About

Who I am and what I've done...

I am a Birmingham based Camera Operator with eight years industry experience, currently working freelance and specialising in corporate work, weddings and live events.
Previous projects include shooting international advertising campaigns, music videos and gigs for Top 40 bands, broadcast TV, award-winning shorts and a cinema-released feature film.
My career started with a first class BSc (Hons) in Film Production Technology, closely followed by the formation of “Warped Noise”, a production company specialising in music videos and live events.  From this, I learned valuable business skills, which have since enabled me to refocus my efforts into becoming a successful freelancer working for companies across the UK and Ireland.
I have since produced videos with over five million combined views and international TV adverts for global campaigns airing in Australia, Asia and Europe.

My camera kits include the Sony FS5, Canon C100 mark 2, Canon 5D mark 3 and the Sony EX3, which enable me to adapt to different shooting styles and cater for a wide range of returning clients.  I am also one of the few UK owners and operators of a 12ft camera crane with remote head – ideal for large-scale events and extravagant wedding receptions!
I pride myself on my versatility and dedication to all projects; whether I’m shooting in prestigious venues such as the Royal Opera House or a wet field for sporting events, I’m confident I’ll always deliver excellent results.
Travel is one of my biggest passions and I’ve been lucky enough to combine this with filming assignments in India and Tanzania, as well as a three-month tour of European film festivals for a documentary project.  I’m also a keen snowboarder, photographer and movie buff!
I’m a member of BECTU with £10 million public liability insurance and have my own transport with a full, clean licence.

 

Dan is always a pleasure to work with. He’s very conscientious, never complains and has fantastic creative and technical skills. The rest of the crew always enjoy working with him too!” – Scott Ledbury, Slinky Productions
“I work with Dan a lot, and it’s no coincidence. As a fellow operator I take any opportunity to work alongside him. Ever the professional, Dan knows his stuff and is great to bounce ideas off” – Tim Fok, Freelance
“Working with Dan is an absolute pleasure, his genuine desire to deliver the highest standards always shines through. Underneath his calm and friendly exterior also sits a serious minded technician who brings an understated confidence on set – a valuable asset on any shoot.” – Simon Sharman, First Angel Video
“Dan is a very talented and hard working camera operator. He has shot both documentary and drama pieces for me and I have been impressed on both fronts. He works quickly, efficiently and is a pleasure to work with at all times.” – Nerina Villa, Speak of the Devil TV
Dan has been working with me for many years and is always professional on shoots. He adds ideas when appropriate and always delivers whatever is required. I would highly recommend him for those looking for a competent, reliable camera operator.” – Chris Hood, Freelance

“Dan is very reliable and quick to adapt to any environment. He has been filming horses for us this year and every project has been turned around with utmost professionalism”
– Sam Sangster, Sirecam
“I had the pleasure of working with Dan on a music promo for Will and the People. He came on board as crane operator and got the concept right away, achieving the shots I was after with very little direction.” – Dave Tomlin, Ignite Productions