PROFESSIONAL AND EXPERIENCED

These include many different genres of programme making from Documentaries, Natural History, Drama, Entertainment, Factual, Corporate, Sport and Commercials. Creatively motivated, I love the variety of filming styles I am asked to do. I am more than happy filming hand held on the move for a Documentary, to a complicated lighting rig with my camera on a jib or dollie for Commercials and Dramas.

Through my work I have travelled extensively throughout the UK, Europe and many other parts of the world, filming holiday programmes in the Caribbean and Australia, wild life in Costa Rica and fast cars on Bonneville Salt Flats for Top Gear.

Based at various locals around the country I can be local to your shoot: South West, The Midlands, The North East, South Wales, London & Scotland.

I have an extensive range of equipment and I am familiar with the latest camera formats. Sony: 500, F55, FS7. Canon: DSLR, C300. Arri: Alexa, Almera, Mini. Red: Dragon.

Equipment Carried

Please confirm when booking, which camera format you are filming on in advance.

Camera Equipment List:

  • Sony: PMW 500, PMW 700, PMW 800, HDCAM, F55.
  • Panasonic: HDX900, P2, Varicam.
  • Canon C300, Canon 5d mk3 Digital SLR.
  • Red, Arri.
  • Steadicam.
  • Canon HI DEF Wide-Angle hj11ex2 Zoom Lens
  • Canon HI DEF Standard hj22x2 Zoom Lens
  • Zoom Contol
  • Matte Box & Filters (Promist, Warming, Polarising, ND, Coloured Grads, etc.)
  • Panasonic 9" Colour Monitor, Radio Link Monitor
  • Ronford F4 Head, Tripods and High Hat
  • Sachtler 18P Head, Tripods
  • Lighting Trolly: 2x2k, 1x1k, 2x800, 2x650, 2x300, Diva 400, 4x4 Kina Flo, LED Panel Light, Top Light, Lighting Stands, Gels, Cables, Flags, Reectors, Magic Arms, Clamps, Suction Mounts, 2x Pole Cats.

Extras:

  • Jib arm
  • Track and flat bed dollie
  • Wally dollie
  • GoPro mini camera

Testimonials

"His lighting and composition are excellent and, as an operator, he has an uncanny habbit of always finding the right part of the action."
Ian Marsh – Director

"From a dramatic drama set to a simple interview which all require superb lighting and composition, Mike always delivers and goes that bit further which my clients love."
Steve Salem – Director/Executive Producer, Future Films

"Mike's dedicated professionalism to keep going, after several hours of faultless hand-held shooting, is quite remarkable."
Clive Dunn – Director/Producer, BBC TV

“From Hollywood to Hiroshima to err… Handsworth, I’ve worked with Mike on a wide range of programmes and greatly admire his creative talents as well as his sheer hard work.”
David Leighton – Director, BBC

“We have used Mike regularly on all our programmes for a number of years. These include: Top Gear, Country File, Motorsport, Gardener’s World Live, Motorshow. We find Mike reliable, excellent to work with, producing work of the highest quality across a wide spectrum of topics.”
BBC Lifestyle and Features

Programmes

countryfilecrimewatch
dispatchesflog it
gardeners worldhomes from hell
the gadget show top gear
horizonthe apprentice
the gadget show top gear
the gadget show top gear

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