Documentary films

Specialist factual documentaries covering aspects from science to natural history. Filmed in studio and location environments from Shepperton to the South Pole, and many places in between. Browse the video slider below to see examples.

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Conquest of the Skies (3D)

3 x 60′ for Sky 3D. IMAX 40′. Macro Unit DoP shooting on location in Borneo and the UK including studio setups. Live action and Phantom sequences in 3D with multi-layered compositing for most shots to capture complicated flight sequences.

Natural History Museum Alive (3D)

1 x 90′ for Sky 3D. Second Unit Stereo DoP shooting on location in the Natural History Museum in London with a motion control mirror rig camera system. Lighting, and shooting composite shots.

Hidden Kingdoms

3 x 60′ (BBC 1) and 1 x 40′ (IMAX). Location stereo camera in Arizona shooting motion controlled timelapses of the milkway and the saguaro cacti

Plant Odysseys

2 x 60′ for BBC 2. Location timelapses of the Victoria amazonica at Ventnor Botanical Gardens on the Isle of Wight. Motion control crane over the pond, filming for a week to capture the flowering of the waterlilly

Filming my Father: In life and death

3 x 60′ (Channel 5). Documentary filming with a family highlighting their battle with motor-neurone disease.

Tomorrow's Food

2 x 60′ for BBC 1. Studio motion-controlled macro filming for idents and stings on F55 and boreoscope with my custom-made motion-controlled dolly. Additional location pickups also.

Mysteries of the Unseen World (3D)

1 x 40′ for Nat Geo / IMAX. Timelapse Unit Stereo DoP shooting in studios in the UK and location laboratories.

Galapagos 3D

3 x 60′ for Sky 3D. IMAX 40′. Timelapse Unit Stereo DoP shooting on location in the Galapagos Islands. Running a timelapse studio locally on the islands and shooting exterior stereo timelapses. All motion controlled.

The Queens Garden

2 x 60′ for ITV. Location seasonal timelapses in Buckingham Palace over the course of 2014. Also additional long lens and PTC work.

Micro Monsters

6 x 30′ for Sky. Natural History Unit DoP shooting specialist insect behaviour sequences on location in Australia, Kenya and in studios in the UK. High speed and macro photography. Specialist lighting techniques developed.

Colour: The Spectrum of Science

3 x 60′ for BBC Four. Lead DOP across the series shooting on F55 and A7s, in the USA and across the UK.