Camera Operator / Assistant
Depending on the level of the production I fulfil a variety of roles. I am most experienced in camera, lighting, location sound and post departments.
I shoot with a Red Scarlet-W but have operated/assisted on Arri, Sony, Canon and Blackmagic cameras. I have experience lighting with HMI, tungsten, fluorescent and LED technology from all the leading manufacturers. I consider myself a lighting tech, who is growing into gaffer and DoP through work in these roles on smaller shoots.
I have built up a good quality audio bag; including a Sound Devices mixer, Ambient Nano Lockit time code, Sennheiser G3 wireless, Sanken Cos-11 Lav, Sennheiser 416, Schoeps CMC 6 + Mk41 and a Rode NT4 Stereo Condenser.
In post-production, I edit predominantly with FCPX, grading through Resolve Studio. Apple's Motion for motion graphics design and animation. Logic Pro for mixing and sound design, through Genelec monitors.
Examples of my work are in the portfolio. Rates vary and are negotiable based on the project length, contact me to discuss a project.
We Are Ronin Ltd.
Based in Bristol, Ronin is media company focused on creating non-fiction programming for video on demand, television and theatrical release. We also produce brand documentaries for companies who wish to tell their story in an authentic, engaging and artistic format.
2014-17 / Producer, Director & Camera
The Anholt Project
2013-14 / Producer, Director & 2nd Camera
After returning to the UK from the Himalayas, I became self-employed and started a small production company in Sheffield. We produce long-form ads and other social content. I saw the company grow to work with clients such as The British Council, E.ON, The Workshop, Learn Direct, Seat and AK Tirol. I left the business to pursue two long-term documentary projects.
Royal Air Force
Ground & Helicopter Photographer
Combat Camera ENG Videographer
I was trained as a photographer and Airmen at RAF Halton, Benson and the Defence School of Photography, RAF Cosford.
The training gave me a foundation in helicopter and battlefield operations. Specific training included trauma first aid, NBC attack, leadership, weapons handling, off-road driving, helicopters and bushcraft.
I was honoured to win the JHC award for best photographer in 2010-11 for a series of images produced with 606 Sqn. RAF Benson.
I deployed to N.A.F El Centro USA with a helicopter squadron in 2009, operating in 50-degree heat in the Californian desert. With the support of my CO, I won four awards in 2011, including Photograph and Video Package of the Year in the annual RAF competition. I was asked to work with all forces and considered leaving my civilian occupation to join the service fulltime. However, after loosing-out on a combat camera deployment, I sacrificed a military career to concentrate on film and video production.
WWT Himalayas Documentary
While working at Apple, I was offered the opportunity to join a small, low budget documentary pilot shoot for a series of trekking films and potentially a 60-minute special for the BBC.
Leaving Apple was a difficult decision, but the first time I saw the sun rising over the Himalayas I knew it was the right one. I was attached to the project for just under 6 months, and covered 4000km on foot, working at altitudes of up to 18,500ft.
Creative Application Consultant
Fresh out of university it was a dream job. One of the reasons I studied computer science was to learn more about the future of filmmaking. The cutting of film with a razor blade was on the way out, and Final Cut Pro was in.
Apple and its software was at the forefront of editing, motion graphics, DVD authoring and visual effects compositing. They taught me about software and hardware. But more importantly, how to communicate that information effectively. I witnessed how big, successful companies operate; how they lead staff, develop ideas, create workflows, manage projects and drive innovation.
My role was to support a professional user-base, working alongside top professionals in photography and video industries. I worked in the UK - London, Sheffield, Birmingham and Manchester, but also Germany and Canada.
Leeds Metropolitan University
& Barnsley College
I had led a 'misspent' youth taking pictures and making films when U probably should have been revising for exams. Through trial and error, collaborations with friends, finding mentors, reading books, I began developing a basic understanding of visual communication language and technology.
I wanted to study how computers intersect with film production, art, design and the web. Education gave me time to do that. I used my time to develop a showreel and gets hands-on with much high-end equipment as possible.
I managed the college radio station and moonlighted on a local radio station.
The qualifications I obtained are largely irrelevant. I spent my time running on film shoots, creating my own projects, recording live events and producing videos for local organisations such as the South Yorkshire Police and Fire Departments.