I am a graduate of Swansea College of Art in Wales, UK.
After college I started my career at the BBC working in their film unit - beginning as an Assistant Film Cameraman and working my way up to Lighting Cameraman (DP), mainly shooting drama, documentary, and travel shows.
After several happy years with the BBC, spent on location in many exotic, and some not so exotic locations, (Northern Ireland, Lebanon, Syria, & Romania to name just a few), I took a position with Harlech Television in Cardiff, again working as a Director of Photography.
After a few years at HTV and with lots of shoots around the world I was offered a position with Swedish Television, they were expanding their regional coverage and were recruiting people to train their newly hired news crews prior to their big regional TV launch.
Swedish Television didn’t offer as much international travel although I did happen to be in Seattle studying ENG techniques when Mount St. Helens blew!
From Sweden on to Saudi Arabia working as a Director/DP for a large production facility in Riyadh. Very interesting times to say the least!
After a little more than a year in Saudi I moved to Vancouver BC for 2 years before moving on to Portland and The Pacific Northwest where I have been ever since,
(except for a year and a half - when I lived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam).
While in Vietnam I taught production, directed and shot several commercials for the oil industry.
I also worked on several national television spots and - most importantly - I met, fell in love with
and married a beautiful Vietnamese woman!
This is a list of my current equipment.
Please check back frequently - it is constantly being updated.
Want something that you don't see listed? Please let me know...
I have great relationships with all the rental houses locally and can get almost anything you might need for your production.
SONY FS7 with 28-135mm zoom lens
This package has everything - in addition to the Sony zoom it comes with Metabones Speedbooster for Canon EF lens. I have three Canon "L" series lenses available - 16-35mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm -all a fast f2.8.
This package also has the XDCA extension unit and two V-mount batteries (+ two Sony onboard batteries if you don't want to use the extension unit)
Viewfinder, eyepiece, SmallHD external monitor, Sennheiser 600 shotgun mic, Wooden camera PL mount adapter, Rails attachment and Followfocus
Comes with 3 x 64GB cards
CANON C300 with Dual Pixel AF upgrade
Comes with the Zacuto Recoil shoulder mount and Z-Finder. Superb image quality and dynamic range, very low noise and super crisp images when paired with any of the lenses show here.
Canon "L" series lenses available - 16-35mm, 24-70mm and 70-200mm - all a fast f2.8.
CANON XC15 - their latest DSLR designed primarily for video. This shoots 4K video, has Dual XLR inputs and has color profiles to match the C300.
This camera is light, easy to use and complements the C300 beautifully. With matching C300 profiles it is an inexpensive way to get a second camera on your shoot! It is also ideal for using on the Rhino Slider shown below.
The Rhino Slider Ultimate Package - with both 42" and a 24" Carbon Fiber rail this slider will add massively to your production values. Quick and easy to set up this can be used with a flywheel or with a programmable motor. Motorized tracking with everything from slow, snail like, speeds to very fast moves - all super smooth and with programmable ramping up and down. Add the available ARC and you have automatic panning - keeping your subject in frame for the whole move. The Rhino can be set for one direction track or for constant looping.
Grip and Electric - choose from Tungsten Soft boxes, several different Bi-Color LEDs dimmable and 100% waterproof (remember, this is The Pacific Northwest), these have LED crystals, not bulbs meaning that you get the full number of crystals in play at all time these are BRIGHT! Like the look of KINOs? I have the French Balcor fluorescents available, with both daylight and tungsten tubes.
The Balcor flourescents are smaller and faster to set up than Kinos and give a beautiful soft light.
Also available - a standard grip kit. C-stands, Flags, Nets, Diffusion etc. All the usual goodies!
If you have a production question, need more information or just want to chat, please use this form, or just call me at the number below.