Wildlife Camera Operator Scotland

Natural History and Presenter-led content

I am a wildlife camera operator based in Scotland. I am a BAFTA New Talent winning filmmaker with over seven years of experience as a lighting camera operator.

Building on my work as a documentary camera operator I was driven towards a move into natural history. With a passion for the great outdoors and conservation I was seduced by Scotland’s wilderness and wildlife.

I enjoy the rigours of wildlife filmmaking and the immense satisfaction for my job. Most recently I captured the elusive Pine Marten for natural history series ‘Great Britain’, while other excursions have seen me at sea and climbing mountains.

I am most experienced filming within the forests, uploads and coastal environments of Scotland. I am also very familiar with the Cairngorm region including Rothiemurchas Estate, the Islands of the Firth of Forth, Skye and the Great Glen region.

Some of my work crosses over into travel and promotional content for Visit Scotland and Visit Britain which is frequently presenter-led content.

SPECIALISED GEAR

• Sony XDCam PXW-FS7 4K slow motion camera

• Arri style dovetail and 19mm rods

• Satchler 18p tripod and baby legs

• Canon 300mm f/2.8 IS

• 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS

• Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS

• Sigma Macro 105mm f/2.8 IS

• Canon 5D for HDR timelapse

• Konova K7 Motion controlled timelapse slider

• GoPro Hero 5 (set of 4)

RECENT CLIENTS 

Great Britain / Channel 5 / Plimsoll

Producer/Director: Mitch Turnbull


Scottish Zoological Society / Promotional film


Scottish Wildlife Trust – promotional content September 2016


Scottish Seabird Centre – promotional content

 

Skills

• Long lens, hide work, live OB, HDR motion controlled time-lapses

• Experience with Sony FS7, Sony F55, Sony F5, Canon C300, Canon C100 mk2, Sony EX3, Canon 5D mk3, GoPro, Bushnell trailcam

• Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X, Premeire Pro 6

• Experienced hillwalker – climbing over a dozen of Scotland’s Munros.

• Steven Fallon Navigation Skil course (Sept. 2017)