I am available to hire as a freelance lighting camera operator / cinematographer / director of photography for UK or international work. I shoot TV commercials, on-demand commercials, website material, and corporate internal and external communications. I am also available for documentaries or short narrative films. 

Own kit includes a Sony PXW-FS7, BMPCC4K, Zeiss Contax prime lenses, Slider, full LED and tungsten lighting kit including various light modification devices such as softboxes, flags, nets, scrims, gels and grip gear. Also available to hire is a Ronin M gimbal compatible with BMPCC4K, Red Komodo 8K, Sony A7s series.

I have experience using Arri Alexa, Arri Amira, Red Dragon, Sony F55, and ENG cameras. Comfortable setting up and operating camera stabilisation devices such as the Ronin and Movi gimbals and jibs.

As director of photography I am comfortable working with the photography crew to achieve the required look of the film. Experience working on-location and in studio environments.


PAL licence for working at heights. 

Rate is based on 10 or 12 hour day and includes kit. Please contact me to receive rate card and kit list. If you would like to hire me without kit please get in touch for rates. 

I have public liability insurance for up to £10million. 

Member of BECTU.

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