Starting his camera career in traditional film and mentored, amongst others, by one of Jacques Cousteau’s diving colleagues, Brian has 29 years experience as a Lighting Cameraman/Director of Photography, 19 years of which were for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). During these years he gained a very wide-ranging expertise in African & international filming, became an expert in helicopter aerials and filming at sea, and has filmed four times in the Antarctic – a place on this earth he loves, despite the extreme temperatures and camera challenges. Brian is fully competent with HD filming and is a specialist operator of Perfect Horizon camera stabilisers. These have been vetted and approved by the BBC NHU and Brian is the only European representative.
AIR JAWS 4 (DISCOVERY Shark Week)
Specialist Perfect Horizon Camera Stabiliser Operator, filming with Phantom Gold (2011)
IN MY SHOES (BBC)
Cameraman/DOP for 14 x geography films using Panasonic HD P2 with special focus on rivers, lakes, mountains and water & wind power (2011/2012)
THE SECRET LEOPARDS (BBC NHU Natural World)
Cameraman/DOP – South African & Namibian filming, including opening sequence;
Prod: Mark Fletcher (2009)
DANIEL AND OUR CATS (48’) (ANIMAL PLANET)
Cameraman/DOP over a period of several years in Namibia & South Africa. This was a multi- award winning film, including ROSCAR award, CINE Golden Eagle Award, bronze medal New York Broadcasting Award, finalist MAGNOLIA Awards.