I have over 17 years experience in the camera department for broadcast and corporate films and programmes across all kinds of genres. I am passionate about storytelling and have been developing my lighting skills to a high level on short films and dramas over the last few years. In January 2016 I completed my first independent feature film as DOP and in 2016 & 2017 I won the RTS West award for Best Short.
I’m happy working as a PSC or multicamera operator on location or in studio. As a DOP I can either work with camera operators or operate myself. I can also source a full camera and sound team if necessary. I’m familiar with most digital video cameras and formats from Arri, Sony and Canon to Panasonic, Black Magic and Go Pro. I also have a significant amount of my own kit for hire (see below).
I have been a freelance lighting camera operator since 2003. I have bases in Bristol and London as well as access to great hire rates for additional equipment.
I have worked and travelled extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the US, as well as Canada, China, The Bahamas, Egypt, Iceland, Australia and the Middle East.
I have been successfully CRB checked for various jobs since 2006 and am a member of the Guild of Television Cameramen.
Sony FS7 4k Camera kit
3x 64gb XQD cards
Samyang cine-primes (14,24,35,50,85mm)
Canon EF zooms (24-105mm, 70-200mm)
TVLogic 5.6” HD monitor
2x 800w Redheads
650w Arri Fresnel
300w Arri Fresnel
Felloni LED bi-colour panel
Cineo Matchbox mini LED panel
2x 150w Dedos
6m Hillrigs Kliktrak & dolly
2x2m screen with Blue/Green/Black/White/Silver & Silk fabrics
Fast Flags Kit
Macbook Pro with XQD/CF/SD card readers
5-seater transit van for kit & crew.
References are available on request.
Download my CV here Main photos by www.martin-drake.com