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.

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.

Features

HardwareSoftware

Multi-Cam

Control two separate cameras either in sync or seperately

Grow light

13A switch IEC in Time Ghost allows grow lights to be plugged directly to the unit for day length control

Environmental Monitoring

Monitor temperature and relative humidity in the software with two external probes

External Cam Control

Direct control from an external input to trigger cameras

External Grow light input

Grow lights can be synced with other units or other motion control systems with this direct input to toggle on / off

GPIO

Multi-purpose general input / output

External Motion Contol compatible

eMotimo St4, TB3, Dragonframe compatible

Relay

3 relays permit switching external devices up to 240VAC

DC Input

Wide range of voltage input 12-40VDC on standard XLR Pin-4 power

DC Output

Pass-thru power for daisy chaining units, or for powering cameras and other accessories

4 Stepper Motors

Internal drivers for four NEMA 17 or 23 stepper motors

Alerts

Audio and visual alerts to warn of frames and errors

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

BAFTA nomination for Tiny World’s photography

BAFTA nomination for Tiny World’s photography

BAFTA nomination for Apple TV+ documentary Tiny World by Plimsoll Productions Robert Hollingworth delighted to received a nomination for his photography on the latest natural history series by Plimsoll Productions. The nomination is for 'Photography: Factual and is...

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Gallery

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