About Dan

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    A very experienced skilled and creative Freelance Lighting Cameraman, widely experienced in both the Studio - operating  Peds, Radamec Robotic Camera Systems, handheld, steadicam and basic jib work, and also on location operating a wide variety of cameras and rigging location lighting for interview set ups  etc on PSC/ENG shoots working on both main stream news and high end documentaries.

    Over 9 years professional experience within UK Film and Television industry also experienced and competent editing on Final Cut Pro.

    I have regularly worked freelance as a  location and studio cameraman for BSkyB, BBC , CBS and other major networks


    Alongside this I have worked on various other freelance contracts in UK and abroad covering a wide range of subjects and  shooting on various formats, also lighting and directing when required

    I am experienced shooting with Sony Z1/5/7, PMW500 -EX1/EX3, PDW-700/800, HDW 650/750/790, DSR 450/500/570, DVW 790 and the Panasonic P2 range.


    I have my own HDV extensive camera lighting and sound kit and Final Cut Pro 6,
    Combining excellent technical ability with creative skills, Trained on camera by BBC and NFTS and lighting at Arri Lighting Academy for both location and studio
    I am an effective team player offering a high level of professional commitment versatility and enthusiasm with a wealth of experience and am a hands-on problem solver.

    I have full public liability and professional indemnity insurance a full UK Driving license with my own 4WD transport, am HSA qualified First Aid in the work place and hold an official press pass and am CRB checked.

    More than 300 broadcast credits BBC, BSKYB, Bloomberg News.

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    Credits

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    British SuperBikes - ITV , United Kingdom
    2012 - Cameraperson
    throughout 2012 Superbikes season filming at various tracks inc Cadwell Park and Brands Hatch for broadcast and cinema release, shooting prep, races and winners awards etc.

    BBC Breakfast - BBC , United Kingdom
    2012 - Lighting Cameraperson
    Lighting and shooting on DSR450 various interviews with high profile celebrities for BBC Breakfast

    Find My past - Lion TV , United Kingdom
    2012 - Lighting Cameraperson
    Setting up, shooting on Panasonic P2HD AG-HPX500 and lighting numerous multi camera interviews in various and challenging locations.


    Sky Sports Programming - BSkyB , United Kingdom
    2012 - Cameraperson
    Ongoing since 2006 Regular Freelance Sky Sports/Poker Studio and PSC/ENG cameraman,
    operating Radamac, Pedestal, Hand held and Steadicam

    CBS NEWS  - CBS , United Kingdom
    2012 - Lighting Cameraperson
    Regular Freelance Lighting Cameraman,
    covering wide variety of news stories for CBS and also a number of International affiliates.
    Including total onsite everyday cover of 2012 London Olympics- working with a corespondent- I would shoot elements, light and shoot the bridge/stand up and then FTP the package to New York or London if no sat link/ob truck available
    Also stetting up numerous live shots, interviews etc, taking care of IFB's mic's and lighting.Mainly using XDCAM PMW 700.

    BBC NEWS - BBC , United Kingdom
    2012 - Camera Operator
    ENG Cameraman shooting on PMW 500

    Golden Gods Awards 2012 - VH1 , Unspecified
    2012 - Cameraperson
    Filming the award show at the 02, and all live performances on the night including the pre-award performances on the boat traveling to the 02.
    A multi camera shoot using P2's and Go Pro's.

    British Super Bikes - 400 Company , United Kingdom
    2012 - Director/Cameraperson
    Location shoos - filming at various racetracks in UK, covering the event and also interviews for both broadcast and cinema release, filming on a Panasonic Varicam

    ITN News - ITN , United Kingdom
    2012 - Cameraperson
    Freelance Cameraman - shooting on DSR 450 various news packages for broadcast


    Miss Teen Queen 2012 - Pageant Prom , United Kingdom
    2012 - Lighting Cameraperson
    Shooting Beauty Pageant at Aleaxandra Palace using Sony EX 3, filming event and interviews.

    A Day In The Life of... - BSkyB , United Kingdom
    2011 - Steadicam Operator
    Steadicam Operator on a documentary for Sky.

    Bloomberg News  - Bloomberg , United Kingdom
    2012 - Camera Operator - Remote
    Studio Camera operator - operating Radamac, Hand held and jib, also lining up cameras, racking and studio lighting.

    The Open. Bounty Hunter. Top of the Pots. Five 00 - BSkyB , United Kingdom
    2006 - Camera Operator
    2006- 2011- numerous credits as Camera Operator on regular live and recorded
    studio shows operating ped and remote (Vinten Radamec) Sky Poker and Sky Sports- Studio and Location


    Elminas Kitchen - BBC Drama , United Kingdom
    2004 - Camera Assistant
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    Camera Assistant Location
    BBC Drama

    Bad Girls - Shed productions , England
    2005 - Camera Assistant
    Camera Assistant
    Location and Studio

    Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps - BBC , United Kingdom
    2004 - Camera Trainee
    BBC Studio Camera Trainee various programs 2004 - 2006


    Jump Start - Nifty/YCTV , United Kingdom
    2005 - Director/Cameraperson
    A documentary on entrepreneurs including interviews with
    Simon Woodruff, Al Gosling and other successful business men

    The Crouches - BBC , United Kingdom
    2003 - Camera Trainee
    Studio Camera Trainee

    New Tricks - Wall to Wall , United Kingdom
    2005 - Camera Assistant
    Location Camera Assistant

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    Employment History


    BSkyB- Sky Programmimg - 
    2006- 2012 lighting cameraman on regular live and recorded
    Broadcasts, Studio and Location in UK and Europe
    BBC BREAKFAST
    CBS NEWS
    LION TV
    BBC NEWS
    ITN NEWS

    Bloomberg News
    Multi Skilled Studio Cameraoperator
    Beatons High Society Secrets
    shooting /directing Dubai corporate shoot i
    2011 London Fashion Week
    Shoot and direct opening show at Freemasons Hall London For Lord Brian Davidson
    2006- 2011 -various corporate work for online delivery and promotional use.
    2009-2010 various music videos for Tricia Walsh Smith inc:
    'Bonkers', 'Wannabe', 'Ode to You Tube', 'Warriors Parayer', '
    Momma I Miss You' 
    BBC -Studios 2009 "2 Pints"
    Music videos 2008/2009 - DoP 'wannabe' ' momma I miss you' 'warriors prayer'
    Nepal Expedition Director - Gene 17 - Nov 2008
    Addictions-TV Pilot "celebrities with addictions" Director/Lighting cameraman digi beta- 2007
    Napoleon Creative 2007 Blackberry Devices Commercial - Lighting cameraman green screen studio shoot.
    Norway Expedition- Kayaking Ob Doc Camera/Director - Gene 17 Productions. Sept 2006
    Jump Start (How To Be An Entrepreneur) July/Oct '05 Director - first series YCTV/NFTE
    Round Table Studio Director -chat show- cable TV 2005
    Playbites (indents) Dec 2004 Feb 05
    Home Choice Channel - Lighting cameraman/Director
    Bad Girls - Shed Productions 1st Camera Assistant March 2006
    Happy Times - Corporate DVD-Lighting Cameraman Z1 HDV Sep/Oct '05Loose Lips - Living TV 2004 - Live studio cameraman ped/handheld.Elminas Kitchen BBC Drama- 2003- Cam Ass on Digibeta / Broadcast credit. http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/individual/1319820?view=credit
    New Tricks- BBC Drama -Wall to Wall Oct 2004. - 1st Camera Assistant (film Arri sr 2)
    BBC Resources Studio Camera Trainee 2003-4
    Die Another Day - Eon Productions - Pinewood Studios 2nd Unit Camera Runner / Trainee - 2002

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    Education

    Arri Lighting Course March 2006
    DV Talent Sound course Feb 2006
    BBC Studio camera training
    BBC  'Encountering HD'
    Sony 3d
    NFTS Steadicam
    National Film & Television School: Location Camera 
    Skillset Professional Camera NVQ
    BTEC National Diploma Media Production
    GBCT Camera Trainee
    CCC media - DSR 570 Training Course -
    Y.C.T.V. Training in the Production Process, specialising in camera/lighting and directing
    Zero G - Sony Camera Training Course
    West Thames College - Guerilla Filmmaking Cert 
    R.T.S. Stage Management and filming Protoocol.
    C.F.U. Training in Filmmaking process using Beta and 16mm
    Qualified LOCN Camera 2.
    Final Cut Pro Training
    Kodak Training Course on latest grading software

    Skillset Professional NVQ - Camera

    Arri Lighting Acadamy - Practical Lighting Operations

    BBC Resources - Encountering HD, Location Camera, Studio

    DV Talent - Sound for DV

    LOCN - Camera
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    Industry Qualifications


    Industry experience and training and numerous courses including 

    Skillset Professional NVQ - Camera

    NFTS  camera training and HD familiarisation
    NFTS Steadicam

    Arri Lighting Acadamy - Practical Lighting Operations

    BBC Resources - Encountering HD . Location camera 

    DV Talent - Location Sound  

    LOCN - Camera
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    Technical Equipment

    Own Kit

    Sony Z1
    Boom mic-Sennheiser 416
    2 Sony high quality lapel radio mics
    2 Sony ECM77B wired lapel mics
    Vinten Pro Touch tripod
    Sony 9" field monitor
    Very extensive Arri lighting kit inc:
    2K's, Blondes, Redheads, Pup's etc
    plus
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    Affiliations

    o Winner of Paddlesport Film Festival  
    o PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
    o Press Pass
    o Full Basic Driving license PLG
    o British Canoe Union (BCU) 5 star kayaker
    o BCU Level 4 kayak Instructor
    o Qualified First Aid at Work - St Johns Ambulance
    o Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

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    Referees

    On request
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    Skills

    Experienced shooting with numerous  cameras inc
    Sony Z1, PMW-EX1/EX3, PDW-700 (XDCAM 422) HDW 750/790, DSR 450/500/570 (DV-CAM), DVW 790 (Digi-Beta) and the Panasonic P2 range Radamac  and studio ped
    I am  a trained steadicam op
    Experienced shooting with green screen and a GS backcloth is included in my kit alongside my HDV extensive camera lighting and sound kit which also includes Final Cut Pro 6
    I am experienced on location shoots in UK and abroad inc Dubai, Nepal, Italy, Norway, ROI and Sweden

    I am creative and professional at all times, work extremely well under pressure and in unexpected predicaments, I get along very well with people in all walks of life  have good people skills enabling me to tactfully get the best possible from everybody from the most willing to the more reluctant both in front of the camera and behind.
    I am versatile calm and adept at rapidly finding innovative effective solutions to a wide range of situations and problems, if necessary thinking outside the box and often foreseeing problems before they occur.

    My hobby is white water kayaking which requires stamina, forethought, skill and a level of fitness which is also important in my professional career.

    I am single based in West London with my own 4WD transport and always have my kit prepped and ready to go.



    If you would like to see some of my work or any references please let me know.








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    Additional Information

    Industries

    • Commercials, 
    • Corporate, 
    • Film, 
    • Mobile Content, 
    • Music Promos, 
    • Online, 
    • TV

    Programme Types

    • Arts, 
    • Biography, 
    • Business, 
    • Childrens, 
    • Comedy, 
    • Comedy (Children's), 
    • Commercial, 
    • Community Progs, 
    • Corporate, 
    • Current Affairs, 
    • Daytime, 
    • DIY, 
    • Documentary, 
    • Docusoap, 
    • Drama: Feature Film, 
    • Drama: Short Film, 
    • Drama: Television Serial, 
    • Dramatised Documentary, 
    • Education, 
    • Entertainment, 
    • Environment, 
    • Events, 
    • Game Show, 
    • Interactive TV, 
    • Leisure, 
    • Live TV, 
    • Magazine, 
    • Motoring, 
    • Music, 
    • Music Promo, 
    • Natural History, 
    • Observational Documentary, 
    • Outside Broadcast, 
    • Pre-School, 
    • Quiz Show, 
    • Reality TV, 
    • Sitcom, 
    • Social Action, 
    • Sport, 
    • Studio Debate, 
    • Studio Direction, 
    • Training, 
    • Travel, 
    • Youth

    Organizations

    • BECTU

    Specialisms

    • Advertising, 
    • Business, 
    • Cars, 
    • Celebrity, 
    • Children's, 
    • Cinema/Film, 
    • Clubbing, 
    • Comedy, 
    • Community, 
    • Consumer Affairs, 
    • Corporate Films, 
    • Current Affairs, 
    • Dance, 
    • Digi Beta, 
    • Disability/Special Needs, 
    • Diving, 
    • Drama, 
    • Events, 
    • Fashion, 
    • Final Cut Pro, 
    • Finance, 
    • Food, 
    • Football, 
    • Gardening, 
    • Genetics, 
    • Health, 
    • Heritage, 
    • High-Definition, 
    • History, 
    • Human Rights, 
    • Industry, 
    • International Affairs, 
    • Internet, 
    • Location Filming, 
    • Motorbikes, 
    • Music, 
    • Natural History, 
    • News & Current Affairs, 
    • Outside Broadcast, 
    • Photography, 
    • Popular Culture, 
    • Programme Development, 
    • Shopping, 
    • Social Issues, 
    • Sport, 
    • Technology, 
    • Theatre, 
    • Tourism, 
    • Transport, 
    • Travel, 
    • Wildlife, 
    • Youth Culture

    Licenses

    • Basic Driving (PLG), 
    • PADI Diving licence
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