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CV

CURRENTLY

OCEANS UNKOWN - BBC Natural History Unit - April 2019 - Present

Researcher

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BLUE PLANET LIVE - BBC Natural History Unit - September 2018 - April 2019

Researcher, Sound Recorder & Drone Op

 

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FIRST YEAR ON EARTH - BBC Natural History Unit - June 2018 - September 2018

Shooting Researcher & Drone Op

Research:

Setting up and part of crew on foreign shoots to Sri Lanka and Iceland. Behavioural research and scientific liaision with experts abroad. Liaising an organising logistics/permissions/carnets with fixers abroad. 

Camera:

Long Lens (RED Weapon 6k, Helium 8k)

Presenter Sync (Sony Fs7 + Canon Cn7)

Drone (Phantom 4pro)

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COUNTRYFILE - BBC Bristol - January 2017 - May 2018

Shooting Researcher & Drone Op

Research:

Complex shoot set up, Dealing with a range of contributors and talent, Insurance/permissions liaising, Risk assessments, bridge to post production, Archive.

 

First and Second Camera:

Presenter PTCs, Full first camera location shoots, cross shooting, VET obs doc strand.

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WINTERWATCH - BBC NHU - January 2018

Camera Bursary

Assisting all aspects of camera operation including: Thermal, Minicam, Long lens and Live.

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SPRINGWATCH - BBC NHU - April 2017

Camera Assistant/Runner

Assisting a world renowned Wildlife Cameraman while on location.

Atlantic Productions - December 2016

VR Camera Assistant

Assisting renowned access and Wildlife Cameraman James Aldred while on location shooting a VR short for a landmark. Trained in the operation of the Nokia Ozo.

Channel 4 - "We are the Robots" - December 2016

Production Runner

An observational documentary on social interactions.

 

Fly Creative - "Winter Promotional film" for Visit London - November 2016

Production Runner

While shooting a Winter Promotional film for Visit London, I assisted Fly Creative on Location at a number of Tourism hotspots across London. 

 

BBC 2 & BBC Worldwide – “Britain's Ancient Capital” - August 2016
Production Runner

While on location filming a three-part Observational Documentary, I directly supported a Production team of around 10, as well as Presenters Chris Packham, Neil Oliver, Doug Allan, Shini Somara and Andy Torbet.
Series Producer – Jamie Simpson, Executive Producer – Rachel Bell

Discovery Channel Funded Development - July 2016
Camera Assistant and Sound recordist

Presenter and shark scientist Ryan Johnson
Filming aboard a boat whilst Diving to relocate a lost Great White Shark tag.

Africa Media, South Africa June 2016 – July 2016
Staff

After my internship, I was asked to stay on for the remainder of my visa as a Field Specialist. In this time I assisted the June and July interns throughout their programs.
I also worked with Shark Scientist and Presenter Ryan Johnson.

Self-shooting

Africa Media, South Africa
May 2016
Wildlife Filmmaking Internship

This month long course, gives interns full training in Broadcast Camera Operation and shooting Techniques, writing and developing Stories for Productions, and the Post Production process and edit.

 

It was an incredible course in which I researched, filmed and edited my own short film:
“Advancements in Conservation Technology; and how they have affected the way Game Reserves maintain and conserve their Wildlife” 

SEE SHOWREELS

Scapa Scuba, Stromness, Orkney
August 2016 – September 2016
Self-Shooting Producer/Director

On location in Orkney, self-shooting a short historical and promotional film for Scapa Scuba Dive School; including research, drone work, interviews and both underwater and topside camera work.

SEE SHOWREELS

Qualifications

Drone Pilot
CAA Lisence - PfCO Theory Completed

Currently writing Operations Manual - Feb '18

Boat Handling
RYA Power boat level 2
VHF radio certified
STCW Elementary First Aid
STCW Personal Survival Techniques

Diving
HSE Part 4 – Professional SCUBA Diver
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor #284907 (500+ Logged dives + Specialities)
HSE First Aid at Work (November 2015)
HSE Diving Medical (November 2015)
O2 Provider
Trained and qualified to teach Emergency First Response.
Compressor Trained

Full UK Driving Licence (Clean)

Diving

Scapa Scuba (Orkney, Scotland)
April 2014 - October 2014 (Season) PADI SCUBA Diving Instructor/Dive Master


Sea Life Manchester (Manchester, England)
May 2013-April 2014
Diver/ SeaTrek Operator and Guide


Buddha View Dive School (Koh Tao, Thailand)
PADI Dive Master: May 2011 – July 2012
PADI Open water Scuba instructor: July 2012 – November 2012
Bar Tender January 2011 – November 2012

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