ABOUT

Tom

I'm a wildlife and documentary cinematographer, who has adored the natural world and everything about it since I was a boy.

I am just as comfortable with a RED & CN20, as I am flying an Inspire 2, setting a motion controlled time-lapse going or using a gimbal to do POV's or a parallax.

I'm have filmed high speed hunting behaviour both from the land and air. However, I also pride myself on my composition and ability to use light to get stunning images that really make the audience feel absorbed by the film.

I'm also physically very fit and have carried heavy kit over vast distances in extremely challenging terrain, not only can I do it, I relish it. 

People fascinate me too, I've shot many documentary style films on people, including scientists working at the ends of the earth doing incredible research.

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LONG LENS

I'm accustom to using Long Lens to cover behaviour both from a vehicle in difficult terrain, run and gunning with kit on my back, or in a hide.

I pride myself on my composition and ability to follow fast paced action in high pressure scenarios. 

I have used the CN20 on RED, ARRI & SONY cameras, as well as an array of smaller lenses such as specialised kit for night filming on A7sIII.

An example would be filming Hyena's chasing down Wildebeest at night in a lightning storm, with a modified A7sIII, that was very, very fun.

DRONE

I am a CAA certified and experienced Drone pilot. I have flown the DJI Mavic, Phantom & Inspire around the world in extremely challenging scenarios.

 

I have used Drone's in difficult terrain and weather, in extreme heat & cold and over the sea following marine mammals. I've used them to track & locate wildlife too.

I am just as comfortable filming high speed predatory behaviour as I am shooting stunning scenics and landscapes.

I enjoy shooting top down, parallaxing landmarks and using drones for big reveals. Every time I'm flying I try to think of new and different ways to use aerials to cover a landscape or behaviour.

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GIMBAL & TIMELAPSE

I own and operate a Ronin RS2 Gimbal, which I have used countless times on shoots. 

I have used the RS2 for both tracking wildlife and revealing scenic landscapes, as well as doing animal POV shots, from Lion cubs to Giraffe.

I have also used the DJI Ronin for paralaxing shots of wildlife and steady low wides.

I thoroughly enjoy shooting time-lapses, star-lapses and time studies too.

I'll never forget standing under the Milky Way in the deep south, waiting 4 hours for my star -lapse to finish and not feeling cold at all, despite the freezing temperatures, because I was completely mesmerised by the sky, as well as the fascinating sounds of wildlife all around me too.

CREDITS

2021

NDA Production - TX 2022 (2 Months Tanzania)

NDA Production - TX 2023 (8 Month shoot)

Attenborough's Life in Colour

CBeebies (2 Episodes)

Ichneumon Wasps - VT - Countryfile - 2021

BBC Morning LIVE (2 Episodes)

2020

NDA Production - TX 2023 (8 Month Shoot)

Mason Bee Hotel - VT - Countryfile

Adonis Blue - VT - The One Show

Ladybirds - VT - The One Show

Mayflies - VT - The One Show

BBC NHU: A WILD YEAR (2 Episodes)

ITN: Dawn Chorus VT

2019

MAMAS - ROKU (2 Months Kenya)

Winter Gnats - VT - The One Show - 2019

Sunflowers - VT - The One Show - 2019

Toadlets - VT - The One Show - 2019

Sabre Wasps - VT -The One Show - 2019

Cashmere Goats - VT -The One Show - 2019

Shore Crabs - VT -The One Show - 2019

Red Deer Rut - VT -The One Show - 2019

Winter Light - VT - Winterwatch - 2019

2018

Steve Backshall's Home Patch - VT - Springwatch - 2018

Crab Spiders - VT - Springwatch - 2018

Bluebells - VT - The One Show - 2018

Poppy Fields - VT - The One Show - 2018

Flying Ants - VT - The One Show - 2018

Great Yellow Bumblebee -The One Show - VT - 2018

Northern Brown Argus - VT -The One Show - 2018

Ospreys & Red Kites - VT -The One Show - 2018

Mayflies - Wild Britain - Plimsoll Productions - 2018

Starlings - Hugh's Wild West - KEO Films - 2018

2017

Green Hairstreak Caterpillars - VT -The One Show - 2017

Fungi - VT - The One Show - 2017

Wood Ants - VT - The One Show - 2017

Long Horned Bee's - VT -The One Show - 2017