Yusuf Akhtar is a passionate filmmaker & photographer based in London, UK.
He has a keen interest in wildlife and the natural world.
Inspired by the creativity and style of documentaries presented by popular wildlife filmmakers, he has developed a passion for creating presenter led wildlife documentaries telling the stories of some of his favorite species with the hope of inspiring others to love and protect them.
Tom grew up in Africa. These early years spent in the forests of Central Africa and the savannahs of East Africa forged a passion for the natural world which lead him to undertake a degree in Biological Sciences followed by a Masters in Conservation Science at Imperial College London.
Whilst working in remote field conditions across the world, he has developed a love for photographing the wide variety of life he encounters.
Tom is pursuing a career in film making and photography through which he hopes to be able to increase awareness of global conservation issues using visual media.
Abbie Barnes is an award-winning wildlife filmmaker, presenter, adventurer and conservationist, recognised internationally for her work regarding environmental protection.
Aged 18, Abbie is currently on a gap year, having recently completed her A-Levels in Environmental Science, Geography, Biology and Archaeology. She is using the year as a building block towards a professional career in wildlife/adventure filmmaking and presenting, whilst gaining qualifications and experience in the outdoor instructor sector as a second career path.
Specialising in promotional shorts, and wildlife conservation and expedition-style films, Abbie currently produces every aspect of her work, from research, script writing, filming, presenting and editing. She established the production company Song Thrush Productions in late 2011.
By nature Abbie is an outdoor-pursuit passionate, established as an avid long-distance backpacker, traditional archer, long-distance trail runner, climber, rower, and more. She is a trained mountain leader, with her assessment due in late 2015. Abbie is also a qualified PADI Open Water diver.
Abbie aims to inspire both viewers and participants to engage with the natural environment, creating enjoyable and unforgettable experiences that might enhance their desire to protect their natural surroundings for future generations to come.
Raymond is a freelance long lens wildlife cameraman and photographer from the Orkney Islands now based in Aberdeenshire. He is happy to consider any filming project but has a particular interest and knowledge of bird behaviour and marine topics. Raymonds' first film was called The Flying Dustbin which he produced, filmed and narrated on a small budget. It won Best of Category – Amateur and a Merit Award for Scientific Content at the 31st IWFF in Montana in 2008 and was shortlisted in the Best Film on a Limited Budget Category at Wild Talk Africa in Durban 2009. He recently won the 'Wildlife in HD Video' category at the 2012 British Wildlife Photography Awards.
Recent cinematography credits include BBC Springwatch Guide to Seabirds, BBC Springwatch 2013, BBC Scotland Midsummer Live and the forthcoming series BBC The Great British Year as well as additional photography credits on BBC Panorama and BBC Natural World films. He has experience of using both tape and P2 Panasonic Varicam systems with HJ40 Canon super telephoto lens as well as Sony PMW-500, FS700 and EX-3 camera systems. Comfortable using file-based media and editing using FCP.
He's also an award-winning stills photographer with fourteen years press photography experience travelling extensively in Africa and Europe. Excellent identification skills, particularly birds and has experience of spending extended periods in the field.
He is a keen diver and holds PADI Rescue and Nitrox qualifications.
“You work the camera innovatively and often obliquely to convention, consistently creating a great introspective mood with simple compositions, which is no mean feat. You definitely have an eye for natural forces.”
For 8 years I was a mountaineer - with ascents in the European Alps, North America and expeditions to the Himalayas. Gaining national qualifications in Mountain Leadership I guided nationally and internationally.
The making of the film 'Realise en Montagne' while climbing a remote unclimbed peak in the Indian Himalaya was a watershed moment.
With a degree in Fine Art Film making from Central St. Martins, I have now tied both tangents of experience together into a unified filmmaking practice.
I thrive on communication and the opportunity to work with others - generating and developing concepts, enabling and making sense of the of the entire process. With over 10 years of experience I have now filmed a diverse and challenging range of works, encompassing commercials, long form narrative and stand alone commissioned films.
The bringing together of these tangents is best illustrated in my Natural History filmmaking - combining my empathy for the outdoors and wildlife.
I feel people respond to work when they sense that someone dared to take a chance.
I continue my passion for the vertical. I have traded the ascent for the descent as I pursue my passion for telemark skiing.
Duncan is a highly skilled, well travelled wildlife and reality cameraman / DP with a passion for underwater filming. He has worked across the globe from Antarctica to the Bahamas using an array camera systems. Proficient in sound and producing, he proves to be a hard working asset to any team.
Duncan has worked on a wide range of projects from a DP, Producer and Cameraman for ANIMAL PLANETS & LTPs, "WHALE WARS", series to underwater DP for ORIGINAL PRODUCTIONS & FOX's 'SHARK U". Please see filmography in website for further details.
Marcus worked in TV production for three years in various roles for various companies including the BBC, Endemol and IWC so has wide-ranging skills and experience.
He's now focusing on camera work and has worked with a wide range of equipment and in most genres of production. He has shot interviews, GVs, actuality and taster tapes on the EX3 and XF305.
Most recently, Marcus has been working in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest as a photographer and videographer. He has expert local knowledge, speaks Spanish and has learnt a great deal about Neotropical fauna. He also has experience with tree rigging and climbing and good rainforest guiding skills.
Marcus has a degree in Biological Sciences with Honours in Zoology. His field skills are good and he's perfectly happy with long hours and harsh environments. He also specialises in timelapse photography and his work has featured on the BBC.
Ludo has worked as a Cinematographer and Steadicam Operator for over 10 years. His passion for cinema and cinematography was instrumental in his decision to found Broxstar Productions.
Since then he has traveled the globe filming some of the Earths most wondrous moments; from earthlings to spacelings and everything in-between.
Ludo's latest work saw him directing the official promo for Virgin's ground-breaking space venture Virgin Galactic.
He has made it his drive to bring the most cutting-edge technologies to his craft, translating the emotional visual experience with the newest groundbreaking techniques and bringing to the big screen a unique flavour and style.
Giuseppe is a film-maker and a biologist with fifteen years of research experience in ecology and molecular biology. He worked for major scientific institutions both in the US and in Europe.
In 2004 he produced the multi-awarded film AHMED AND THE RETURN OF THE ARAB PHOENIX, a compelling story about the re-discovery in the Middle-East of an iconic bird, the Syrian Northern Bald Ibis.
In 2009 Giuseppe moved to Kenya and founded his production company, Terra Conservation Films. He collaborates with several conservation organizations and wildlife experts to make films about endangered ecosystems and raise awareness on conservation issues.
In 2012 he got his Documentary Campus Master degree (Munich, Germany).
Giuseppe's documentaries have been aired on PBS (USA) and the National Geographic Channel and were awarded at major wildlife film festivals around the world.
Dean is a passionate wildlife and specialist underwater filmmaker with experience in tropical to temperate waters Filming in DVCAM, HDV, HDCAMEX AND HDCAM.
His ground-breaking film about Pike won numerous awards and footage has been featured on various programmes including the BBC blue chip series The Nature of Britain.
He has written articles for mainstream magazines including BBC Wildlife, held TV and Radio interviews and has worked as a freelance cameraman for the BBC Natural History Unit, Japans NHK Europe channel and CBBC's popular Deadly 60 programme.
Dean has appeared on the BBC's 'One Show' and had his first film Pike commissioned by Japan's NHK in 2013.
The Natural World is his true passion.
David Nuno do Cabo Cachopo
Rua da eira nº 47 3º esq
I'm a passionate stills photographer. I shoot from wildlife, nature, landscape to portrait and live shows.
I'm learning and developing my skills in timelapsing.
I have a degree in Cinema, video and multimedia communication.
Some professional experience as studio cameraman and camera assistant as well as production assistant.
Nature and wildlife is what I'm committed with right now. I want to produce strong and emotionful images in order for people to relate and care about mother nature.
Adrian is an ‘award winning’ independent wildlife film maker: a self-shooting Producer / Director, Writer and Presenter. Described by BBC Wildlife Magazine as someone who “takes multi-tasking to new levels” Adrian is always willing to roll up his sleeves and get stuck in. He has been known to set off with just a camera and a whim and come back with all the material for a solid and creative documentary. As he says “The eternal wait for a commissioner to say yes or for budgets to fall into place can compromise the story and the story won’t always wait.”
Recent credits include an episode of Panorama for BBC1, investigating the devastating effect of the palm oil industry on the environment and particularly the orangutan, and the much repeated series Gibbons: Back in the Swing for Animal Planet International.
Adam enjoys the idea of bringing cinematic qualities to a sequence, and likes how a imaginative and creative idea can come to life on screen, to entertain and inform an audience. He willing to learn and experience new things, on the subject of experience; Adam has experience with various broadcasting cameras & has been filming Wildlife since he was 16, he is currently a Wildlife Cameraman for Reader's Digest Magazine working on a series called Wildlife Monthly -- He has done an Advance TV Wildlife Filmmaking Course with BBC Executive Producer Andrew Cooper, and his qualifications are a HND & National Diploma in Media Moving Image, plus a First Diploma in Media Studies. He was the DoP on his first ever documentary, showing the ins & outs of a modern day Newspaper Office - it went on to win the award ‘Best Film’ at NE Worcs Coll’s annual film festival -- What's Black and White and Read All Over?
Selected to film/document (at the time) PM Tony Blair’s visit to NE WorcsCollege (Redditch campus) & filmed business awards ceremonies - featuring Simon Weston O.B.E & former BBC Dragon; Richard Farleigh as the key speakers & awards presenters. Plus Adam filmed at The Clothes Show Live (NEC, Birmingham) in 2007. Read more here: natureonscreen.webs.com/about.htm
Flat 6, 12 Hampshire Terrace
Portsmouth PO1 2QZ
I am a very hard working, enthusiatic person with a huge passion for wildlife and filmmaking. I have a BA(Hons) in Television and Film Production and my final documentary I made as a group "Mark" won 'Best Documentary' at The Royal Television Society Awards.
I have been on the Wildlife Film Academy in South Africa in October 2011 which was a month long course and made "At What Cost?" which you can view on my YouTube channel.
I used Sony Z1 cameras and am confident using Final Cut Pro edit software.
I love travelling and I'm up for any challenge available.
I cannot see myself doing anything else with my life.
Born in the once dusty little town of Hesperia, California the love of nature has always been the central inspiration in my life. From rattlesnakes to cobras, alligators to anacondas, there has never been a "creepy crawly" I haven't immediately wanted to look at just a little closer and show to everyone around. I think it was my passion for sharing my passion that led me to my
career in television. What a platform to show the world all the awesome living things around us...
and so that's the short version.
I specialize in herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians), but have worked with all sorts of
animals on and off camera. I've done it all, from hiding in hand built blinds to film wild lions feeding
for National Geographic, to scuba diving with massive tiger sharks for the Discovery Channel.
Simply put there is no animal too obscure or dangerous for my camera's lens... whether
that lens be on a big body Sony 900, a Photron High Speed Camera, a Phantom, a Red Epic, or an
underwater rig (yes I am a PADI certified diver). For more on my television work see my IMDB page.
Photography is my favorite form of artistic expression and my photos appear in several books,
websites, and magazines. Occasionally I sell my photographs and donate the proceeds to a variety of causes I support. I personally love to snap images of venomous snakes from cobras to bushmasters and everything in between. I have shot production stills for National Geographic, Animal Planet and The Discovery Channel.
I travel to South Africa annually, and have a particular fondness for the herps of that region, occasionally lead small groups so others can share in my experience.
Please contact me if you
would be interested in joining me in the field some time in the future.
My original plan for my life was academia, and I still do a bit of research work as well. I have presented at the International Herpetological Symposium, speak at countless reptile societies, and co-authored both scientific papers and non-fictional books.
When I am not searching for snakes or filming I am actively involved in a number of conservation efforts including the founding of Herpetological Conservation International.
Karla is a wildlife Camerawoman, Journalist and Presenter from Mexico, recently returned from 3 years in South Africa. Her work behind camera includes the Animal Planet Series 'Shamwari: A Wild Life', aired in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and USA. Her camerawork also includes a series currently showing on NatGeo in Australia and other countries, called Wild and Woolly, the story of a baby elephant and his best friend, a sheep!
Karla is also an enthusiastic Presenter, who came second place at the first ever 'Wildscreen's Got Talent' competition in 2010, and is fluent in both Spanish and English.
She is a level 5 SSI Scuba Diver including Night Limited Visibility Specialty.
Her latest project, an independent film made for sharing on the internet, called A Zoo Next Door, tells the story of a man keeping big cats in the back of his house and her journey to find international help to relocate the 'zoo' animals.
Karla is keen to increase her wildlife film making experiences and so would be very happy to be an Assistant on any interesting projects too!
Oli works as a cameraman and a sound recordist but he can also direct and edit.
He has over fifteen years of experience working with some of the best people in the industry, yet he's always keen to work with new people whether from the UK or abroad.
Oli is as comfortable working with high profile personalities as he is with the average man on the street.
He's now worked with the legend that is David Attenborough three times. The first time was as a sound recordist, the second as a cameraman and the third time as a director.
The equipment he owns includes a lighting kit, a full sound kit, two editing set ups and various cameras including the new HD broadcast approved, large sensor Canon C300.
He has public liability insurance, equipment insurance, a BECTU press card, radio frequency licences, a clean driving licence, a recent CRB check and two passports.
Oli is based in London but his work takes him all over the UK and around the world.
His vaccinations are always kept up to date and, since he has his own kit, he's always ready for those last minute foreign assignments.
High speed camera operator,
Data management, Camera man, Arial Cameraman and technician.
Rob is highly motivated, friendly and professional. He wil go above and beyond the call of duty for clients in any role that he is tasked with. He has a good understanding in many facets of the production and post production process.
His IT background has become essential in the acquisition and processing phases of filmmaking and has given him the ability to implement new technologies, use new equipment, and understand new problems as they arise.
Award winning wildlife filmmaker and Associate Member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management with a proven track record as a conservationist and protected species consultant.
An effective, creative and resourceful communicator who has worked for two of the world’s leading producers of factual television, NHNZ and the BBC Natural History Unit.
In 2008 completed the environmental documentary Karearea: the pine falcon (aka Chance of a Lifetime), which screened at over 60 film festivals worldwide, picking up 27 awards and a host of nominations in the process.
I am passionate about thinking different and doing things differently.
I am an engineer, cinematographer, researcher and a recent graduate from BBC NHU's Masters in Wildlife Film Making. As a part of the course I did a unique film on Tigers, #Tiger Selfie exploring how selfies are saving Tigers from extinction.
I like to be challenged by stories to push technical limitations in cameras. As an engineer I build my own rigs, customize cameras according to shoot requirements. My passion to think different means researching extensively to find the most elusive and never told before natural history stories.
I worked with International NGOs prior to my work and I am closely connected with bear biologists, big cat scientists and scientific community around the world.
I am available to share your passion for research, development, cinematography and technical co-ordination.
If you asked my friends and family to describe me, the first thing they would say is Dom is obsessed with animals. Since a young age I have had a fascination with the Natural World, and as I have grown older capturing it has become my passion, and hopefully one day my vocation!
I've been lucky enough to travel extensively, and this has truly inspired me and my work. In Asia I have lived in the mountains of Nepal and worked with tigers in Thailand. In Africa I have worked to conserve lion populations in Zambia and trekked to see the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda. These experiences and the people I have met along the way have been truly amazing, and have given me a great insight in to different cultures and ways of life which I have tried to translate in my photos.
I'm also facinated by the abundance of wildlife at home in the UK, right on my own doorstep. During my time working as a Ghillie in the Outer Hebrides was a great chance to capture the last remaing bits of wild space we have left n the UK and a chance to come close to some amazing British Wildlife.
For the past year I have been volunteering at The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust's Martin Mere Centre in Lancashire. As well as being home a large collection of foreign and native water birds, Martin Mere also attracts thousands of migrating species throughout the year and is ever changing with the seasons. Its my job to capture footage of both residents and visitors for their Wildlife Weekly Episodes and bring a taste of what's happening in the natural world, and how you can see it.
Next on my adventures is a 6 month trip around Asia before heading to New Zealand to live and work. Along the way I will be updating this site with pictures and videos, and I'm hoping to capture some spectacular sights!
Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you enjoy it and please get in touch with any questions you may have.
Paul (Pibs) Davies
4 Beauchamp Road
Freelance lighting cameraman, with wildlife experience.
Paul is skilled in off road driving and living, has an HND in professional broadcasting from Ravensbourne, has travelled to places as far a field as Tibet and China to Australia, New Zealand and America.
Cristian Dimitrius is a cinematographer, photographer, biologist and television presenter specializing in wildlife and natural history. On land or underwater, from ants to whales, Cristian’s innovative cinematography and unorthodox camera techniques are helping to revolutionize the way people see and perceive wildlife. Cristian pushes the boundaries of wildlife filmmaking with his amazing still images and stunning video sequences, made with the most advanced camera technologies available. In addition to several film credits, Cristian has shot and produce for the world’s top television networks including the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Globo TV, History Channel and Animal Planet.
Cristian Dimitrius’s long-life mission is to inspire people to fall in love with our planet through his images, arousing the desire for knowledge and conservation of the place we all can call home.
With a large experience in the Brazilian Biomes he is the right man to help you to get that stunning image your production company wants to film in Brazil.
23 Campion Close
Gloucestershire GL4 6YQ
I am a freelance photographer and camera operator looking for any entry level position. Ideally camera assisting work, however I can happily fulfil the role of runner or jr. researcher.
I have some professional experience, working at Ammonite as a researcher and camera assistant.
I am a zoologist; therefore I can read, interpret, digest and explain complex scientific concepts from primary sources. And thus fulfil the position of a researcher. Furthermore I have done research for both Sky and Ammonite, the former as part of a work experience placement and the latter as part of paid employment.
I have very good knowledge of insects and arachnids, with a particular emphasis on ants.
I have a master’s degree with distinction from the University of Salford where I learned the basics of wildlife film-making.
I produce my own short sequences about wildlife. My aim is to film common, but rarely seen behaviour in order to educate people about invertebrate life around us. I filmed this sequence showing a raft spider laying eggs (a behaviour filmed by me for the first time) received an honourable mention in 2013’s British Wildlife Photographer of the year Awards. I have also made this sequence about mating and courtship in the common daddy longlegs. I am currently in the process of finishing off two more films on orb spiders and water boatmen.
Chris is a creative and adventurous recent university graduate, adept at FCP editing and multi-form filmmaking, and looking to specialise in wildlife and travel documentaries.
He has just completed an MA in Wildlife Documentary Production which taught him specialist camera skills including long lens, macro and timelapse, as well as providing him with the knowledge and wherewithal to conduct in-depth Wildlife research.
Two years experience backpacking overseas including filming brown bears in Alaska, independently planning excursions to the Mosquito Coast, and driving through Cambodia by motorcyle.
Kiran Ghadge is a cinematographer & photographer with a unique creative eye. He specializes in wildlife and natural history.
Extensive fieldwork, conservation and assistance in researches associated with NGOs makes him familiar with the habits and behavior of birds and other wildlife. His films are not only visually rich and exciting but also enlightening, sending an awareness message through entertainment.
Kiran has a stunning collection of images and amazing video sequences made with the advanced camera technologies and techniques.
In addition to wildlife films Kiran has a feature length film and many short films to his credit apart from a documentary film under production for the Indian forest department.
Kiran Ghadge not only excels in cinematography but has highly qualified skills for film editing and story building. In short he is an all rounder as far as films are concerned and a one man army.
Award winning filmmaker Kire Godal makes natural history and conservation films on Africa, as well as commercial and promotional films for African companies and NGO's.
Her work can be seen internationally on the National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild worldwide, Discovery Animal Planet, Fox, France 5, among many others.
As a filmmaker and explorer Kire is the first to film many rare and secret ceremonies of diverse traditional African groups. She is also passionate about wildlife, and dedicated to human-wildlife stories and environmental issues.
Kire was nominated for the prestigious 2014 Panda Award given at Wildscreen Film Festival UK for her film Lion Guardians. Her film Lion Warriors for National Geographic was nominated at 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival for best in People & Nature category, as well as being a finalist in three categories at the International Wildlife Film Festival 2011. There Will Always Be Lions? won two Merit Awards for "Conservation Ethics & Cultural Message" at the International Wildlife Film Festival 2012, and was nominated for a Roscar Award in 2013.
She helped produce and shoot The Elephant in the Room an illegal ivory awareness PSA which won 'Best in Short Shorts' category at Jackson Hole Film Festival 2013.
An enthusiastic, hard working and dedicated documentary cameraman and film-maker, I am the only UK finalist to be selected from over 34000 world wide applicants for the 2006 Animal Planet 'Unearthed' series. Being skilled in underwater, aerial and night filming including the use of infrared cameras this makes me highly adaptable for various filming productions. I have successfully taken on subjects including pop, reality TV shows and corporate/ charitable films to complement my wildlife filming. I am also proficient in the use of Final Cut Pro editing programmes and am always keen to take on new challenges. I always maintain a professional attitude to my work and have the patience, discipline and adaptability to produce the highest quality footage that is needed for today‚s markets. I interact well with other members of the production team as well as being able to work alone on my own initiative. Having demonstrated the highest levels of motivation to successfully meet the tightest of deadlines and budgets I am unfazed with working long and unsocial hours in the most difficult of conditions. As a fully qualified aircraft engineer, I am inventive and use my sound electrical and mechanical knowledge to successfully develop solutions to production problems with minimum cost. Having a desire to succeed I have attended a variety of courses and have a broad knowledge of producing, directing, camerawork, lighting and editing skills.
I am a 21-year-old aspiring professional wildlife photographer, film-maker and presenter.
In July, I graduated in Zoology with First Class Honours from the University of Bristol. The next day, I boarded a plane to begin filming and assisting Steve Winter on assignment for National Geographic.
In 2012, I was named ‘Youth Outdoor Photographer Of The Year’ and most recently, my film 'West Coast Adventure' was nominated for the Youth Award at this year's Wildscreen Panda Awards.
I developed a fascination with urban wildlife whilst photographing peregrine falcons in London and Bristol as one of the 2020VISION Young Champions, the multimedia initiative that aims to communicate the link between human wellbeing and habitat restoration.
I am also fascinated by the the mega fauna of wilderness areas.
Roslin Nature is a single-handed non-profit project in which wildlife documentaries are produced for presentation to local and national environmental clubs and societies. Northern Frontier chronicled the colonisation of the Lothians by the nuthatch. Fantasia is a short film about a pair of peregrines in Midlothian. Oasis is the most ambitious project so far completed, a documentary about bird life in the Esk Valley near Edinburgh. Each documentary has taken two years to complete.
The working title of the current project is 'Nature's Cauldron', which explores the birdlife and other wildlife of upland habitat and conifer woods in the Lothians and Borders regions. This film will be complete by end 2012. The project for 2013 is a documentary comparing woodland habitats in Scotland and Massachusetts, in collaboration with Massachusetts Audubon Society.
I'm a natural history filmmaker/photographer working in Portugal. My films aired on the Portuguese television and were featured in DVDs accompanying nature photography books. My pictures have been featured in National Geographic magazine (Portugal edition) and other relevant Portuguese press. I've authored a photography book on the local wildlife of my home town and a children's book on the same topic.
I can work (Portugal or abroad) as:
production stills photographer
You can watch teasers for my latest films, co-directed with my colleague and nature photographer Luís Quinta via the links below, or on my Profile Page:
From the start of my first days in Film making I’ve gained much experience from pre- to post-production. I’m best described as a young cameraman with good knowledge of post production workflows and decent knowledge of the natural world.
Work at an equipment rental company and post production facility brought me good knowledge of both. Equipment-wise this has brought me good experience all sorts of cameras like the Red One, Alexa and DSLR. With the experience in such cameras, I have worked a lot as digital Clapper-loader on Dutch feature films an commercials.
I'd love to work story driven. I believe thats the only way. I love to work in teams but I’m very capable of working on my own as well. I’m self driven, fast in troubleshooting and always in search of new adventures!
Becky is a dynamic camera operator/editor with an infectious passion for wildlife, conservation and adventure.She completed her BSc in Environmental Science and MSc in Climate Change before travelling to South Africa to focus on wildlife film and photography.
Becky is experienced filming in the African bush. Her camera work includes extensive hours of LIVE wildlife broadcast with WildEarth.Tv and editing video diaries for their internet channel. Camera credits include a number of short corporate videos and documentary series: 3D Kalahari Meerkats and T.I.A – This Is Africa 3D.
She is a qualified Field Guide under FGASA, Cyber Tracker and S.M.A.R.T Wilderness First Aider.
Becky has a great enthusiasm for anything that involves adventure and thinking outside the box! She designed her personal website as an avenue to explore and develop as a filmmaker and photographer and is currently operating on a freelance basis.
Always on the lookout for work as a camera operator and/or editor and is happy to act as an assistant in any exciting projects. Based in the UK Becky has an additional base in South Africa where she has spent a lot of time filming over the past 3 years. She is keen for worldwide travel and has filmed in Canada and Alaska!
Camera operating experience primarily includes: Sony NXCAM | Sony Z7 | 3D Panasonic Z10K | 2D/3D GoPro | DSLR| Canon 7D (personal camera) | Basic Heli Cam Experience | Basic Sound Recording | LIVE Broadcast.
Special Skills: Padi Divemaster, Pancake and nacho aficionado
I come from the forests of upstate New York and connect with the world through my art. Generally the animal world acts as a conduit of inspiration for me. I studied zoology as an undergraduate with the intention of becoming a wildlife filmmaker. With over 8 years of experience on different types of productions ranging from: television, educational DVDs, corporate videos, art films, and narrative; I have learned how to cut in different styles and to different tastes. As a professional editor I started in television; First with KVCR doing short news clips, then South Africa where I worked on 50|50, a nationally syndicated nature show, freelance corporate and educational videos, as well as a contract in Qatar where I worked on their nature programing, commercials, and reality tv series.
This variety of experiences has helped me immensely in my personal work which leans more towards the art/experimental side. The variety of styles feed and inspire each other. I am comfortable working alone, and with teams that contain various experience levels.
I also have experience with many different editing platforms; final cut 7 & 10, Avid media player, Premier, and After Effects.
Surrey SM2 7JR
I am a Bristol-based natural history camera assistant/second camera with experience on a range of cameras, particularly the Sony F5/F55. I am fully trained in the use of thermal and starlight cameras and have experience with a range of other equipment including tracks/sliders, jibs, basic lighting and sound. I am particularly interested in timelapse photography and high-speed filming.
I have good all-round biological knowledge and studied BSc Conservation Biology at UWE in Bristol. After graduating I worked as a research assistant and survey leader for Global Vision International in Costa Rica, performing data analysis and leading surveys of monkeys, marine turtles, and bird surveys by canoe.
Having had the opportunity to travel extensively, I am competent in a wide range of habitats from caves to coral reefs, and have particular experience in rainforests and tropical temperatures, having lived off-grid in the Costa Rican lowland rainforest for six months. I am a qualified PADI diver (Open Water) looking to further my dive skills and am hoping to complete a BCAP (canopy access course) in 2015.
I also have substantial post-production experience and DIT skills. I am familiar with 4K workflows and can use Adobe Premiere and FCP 7 at an advanced level, for tasks such as stabilisation, noise reduction, spot masking, colour-keying, footage conversion, grading (DaVinci Resolve) and timelapse assembly.
I am an experienced shooting AP with broadcast credits: directing, camerawork and editing.
I have a special interest in observational documentary and natural history filmmaking, which has lead me to film projects in over 15 countries and keeps me abreast of some of the latest production techniques.
Pieter Huisman has a
background in documentaries, having filmed in over 30 countries since 1998. He
enjoys working as part of team, as well as on projects that require
self-motivation and an independent mindset.
Pieter’s love for nature,
determination and patience are endless. Skills include using extreme telephoto
lenses, macro, underwater, infrared nocturnal and remote controlled cameras.
is also proficient as an editor and colourist. References include Channel 4,
Animal Planet and National Geographic.
As of 2010, Pieter uses both the
Netherlands and New Zealand as base camps.
Just add water to light up stories beneath the waves: deep colour, high definition, vivid animal behaviour, fresh angles on habitat, dramatic shipwrecks, undaunted adventure.
Andy Jackson | Underwater cameraman
I have over 2000 dives in British waters.
I have located and dived more than 200 virgin shipwrecks in the North Sea.
I have skippered dive boats for 20 years.
I have knelt in a river, dived to 76 metres, and all depths between, to capture great images.
I have been capturing UK wreck and wildlife images in HD since 2006 and hold significant stock of underwater footage.
I use the Nature Picture Library to market my wildlife material or sell directly.
BSAC advanced diver experienced in mixed gas diving.
HSE scuba diver.
Registered Dive Contractor.
Full HSE First Aider Qualification.
RYA Advanced Powerboat skipper (commercial).
Full member of the International Association of Wildlife Filmmakers (IAWF).
Meet BBC technical and safety requirements for working underwater.
In my previous career, I was a Chartered Civil Engineer and Operational Manager for a water company. I had responsibility for a £3.5m budget. Managing risks and dangerous activities was a key part of my role and I was lead trainer in a behavioral H&S programme.
Jonathan, known by many as Jip, is a specialist lighting cameraman who has worked on award winning natural history programmes. He specialises in macro and high-speed photography, this has enabled him to work on projects like Swarm – Natures incredible invasions and Smalltalk Diaries', 2 x Panda winner at Wildscreen. Prior to focusing on camerawork Jip was an editor working on an array of productions. He loves a challenge and is always looking to further his knowledge of new technology and filming techniques.
Jonathan was principal cinematographer on the first 2 episodes of Hidden Kingdoms as well as filming the 40 minute 3D IMAX feature which is to be screened soon. It was shot on Red Epic using super slow motion techniques. In addition, Jonathan specialises in macro filming and had to engineer various miniature lenses to achieve the intimate angles that have enhanced many of the sequences within the programme. He filmed in various locations across the world including Canada, Norway and Kenya. Jonathan filmed many of the graphic shots within the programme so that the images could be composited to create the final cinematic look.
Alex Jones is one of the few top-side wildlife cinematographers based in both Southern California and Bristol, England. Alex’s client list includes BBC Natural History Unit, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic, Discovery and BBC Earth as principal cinematographer for sequences assigned. He is a three-time nominee and Panda Award Winner for the world renowned "Wildscreen Film Festival" 2014 in Bristol and the “Wild and Scenic Film Festival” in Nevada City, USA. He specializes in top-side animal behavior and macro wildlife cinematography. Alex's passion, work-ethic and eye for detail makes him one of the best cinematographers in the industry and an exceptionally hard working asset to any team.
Alex's equipment list starts with the RED EPIC 5K cinema camera with a wide range of the best Canon L-series lenses. Alex also includes a 4K drone to match for beautiful land and aerial cinematography. The list goes on with owning and operating jibs, sliders, steadicam etc... Please download the pdf or connect with Alex directly for a full equipment list.
Nick is a passionate and talented aspiring wildlife filmmaker.
Over the last 3 years he has completed well over 1000 dives and developed a special interest in sharks working with teams spanning the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
His videography has featured on the BBC and photographs been published in both Wanderlust and Lonely Planet Magazines.
Experienced in an array of graphics and post production software, he can also operate various camera systems (underwater & topside), including RED Dragon and DJI Inspire.
Flexible and adaptable, Nick can manoeuvre an extraordinary amount of equipment through airports and persevere in extreme conditions. He is keen to learn about other animal behaviour and be part of any exciting projects to develop his skills.
Sandesh Kadur is an award-winning wildlife cameraman and natural history Presenter with a passion for conservation. He works on programs ranging from the BBC's Natural World to National Geographic specials.
Although primarily based out of India, Sandesh has filmed across the world from sea turtles in Mexico to King cobras and tigers in India. His recent work includes being a presenter/cameraman for a documentary about clouded leopards and natural history cameraman for Elephant Kingdom.
He is an associate member of the International League of Conservation Photographers as well as a member on the board of the International Association of Wildlife Filmmakers.
Arianne is a recent BA (Hons) Television graduate from the University of Glamorgan, based in Cardiff with an intense passion for wildlife and conservation.
Throughout her course, she created a number of short films and documentaries including a short film about Lundy Island's marine conservation and a documentary about the effects of the recession on the UK's animals entitled The Price of Life.
Arianne is confident filming on HD cameras and owns a Canon 550D as well as editing on both Adobe Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro software. She is also a keen wildlife and animal photographer and is always looking for opportunities to expand her growing portfolio.
With such passion and interest in the natural world, Arianne has been inspired to want to combine this with her love of photography and filmmaking to help raise awareness of conservation projects and issues globally as well as closer to home.
Philipp Klein is a camera operator and assistant based in Berlin.
As long as he can remember, he always wanted to become a wildlife filmmaker. During his years working for the renowned production company Light & Shadow, he was able to
combine his cinematic style with his keen sense for animals.
His great passion first showed up when he spent eighteen months filming all across Brazil for the five part documentary series Wild Untamed Brazil (Terra Mater, National Geographic). Since his very first professional steps in the wildlife film business in 2011, he has been facing multiple ranges of extreme shooting conditions all across the world, from the clear cold of the Sibirian winter to the
humidity and heat of the Amazonian rainforest.
His wide range of skills as camera operator not only comprises long-lense, macro and studio work
(greenscreen/bluescreen), but also extreme slow-motion recording.
In 2014, he then became a camera operator and assistant on a freelance basis.
Yet, apart from his very diverse field of activities, spending as much time in nature as possible is still his main ambition in life.
I have 16 years in the Broadcast & Corporate Video Production Industry and have worked in a huge variety of markets and disciplines.
I have been a Cameraman and Editor and taken on ambitious projects as a Director/Producer also and found myself in areas such as News, Sport, Politics, Music, Film, Sci-Tech, Documentary, and Fashion and not to mention my main love is Wildlife Filmaking.
I Directed and Produced The Fish Finder - An Extreme Fishing & Wildlife Pilot not so long ago.
Looking for Full Time work with the Natural World Networks, Look and my work and feel my passion!
I am a wildlife camera operator and fixer based in the West Highlands of Scotland.
I have a Masters in Wildlife Documentary Production and have recently set up and assisted on sequences for the BBC's The Great British Year (mountain hares) and Hebrides - Islands on the Edge (common dolphins).
I specialise in Highland wildlife - particularly eagles and otters - having worked as a ranger on the Knoydart peninsula for seven years.
My most recent film is a 12min production on the white-tailed eagle.
I grew up in Africa. Living in Zimbabwe for most of my life I have seen first hand what it means to be in the middle of an unfolding saga. The unique environment that I was brought up in has given me an appreciation of the beauty and splendour of the natural world. I love nature with a passion. I also love working with modern technology. By becoming skilled in film I to want to combine my two passions so that I can use one to help preserve the other. Through the power of creative storytelling (whether filmmaking or photography) I aim to contribute towards preserving, conserving and restoring the world we live in and hope to inspire other people to do the same.
Tim has over seven years experience as a camera operator, director, and photographer and has worked on a variety of programmes covering a range of different genres. A film & photographic graduate, Tim has a strong passion for the natural world and wants to increase his experience in wildlife film making. Tim has specialised in independent & natural history documentaries, but he also has extensive traditional documentary style and multi camera productions.
Experienced first and multi camera documentaries, time-lapse, travel, landscape, and wildlife photography.
Formats: Full HD, Ultra HD, 4K, and Super 16mm film
Long experience traveling, rock climbing, hiking, and working with dangerous wildlife.
I've been working in broadcasting for the last 14 years and have spent most of that in a live studio environment, however the last 6 years I have been a PSC and more recently an ENG camera operator with a location lighting experience.
I currently work with BBC world service and have been sent to set up live shows abroad, which involved technically coordinating, lighting and camera operating.
I am currently working on a small documentary about the Great Fen which I was hoping to have finished for Wildscreen 2014 but due to work commitments this sadly looks unlikely.
I have spent a few years travelling around the world, one trip I spent 12 months living and working in China. I have dual nationality with New Zealand so working in the southern hemisphere is not a problem and can sometimes make getting visas in other countries easier.
I would really like to look for other like minded natural history enthusiasts and help out where I can to make small films of Documentaries, I'm well aware of how hard it is to try make these on your own, I am happy to help out if I'm available.
Also in the near future I should be able to offer multicopter services.... watch this space!
Tony has a very varied occupational background. He has advanced boat certificates, experience from the Swedish Search and Rescue Society, and is also educated as a dive instructor.
Tony is educated as a Svalbard guide and has worked on two wildlife expeditions to Svalbard. Working as a dive instructor, guide and boat driver has also lead him to work on killer whale safaries in northern and central Norway for over ten years.
Of the more land-based occupations are the jobs as a wildlife host with wolves in Kolmårde Safari Zoo and dog sledge musher.
Tony has worked as a professional photographer since 2001. This is today his full-time occupation.
He is an experienced photographer, filmer and editor. He can film on land, under water and from the air (drones) with his own equipment.
He is mostly active in Sweden and Norway, but available for work anywhere.
Wild and rugged, yet hugely tame with humans and animals alike, Chris is always a favourite with wildlife filmmakers and conservationists the world over. His adaptability and skill set has allowed him to flourish in a wide range of habitats, whilst a highly committed and conscientious work ethic means his presence is always beneficial to his environment.
He has been spotted completing a wildlife filmmaking course in South Africa with NHU Africa, and current reports from the field suggest he is pencilling an independent shark documentary to be based in Costa Rica for 2 months later this year.
Although there is ability and motivation in abundance, he is still a fledgling in this territory, and therefore looking to gain as much experience as he can to fire up his wildlife filmmaking career. Foundations have been built in camera techniques, sound & video editing and script writing and his eagerness to learn more, try new things and develop his skills is overwhelming. Put him anywhere, doing anything, on any project, and he will revel in it.
One of the more creative types of the species, his background has combined graphic design with wildlife conservation, gaining experience in both the field and office environments, notably researching white sharks in South Africa; sharks, stingrays and turtles in the Maldives; being a trail leader through South America; and working in design and event management for a conservation NGO. His field experience has also seen him filmed in and assisting with documentaries by National Geographic and Vox production companies.
Offspring includes the clothing brand Dorsal, which was created to raise funding for shark research and conservation efforts, together with CoExistence, a marine conservation charity fund (both non-salaried projects).
He's out there somewhere! He is tagged though, so can easily be located by anyone interested in doing so. As a final note: he will be over-excitable, but don't be afraid - its because he likes you.
Max Moller is a well known DOP in the Tasmanian wilderness and around the globe, shooting exclusively in 4k and above with his RED Epic. He can develop the most amazing and breathtaking images for your next documentary, series or short film for all your extreme outdoor/nature based filming.
Residing in the Tasmanian Wilderness, he knows exactly where the animals are and most importantly you will have everything in budget. In a previous life Max served time in the armed Special Forces with survival skills in high mountain altitudes to deserts and forests, but has since swapped his weapons to shoot with a camera. Unable to shake his love for adrenaline, Max now spends his time hiking, rafting and climbing to remote areas searching for endangered animals or interesting natural areas.
Max is fluent in both English and Spanish and with credits including National Geographic, Extreme Fishing, David Attenborough and many others but also has experience in production management showing attention to detail and knowing the perfect outdoor location to film in Tasmania where only someone with local knowledge and bush craft skills can take you.
Mihali has over six years experience as a camera operator and has worked on a variety of broadcast programmes covering a range of different genres. A biology graduate and a keen diver, Mihali has a strong passion for the natural world and wants to increase his experience in wildlife film making.
He has worked for BBC NHU, Tigress Productions and last year produced, shot and edited several films for Norman Carr Safaris in Zambia.
Competent with most video formats and experience working abroad, Mihali is always looking for new and exciting projects to work on.
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Scottish-born Robin Moore is an internationally acclaimed nature and cultural Photographer represented by National Geographic Image Collection.
Robin is an Associate of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has received Awards from Nature's Best Photography, American Photo, National Geographic Traveler, Photo District News and the International Conservation Photography Awards among others.
Robin is widely published, and his images and stories have graced publications ranging from National Geographic Traveler to TIME for Kids to a full feature in the Telegraph Magazine.
Robin is currently working on a film on the decline and extinction of amphibians in addition to several projects in Haiti and is always looking for ideas for conservation-themed stories.
Jillian is a freelance wildlife camera operator that specializes in underwater with a passion for sharks. She is a marine biologist that uses her science background to enhance her ability to capture unique animal behaviors and shots. She has traveled the globe filming in the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas to the raw wild of Antarctica. Her science background has also placed Jillian in front of the camera on several National Geographic programs. She is a NAUI Scuba Instructor, chain mail shark diver, expedition leader and experienced freediver. Jillian's most recent projects include 2 seasons as a DP and DP/Producer on Animal Planet's Whale Wars. For more info see filmography on website.
She loves the challenge of filming in remote areas and in challenging conditions. The opportunity to tell nature's story is a driving point in her travel and work. Jillian is co-owner of a conservation based media group that produces photos, videos and graphic designs with a conservation message.
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Over the course of a 15-plus year career, award-winning cinematographer and wildlife biologist, Christian Muñoz-Donoso, has helmed productions ranging from prime-time television shows and commercials to feature films and documentaries. It is a passion for wildlife, however, that has been the driving force behind his filmmaking, and has fueled him on a lifelong search for beautiful and dramatic images in nature, filming everything from Mountain Lions in the Andes to Alligators in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp. In 2001 Muñoz-Donoso, along with his company, Equilibrio Films, moved to the United States and settled in Massachusetts. Christian hopes to educate viewers and inspire continuing preservation efforts.
Wolfgang is a graduate zoologist specialized in production of stereoscopic 3D macro documentaries on invertebrate behaviour, able to film on location throughout Europe or in his own studio using custom macro 3D and industry standard rigs.
Looking for commissions from production companies and broadcasters for programme inserts and sequence work.
Will is a natural history presenter and cameraman with a keen eye for a great shot.
He has a great interest in the behavioural adaptations of different species and the way different organisms interact. He is going on to study zoology at university to increase his knowledge in the field.
He is a very competent public speaker, often giving talks to wildlife enthusiasts around the country. Will is also a multi award-winning wildlife photographer, an example of which is being awarded the title of "Young British Wildlife Photographer of the Year" in 2009.
Will is also at home in an expedition environment, having already undertaken two expeditions to Ethiopia and Borneo. This year he will be spending 3 months in the rainforest in Cambodia where he will present, film and produce his own wildlife documentary. Will thrives in a challenging environment and enjoys living with the basics.
Pim is a passionate biologist and wildlife filmmaker.
After getting a masters degree in Zoology, Marine Biology and a bachelor in Cinematography Pim has been working as a camera operator, camera and field assistant and sound operator for various wildlife film projects, mainly in Europe and Africa.
Always extremely dedicated to and focused on the job at hand, Pim pays great attention to precision and detail while filming. Blessed with a strong endurance and in good shape, he is able to cope with demanding situations and hostile locations, while always maintaining a positive attitude.
I am a neuroscience graduate with an MA in “Documentary and Features” filmmaking at UWE in Bristol.
I have completed my own 30 minute documentary about death abroad - which has prompted the Scottish government to re-evaluate certain policies with regards to death abroad. I have also completed a few short promotional videos for various organisations and charities.
I am especially interested in working as a researcher/field assistant for science and nature programmes that have a positive impact on people and the environment.
Fluent in English and Swedish, and proficient in Spanish and German.
PADI certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver – dry and wet suit, with training in underwater data collection.
An avid rock climber, able to belay and climb proficiently. Has spent weeks climbing and camping in the Swedish and Swiss mountains.
I have travelled as far as the Galapagos Islands and Borneo Filming and Photographing Wildlife.
I have done a lot of long lense work In the past. I am now experimenting with wide angles for filming wildlife, using an array of dolly and stabilizing systems for unique perspectives. I am also Using similar techniques for ever more Interesting Time-Lapses.
One of my films was recently shortlisted for the Eden Shorts Competition on Eden TV Channel. (See my Profile Page)
I also volunteer with the Scottish Wildlife Trust and I have observed raptor behaviour in a very meticulous manor.
Music has always been a big part of my life, and I love having the skills to be able to put Audio to my own Visuals. I have collected a variety of exotic instruments on my travels and use these for creating unique textures in my compositions.
I have qualifications in studio sound, and I am currently doing a field recording course in my spare time.
I have 9 years experience in documentary production and worked in various positions from field logistic support, photography, sound recording and now mostly videography. I have good experience working in remote areas and extreme environments from tropical to polar, especially polar.
Programs were essentially natural history (BBC NHU), science, various documentaries, conservation and educational programs. Details on Linked In and website.
My latest shoot involved the use of remotely controlled cameras on robots filming Emperor penguins for the BBC Series Spy in the Huddle.
Sabyasachi is an award winning cameraman and filmmaker who is passionately criss-crossing India in his SUV to document the fast vanishing wildlife of India. Sabyasachi is currently working on a documentary on leopards living outside protected areas titled Leopards: The Last Stand. He uses his Canon Cinema EOS C300 camera as well as Canon 1D C and Go Pro 3 cameras to get the desired footage. His deep knowledge of animal behaviour makes him move close to large mammals and get the desired footage that would have been otherwise impossible to get.
Sabyasachi uses his Canon long tele lenses as well as wides and believes in using the heavy OConnor fluid head and tripod for stable footage, even in treacherous terrain. He is adept in sound recording using his Sound Devices recorders and various microphones including shotgun and parabolic microphones. He is well versed in editing in Final Cut Pro X (FCP X).
A prolific writer and conservationist, he is the founder of IndiaWilds (www.indiawilds.com) an online conservation and photography forums and writes a monthly newsletter to raise awareness about the fast vanishing wilderness areas and wildlife of India. He has made many short films for conservation like A Call in the Rainforest, Mother and Child, Scavengers, A God in Distress, Blood Betting: Cock Fights etc.
I have been particularly interested in wildlife since my childhood. My professional background is based in media and audiovisuals. During the last few years I have done several courses and trained in wildlife filmmaking, highlighted by a master´s degree in Wildlife Documentary Production from the University of Salford. After this period, I had the chance to enter in the industry as independent wildlife filmmaker, sound operator and camera assistant, working in several productions in Portugal, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.
I am available as wildlife filmmaker, freelance camera operator and sound recordist.
Camera (Arri Alexa, Red Epic, DSLR, Super slow motion, Macro), Sound recording, Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, Animal behaviour, Tracking wildlife, Editing, Wildlife photography and Timelapse.
BRAZIL - A NATURAL HISTORY series Terra Mater for National Geographic Channel – Camera Assistant and Sound Recordist
ALENTEJO - THE SONG OF THE EARTH, 2013 – Producer/Director
BETWEEN THE SKY AND THE TIDES, 2012 – Producer/Director
THE ENIGMATIC MACAWS OF TAMBOPATA, 2011 – Sound Recordist
Together with her German husband, an awarded photographer, Anneliese Possberg started to travel extensively to haunt the beauties of the world ten years ago. Looking for means to convey the overwhelming impressions and experiences gathered during their travels Anneliese discovered her passion for the moving images. Thus she took up the challenge of filming people and wildlife in their environment.
Her debut documentary about the Antarctic wildlife is currently in production for broadcast and cinema. Additionally a travel adventure series is planned after publishing the coffee-table book "The Desert Motorcycle Dream".
A well-known German motorcycle travel magazine published her latest VOD full-length documentary about their adventure in Brazil "On the Track of the Jaguar".
Three years ago she started to specialize in time-lapse photography which resulted in award-winning short films about the Northern Lights and the landscape of the southwest USA.
Micro-aerial images by their own drone hexacopter enlarge the portfolio of the intrepid team that Anneliese forms together with her husband.
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Lutfi started his career in media the year 2005 as a reporter at PT Republika Media Mandiri. In the beginning of 2008, he continued his career to NGO Centre For Orangutan Protection, as a director, camera operator, photographer, field coordinator program, research. Some of his work is published in the book titled The Ape Crusader, Sean Whyte, Halsgrove Publishing, October 10, 2011, UK.
In 2010, he joined Gekko Studio (The multi Unit Of Perkumpulan Telapak) as a Film
Director, Camera Operator. In the last 10 years, GEKKO STUDIO has produced a considerable number of audio visual product associated with environmental issues and promotion of the community’s role in protecting and conserving their environment. GEKKO’s documentary videos and various reports have been proven to be an effective campaign tool and brought about positive changes at both policy maker and grassroots level.
Lutfi is also active in helping post-production with GEKKO STUDIO on a short documentary video campaign for NGOs concerns on environmental issues.
His footage has been used in News features and for programming on National Geographic Channel, Rettet den Regenwald, and a number of other major broadcasters.
At the present time, he is a freelance film director, camera person, active in documentary film workshops in several state universities in Malang city, East Java.
Emily (20) is attending her final year at the University of Cumbria studying BA Hons Wildlife and Media.
She has undertaken expedition trips to Gambia, Mull, Scotland and around the UK, producing a variety of stills and film for the course within deadlines.
Emily uses her own Nikon D7100 DSLR, filming tripod and lenses, including a macro.
In her last year, Emily is creating a 15 minute documentary looking at the topic of reintroducing European Grey Wolves to Scotland; for the control of Red Deer, linking this to the idea of re-wilding (formerly successful at Yellowstone).
She is keen to share within this film knowledge about conservation, and to change public perceptions whilst producing a concise, informative film. Emily has been working closely with UK wildlife centres such as Wildwood to achieve this and the film will be released in May 2014.
Emily is hard working, flexible, creative and eager to continue learning.
I am a freelance filmmaker specializing in wildlife and observational documentary.
Based in the UK my love of travel, and interest in art, conservation and education has led me to work on film projects across the world from Africa to the Antarctic.
My first job in television was for CaseTV a production company specializing in children's programming. I moved to PrimeTV camera hire company in 2000 where I gained the technical grounding I needed and soon started working as a camera assistant.
Since 2003 I have worked as a freelancer camera operator and assistant during which time I have worked for most major broadcasters and production companies including BBC, CH4, ITV, SKY, Endemol, Tiger Aspect and Ricochet.
Credits include: camera assistant on Extreme Dreams (Arctic and Kilimanjaro expeditions) BBC.
Stephen Le Quesne is a film-maker, cameraman and presenter.
He has an indepth knowledge of conservation, science and the natural world with a Masters degree in Conservation Biology and over 10 years of volunteer work for numerous conservation organisations (including Durrell Wildlife).
In addition to this he has worked for the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia and the Kalahari Meerkat Project in South Africa where he honed fieldcraft skills that included radio-tracking.
Stephen is passionate about communicating the stories within the natural world and recently attended the Wildlife Film Academy in Botswana run by NHU Africa.
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Juan Maria Raggio, Johnny, is a nature documentary producer, cameraman and photographer, with a team of excellent writers and filmmakers, specializing in wildlife and natural history. Being the only documentary crew has completed several nature‚s productions in Argentina, on land or under water, insects to the Orcas in Valdez Peninsula.
With great experience in conservation for over 10 years a member of the bureau, Aves Argentinas / BirdLife International, many of his documentaries are on species with some degree of danger, with excellent contacts throughout South America, with groups conservation of more charismatic species, as also in the National Parks administration.
His last production on "Twilight of the Hooded Grebe" achievement the creation of a new National Park in the Argentine, called Patagonia, to save this little known endemic species, since it was discovered in 1974.
Long-term mission of Johnny is to inspire people to fall in love with our land through their images, awakening the desire for knowledge and conservation.
"Since conservation starts with knowledge"
With extensive experience in the Argentine biomes he is the right man to help ensure that the imposing image of his production company wants to film in Argentina.
Juan María Raggio, Johnny, es un productor de documentales de naturaleza, camarógrafo y fotógrafo, teniendo un equipo de excelentes guionistas y realizadores, especializado en la fauna y la historia natural. Siendo el único equipo de documentalistas que tiene varias producciones de naturalezas terminadas en la Argentina, en tierra o bajo el agua, de los insectos a las Orcas de península Valdez.
Con gran experiencia en la conservación, desde hace mas de 10 años es miembro del buro de la Ong, Aves Argentinas/ BirdLife International, muchos de sus documentales son sobre especies con algún grado de peligro, con excelentes contactos en todo Sudamérica, con los grupos de conservación de las especies mas carismáticas, como también una excelente relación con la Administración de Parques Nacionales.
Su ultima producción el "El Ocaso del Macá Tobiano" logro la creación de un nuevo Parque Nacional en la Argentinas, llamado Patagonia, para salvar a esta especie endémica y poco conocida, ya que fue descubierta en 1974.
Misión de larga duración de Johnny es inspirar a la gente a enamorarse de nuestro tierra a través de sus imágenes, despertando el deseo de conocimiento y conservación.
"Ya que la conservación empieza con el conocimiento"
Con una gran experiencia en los biomas Argentinos él es el hombre adecuado para ayudar a conseguir que la imponente imagen de su compañía de producción quiere filmar en Argentina.
His work has involved directing, filming and editing a variety of films for advocacy on a range of issues including the trade in tiger parts, whale and dolphin trade, illegal logging and the ivory trade.
This work has involved extensive travel in hazardous environments as a small crew using both open and covert filming techniques.
His footage has been used in News features and for programming on BBC, Sky, CNN and a number of other major broadcasters.
He has also trained activists media-based campaigning techniques in Indonesia, Papua, India and Tanzania as part of extensive UK Government funded training programs.
His directing work with Handcrafted Films has produced a number of award-winning short films for major development funders (UK DFID, European Forestry Institute) and non-governmental organisations (Amnesty, WSPA). He has been nominated three times for the FFC filmmaker of the year award.
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Experience as a researcher and camera-operator, with a real passion for producing wildlife and conservation documentaries.
As a researcher I have experience in multiple idea generation, sourcing scientific facts, potential contributors and locations, as well as discussing programme development with the producer and commissioners.
I have a degree in Wildlife Conservation and field experience ranging from the Omani desert to the rainforests of South America.
I enjoy challenging fast-paced environments but also have the determination and energy to work long unsociable hours and the patience to maintain concentration whilst waiting for that one shot.
I have worked as a freelancer, in indies and within the BBC.
Ester is a published cameraman, and has experience working in a team behind the camera and working on her own. She has used a variety of formats including HDV, dSLRs and GoPros to shoot, and has sucessfully cominbed all formats in post-processing. Most of all she is very motivated and keen to get a solid foot in the business and has worked with Windfall Films and at the Wildscreen Film Festival as a volunteer.
She also has experience working with a wide range of subject and on different topics - from working with people and on wider environmental issues, to working with animals (both far away and in close proximity in the studio) and finally, she has experience shooting through a microscope as well. She has travelled to 6 continents, mainly on her own initiative, and can speak 5 different languages.
Sebastien was born and bred in Libreville, Gabon (Central Africa) - hence his deep passion for Nature and his love of adventure, traveling and sharing!
After studying european and african nature conservation and wildlife filmmaking, he had the opportunity to work on his first wildlife documentary with Africa Wildlife Films Production company. The documentary, called Swimming Scared, is about Great White Sharks and Cape Fur Seals filmed in the notorious waters off Cape Town. After even a short time working on this film, Seb finally found his true passion which took him to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve where he operated as a 2D/3D camera operator, editor and presenter for Wildearth.TV for their live safaris.
After hundreds of hours behind 2D and 3D cameras and edit suites, he is now an independent wildlife filmmaker through Beyond Borders Productions trading as 'Beyond Borders' where he tries to get involved into as many wildlife documentaries and films as possible, marketing himself as a producer, 2D&3D video editor, DOP and 2D&3D camera operator.
He is also a very keen photographer in possession of a Sony Alpha 200 with a wide range of focus lenses.
Seb is now based in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route of South Africa. He is a very keen traveller and he will not hesitate to jump in a car or a plane to be part of your current production if you need his services.
His other project for 2013 is the opening of his 3D Nature Film School! His love and passion for all things wild and free can be seen in his projects, and his open mindedness and inventive thinking can only be a benefit to your current and future productions.
He is a lover of the beauties of Nature. An alumnus of School of Film & Media Sciences, KiiT University Bhubaneswar, with Specialization in Cinematography with a passion to make documentary film making based on Nature & Wildlife. It’s his passion & he chooses his passion as his profession. After getting a camera he became more enthusiastic in his mission. He went on capturing every single beauty of Nature from a Dragonfly’s transparent wings to a cobra’s hood making. He firmly believes that to appreciate the beauty of wildlife, it is essential that we do our bit to protect it. He thought a picture or a video can do much more. In conversations video & pictures are even more important as they give a voice to the voiceless species which are facing threats like never before. He loves to make movies on the basis of Nature, wildlife because he want to spread message by the audio visual medium where he can inform thousands of people on the finer aspects of Nature, Wildlife & our environment through screening the films. He decided to dedicate his time & energy by making Films on Wildlife & Conservation which helps to create awareness among people. He also writes articles on wildlife, conservation & film-making. He has also formed a conservation group, which is a non profitable conservation organisation. Having a aims to inform, inspire & motivate people to became green citizens & work for a greener planet. He has created a blog known as theyreallyneedus.blogspot.in, created to raise awareness so as to save the little creatures.
Cain is a passionate Naturalist, Wildlife Photographer and Filmmaker, based in the North-East of England.
Since an early age the natural world has had him hooked, born and raised in the suburbs of North Tyneside, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne's Green Belt was only a stones throw away from his home. This is where his knowledge and passion for the natural world developed.
Since then Cain has graduated university with a BA(Hons) in Wildlife and Media, and now works as a freelance filmmaker, camera operator, time-lapse photographer, wildlife photographer and editor. He has produced films, and worked for organisations such as the RSPB, the Natural History Society of Northumbria, ORCA Northumberland National Park, English Heritage, Taskscape, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, AWOL (with an American Express contract), and ITV, working on the Tales from Northumberland with Robson Green series, and a documentary on Coronation Street.
Experienced in filming with DSLR's, including macro and long lens work, time-lapse photography and motion-time-lapse photography, and the Adobe Creative Suite. (of which he owns all of his own equipment, and editing facilities)
Cain aspires to inspire, especially the younger generations, he believes there is no better feeling than sharing his experiences of the natural world, and introducing people to its wonders, allowing them to experience their own magical moments.
I have a First degree in Biological Sciences and an MA in Wildlife Filmmaking from UWE, a course affiliated with the BBC. In addition I have also studied film, media, photography and drama.
I have worked on a number of projects including researching urban foxes for Springwatch, filming interviews with Bill Oddie and Andy Day and most recently archive research at Tigress Productions.
I have experienced the production process at all stages from storyboarding and writing treatments to filming, recording sound and editing.
I am creative and a storyteller at heart and recently produced a ten minute film,The Little World, highlighting the nature we pass by without a second glance. I used a unique approach to captivate audiences with a mixture of macro camerawork, after effects and cinema 4D.
As a camera operator, like other people listed here, I have a love and passion for wild life and
nature and love to see and document the activities of fellow conservationists and wildlife.
I have experience of DSLR /HDV and ENG cameras. My own equipment includes
DLSR and HDV cameras, ARRI lights, ABC 9M light weight camera crane, Fostex sound recorder,
RODE microphones, boom pole, Spintec rain deflector, two tripods and a varizoom remote head.
Although not usually noted as a tool in wild life/conservation area, I have used steadicam
quite successfully to document nature and conservation themed guided tours. I have trained as a
steadicam operator having gone through all the Tiffen training program levels, finishing this year
with the Gold steadicam course held in Malaysia. I own a Pilot rig and will have a Archer2 rig in
January 2013. Yes I have a passion for steadicam moves!
Coming from technical background I can adapt to challenges and can help in making those shots
that will convey a visual message that will raise awareness and to also motivate people.
Adam Spencer is a filmmaker and journalist specializing in wildlife and conservation.
He has traveled throughout South and Central America producing educational and promotional documentaries for no-profit organizations whose work ranges from eco-tourism, sustainable energy solutions, and education.
He has worked on the Galapagos Islands as a multi-media intern for the Galapagos National Park, lived in the Peruvian Amazon helping to protect land from illegal logging and mining, and currently works for the National Geographic Channel as a bilingual researcher.
He has filmed primates in South America and West Africa, assisted in infrared night shoots, and is a PADI Certified Divemaster with underwater photography experience. Having produced his own programs independently, Adam is flexible, enthusiastic, and hard-working and can help you get te job done.
Andy leaned to scuba dive at the age of 18 and has been an active diver ever since
having worked for 10 years as a PADI scuba instructor and charter boat skipper.
He is a highly skilled diver having completed over 4000 dives and with hundreds of hours
of underwater filming experience.
Andy is also a qualified scuba equipment service technician.
"I got interested in underwater photography 6 years ago. And after studying film production in Galway Technical Institute,
a change in career was afoot and I now work as a cameraman filming all manner of things but my passion for diving and filming Underwater is as strong as ever."
is a Filmmaker, Cameraman, Adventurer, Writer & TV Presenter.
Currently starring in Nat Geo Wild's Man v Monster Richard Terry has made 9 x 1hr entertaining, action packed, gritty adventure & travel wildlife episodes. The new hit series premiered in the US October 2012 and will be transmitted globally both on Nat Geo Wild & National Geographic channels in December 2012. Richard journeyed to the world's most hostile territories to unearth the truth behind mystifying legends and bring the audience face to face with terrifying yet fascinating creatures.
As an already well-established BBC film unit-trained lighting cameraman, his on-screen career began in 2009 with the compelling and emotional six-part series Stranger Among Bears. Self shooting, Richard helped to drive the story as an integral part of the films. For six months he lived with Charlie Vandergaw, a 70 year old recluse in the Alaskan interior and the company of wild Black & Grizzly Bears. He single-handedly directed, photographed, recorded sound and narrated this internationally successful Animal Planet series.
Richard returned the following year as lone immersive filmmaker to a more remote area of Alaska, Katmai National Park - chillingly named 'The Grizzly Maze' by the late Timothy Treadwell. Richard was based in a tiny lightweight tent in the midst of dozens of giant Coastal Brown Bears, to record and produce his next project Alone Among Grizzlies, broadcast worldwide on Animal Planet, Discovery & receiving exceptional viewing figures for Channel 5 UK. He made the film entirely using solar power.
Richard has caught the attention of numerous international production companies who recognise a niche in the documentary market for a charismatic and honest filmmaker with both drama & documentary backgrounds, who can quickly adapt to living in wild and hostile environments. Returning, not without scars and diseases, with moving and beautifully filmed yet raw and engaging programmes.
His personal skills, vulnerability and warmth are of huge benefit when attempting to bring out on screen, the full potential and depth of character from those he is filming.
In autumn 2012 Richard appeared as a popular guest presenter on the Alan Titchmarsh Show for ITV1 giving photography tips on location and live studio.
Richard co-hosted both the Wildscreen Film festival's 2012 Panda Awards & Wildtalk Africa's 2011 ROSCA Awards ceremonies.
Richard is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
Alex Thornton Time Lapse
11 Charlton Road
I am a UK based time lapse photographer. I offer a dynamic range of time lapse solutions, tailored specifically to your needs. I have worked on a range of projects, content building for documentaries, music videos, art projects and corporate videos.
Last year I worked on a project in Belfast for multi award winning filmmaker Danny Cooke, where I was commissioned to produce a series of interior time lapses of the newly opened Titanic Belfast museum. I also had the privilege of working with Danny again on artist Kurt Perschke’s Redball project.
Currently I own and operate the Dynamic Perception Stage Zero dolly system with an integrated Merlin pan and tilt head for my motion control. I use the Canon 5D mark ii for my capture, which gives me the ability to achieve a 4K workflow and a cinema standard quality image.
One of my favourite places to time lapse are natural landscapes, living close to Dartmoor National Park I have spent countless days exploring its many landscapes capturing sunrises, sunsets and even dark skies (weather permitting) these opportunities have allowed me to hone and develop my skills as a time lapse photographer.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss any commercial work or collaboration enquiries you may have.
Laura Turner is a creative camera operator and Final Cut Pro certified editor with a passion for the natural world. She has worked on conservation documentaries in Australia, edited big cat safaris in Kenya, worked on a wildlife film in Scotland, and filmed tigers in India. She was also the in-house editor for CTV Perth, Australia, where a documentary she edited won a WA Screen Award. More recently, Laura founded the Wildlife Garden Project, which aims to inspire people to make their gardens more wildlife friendly. With the help of a team of eager volunteers, Laura regularly produces wildlife gardening tutorial videos for the website and is also currently shooting a wildlife gardening film. She is happy shooting footage in a variety of environments, and has filmed whilst dangling on the end of a rope during an abseil, up trees, and in the middle of a flowing waterfall in the depths of a Derbyshire cave!
I am seeking work as a cameraman, camera assistant or a 'making-of' cameraman in the wildlife fields, natural history, environment, conservation.
I have experience with various ENG cameras as P2, Sony XDCAM EX, JVC ProHD and Sony F55 4K.
I have worked from macro lenses up to long lens, with camera cranes, jib, dolly, slider dolly, cable-cam and motion time lapse.
As an editor I have excellent knowledge with premiere CS5.5, After Effects for Mac, as well as good knowledge of Final Cut & Motion, on which I work fast and well, even under pressure.
I speak 3 languages IT, DE, FR and little bit EN.
I know climbing, and I'm not afraid of heights with a qualification as as alpine mountaineer.
I have a lot of patience to wait for things to happen and
am gifted to find the best locations.
My motto: "If it were easy, everyone would do it."
Natalia has a wide range of experience in directing and editingdocumentary film and video production. Her current focus is on nature and ecological themes.
In 2011 she graduated with an MA in Digital Documentary from Sussex University. On the course she produced a short half hour documentary called A Wild Hide which is a character portrait with an underlying environmental theme. It was screened at the SEE Documentary Film Festival in 2011.
The film is about a Brighton based artist who commandeers small pockets of land for building dens in, illegally. Inspired by nature the dens are beautiful, created out of natural and recycled materials. The film takes us deep into the English countryside and below the surface of mainstream society.
Natalia is currently developing a mini Eco series called Lily's Eco Diary. 'Seek and you will find . . . a new approach to everyday life. Lily discovers fresh ideas for ecological and sustainable living in her home county of Sussex'. The pilot can be seen here.
Joe is a freelance Directorand Cameraman based in Indonesia. He's worked across the Indonesian archipelago and right across the region. Projects range from wildlife to social issues, conservation to education. Joe has contributed to feature docs, factual programs and educational productions as well.
Some recent credits include: History of the World, BBC1 – Indonesia camera unit.
Trashed, Blenheim Films: A feature documentary presented by Jeremy Irons – Indonesia camera unit.
Alien from Earth, PBS Nova & ABC Australia – 2nd unit camera.
Heads Above Water, BBC World – DOP, Co-Director Indonesia.
Age of Stupid, Feature Documentary Launch USA – Greenpeace Director/DOP.
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