I'm a Birmingham based freelance camera operator & independent video production specialist. I've been dabbling with moving images since I can remember. What started as a passion for creating animation on an Amiga when 8 years old, grew in to a film making hobby during my teens and then inspired me to study for an honours degree in Film Production Technology.
Since then I've been freelancing as a camera operator & general video production bloke. I can't really imagine doing anything else for a living. I take great pride in attention to detail & making the most out of less than favourable situations.
I’m passionate about the technology surrounding film making, continually looking for how it can help me to be as creative and efficient as possible whilst shooting. I love the variety of work my job enables me to do, I find myself in strange and wonderful places I would never have otherwise seen. I’ve also been able to set up my own videography company called Skies Are Blue exclusively for wedding films.
There's been a few standout highlights in my journey so far, most notably shoots in Dubai, Amsterdam & Montreux. Then of course there’s the two days filming in London with the man who took this photo of me; Philip Bloom.
I'm always on the look out for the next set of highlights, maybe you can help!
I'm available to hire as a camera operator with kit or with kit provided. I can offer a very competitive rate with my own Sony FS5 shooting kit.
3 x BP-U batteries
2 x 128GB SDXC Cards
Metabones EF Speed Booster
Gimbal Stabiliser Kit
DJI Ronin-S Switch Grip Dual Handle
Sony A6500 4K Compact Camera
5 x NP-FW50 batteries
2 x 64GB SDXC Cards
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L II
Canon 70-200mm f4L IS
Sigma 16mm f1.4 DC DN
Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN
Sigma 105mm f2.8 DG Macro
Sony 10-18mm f4 OSS
SmallHD 702 Bright monitor kit
SmallHD Focus monitor kit
Sachtler FSB-8 CF Speedlock Tripod
Rhino EVO Carbon 24 inch Slider
Manfrotto MVH502AH Fluid Head
Vinten Pro Touch 5 Tripod
Manfrotto MN561BHDV-1 Monopod
SmallRig dual grip shoulder rig for FS5
Aputure LS C120D II
Aputure Light Dome II
Aputure Light Dome Mini II
2 x Lishuai Bi-Colour LED panels
2 x Swit V Lock batteries
Aputure Amaran F7 light
Aputure AL-M9 pocket light
Lastolite Diffuser 50cm
Lastolite Ezybalance card
Manfrotto 420B Combi-Boom Stand
Rodelink wireless lapel mic kit
Rodelink wireless XLR mic kit
Rode NTG-2 Shotgun Mic
Rycote pistol grip & windshield
Tascam DR-10L recorder w/lav
Zoom F1-LP recorder w/lav
Sony MDR-7506 Headphones
Please feel free to get in touch to discuss availability & rates.
I understand that every project is unique & may require a variety of different gear. You can let me know what you want from my kit list & we can talk things over to determine what else might be needed from my trusted rental suppliers.
Please feel free get in touch If you would like to talk about your video project or to discuss rates & availability for freelance hire.
You can use the form provided or I can be contacted using the details listed below.