeg Segway for a small commercial to promote the now passed MOBO music awars. Directed by Huse Monfaradi and DoP Ben Magahy. The MOBO Awards 2014, Weds 22nd October 8pm, live on ITV2 from Thomas English on Vimeo. 20141001 121148 from Thomas English on Vimeo.

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Fall Winter 2014-2015 Zara TRF Campaign

Fall Winter 2014-2015   Zara TRF Campaign

Zara AW14 working for fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier. All on Steadicam with DoP Nathaniel Aron at the helm. Fall Winter 2014-2015 Zara TRF Campaign from Thomas English on Vimeo.

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Transfer Wise

Transfer Wise

For Director Giles Ripley and DoP Ben Fordesman. This pastiche of “Wolf of Wall Street” was fun to shoot. Demonstrating the exuberances of banks with our money. TransferWise TV Ad – The Partys Over – YouTube from Thomas English on Vimeo.

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Childrens Act

Childrens Act

Commercial for a Novel by Ian McEwan. For Director Roll Jackson and DoP Dan Stafford Clark. A ghostly POV shot on Steadi. The Children Act – Ian McEwan – YouTube from Thomas English on Vimeo.

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Lycra Moves

Lycra Moves

Shot for Jake Dypka (DIR) and Nicholas Bennett (DoP). A day of lots of moving around for me around the incredible dancer Charlotte Siepiora on Steadicam. Hard work but I am pleased in how it came out. Everyshot on the Steadicam machine contraption. Lycra Moves from Thomas English on Vimeo.    

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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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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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ITV Idents High Speed Quad Action

ITV Idents High Speed Quad Action

For Captain DoP Oliver Schofield and directed by Phil Bolger I did this awesome quad shot skimming Oliver’s priceless K35 lenses inches from the ground and the back tyre of an erratic hung over lunatic kite surfer. Raced up and down the beach for a few hours skimming behind these loons. They crashed, we swerved […]

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Adidas “Get Game”

Adidas “Get Game”

Cool little spot we did for Adidas’s new bio-measuring  device. Directed by Lucy Tcherniak and DoP’d by international wirlwind August Jakobsson. Shot largely on the Omega Revolution AR rig off my rickshaw and off a high speed dolly rig. We also re-rigged the Steadicam into BATTLE mode to deal with those 120mph tennis balls. August and Gavin […]

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More ITV Idents!

More ITV Idents!

Dreamy operating with Ollie Schofield on summer idents. These were directed by Phil Bolger. These were shot on the island of Jersey and were an awful lot of fun. The Ident Gallery Player ITV 2013 Idents (3) Airport Luggage ident from Thomas English on Vimeo. The Ident Gallery Player ITV 2013 Idents (3) Mountain Bike […]

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ITV – Where Drama Lives

ITV – Where Drama Lives

This was a big one. Directed by the extraordinary Siri Bunford and DoP’d by the uber nice / super talented Bob Pendar-Hughes . This was a very challenging job. Shot on 35mm using only Steadicam and AR/OmegaR we had to film many of our great British actors with some that simply weren’t able to turn […]

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ITV Idents – Windy Beach and many others

ITV Idents – Windy Beach and many others

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 […]

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Debenhams Designers

Debenhams Designers

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 […]

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Eristoff – Prowl

Eristoff – Prowl

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 […]

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ITV Idents – Boxer Ident

ITV Idents – Boxer Ident

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 […]

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Promo’s: Steadicam, Handheld and a bit of Sticks.

Promo’s: Steadicam, Handheld and a bit of Sticks.

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 […]

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Westfield Christmas TV Commercial

Westfield Christmas TV Commercial

Christmas Time! Advert I Camera Operated every shot for on the Steadicam for good friend and top Director Paul Barulis and top DoP Olivier Cariou . Certainly a tricky shoot with some quite dynamic moves with very fixed marks that had to be hit at speed but worked out well and I am very pleased […]

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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 […]

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Jimmy Choo AW 2012

Jimmy Choo AW 2012

Small film we shot for Mr Porter for the Jimmy Choo AW12 collection. DoP was Chris Odriscoll and Directed by Chris Vickers at Punderson Gardens. I used the MK-V Superpost for this to get the camera nice and low. This was only a C300 so it was nice and easy but also using the Steadicam […]

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Spector – Never Fade Away

Spector – Never Fade Away

A little Steadicam on my part for DoP Nic Booth amongst angry rebellious school girls armed with guns and burning cars. Shot as if part of some Japanese horror movie featuring the band being kidnapped by feral school kids a la Battle Royale, Spector and Director Ben Reed also get meta from the start: the […]

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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 […]

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Marcus Collins “Mercy”

Marcus Collins “Mercy”

Another little promo I Steadicam Operated for Ben Todd DoP. For Marcus Collins’s “Mercy”. A relatively long day in and around Old Street offset by the fact that its only a stones throw away from where I am based. Marcus Collins – Mercy from Thomas English on Vimeo.

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Various Cruelties “The Great Unknown”

Various Cruelties “The Great Unknown”

Done in one take with Commandante DoP Mattias Nyberg and Director Zac Ella on the side of a really bloody steep hill! Mattias said if I faltered he’d have me shot so we did many many takes backwards on that stupidly steep hill in painful low-mode with an Alexa Plus and Master primes. It hurt […]

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Tim Walker – “The Lost Explorer”

Tim Walker – “The Lost Explorer”

Directed by world renowned fashion photographer Tim Walker, THE LOST EXPLORER is produced by Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken, the successful duo whose first film, Shifty (d: Eran Creevy) won critical acclaim and was nominated for a BAFTA. the DoP was Robbie Ryan and the camera was the classic 35mm Panavision Platinum. There was a […]

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GROUPLOVE “Tongue Tied”

GROUPLOVE “Tongue Tied”

Fun little music video I did for Dop Brian Fawcett. Another long promo day with little time off Steadicam culminating in a load of Don Juan running shots at 11pm. As I remember we shot this on the Sony F3 without an off-camera recorder. Eva Arnold did a fantastic job at pulling focus and managing […]

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Welcome To The Punch

Welcome To The Punch

James McAvoy and Mark Strong in an action thriller Directed by Eran Creevy and lensed by Ed Wild. I got to Steadicam and operate B-Camera handheld in what looks like an awesome film in the making.        

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DJ Shadow “Scale it Back” – One shot promo

DJ Shadow “Scale it Back” – One shot promo

Ewan Jones Morris & Casey Raymond’s directed this very sweet one-shot promo for DJ Shadow in Wales. Nicholas Booth DoP’d it and I was lucky to come along and operate. There was a making-off shot as well.

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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. […]

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Age UK Commercial

Age UK Commercial

Here is a commercial we shot for Age UK. Directed by Becky Martin and DoP’ed by the infamous Captain Jamie Cairney and off course; Steadicam Operated by myself.. Using the Arri Alexa with a Gekko Ringlight and Panatape on an optimo zoom. All the people in the advert are non-actors and we suspected they would […]

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6 Music – Building 6 Music

6 Music – Building 6 Music

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 . Directed by the now famous Dom Bridges and DoP’d by the renowned Chris Sabogal; This advert for 6 music was a lot of fun to work on. All the faces and very little time. I have to say that the Arri […]

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Adidas – A Sneaker Way of Life

Adidas – A Sneaker Way of Life

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 . Shooting in Brixton we made this Adidas Commercial. Pretty much all Steadicam with a PL mounted 7D and Cooke lenses from Arri. Ben Moulden DoP d this with his characteristic flare for Passion Pictures. Normally Passion specialize in animations and it […]

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Xbox – Outdance Kylie

Xbox – Outdance Kylie

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 . This is quite a funny little viral we shot for Xbox with the delightful Kylie Minogue. I’ll tell you, it was pretty funny whilst we were shooting it too! Jamie Cairney was the DoP and directed by Becky Martin.

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Solid Steadicam Music Videos

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 . I’m not sure where it says in the Health and Safety manual that we should go straight onto Steadicam at 6am call time and keep Tommy in the rig until midnight. It happens… very regularly. Here are a few little recent […]

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Ringlight control

When the subject gets too close to a ringlight often they become too hot (bright). We quickly want to start controlling the ringlight power on the move. For a commercial for Liang O’rouk we had a beam of light fly through a building. Time for ringlight control! I ended up using blue tak to fix […]

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3D Feature Film: Isle of Mann TT

3D Feature Film: Isle of Mann TT

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 . I worked earlier this year on a 3D feature film using 2 RED cameras on the PS Technik flyer rig. Really proving that it is all possible in anger. I did a lot of my shots off the rickshaw, which incidentally […]

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Burberry SS10 Campaign_ Accessories Collection

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 . Here is just some of the work I do for Burberry. It is intercut with some stills work by Mario Testino and some “Making off” footage of bags being manufactured and catwalk. All the beauty shots are done by myself on […]

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Primo Anamorphics, Tim Westwood and the News of the world

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 . Shooting on some of Dan Bronks’s (DoP) favourite lenses, the Panavision Primo Anamorphics proved to be interesting. The little buggers are so big! Some of them larger than the camera. They are amazing though; opening up to T1.9. The problem is […]

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4321 Feature Film in general cinema release

4321 Feature Film in general cinema release

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 . I was the Steadicam Operator last year on this feature film; 4321. I also did Noel Clarke’s previous film “Kidulthood”. The DoP was Franco Pezzino and I had worked for him before on music videos including a James Blunt one. It […]

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DJ ZINC FT MS DYNAMITE – ‘WILE OUT’ OFFICIAL VIDEO

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 . Another solid all day Steadicam promo for Dave Miller DoP. A little rest at the end for the body rig. I am frequently asked on Steadicam jobs to make it less “Steady”. They want something smoother than handheld but they don’t […]

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AR rig- Anti smoking commercial

I have only just managed to get a copy of this commercial we shot years ago. It actually never aired because of the polonium 235 incident where a Russian dissident was killed with a sprinkling of radioactive sushi. Apparently this spot was too similar to these sushi murdering activities. Anyhow, an awesome commercial directed by […]

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Pendulum “Watercolor” : Lens Baby Operator

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 . Pendulum Watercolor from Thomas English on Vimeo. I camera operated for the world renowned Joe Dyer DoP extraordinaire and my good buddies Barney Steel and Mike Sharpe from The Found Collective. These guys are geniuses at integrating VFX and SFX. They […]

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Two RED cameras on a Steadicam 3D rig

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 3D RED cameras on Steadicam from Thomas English on Vimeo. Patric at Fava rental has had his P+S Technik Freestyle 3D rig delivered. So I did some Steadicam testing. I could not wait to try it out with two RED cameras in. […]

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How to Be

How to Be

With Robert Pattison from Twighlight, A charming feature directed by Oliver Irving and lenses by Paul Swann.  Steadicam was obviously done by myself. Thomas English.

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P+S Technik Freestyle 3D Mirror Rig for Steadicam and Handheld

NEWS AND BLOG Thomas English, UK based Freelance Steadicam Owner/Operator 07970 025 389 P+S Technik Freestyle 3D Mirror Rig from Thomas English on Vimeo. So this is the lightweight 3D mirror rig, enabling 2 cameras for stereoscopic production, from P+S Technik called the “Freestyle 3D Rig” developed by Philippe Bordelais. Its great for Steadicam! It […]

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Operating Super Low-Mode

Thomas English, UK based Steadicam Operator 07970 025 389 from Thomas English on Vimeo. Here. I am Operating Steadicam in super low mode with 8 inch actors! You see here I was asked by Malcolm Hadley to shoot 8 inch actors as though they were 6 ft humans. So to get the camera this low […]

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Kidulthood

Kidulthood

Edgy urban film by Menhaj Huda and DoP’d by Brian Tufano. Lots of Steadicam on the Aaton s35mm camera. Fun times.

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Low mode Steadicam shot over car bonnet

Thomas English, UK based Steadicam Operator 07970 025 389 I am doing what is a dirty low-mode shot. The rig is turned upside down to get the camera lower however here the camera is upside down too (the dirty part). The advantage of the dirty low-mode is how quickly I can get into low-mode. It […]

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Panavised Steadicam Running

Thomas English, UK based Steadicam Operator 07970 025 389 Here I am shooting a running sequence on the Panaflex 35mm camera. Really I should be using a quad bike or a much lighter camera but sometimes you don’t have a quad bike nor a lighter camera. Dave Miller asked me so nicely, I had to […]

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Vehicle Mount: Polar Commercial

Thomas English, UK based Steadicam Operator 07970 025 389 JP Gossart was shooting a commercial / viral for the new Polar computer. He kindly asked me to Steadicam for him. These Professional cyclists are often able to hit speeds of 50mph. I can’t run that fast so the only option was to vehicle mount onto […]

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