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

Owner of a Sony PXW-FS7, set of Zeiss Contax prime lenses, Slider, full LED lighting kit including various light modification devices such as softboxes, flags, nets, scrims etc. Also available to hire is a Ronin M gimbal and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for stable motion shots.

Stephen Melling. Sony PXW-FS7 with Tilta rig, V-mount battery, matte box and Zeiss Contax prime lens.
TVC shoot. Riding along on tracks. Shooting with Zeiss Superspeeds

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.

As a director of photography I am comfortable rigging or working with crew to rig HMI lighting, studio or stage. 


Powered Access Licence holder meaning I can operate class 3a and 3b platform vehicles working at height. 

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 £5million. 

Member of BECTU.

Stephen Melling operating Sony F55 with Canon 70-200mm f2.8 lens.

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