I'm a Natural history camera op, National Geographic Explorer and award-winning wildlife photographer. I specialise in filming with gimbals, both handheld and car mounted. I also regularly film with long lens CN20, drone (CAA Licensed), motion-controlled kit and I'm happy to film on the shoulder obs doc and presenters. I am accustomed to working in remote locations for long periods. I have recently filmed for the BBC, Netflix, Apple, Channel 4 and Nat Geo.
I own a wildlife filming vehicle in Kenya with a Black Arm and Ronin 2 setup, the car also has a low angle filming door. Please see the car hire page for more information.
Outside of my broadcast work I've filmed conservation stories with various NGOs including WWF, am a Scientific Exploration Society Grantee and have been awarded the Scott Pearlman film award by the Explorers Club. I founded the organisation Stand Up for Nature which shows wildlife films to remote communities on a bicycle-powered cinema.
For a current CV and showreel please get in touch. Jamie@standupfornature.org
In 2011 I was awarded 2nd place in the young category of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition for a photograph capturing the moment a great tit took flight. This led to me becoming an imaging ambassador for Sony UK, I have since worked as ambassadors for Canon, Manfrotto and DJI.
In 2014 I then went to the University of Exeter to study Zoology, during my first year at University I successfully completed a self-generated expedition to a never before studied forest in Madagascar, We were told that we were too young but we managed to prove ourselves to the Royal Geographic Society who then supported the expedition. And then in my Christmas holidays I went to Malawi to make a film about elephants and the illegal ivory trade, it was during this trip that I realised most people in Malawi and all across Africa had never seen an Elephant! So I designed and built a bicycle-powered cinema and the following Christmas I went back to Malawi to show the film to rural communities, we managed to show 14,000 people the film in just 5 weeks. This was the beginning of Stand Up for Nature and in 2016 a friend and I founded the organisation (www.StandUpforNature.org).
Throughout 2016 I worked with Steve Backshall (BBC Deadly 60 presenter) on four films including one for the BBC One Show.
In 2017, I was named a National Geographic Young Explorer, the Scientific Exploration Society Rivers Foundation Explorer of the year and awarded the Scott Pearlman field award by the Explorers Club. With their support as soon I had graduated University I headed to Kenya for 5 months to make films about Kenyans doing remarkable things to protect wildlife.
Since 2018 I have entered life as a professional camera op. I've filmed lions in the Okavango Delta in Botswana for National Geographic WILD, and various other productions currently under NDA for Plimsoll, Silverback, Humble Bee and Channel 4.