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Gavin Boyd

AP (Self Shooting) & Drone Pilot/Operator

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Manchester

Leeds

About Me

I am an experienced and knowledgeable all-round Self Shooting AP/DV Director and PfCO CAA Drone pilot covering the Yorkshire and North East Region but can travel easily too. I'm always shooting for the edit as a past editor and confident with small to medium-sized shoots as well as dealing with Crew, story, and contributors alongside a technic... Read More

I am an experienced and knowledgeable all-round Self Shooting AP/DV Director and PfCO CAA Drone pilot covering the Yorkshire and North East Region but can travel easily too. I'm always shooting for the edit as a past editor and confident with small to medium-sized shoots as well as dealing with Crew, story, and contributors alongside a technical background within Camera and Editing. Experience working alongside PD's as a second camera filming IV's, cross-Shooting and gathering GV' & B-Roll for narrative, actuality or Documentary led programmes.
Experienced creative and technical camera knowledge with Sony PXW FS7 (Owner/Operator), Canon C300, GOPRO's and DSLR's as well various formats for shooting on location or set. Ability to work alone or alongside crew and HOD's in setting up shoots, working with contributors or Presenters and organising interviews and B-Roll for the edit and narrative.
Adaptable in organising small to major complex aerial shoots for broadcast involving legal flying permissions as well as ordinary or difficult risk assessments and obtaining permissions and notifying authorities of aerial shoot logistics and needs. Special experience filming at night and areas of high-risk flying.
I have a DJI Inspire 2 with X5s Camera or X7 as well as a small Mavic 2 Pro Drone. Both shoot for broadcast productions.
Strong knowledge in technical set-ups for broadcasts including Multi-Camera broadcast, cross shooting or PTC and a broadcast experienced Drone Pilot/Owner.
Additional skills as an Offline Editor, Junior Editor, and Edit producing using Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro CC.
Specialist Experience: Drone Pilot/Camera in low light operations and flying in sensitive areas such as Aerodromes.
Automotive Filming and Editing.
Short-Form edit Producing
Assembly Editing Read Less

Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
Emergency First Aid at Work / St Johns Ambulance / 2022
Emergency First Aid at WorkSt Johns Ambulance2022
Night Drone Filming / Crackit Productions / 2020
Night Drone FilmingCrackit Productions2020
Aerial Film over Helipad / A&E After Dark / 2020
Aerial Film over HelipadA&E After Dark2020
PfCO / Heliguy / 2018
PfCOHeliguy2018

Gavin rocks! He's talented and determined with a eye for a stunning image!

Lee Chambers

Gavin provided us with some fantastic drone shots for the 2nd series of A&E: After Dark. The images looked fantastic. Gavin did all the prep work and secured the necessary permissions for take off and landing sites. Highly recommended.

Sam Ornbo

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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Commercials

    Corporate Communications

    Feature Film

  • Locations I can work in:

    Work Anywhere

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Drone Pilot (CAA PFAW)

    Driving Licence

    Edit Producing

    EU Passport Holder

    Motorcycle

    PfCO

    Script Writing

    Skiing

  • Technical Skills:

    35mm

    Canon 5D

    Canon 7D

    After Effects

    Arri Alexa XT Studio

    Avid

    Avid Media Composer

    Canon XF305

    Data Wrangling

    Digitising Rushes

    DSLR

    Sony DSR-500

    EX1/3

    Final Cut Pro 7

    Final Cut Pro X

    HD

    HDCAM

    HDV

    Lighting Camera

    Multicamera Directing

    Panasonic AG-HMC151

    Self Shooting

    Single Camera Directing

    Adobe Premiere

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