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   Wildlife Cinematographer

 
 

2016 Born In China Disney Film (DOP Pandas, Cranes) has been a big surprise hit in Chinese Cinemas - taking over $10 million in the first few weeks and introducing a new wildlife feature genre for China. Won best documentary at Silk road International Film Festival. Release April 2017 in USA and other territories.

2016 Two Cinematography nominations at Wildscreen for Life Story and Wonders of the Monsoon ‘Drought’.

2015  “Patagonia” Episode three with Rockhopper sequence airs including our ‘making of’ segment. Even gets an outing on ‘Gogglebox”!

2015 ‘Yellowstone’ over 2000 days in Amazon ‘Top 100’ documentary sales.

2015 ‘Life Stories - First Steps’ up for photography BAFTA, wins Cinematography Bulldog award and best Specialist Factual. Wins Jackson Hole, Animal Behaviour and Best Limited Series. Nominated Cinematography.

2015 ‘Monsoon - Drought’ wins GTC Photography Excellence Award.

 

I am an award winning freelance Lighting Cameraman and filmmaker specializing in science and wildlife.


During the last 20 years I have been lucky enough to film for many of the BBC’s finest natural history series including: Blue Planet, Planet Earth (I & II), Life of Mammals, Life in Cold Blood, Galapagos, Yellowstone, Life Stories etc.


Recently, as well as the BBC, I have been working on Feature film projects for Disney Nature and major series for Netflix/Silverback and Terra Mater Films.  Upcoming projects include projects for Disney, Netflix, BBC and National Geographic.


My background is a Doctorate in science and a love of stills photography. I try to combine an understanding of animal behaviour with dramatic photographic composition.


I have also been a BAFTA nominated Producer for the BBC and a scientific and photographic advisor on several television series.


My own interests extend right across the natural sciences from fossils to ethnography. My company provides lighting cameramen and specialist equipment advice for Film Production, and also runs a growing stills library of rare historical science images. There is a small sample in the Albums section.

NEWS
 

Galapagos

2017 Two BAFTA wins.


Best Specialist Factual Series PE II and best TV moment of the Year for Snake Iguana sequence! BBC team, Producer Liz White, Editor Matt Meech, filmed Richard Wollocombe (principle), Tom Crowley, Freddy Deeble and me!


2016 Back with Richard Wollocombe on Galapagos to film iguanas and snakes for Planet Earth II. Amazing public reception to that sequence and of course the whole series. Fantastic editing! Winner at Broadcast Awards 2017.