Four-time BAFTA nominated with an extensive body of work across the specialist factual genre from television to IMAX

After studying biology Robert’s creativity led him to turn his passion for photography and the natural world into a full time career. Now 15 years on he is an established Director of Photography with an impressive body of work across both natural history and documentary film-making and photography. 

Collaborating with the best storytellers and brands his flair for the artistic combined his technical expertise in specialist photography, from macro to motion control, have won him four BAFTA nominations and lead to a lifetime of travel and exploration; from bustling city streets to the isolation of the polar regions; from the top of the tallest building on earth to 1km below the Pacific ocean.

Robert has a background of 10 years as a professional photographer. Represented by Alamy & Getty, his work sells globally.

After studying biology Robert’s creativity led him to turn his passion for photography and the natural world into a full time career. Now 15 years on he is an established Director of Photography with an impressive body of work across both natural history and documentary film-making and photography. 

Collaborating with the best storytellers and brands his flair for the artistic combined his technical expertise in specialist photography, from macro to motion control, have won him three BAFTA nominations and lead to a lifetime of travel and exploration; from bustling city streets to the isolation of the polar regions; from the top of the tallest building on earth to 1km below the Pacific ocean.

The Studio

New for 2022 is a brand new studio available to hire with the latest equipment for live action and timelapse filming. 

Packed with everything from the latest LED fibre optics lights and motion control gantry to ArtNet DMX the space is an open-plan studio floor with a high 6m grid in a new efficient building running off renewable energy.

The space is available to hire with Robert as DOP or as a dry-hire.

 

10m x 19m

with a 6m grid and open plan space surrounded with 6m black drapes

Power

300 Amps three phase, 1 Gig fibre and EV fast charger coming soon

Kit

Lastest camera and motion control equipment available on site

Interval Ramping

Grow light Ramping

Focus Ramping

2 Cam Sync

Control over Internet

Multi-Unit Control

Save / Load setting

Mac OS

Notes and logging

Time Ghost

Introducing a new motion controller for plant growth timelapses. Designed and engineered during lockdown. Four prototype controllers are now being tested in the studio.

Aimed at studio timelapse filming and especially to meet the demands of plant based timelapse, Time Ghost is a new motion controller to allow local control of cameras centrally, be that in the same studio or anywhere with an internet connection.

Time Ghost is designed from the ground up to support eMotimo’s St4, TB3 as well as Dragonframe.

Apps

Custom-built apps for Mac OS for a more efficient workflow, during and after filming

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Time Ghost

Centralised, remotley accessible studio timelapse control. Interval and Focus Ramping, with 4 axes of motion. Integrates with eMotimo and Dragonframe

Serenity Focus Stack Sorter

Serenity Focus

Automated sorting of focus stacks and focus stack timelapses, with timeline preview through depth slices and Mini-Stack Exports

Time Bandit Timelapse Sorter

Time Bandit

Timelapse file sorter including copy, organise, rename and render to h264, DNx and ProRes

Image Bandit EXIF and GPS

Image Bandit

Organise old images (scans of negatives and transparencies) adding in relevant GPS and EXIF data and location names for integration to modern photo libraries

Interval Ramping

Grow light Ramping

Focus Ramping

2 Cam Sync

Control over Internet

Multi-Unit Control

Save / Load setting

Mac OS

Notes and logging

Locations

Galapagos

Galapagos 3D with David Attenborough

Borneo

Conquest of the Skies 3D with David Attenborough

Kuranda

Micro Monsters 3D with David Attenborough

Antarctica

Commonwealth Woman's Antarctic Expedition (CWAE) with Felicity Aston

Death Valley

Colour: The Spectrum of Science with Dr Helen Czerski (BBC)

Horizon: Weirdest Weather in the Solar System (BBC)

Hawaii

Horizon: Weirdest Weather in the Solar System (BBC)

Hawaii

Horizon: Weirdest Weather in the Solar System (BBC)

LA

Horizon: Weirdest Weather in the Solar System (BBC)

JPL

Horizon: Weirdest Weather in the Solar System (BBC)

Kew Gardens

Kingdom of Plants 3D with David Attenborough

Arizona

Hidden Kingdoms 3D for BBC 1

Appalachian Mountains

Colour: The Spectrum of Science with Dr Helen Czerski (BBC)

Cafayate

BACHELOR GAMES (Feature, Dir. Edward McGown)

Iceland

Commercial (Intrepid Travel)

British Virgin Islands

Commercial (Intrepid Travel)

Dubai

Commercial (Dubai), in VR 360

Pokhara

Commercial (British Army)

Tromso

Commercail (Northern Lights)

Punta Arenas

Commonwealth Woman's Antarctic Expedition (CWAE) with Felicity Aston

Wanaka

Commonwealth Woman's Antarctic Expedition (CWAE) with Felicity Aston

Kakamega, Kenya

Micro Monsters 3D

Kangaroo Island

South Australian Tourism Commercial

Adelaide

South Australian Tourism Commcercial

South Africa

Fiji

New Caledonia

Tanna

Aitutaki

Cook Islands

Mumbai

Kerala

Sossusvlei

Hardangervidda

Myanmar

Rome

Barcelona

Chamonix

Munich

Helsinki

Stockholm

Copenhagen

Jukkasjärvi

Sydney

Chernobyl

Ireland

Belfast

Bermuda

Grenada

Dominica

Puerto Rico

Tokyo

Botswana

Rwanda

Costa Rica

Everest

Eiger Mountain

Uzbekistan

South Africa

Namibia

Zimbabwe

With considerable international experience both in hot and cold climates, Robert is used to life on the road. Current iVisa for the USA.

Credits

Conquest of the Skies

Conquest of the Skies (Sky 3D & IMAX). Hidden Kingdoms (BBC). Queens Garden (ITV). Kingdom of Plants (Sky 3D). Galapagos 3D (Sky & IMAX). Micro Monsters 3D (Sky). Inside the Commons (BBC).

Awards

Three-times BAFTA nominated for photography and special effects in factual documentary films. GTC and IVCA award-winning.

News

Welcome to Earth with Will Smith

Welcome to Earth with Will Smith

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Gallery

Photo Library » Film Stills