About Me

I am a Midlands based Lighting Camera Operator and Cinematographer with over 10 years' industry experience. I specialise in corporate work, commercials and branded content. My previous projects include shooting international advertising campaigns, music videos and gigs for Top 40 artists, 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 Europe.


I have my own kits but am equally comfortable shooting on a wide range of cameras including Arri, RED and Black Magic Systems. I'm also a highly skilled Movi and Camera Crane operator.


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!

 

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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
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
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
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
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
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

Kit List

I own a wide range of kit suitable for projects of every size and nature. Keeping my camera equipment in-house means you avoid the additional costs and hassle associated with hiring and I can ensure that each item is well maintained. I have a thorough technical knowledge of all my equipment and would be happy to make recommendations based on your requirements.
 
SONY FS5 KIT

Sony PXW-FS5
3 x 64GB SD cards
3 x BP-U60 batteries
Metabones Speed Booster

 

 

CANON C100 MARK 2 KIT

Canon C100 Mark 2
3 x 64GB SD cards
2 x BP-955 batteries

DSLR KIT

Canon 5D Mark 3
Canon Speedlite 430EX II flash
2 x 32GB compact flash cards
2 x 16GB compact flash cards
4 x LPE6 batteries

SONY EX3 KIT

Sony PMW-EX3
32GB SxS card
8GB SxS card
3 x BP-U60 batteries
Century Optics wide angle adaptor

GO PRO KIT

Go Pro Hero 3+
Suction cup and mounting kit

LENSES

Canon 16-35mm f4L lens
Canon 24-70mm f2.8L lens
Canon 70-200mm f2.8L lens
Canon 100mm f2.8L macro lens
Sigma 50mm f1.4 lens
Sigma 150mm-500mm lens
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 lens
Sony 10-18mm f4 lens
Sony 16-35mm f4 lens

GRIP

Sachtler TT 75/2 CF tripod with Sachtler FSB 8 head
Manfrotto 525 tripod with 519 head
Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 tripod
Manfrotto MVM500A monopod
Zacuto shoulder rig
Hague K-12 crane
Kessler Revolution 2 remote head
Movi M5 3-axis stabilizer with dual operator control
Movi Ring
Easyrig Minimax
Various clamps, arms and mounting brackets
DeWalt heavy duty trolley

SOUND

Zoom H6 digital recorder
Rode NTG3 microphone
Sennheiser MKE 400 DSLR microphone
2 x Rode Rodelink radio mic kits
Beyerdynamic DT250 headphones
Pistol grip, shockmount and windshield
Mic stand
3m Rode boom pole

MONITORS & RECORDERS

Atomos Shogun 4K recorder
TV Logic VFM-056 monitor
Sandisk Extreme Pro 960GB SSD
Sony 20″ LCD client monitor

LIGHTING

Litepanels Astra LED
Rayzr 7 300 Daylight LED Fresnel
Rotolight Neo 3 head kit
Dedolight 3 head kit
Kinoflo Diva Lite 400
Blind Spot Scorpion light kit
2 x 1ftx1ft LED panels with V-Lock batteries
1 x Photon Beard 2K
1 x Arri 1K
3 x Arri 800W with chimeras
2 x Arri 650W
1 x Arri 350W
Manfrotto Maxima-84 LED light
Westcott DP kit including 6x4 and 4x4 frames
Sandbags
Reflector
Various clamps, stands and gels

OTHER

Redrock Micro wireless follow focus
Wireless Directors monitor kit
Pea Soup Rocket smoke machine
Datavideo iPad teleprompter
Flexdrop portable greenscreen
Backdrop stand with black, white and navy drapes
Fully stocked floor bags and clapperboard

Showreel

Portfolio

Dean Melbourne "Between Worlds" Short Documentary Still
Between Worlds
Between Worlds
Short Documentary
Laranja "Capitol Hill" Music Video Still
Laranja "Capitol Hill"
Laranja "Capitol Hill"
Official Music Video
Movies4Men Euro Westerns Promo Still
Euro Westerns
Euro Westerns
Movies4Men Promo
Drayton Manor Park Events Promo Still
Drayton Manor Park
Drayton Manor Park
Events Promo
Movies4Men Warriors of War Promo Still
Warriors of War
Warriors of War
Movies4Men Promo
Bourneville College Cinema Commercial Still
Bourneville College
Bourneville College
Cinema Commercial
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