Thoughts of Television as a career started for me when I was 14 during the Falklands war. It was the early days of war reporting and Brian Hanrahan was staring out of my tv on the evening news from Port Stanley and that got me thinking there's a cameraman and a sound guy there too and that was it for me...I was lucky to live in Camden Town with a mini media village on my doorstep, 3 stills photographers, TV designers and directors all lived within the small terrace of Victorian cottages combined with an Irish Pub on every corner in the early 80's how could I go wrong...
I managed to land a trainee camera operators job at HTV after two unsuccessful attempts at the engineering based BBC training interviews and a year as a freelance assistant at Limehouse TV in Canary Wharf when I was 18.
So I swapped the yoof programming of Janet St Porter on Ch 4's Network 7 for Lost Railway Lines documentaries and Pobol y Cwm in the Studio complexes in Cardiff.
I returned to Limehouse post Canary Wharf at what is Fountain Studios for a 18 months before hitting the Freelance market early in 1992.
Optex was the next stop for a steadicam course and it became obvious that I would not be any good unless I could get my hands on a rig on a regular basis. This opportunity arrived when I took a call for a 8 week shoot on My Kind of People shooting steadicam every day with David G Croft.
At that time Steadicam was rarely used in a studio environment but with the advent of flexible triax cables and later wireless technology it has become a staple and very flexible tool for any shoot.
After almost 20 years in the vest I'm still looking to push the envelope...from flying on a wire on the London Olympic's Opening Ceremony to running flat out with Jon Culshaw on Comic Relief...looking forward to the next 20 years.
Opening/Closing Ceremonies London Olympics & Paralympics
Montreux Jazz Festival 3D 2011 incl live Herbie Hancock/Quincy Jones for Hello Prods
One Man,Two Guvnors NT live Cinemacast Dir Robin Lough/Nick Hytner
Habit of Art NT Live Worldwide Cinemacast Dir Robin Lough/Nick Hytner
Quatermass Live BBC 4 High Def
Marriage of Figaro Live BBC 2 Music Live week Dir Trevor Hampton
Rolling Stones Hyde Park 2013-Dir Paul Dugdale
Coldplay 2012-Dir Paul Dugdale
Peter Gabriel, live Milan, Dir Hamish Hamilton
Coldplay, Toronto, Dir Hamish Hamiton
Madonna live @ Brixton Academy dir Hamish Hamilton
Razorlight @ Brixton Academy
The Killers, Live @ Abbey Road
Yanni @ Taj Mahal, India - Sony Music
Creme Reunion Albert Hall - Sony Music
Kylie Showgirl@Earls Court
Dancing on Ice ITV Series 1-7
Big Brother & Celebrity Big Brother evictions x 10 series
Strictly Come Dancing BBC 1 x 10 series
Camera Supervisor Madam Butterfly 3D Royal Opera House dir Julian Napier
Carmen 3D dir Julian Napier
Strictly Final (Dancing with the Stars)live3D dir Nikki Parsons/Marcus Viner
Got to Dance Final 3D dir Martin Turner
Kylie 3D dir Marcus Viner
Peter Gabriel 3D dir Blue
Royal Wedding 3D Sky
Michael Jackson 3D Memorial Concert
Shrek 3D Theatrical promo and show
Alterbridge 3D dir Ted Kenny
Champions League 3D Sky
Wimbledon 3D promos for Can Communicate
Lee Evans 3D Bluray
DoP Cut Feature 65min single shot Horror
Merchant of Venice HBO Dir Trevor Nunn
Tipping the Velvet BBC DOP Cinders Forshaw
Victoria & Albert BBC/HBO DOP Tony Imi
Silent Cry 35mm Feature DOP Tony Imi
Eastenders - highlights Frank Butcher's Funeral(Spain)
Alfie & Cat's waterpistol fight
Mitchell brother's forest death walk
Worst Christmas of My Life-Hat Trick Prods
Benidorm Series 2-Tiger Aspect
Soccer World Cup Host Broadcast coverage
Cricket World cup opening ceremony Calcutta
Six Nations Rugby
ITV Athletics, (Quad bike coverage)
BBC Xcountry (Quad bike coverage)
All Terrain Marathons (Quad Bike coverage)
Jamiroquia Promo - You Give Me Something, Lighting Cam Ben Davis
Ash Promo - Renegade Cavalcade
Eminem DVD inserts
Top Of The Pops-Various incl. Ronan Keating & Leanne Rymes- Nashville
Radio 1Xtra Promos
Setenta FA Cup Promos
Nigerian Bank commercial with John Obi Mikel
Mercedes Benz Promo-Agency Republic
Robbie Williams - Swing When You're Winning/Pinewood
Emili Sande- Dir Paul Dugdale
Civilisation-Seneca Productions/Channel 4 documentaries
Pugin-Timeteam Productions/Channel 4 documentaries
Man to Man with Dean Learner-Channel 4
You Can Choose Your Friends- Avalon/ITV
Restoration Final -BBC 1
The F Word-Optomen/Channel 4
The Voice BBC
An Audience with Coronation Street Stars-ITV
Audience with Michael Buble-ITV
Derren Brown specials-Channel 4
Any Dream Will Do BBC 1
Dance Fever BBC1
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? BBC 1
Just The 2 Of Us BBC 1
Armstrong & Miller-
Miss World 1998-2003,2005-2007
Royal Variety Performance 2005-2010 C4
BAFTA's (Film & TV) BBC/ITV
National TV Awards
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* Artemis Cine HD Rig
Ultra Cine Rig
GPI Pro Arm
Tiffen G70 Arm
Powercubes Battery System
Anton Bauer Dionic Battery System
Bag of Sausages
P&S Technik 3D split beam rig
8 channel C-motion wireless control
Aladin 3 x channel system Focus/Iris/Light
2x Sony P1
Angenieux Optimo Rouge
16x42 lenses 3D paired
2x Fuji HA4x7.5 lenses
Canon HJ14x4.3 lens
Canon HJ9x5.5 lens
2 x BOXX meridian wireless systems
IDX Camwave HD video transmitter
Gekko Kisslite ringlight
Gekko LED Kisslight Ringlight x 3
Jon Culshaw's Fatboy Slim dance routine for Red Nose day. Opening shot becomes a full speed run into the studio.
Strictly Come Dancing Opening Shot
Test film Nike TV campaign, shot with Arri Alexa utilising a rickshaw mount.
Later with Jools Holland -One shot of Cat Power performing 'Bully' .
Clip from the movie 'Silent Cry'
Live one shot of song and dance performance for Bollywood Carmen Live.
Eastenders - Grant and Phils death march through the woods.
So you think you can dance opening shot and intercut moves.
Live one shot of song and dance performance for Bollywood Carmen Live
Quatermass drama shot live.
The Voice - One shot of Vince Kidd performing 'You Were Always On My Mind'
Highlight reel of some of the shows I have worked on.