Simon has been in the industry for 20 years and since turning freelance in 2003 has worked on many different projects from commercial, ob doc, reality and rigging and operating hidden minicams on award winning shows like Gogglebox and My New Best Friend, to filming live performances for the BBC's coverage of Glastonbury. Simon has extensively worked as a cameraman in some of the most inspiring and challenging locations on the planet including Haiti, Nigeria and Myanmar. He was an integral part of bringing the London 2012 Olympics to the populace working with Camera Corp on providing technical support with rigging specialist cameras for the Velodrome, Basketball Arena and BMX Circuit.
Over the years Simon has developed a broad knowledge of all camera systems along with an extensive experience of many styles of Productions and can easily adapt to any situation. Whether it’s documentary, commercial, hidden minicam, live broadcast, corporate, multicamera, live music or ENG… Simon has experience in most genres.
Simon has built up a large amount of kit over the years to help cover most eventualities and has access to a large source of kit and crew available for any production. Please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss your production needs.
Sony PMW-F55 camera
Super 35mm 4K CMOS sensor compact CineAlta camera records HD/2K/4K on SxS memory plus 16-bit RAW 2K/4K output. Sony's PMW-F55 CineAlta camera shoots spectacular images with its 8.9 megapixels (effective) Sony 4K image sensor, incorporating a revolutionary electronic global shutter to eliminate rolling shutter distortions. You get superb dynamic range, the widest colour gamut, and pristine image quality, whether you shoot in HD, 2K or 4K.
Canon 17-120mm PL Servo Zoom Lens
The CINE-ZOOM 17-120mm T2.95 lens provides cinematographers and broadcast operations with a compact, lightweight design (only 2.9 kg) using Canon optical elements, while offering outstanding performance and reliability in professional shooting environments.
The lens is fully 4K-ready, with a high optical resolution and support for Super35mm large- format cameras. An 11- blade aperture diaphragm helps ensure an artistic and beautiful representation of out-of-focus areas (or “Bokeh”).
Sk8plate dolly and tracking system for smooth shots on a tighter budget.
Comes with 1.7m, but can also be used on any length of scaff.
Also doubles as a hi-hat and you can invert the head for overhead tracking shots.
Travelling overseas? Source scaff / poles when you get there.
75/100mm bowl head compatible.