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, and 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. That Christmas, I then went to Malawi to make a film about elephants and the illegal ivory trade; it was during this trip that I realised a lot of people in Malawi and all across Africa don't have the opportunity to see Elephants! 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 2015 & 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 have 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.