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Curriculum Vitae

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

Director of Moving Picture Hire Ltd  - 2010 to present

Freelance - 1989 to Present

BBC Film Unit Bristol - 1985-1989

Oxford Scientific Films - 1981-1985

The Kings School, Gloucester - (Choral Scholarship) 1971-1981

 

MAJOR AWARDS:

 

RTS South West Award for Cinematography - "Blue Planet 2" 2018

IMIS John Tompkins Wildlife photography award 2018

RTS Award for Photography - "Planet Earth 2" 2017

BAFTA - Photography - "Planet Earth 2 - Cities" - 2017

BAFTA - nomination for photography - "Planet Earth 2 - Jungles"  2017

BAFTA - nomination for photography - "Life Story - First Steps"  2015

EMMY - Cinematography: documentary & longform for "One Life" 2015

EMMY - Cinematography - News and Documentary award  for "Human Planet" 2012

EMMY - News/Doc nomination for cinematography award for "Madagascar" 2012  

EMMY - for Outstanding Cinematography for non-fiction programming "Frozen Planet" 2012

BAFTA - Photography: Factual for "Frozen Planet - To the Ends of The Earth" 2012

MISSOULA - Saphire award, 2nd place for "Frozen Planet - On thin Ice"  2012

MISSOULA - Best Cinematography for "Frozen Planet - To the Ends of the Earth"  2012

RTS Southwest award for photography for "Frozen Planet" 2012

RTS AWARD for  craft photography for "Human Planet - Jungles" 2011

BAFTA nomination for photography factual for "Human Planet - Jungles" 2011

JACKSON HOLE cinematography award - "Life - Challenges of life" 2010

EMMY for Outstanding Cinematography for non-fiction programming.  “Life” 2010

Televisual Magazine Annual Bulldog award for cinematography. "Life in Cold Blood" 2009

BAFTA Best Specialist Factual series -  "Life in Cold Blood" 2009

WILDSCREEN GOLDEN PANDA – Best of Festival "Life in Cold Blood"  2008

JACKSON HOLE cinematography - "Planet Earth: from Pole to Pole"  2007

EMMY for cinematography non fiction  -  "From Pole to Pole" Planet Earth 2007

BAFTA nomination for photography factual - Planet Earth 2007

RTS AWARD for Best Cinematography - "Pole to Pole" Planet Earth 2006

KODAK AWARD for cinematography Wildscreen  -  "Planet Earth"  2006

JACKSON HOLE  Best Animal Behaviour Award for  - "Capuchins The Monkey Puzzle" 2005

BAFTA nomination photography factual for "British Isles: A Natural History" 2005

BAFTA nomination photography factual for "The Life of Mammals"  2002

EMMY nomination for cinematography.  "Congo - Footprints in the Forest"  2001

BAFTA nomination best Photography. "Born to be Wild-Operation Lemur" John Cleese 1998

The Guild of Television Cameramen `TICA Award` for Big Cat Diary  1997

EMMY for cinematography for "The Private Life of Plants" 1996

KODAK VISION AWARD for cinematography for "The Private Life of Plants"  1995 -1996

BAFTA for cinematography for "The Trials of Life"  1990

BAFTA nomination for cinematography for "Supersense"  1988

ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY Award  for  Bravery  1984

 

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I have had over 250 camera credits on British television a summary of the previous few years is listed below.

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IN PRODUCTION:

 

'Delta' - Delta Productions for Disneynature

“Our Planet” - NETFLIX

'Nongfu Water' - Silverback Films - Commercial for Nongfu China

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TRANSMITTED / ONLINE / COMPLETED:

2017

 

"Blue Planet 2" - BBC1

"Stop and See" - The Box Films - commercial for Giorgio Armani

 

2016

 

'Planet Earth 2' - BBC1

Valentino fashion commercial

“Frames of Life - 2016” - The Box Films for Giorgio Armani

 

2015

 

"Mercedes Trucks" - IT Training and Consultancy for Mercedes

'Istanbul - Flow Through the City of Tales' - Rob Whitworth Photography/YouTube/Turkish Airlines

“The Hunt” - Silverback Productions for BBC1

“Frames of Life - 2015” - The Box Films for Giorgio Armani

"Monkey Kingdom" - Director of Photography - Jungle Beat Productions for Disneynature - released in 1200 theatres 17/4/15

"Attenborough's Birds of Paradise" - BBC Bristol

 

2014

"BEARS" - Disneynature Cinema realease 18th April 2014

 

2013

"NORTH AMERICA"  -  Wild Horizons Ltd for Discovery Channel/Showing on SKY in the UK

"AFRICA" - BBC Bristol for BBC1

"A MONKEY'S TALE" - BBC1

"ATTENBOROUGH: 60 YEARS IN THE WILD" - for BBC1

 

2012

"FASTER, STRONGER, HIGHER" - BBC Bristol for BBC2

"LONDON STREETS" - Century Films for BBC2

"THE FISH MARKET - INSIDE BILLINGSGATE" Indus Films for BBC2

"PLANET EARTH LIVE" - BBC1

 

2011

"FROZEN PLANET" -  for BBC1

"GAVIN THURSTON - WILDLIFE CAMERAMAN"  -  NHK Japan

“KOMODO - SECRETS OF THE DRAGON” Humble Bee Films for BBC2  

"MADAGASCAR" - BBC2

"HUMAN PLANET" - BBC1

 

2010

"ANTZILLA" - Ammonite for National Geographic

"INVISIBLE WORLDS" - with Richard Hammond for BBC1

"BLACK MAMBA, WHITE WITCH" - Tigress Productions. A Natural World for BBC2

 

2009

"LIFE" - 10 part series for BBC1. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough

"LIVING WITH MONKEYS - TAILS FROM THE CANOPY"    2x50 mins. Indus Films for BBC1

"EARTH'S GREAT EVENTS" - BBC 1

 

2008

"HELP! I'M NO BIGGER THAN AN ANT!"  With Nigel Marven. ITV

"Meerkat Manor" Feature for cinema release - OSF/Animal Planet

"LIFE IN COLD BLOOD" with Sir David Attenborough. BBC (WWF Golden Panda Award 2008)

 

2007

"BIG CAT DIARY" - BBC 1

"SABAS SECRET RHINOS" - Passion Pictures with Saba Douglas-Hamilton for Animal Planet

"ATTENBOROUGH EXPLORES OUR FRAGILE WORLD"   UKTV

"SAVING PLANET EARTH" with Sir David Attenborough        BBC

"WILD CARIBBEAN"   BBC2

 

2006

"PLANET EARTH" (second half) - BBC1

"MEERKAT MANOR II" - OSF/Southern Star/Animal Planet

"BIG BEAR WEEK" (Coastal Brown Bears, Katmai) for BBC

"BIG CAT DIARY 10 YEARS"

"CAUGHT IN THE MOMENT - MADAGASCAR" - Tigress for Animal Planet

"MY FAVOURITE ATTENBOROUGH MOMENT" (Contributor) - UKTV

"PLANET EARTH" - BBC 1

 

2005

"FLY ON THE WALL" - The making of Life in the Undergrowth.  BBC

"LIFE IN THE UNDERGROWTH" for BBC with David Attenborough (WWF Golden Panda 2006)

"STATE OF THE GREAT APE" - BBC 2 (1.8 million viewers)

"WILD - GORILLAS" for BBC2 with Dr. Charlotte Uhlenbroek

"DEEP JUNGLE"  - Granada Bristol for ITV transmission and PBS in USA

"JOURNEY OF LIFE"  - for BBC1 with Steve Leonard

"CHEETAHS OF NAMIBIA"  - (HD) Granada Bristol for Animal Planet

"HEART OF THE LIONESS"  - with Saba Douglas-Hamilton. Granada for Animal Planet

"WILDEBEEST" – Wildlife on One  BBC1

"CONGO ON LOCATION" - BBC2 repeat

"BIG CAT DIARIES - BELLAS FAMILY" - BBC2

"BIG CAT WEEK" - BBC Bristol for BBC1

 

2004

"THE BEAUTY OF SNAKES" - (HD) Brook Lapping for Discovery

"CAPUCHINS - THE MONKEY PUZZLE" - Wildlife on One BBC Bristol

"BILL ODDIE GOES WILD - INDIA" - BBC2

"WILD - RACING WITH CAMELS" - Saba Douglas-Hamilton. BBC2.

"THE BRITISH ISLES - A Natural History"  with Alan Titchmarsh for BBC1

"MASSIVE NATURE - The Crossing" - BBC1

"STATE OF THE GREAT APE WITH JANE GOODALL" - Tigress Productions for Animal Planet

"THE WAY WE WENT WILD" - BBC2 (contributor)

"BRITAIN GOES WILD" - BBC2

"TEST YOUR PET" - BBC 1

"DRAGONS ALIVE" - BBC Bristol

"WILD - Big Cat Diary Histories" - BBC Bristol

 

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2003

"LOST CROCODILES OF THE PHAROAHS" - Tigress Productions for The Natural World BBC

"KING OF THE JUNGLE" - BBC Bristol for Animal Planet

"WILD DOWN UNDER" - BBC Bristol/ABC Australia (6x50mins)

"INNOVATION NATION" - BBC

"THE LIFE OF MAMMALS" - BBC Bristol (10x50mins) Sir David Attenboroughs latest epic!

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2002

"THE CULTURED APE" - 60 minutes for BBC4

"THE SERPENT SPECIAL" BBC Bristol (50 mins)

"ON THE TRAIL OF KING KONG"- Western Lowland Gorillas” Scorer  for BBC Bristol (50 mins)

 

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2001

"THE BLUE PLANET” BBC Bristol (Series)

"KENYAS HIDDEN CRABS” BBC Bristol (10 minutes)

"THE BEAR WHISPERER” BBC (40 minutes)

"CONGO'S SECRET CHIMPS" Scorer Assoc. for BBC (2x 40 mins)

"CONGO ON LOCATION" Scorer Assoc. for BBC ( 2 x 10 mins)

"CONGO" Scorer Associates for BBC Bristol (3 x 50 mins)

 

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2000

"GORILLA ACADEMY" Scorer Assoc. for BBC ( 40 minutes)

"SEYCHELLES " Jewels of a Continent” BBC (50 minutes)

"STATE OF THE PLANET" BBC (3 x 50 minutes)

"THE VAMPIRE HUNTER" United Productions (50 minutes)

FAT BOY SLIM  "Bird of Prey" pop promo Blue Source

 

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1999

"THE GREATEST WILDLIFE SHOW ON EARTH' BBC (50 minutes)

"CHEETAHS IN A HOT SPOT" Tigress Productions (50 minutes)

"IRAN" Natural World BBC (2 x 50 minutes)

"21st CENTURY SAFARI" BBC Wildlife on One(30 minutes)

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1998

"THE LIFE OF BIRDS" David Attenborough BBC Series

"THE TEMPLE TROOP" Green Umbrella for BBC (50 minutes)

"WHY ELEPHANTS WEEP" BBC Wildlife on One (30 minutes)

"ROCKETSHIPS" Discovery 60 minute documentary

 

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OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

 

I have worked in over 80 countries over the last 30 years. I have extensive experience with both Wildlife filming and anthropological documentaries. I have also filmed  music videos, corporate promos and commercials. I work mostly on HD now but have a wealth of experience on S16mm and 35mm Film and most video formats including DV, HDV, Infra-red and thermal imaging. I have experience with camera traps for both day and infra red at night (first shots of Sumatran Tigers in the wild!) I am a trained and experienced Steadicam operator. I have over 200 hours of aerial photography in helicopters and fixed wing aircraft and am a trained Cineflex operator. I have varied climbing experience, mostly ropework in trees and forest canopy. I have experience in both polar regions and have visited both poles. I am also a trained SCUBA diver and am semi fluent in French and but order a beer in many other languages.

I have a lightweight travel Elvis costume if required, and have performed in Mauritania, Kenya and Indonesia. Elvis was recently spotted in South Africa with White Rhino and once had to fend off a Komodo Dragon with his blue guitar!

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