Camera Operator Credits

Lighting camera, Gaffer and Grip

As an Edinburgh based lighting cameraman (and editor) I have an extensive list of credits and testimonials across TV, documentary, corporate and events.

I am experienced working directly for marking campaign managers and have delivered complete films for national tourism organisations, businesses and charities.

I have a broad range of specialist areas, both very familiar with documentary and wildlife filmmaking but equally at home wearing a suit to produce corporate films for major financial institutes.

For further references please just get in touch. 

2017 Camera Operator Credits

“HSBC UK Cycle Ride” British Cycling, (Sony FS7) Dir: Callum Burns


“Great Britain” / ‘Forests’ episode / Plimsoll Productions / Channel 5, (Sony FS7) Dir: Mitch Turnbull


Trainspotting campaign Edinburgh Zoo / Stripe Communications (Sony FS7)


Cystic Fibrosis Trust Campaign film (Sony FS7)


 Visit Scotland Brian Cox film 8/06/17 (Sony FS7)

Production Company: Visit Scotland


Headhunters MMA 03/05/17 (Sony FS7)

Production Company: Headhunters


Axa corporate film London  31/05/17 Production Company: yBC  TV


Toyota stop-frame advert 22/05/17 – 26/05/17  (gaffer / grip)

Production Company: Stink Studio


Candriam corporate video16/05/17

Production Company: yBC  TV


In Season Show (USA)   13/05/17 (Sony FS7)

Producer: Chrissy Jones


Heriot Watt University 26/04/17

Production Company: Tanami


Dawnings ‘Active It’ music video
Production Company: Lily Island Films


Amazon 18/04/17
Production Company: 5 Alarm Films 


 NAFD – 2017 Conference  01/04/17

Production Company: 5 Alarm Films 


Bud Light promotional film 30/03/17

Production Company: OMG Media


Erdington Group 29/03/17

Client: Punch Creative


Singapore shoot 20/03/17 – 25/03/17

Production Company: yBC  TV


Kames  05/09/17

Production Company: yBC  TV


Baillie Gifford 02/03/17 Production Company: yBC  TV


Visit Britain – Edinburgh   13/3/17 –  14/3/17

Production Company: 5 Alarm Films 


 Visit Britain – Manchester  11/3/17 –  12/3/17

Production Company: 5 Alarm Films 


Visit Britain – London   11/3/17

Production Company: 5 Alarm Films 


Dailly Record 05/09/17 Production Company: yBC  TV


Clearwater advert 01/03/17 Production Company:Dailly Record 

 

2016 Camera Operator Credits

Standard Life Investments  30/11/16

Production Company: Firehouse TV


 Green Investment Bank    24/11/16

Production Company: Pukka Films 


 Scape Case study   22/11/16

Production Company: Skeleton Productions


 Standard Life Investments   10/11/16

Production Company: yBC  TV


”Volta” music video  7/11/16 – 8/11/16

Production Company: 5 Alarm Films 


Headhunters Fighting Championship 5/11/16

Client: Chris Tuszewski


Tiger Tracks at Halloween 27/10/16

Client: Edinburgh Zoo


Clan Donald of Skye – 05/09/16 – 06/09/16

Production Company: 5 Alarm Films


Tiger filming for commercial advert 04/10/16

Client: Edinburgh Zoo


Edinburgh University  03/09/16
Production Company: Towerhouse TV


Grand Circle Travel – “Edinburgh Tour ” 01/09/16
Production Company: Compass Light Productions


Allianz, Frankfurt 27/09/16

Production Company: yBC  TV


Standard Life – Andy Murry live event   20/09/16

Production Company:  20/20 Productions


Henderson Global Investors   9/09/16

Production Company: yBC  TV


Headhunters Fighting Championship 10/09/16

Client: Chris Tuszewski


PETA – Alan Cumming interview 23/08/16

Client: Foundlight Films


RBS – Attitude to Risk 6th July 2016

Production Company: Firehouse 


Witness – Dolly: The World’s most famous Sheep 18th June 2016

Production Company: BBC


PBS Newshour –  Jackie Kay feature 10th June 2016

Production Company: PBS


John Pye Auctions promotional film 30th-31st May 2016

Production Company: Skeleton Productions


British Council ‘Britain’s Universities’ MET University 11th May  2016

Production Company: Digital Ape Media


European Investment Bank – Netthings profile 10th May 2016

Production Company: Skeleton Productions


British Council ‘Britain’s Universities’ Birmingham University 18th – 21st  April 2016

Production Company: Digital Ape Media


 Visit Scotland ‘Ambassadog’ series x 11 films 10th – 15th April 2016

Production Company: Visit Scotland


Edinburgh International Festival – Fergus Leneman interview  5th – 6th 2016

Production Company: Edinburgh International Festival


 Visit Britain Malaysia ‘Great Value, Great Britain’ 22nd- 28th March 2016

Production Company: Digital Ape Media


British Council ‘Britain’s Universities’ 13th – 16th 2016

Production Company: Digital Ape Media


Headhunters Fighlight Championship 12/03/16

Client: Chris Tuszewski


The Succession (Scotland) Act 2016 9/03/16

Production Company: Thomson Reuters 


British Pharmacological Society  awards 27/02/16

Production Company: Inspire Video Production


BP or not Bp 27/02/16

Production Company: Poli Films


Tesco Bank 23/02/16

Production Company: The Production Company


EICC event 3/02/16

Production Company: Thirteen Squared


 “Nothing Nicer” Cardiff campaign 5th – 11 Jan 2016

Production Company: Digital Ape Media

2015 Camera Operator Credits

MoneyWeek – Various PTCs 3/12/15


“Nothing Nicer” Liverpool campaign 20th – 25th Nov 2015
Production Company: Digital Ape Media


“Nothing Nicer” Manchester campaign 9th – 14th Nov 2015
Production Company: Digital Ape Media


Badar Najeeb “Nothing Nicer” Birmingham campaign 27 Oct. – 1st Nov 2015
Production Company: Digital Ape Media


Visit Britain – Diala Ali “Nothing Nicer” Scottish Highlands campaign 12 Oct. – 17th Nov 2015
Production Company: Digital Ape Media


MacBeth Red carpet premiere 27th Sept. 2015
Production Company: Digital Ape Media


Heineken –  The Eagle bar launch 30th Sept. 2015
Production Company: 20/20 Productions


Erasmus+ – “2015 conference” 22nd September 2015
Production Company: 20/20 Productions


Scottish Enterprise  – ‘Proctor Group’  case study 18th September 2015
Production Company:  Foundlight Films 


Grand Circle Travel – “Skye Tour ” 6th-8th September 2015
Production Company: Compass Light Productions


The Times – My Times Plus event ”Rugby World Cup” 3rd September 2015
Production Company: Rise Media


MoneyWeek – “The Silo Effect review”’4th September 2015


Prostate Cancer UK – ”Scottish Senior Open” 26th August 2015
Interview with Alex Salmon and other pro Golfers.


Visit Britain – Mr Q & The Qatari Guy “Nothing Nicer…” Edinburgh Campaign 8-12th August 2015
Production Company: Digital Ape Media
Working with Qatari social influencersMr Q & The Qatari Guy


Visit Britain – ”Glasgow City Guide” 5-7th August 2015
Production Company: This is the Other Office


Tesco Bank – ”Your Money Matters”
Production Company: The Production Company


Ladbrokes – ”Scottish Premiership Shootout” 24/07/15
Production Company: Video Live


Prostate Cancer UK – ”Andrew Murray’s message from the Open” 15/07/15


Smithsonian Channel – ”Becoming a Million Dollar American Princess” 8/07/15
Production Company: Finestripe Productions


Smithsonian Channel – ”How to dress like a Million Dollar American Princess” 8/07/15
Production Company: Finestripe Productions


Denzil Skinner and Partners corporate video
Production Company: Tanami – 11/06/15


Royal London corporate video 8/05/15-19/05/15
Production Company: Incredibull


Heineken greenscreen film 11/05/15 – 15/05/15

Production Company: 20/20 Productions


Napier University ”Dragon’s Den” 28/04/15

Production Company: Freak Films

Corporate video – 2nd camera operator


Scottish Enterprise  – ‘ Middle East masterclass’  22/04/15

Production Company: WhitespaceFoundlight Films 


Quality Meat Scotland – Cooking Masterclass –  20/04/15 – 21/04/15

Production Company: Freak Films

Corporate video – 2nd camera operator


Standard Life – Andy Murray shoot – 20/20 Productions / 10/04/15

Corporate video – 2nd camera operator


Scottish Widows – 15/04/15

Production Company: 20/20 Productions


GBG Plc. –  27/03/15

Production Company: The Media Group

Corporate interviews, GVs


Best Bar None Awards 2015 / Police Scotland  / Butterfly Films 26/03/15

Multi-cam shoot for highlights video for the national Bar awards.


Livecode Foundlight Films 27/03/15

2nd camera operator on corporate video


Heineken –  10/02/15

Production Company: 20/20 Productions

Filming for various short internal films across London.


Forever Living Products – promotional film 28/01/15

A 5 minute promotional film with Katie Beck revealing the secrets to her success.


2014 Camera Operator Credits

Where You’re Meant to Be – Feature length Documentary / Better Days / May – June 2014

Aidan Moffat tours and explores the story telling traditions of Scotland as part of  the 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme.


Psoriatic Arthritis awareness film – Foundlight Films / 17/12/14

Bio-medical film for leading charity explaining the condition with sufferers and leading researchers.


Heineken ”Christmas Message 2014 – 20/20 Productions / 10/12/13

UK CEO David Forde wishing the UK teama Merry Christmas.


Heineken ”Welcoming Alex Elberg – 20/20 Productions / 10/12/13

Jos van der Burg speaks with Alex Elberg as he takes on his new role as UK Customer Service & Logistics Director.


Baillie Gifford Diversified Growth Fund seminar  – Mercury Event Services / 20/11/14

Multiple ENG camera shoot with Baillie Gifford directors sharing insights with investors.


Teacup Travels ”Museum to Screen” featurette – CBBC / Plum Films / 16/11/14

Promotional film about how the CBeebie factual adventure series have crafted stories around real museum pieces.


Caledonian Brewery “Brewed by men, not machines” – 20/20 Productions 11/11/14 – 12/11/14

Highlighting craft on the brewing process that has taken place in Edinburgh for over 140 years.


Standard Life – ”retirement savings” video – 20/20 Productions 10/11/14

Two camera shoot as a customer asks members about changes which will affect retirement savings.


The Gruffalo’s Child Event with Shirley Henderson  Into Film 4/11/14

Promotional film for ‘The Gruffalo’s child’ featuring interviews with producer Daryl Shute and Harry Potter star Shirley Henderson.


John Bell interview –  Into Film 22/10/14

Promotional film featuring students of John Paul Academy as they meet The Hobbit actor John Bell.


Teacup Travels ”The Making of…” – CBeebies / Plum Films 21/10/14

Promotional film about the new CBeebie factual adventure series.


Helping Britain Blossom with Ashley Banjo – 20/20 Productions 17/10/14

Promotional film for Helping Britain Blossom about healthy living featuring PR stunt with tree people at Westminster Parliament.


Solar Access – ”Solar Panels film” – 20/20 Productions 10/10/14

Promotional film about the largest solar energy systems of any brewery in Europe at the John Smith’s Brewery in Tadcaster.


Tesco Bank – ”online application film” – 20/ 20 Productions 09/10/14

Promotional film for new potential new recruits to introduce them to the process.


Scottish Referendum broadcast coverage – Overon 17/08/14 – 19/08/14 / Pablo Reyes – Senior Producer / Jon Short – Event Manager

Working at the Media Centre, the Scottish parliament and on location on the Royal Mile I filmed on various ENG cameras for various European TV stations including Antena 3, Arte, Tele Madrid, Telecinco, RTVE, PRVA, 8TV and LaSexta.


Standard Life ”retirement planning” video – 20/20 Productions / 12/09/14

Three Standard Life tam members review some changing coming into affect retirement savings.


Nasal Irrigation ”How To” 3-part-series – NHS / 11/09/14

A ”how to” series for outpatients of a test focus group.


”Wild Young Things” party shoot – Youth Heart Juice 29/07/14

Filming a new collection of cloths at the Innes and Gun party manor.


Homecoming Scotland ”2014 Showcase”  – Cask Productions / Visit Scotland / July 2014

Various footage including the Forth Rail bridge and Glen Coe.


Rude Tube – Series 8 clips – Chanel 4 / October Films /July 2014

Filming dog owners as they recount their hilarious tales.


”Life After Beth” Press Junket – Into Film / June 2014

Jeff Baena and Aubrey Plaza speak with Into Film reported Kieran about ”Life After Beth”.


”Set Fire to the Stars”Press Junket – Into Film / June 14

Young reporter Chris Interviews Elijah Wood and Celyn Jones on new Dylan Thomas drama ‘Set Fire to the Stars’.


”The Great Yes, No, Don’t Know” Theatre Show – National Theatre of Scotland / April 2014

A live web streamed theatre piece taking place in a small office featuring some ”Thick of it” style humour.


People Make Glasgow commercial – Cask Productions / May 2014

Advertisment featuring the stand Comedy club.


Edinburgh Lectures Programme (90min x 6) – Edinburgh City Council / April – May 2014

Lectures featuring speakers such as Liz Lochhead and Richard DeMarco.


Commonwealth Games series (2min x 14) – Game on Scotland March – May 2014

Presenter lead comprehensive series about each of the games venues and including greenscreen interviews.


NHS Nursing and Midwifery conference / metro Ecosse / 18/02/14

ENG cameras filming lecture and break-out sessions at Heriot Watt University.


Best Bar None Awards 2014 / Police Scotland / March 2014

Promotional film for the national awards.


Winton House film / Winton House Trust / February 2014

Promotional Film  for the Winton House Trust.


Adobe – CreateNow World Tour: UK Highlights / Adobe / January 2014

Promotional film for Edinburgh leg of the CreateNow Tour.


2013 Camera Operator Credits

RBS – 2013: Does it Feel Different?


Belhaven Brewery – Napa Smith Brewery collaboration (25”)


NJ Mattos – Love in Scotland


Deloitte – 25 Years celebration / Metro Broadcast


DC Thompson – Hero Awards Andy McLaren film / Metro Broadcast


Fringe Shows Have Talent 2013 roundtable discussion (30”)


RBS  – Help to Buy / Metro Broadcast


The Scottish Home Awards – Live feed


Red Bull – ‘Crash Ice’ Event / Foundlight Films


The Vintage Wedding Show – 2013 Promotional film


RBS  – New Operating Rhythm / Metro Broadcast


Edinburgh University Informatics Ventures – Elevator Pitches (30 x 1” series)


ECA – Featured website film series (60 x 4” series)


Panda Liquorice – Panda-monia at Edinburgh Zoo


Edinburgh Cyrenians – Pop up Shop / Media Education


Kumho Tyres – Megan Dawson Farrell


RBS  – Reasons to Bank with Us / Metro Broadcast


Media Education – Scotland’s Learning Partnership


2012  Camera Operator Credits

Keil – Training film – Greenroom films


Waverley Care – World AIDS Day 2012 with Alexander McCall Smith


Red Bull – 50/50 2012 Event


Squam Art Workshop – Ysolda Tegaue Tutorials (4x 4”)


Little Dragon  -‘Shuffle a Dream’ music video


Royal Yacht Britannia -Dry Docking the Yacht


LGBYT – ‘It gets better’


Scotland’s Ski & Snowboarding Show -Scotland’s Ski & Snowboarding Show 2012


Fringe Shows Have Talent -2012 roundtable discussion (30”)


Edinburgh Int’l Festival – ’10 Plagues’ preview


Glenmorangie – Glenmorangie Signet Masterclass


Tommy Reilly – The making of ‘Take me away for the Night’ Tommy Reilly


Edinburgh International Festival –  ‘Cargo’ preview


The VOWS Awards – Promotional film


Northern Star – Promotional film


Media Education – Mrs. Pepperday’s Ice Cream


‘Beastie’ – short film


Hue & Cry – ‘Headin for a fall’ music video

Mitch Turnbull

Mitch Turnbull

Director / Producer / Plimsoll Productions

Ryan was super conscientious and worked beyond his brief whilst filming with me on a British wildlife series for Channel 5. I would highly recommend him.

 

Michael Fritz

Michael Fritz

Producer - PBS Newshour / PBS

Ryan is an incredibly talented videographer and a delight to work with. PBS used him while filming a poetry segment in Stirling, Scotland and we couldn't have been happier with the end product. If you're in search of camerawork and video production in the UK, you'd be in great hands with Ryan.

 

Producer

Producer

BBC Witness / BBC

Ryan was a pleasure to work with – creative, energetic and professional – he really helped us get the most out of our shoot.

 

Jessica Hong

Producer / stink studios

I worked with Ryan on a project for Toyota that we shot in Edinburgh. Ryan was absolutely wonderful to work with. We had hired him as a gaffer but he ended up being so much more than that. He helped us come up with creative solutions for our very complicated stop motion project and helped us create a beautiful end result. He is one of the hardest working people I've worked with and I would jump at the chance to work with him again.

 

 Cassie Burkinshaw

Cassie Burkinshaw

Production Coordinator / October Films

Ryan filmed us a great interview and made our contributors feel at ease. Will definitely look him up again!

 

 

Lewis Gourlay

Lewis Gourlay

Director - commercials / Cagoule Productions

Ryan is a star. We've worked with him on many films over the years. He is always consistent and reliable. He has great amount of energy and enthusiasm for any project he works on. He always offers up creative and intuitive solutions and is a wonderful team player. I highly recommend him

 Cassie Burkinshaw

Cassie Burkinshaw

Production Coordinator / October Films

Ryan filmed us a great interview and made our contributors feel at ease. Will definitely look him up again!

John I Brown

John I Brown

Director of Photography

Ryan is very personable, he puts people at ease and is a good communicator. When Ryan is put in to a difficult situation he deals with it professionally and calmly and with a good sense of humour. As an experienced director of photography who has worked with lots of top technicians, I can comfortably recommend Ryan.

Ross Perth

Ross Perth

Head of Marketing / Edinburgh International Film Festival

It was a pleasure to work with Ryan in creating the EIFF Preview Reel. He was very professional and ensured deadlines were met. I would recommend Ryan as a creative, diligent, trustworthy and skilled editor.

Jane Alcock

Jane Alcock

Associate director / Smoking Gun PR

Ryan has produced a couple of short films for our clients, great results both times, I'd highly recommend him.

Erin Hickey

Erin Hickey

/ Visit Scotland

It’s been fantastic to work with Ryan Blackwood and Butterfly Films on our Ambassadog project. The video footage has been fantastic – engaging, creative and of an exceptionally high standard. I would recommend them unreservedly

 

Jon Short

Jon Short

UK Manager / Overon

It was great to work with Ryan during our coverage of the Scottish Referendum. Working with multiple live hits, clients and languages presented no problem for him. For us it was a pleasure to have him on our team

 

Teatea Caprioli

Teatea Caprioli

Account Manager / Digital Ape, Dubai

Ryan is a very talented and capable videographer with a great eye for detail and constructing the right shots. Our campaigns performed really well, and it was thanks to a great content team that Ryan was a core member of. We worked with Ryan across several different projects remotely - he was in Britain and us in Dubai - and it was always a great pleasure as he gave a great level of creative and expert support when needed and 'got on with the job'. He is reliable, professional, supportive and passionate - a good mix that made it a pleasure to have him on our team.

 

Sarah Lines

Sarah Lines

Senior Marketing Officer / Prostate Cancer UK

Ryan was a pleasure to work with, he was professional, creative and flexible and really helped us capture some fantastic content

 

Marii Stoltsen

Marii Stoltsen

Producer / 20/20 Productions

Ryan is a great one-man-band for any shoot; a no fuss cameraman with his own equipment, he can adapt to any environment. From scaling solar panel covered rooftops to squeezing between giant brewing coppers, he delivers beautiful shots for our films on time and on budget.