Freelance Lighting Cameraman with Sony F5 Cinema Camera

Professional, creative and flexible

I work with advertising agencies, marketing departments, production companies, TV broadcasters and directly with end clients. Whether you just need a cameraman for the day, or full shoot and edit package, I can integrate seamlessly into your organisation.

Covid-19 Update

Currently available for both ground-based and aerial/drone filming. Each job will be risk-assessed to ensure current Government guidelines are adhered to.
I can offer solutions for remote down-the-lens interviews using my VoxBox Pro kit, together with Skype or Zoom. Please contact me for details.

The best filming equipment

Owner/operator of the Sony F5 Cinema Camera (the ‘big brother’ to the Sony FS7), with Canon Cine Zoom. DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone – CAA Approved drone pilot with PfCO. DJI Ronin-S gimbal with Panasonic GH5. Complete broadcast-quality package with no hidden costs.

A smooth production workflow

The role of a camera operator is no longer just about creating 16:9 TV-friendly images. The production requirements and deliverables are increasingly demanding – 1:1 and 9:16 aspect-ratios; log workflow; HD, 2K, 4K, UHD; high frame rates; proxies etc. As an editor using Adobe CC 2020, rest assured I am up-to-date with all of these demands to ensure there are no surprises in the edit. If prefered, I am equipped to edit my own footage through to final delivery.

Overcoming filming challenges during Covid-19

Social distancing has impacted on the whole media industry. Using a mirror box device (the VoxBox Pro) attached to the camera, I can film down-the-lens interviews with everyone on set working at a safe distance from each other. If prefered, the interviewer/Director can avoid travel completely and the same result can be achieved by attaching a tablet to the VoxBox Pro and use Skype/Zoom. Regardless of Covid-19, the down-the-lens interview is a popular shooting style which allows subjects to appear to talk directly to the viewer in a relaxed way. I have all the kit and expertise to bring this to your production.

Watch the Show Reel 2020

Trusted by Professionals

“Steve is reliable, technically adept and very adaptable. I’ve worked with him extensively now since 2013 both here in the UK and in Europe and I can’t think of any occasion when even the most challenging circumstances have phased him. His ability to spot the opportunity for a better shot is also valuable and invariably improves the finished piece. He’s had a very positive impact on our video output over recent years with many of my clients acknowledging the added value he brings.”
Dominic Adams
Managing Director, Network Design & Marketing

Legal and business operations.

When you hire me, I become part of your organisation. I have in place many assurances that you are dealing with someone who takes our industry seriously:

  • Full insurance package underwritten by Hiscox (the 'Rolls Royce' of insurance).
  • Public Liability Insurance - £5 million.
  • Employer's Liability Insurance - £10 million.
  • CAA Approved drone pilot with PfCO.
  • Specialised UAV/Drone insurance with PLI >1M.
  • QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF).
  • In-house PAT test regiem
  • Vehicle insured for business use as a cameraman with highest level of AA breakdown cover.

Leeds based cameraman

Based near Leeds, West Yorkshire, with easy access to all major cities in the North of England.
I work throughout the UK and have extensive experience travelling and working throughout Europe and worldwide. Volvo V70 Estate with negotiable travel rates. 15 minutes from Leeds Bradford Airport. 80 minutes from Manchester Airport.