AP (Self Shooting) & Drone Pilot/Operator
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
|Course / Qualification||Training Provider / Institution||Year|
|Emergency First Aid at Work / St Johns Ambulance / 2022|
|Emergency First Aid at Work||St Johns Ambulance||2022|
|Night Drone Filming / Crackit Productions / 2020|
|Night Drone Filming||Crackit Productions||2020|
|Aerial Film over Helipad / A&E After Dark / 2020|
|Aerial Film over Helipad||A&E After Dark||2020|
|PfCO / Heliguy / 2018|
Gavin rocks! He's talented and determined with a eye for a stunning image!
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.
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Drone Pilot (CAA PFAW)
EU Passport Holder
Arri Alexa XT Studio
Avid Media Composer
Final Cut Pro 7
Final Cut Pro X
Single Camera Directing