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Nathan Budd


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Saint Albans

About Me

15 years experience in factual documentary-making. Happy to work in either development or production to:
-Write and pitch treatments.
-Film and edit taster tapes.
-Create compelling narratives from academic research.
-Produce films from treatment stage to online.
-Set up and direct documentary shoots worldwide.Read More

15 years experience in factual documentary-making. Happy to work in either development or production to:
-Write and pitch treatments.
-Film and edit taster tapes.
-Create compelling narratives from academic research.
-Produce films from treatment stage to online.
-Set up and direct documentary shoots worldwide.

Stylish self-shooter experienced with Canon XF305, EX3, 5D etc:
-Actuality - capable of operating as one-person production crew in remote locations worldwide.
-Blue-chip documentary - able to light interviews (have completed BBC lighting training).
-Shoot plate shots for CGI. Set up, shoot and edit with green screen.
-Have my own full-frame DSLR (Nikon D600) with sound.
-Experienced director of inexperienced talent, often film and edit showreels for new presenters.

In-depth knowledge of science and natural history, though with previous experience working in arts, childrens, history, general features and formats. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 8th Jan 2018


Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Series Producer/Director / Royal Institution Christmas Lectures / BBC 4 / Windfall Films / Aug 2017 to Dec 2017 / Diene Petterle
Series Producer/DirectorRoyal Institution Christmas LecturesBBC 4Windfall Films Aug 17 - Dec 17Diene Petterle
Producer/Director / Unearthed / Blowing Up History / Discovery / Windfall Films / Nov 2016 to Jul 2017 / Neil Laird
Producer/DirectorUnearthed / Blowing Up HistoryDiscoveryWindfall Films Nov 16 - Jul 17Neil Laird
Producer/Director / Strip the Cosmos / Discovery / Windfall Films / Jun 2016 to Dec 2016 / Neil Laird
Producer/DirectorStrip the CosmosDiscoveryWindfall Films Jun 16 - Dec 16Neil Laird
Producer/Director / How Things Work / Discovery / Windfall Films / Jul 2015 to Feb 2016 / Neil Laird
Producer/DirectorHow Things WorkDiscoveryWindfall Films Jul 15 - Feb 16Neil Laird
Producer/Director / The Wonderful World of Blood with Michael Mosley / BBC 4 / BBC / Sep 2014 to Mar 2015 / Aidan Laverty
Producer/DirectorThe Wonderful World of Blood with Michael MosleyBBC 4BBC Sep 14 - Mar 15Aidan Laverty
Director/Cameraperson / Springwatch / BBC 2 / BBC / Apr 2014 to Jun 2014 / Tom McDonald
Director/CamerapersonSpringwatchBBC 2BBC Apr 14 - Jun 14Tom McDonald
DV Director / Rise of the Machines / Discovery / Windfall Films / Jul 2013 to Mar 2014 / Carl Lindahathryn Oughtred
DV DirectorRise of the MachinesDiscoveryWindfall Films Jul 13 - Mar 14Carl Lindahathry...
Development Producer / Unannounced science series for BBC1 and C4 / FremantleMedia UK / Oct 2012 to May 2013 / Cassian Harrison (BBC), Jill Fullerton-Smith (C4)
Development ProducerUnannounced science series for BBC1 and C4FremantleMedia UK Oct 12 - May 13Cassian Harrison...
Producer / Insect Dissection: How Insects Work / BBC 4 / BBC / Mar 2012 to Oct 2012 / Cassian Harrison
ProducerInsect Dissection: How Insects WorkBBC 4BBC Mar 12 - Oct 12Cassian Harrison
DV Director / Planet Ant / BBC 4 / BBC / Jul 2011 to Mar 2012 / Cassian Harrison, Kim Shillinglaw
DV DirectorPlanet AntBBC 4BBC Jul 11 - Mar 12Cassian Harrison...
Assistant Producer / Metal: How It Works / BBC 4 / BBC / Apr 2011 to Jul 2011 / Cassian Harrison
Assistant ProducerMetal: How It WorksBBC 4BBC Apr 11 - Jul 11Cassian Harrison
Producer/Director / Natural History Museum video / Natural History Museum / Apr 2009 to Mar 2011 / Ailsa Barry
Producer/DirectorNatural History Museum videoNatural History Museum Apr 09 - Mar 11Ailsa Barry
Director / Yellowstone / BBC 2 / BBC / May 2007 to Feb 2009 / Neil Nightingale
DirectorYellowstoneBBC 2BBC May 07 - Feb 09Neil Nightingale
DV Director / Last Man Standing / BBC 3 / BBC / Oct 2006 to Apr 2007 / Stuart Murphy
DV DirectorLast Man StandingBBC 3BBC Oct 06 - Apr 07Stuart Murphy
Assistant Producer / Horizon: An Elephant's Guide to Sex / BBC 2 / BBC / May 2006 to Oct 2006
Assistant ProducerHorizon: An Elephant's Guide to SexBBC 2BBC May 06 - Oct 06
Assistant Producer / Are We Changing Planet Earth? / BBC 2 / BBC / Nov 2005 to May 2006
Assistant ProducerAre We Changing Planet Earth?BBC 2BBC Nov 05 - May 06
Assistant Producer / Little Angels / BBC 3 / BBC / Aug 2004 to Jun 2005 / Stuart Murphy
Assistant ProducerLittle AngelsBBC 3BBC Aug 04 - Jun 05Stuart Murphy
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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Corporate Communications

    Web Creation

  • Locations I can work in:



    South East

    South West

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

    French (Conversational)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Access Negotiation

    Archive Clearance

    Heath And Safety Training

    Music Clearance

    PADI Diving Licence

    Safeguarding Trust

    Driving Licence

    Script Writing


  • Technical Skills:

    Canon 5D MKII

    Canon 7D

    Sony HVR-A1

    Bullet Camera

    Canon XF105

    Canon EOS C300

    Data Wrangling

    Digitising Rushes


    Sony DSR-500


    EX3 Nanoflash


    Final Cut Pro

    Final Cut Pro 7

    Final Cut Pro X

    Fixed Rig Experience







    Nightvision Cameras


    Panasonic AG-AF101

    Panasonic Varicam

    Sony DSR-PD150

    Phantom HD High Speed

    Adobe Photoshop

    Self Shooting

    Single Camera Directing

    Sony PMW-EX3

    Sony PMW-200

    Sony HVR-Z1

    Sound Mixing

    Sound Recordist


    Studio Experience

    Underwater Filming




    Canon XF305

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