Last year I filmed 2 wildlife series with Iolo Williams for Aden Productions. Each series has been a combination of presenter filming and very varied wildlife cameraman work from long lens to macro using the Sony F55. This year we are filming another 2 series, one of them about the Brecon Beacons for BBC Wales. Previous to that has been a succession of BBC Natural Worlds broadcast on BBC 2, and most recently a Terra Mater programme called Planet Parrot for Humble Bee Productions.
My path through the wildlife media maze is being laid out in 'Potted History' below. I'm trying to make it a mildly amusing 'real careers advice for prospective wildlife cameraman' episode. It makes my Mum laugh anyway.
I will always maintain that having a solid editing background is a great asset for any cameraman, whatever the subject matter, and that a good editor can make a programme something special. Editors are often unappreciated! As camera teams spend a lot of time together in the field you have to be able to get on with people too.
A few years ago I was fortunate enough to work with Mike Salisbury on a Portugal based BBC 'Natural World'. Afterwards Mike very kindly wrote this letter of recommendation for me on the link below/above, and I didn't pay him anything! I am very proud of it.
Mike summed up what I was like then, but never happy to rest on my laurels I work to keep improving as a wildlife cameraman, moving with the times and looking ahead too.