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Raymond Besant

Camera Operator

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Kirkwall

Orkney

About Me

I'm a wildlife cameraman living in the Orkney Islands but working nationally and Internationally on a wide range of programmes for tv broadcast but also more recently for feature release. I absolutely love spending time in the field observing animal behaviour then using that experience to build up dynamic sequences. I have a particular passion... Read More

I'm a wildlife cameraman living in the Orkney Islands but working nationally and Internationally on a wide range of programmes for tv broadcast but also more recently for feature release. I absolutely love spending time in the field observing animal behaviour then using that experience to build up dynamic sequences. I have a particular passion for birds but over the last few years have filmed everything from Wolves to Grey Langurs, from Otters to Elephants. I'm up to date with the latest camera systems and am a CAA approved drone pilot. I am used to spending extended periods working independently in challenging environments but equally happy and experienced working as part of a team. I own an a Sony FS7 camera, Nikon lenses, Syrp motion time-lapse kit and DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 5th Jul 2019

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Camera Operator / Plimsoll Productions / Plimsoll Productions / Jun 2019 to Jun 2019
Camera OperatorPlimsoll ProductionsPlimsoll Productions Jun 19 - Jun 19
Camera Operator / BBC Springwatch / BBC 2 / BBC / May 2019 to Jun 2019 / BBC
Camera OperatorBBC SpringwatchBBC 2BBC May 19 - Jun 19BBC
Camera Operator / BBC Winterwatch / BBC 2 / BBC / Jan 2019 to Jan 2019 / BBC
Camera OperatorBBC WinterwatchBBC 2BBC Jan 19 - Jan 19BBC
Camera Operator / Scottish Wildcats / Channel 4 / Rebegade Films / Jan 2019 to Jan 2019 / Channel 4
Camera OperatorScottish WildcatsChannel 4Rebegade Films Jan 19 - Jan 19Channel 4
Camera Operator / Scottish Wildcats / Channel 4 / Renegade Films / Nov 2018 to Nov 2018 / Channel 4
Camera OperatorScottish WildcatsChannel 4Renegade Films Nov 18 - Nov 18Channel 4
Director Of Photography / Wild China / InFocus Asia Ltd / Jun 2018 to Aug 2018
Director Of PhotographyWild ChinaInFocus Asia Ltd Jun 18 - Aug 18
Camera Operator / BBC Springwatch / BBC 2 / BBC / Apr 2018 to Jun 2018 / BBC
Camera OperatorBBC SpringwatchBBC 2BBC Apr 18 - Jun 18BBC
Camera Operator / Atalantic - A Year in the Wild / Channel 5 / Tigress Productions Ltd / Oct 2017 to Nov 2017 / Channel 5
Camera OperatorAtalantic - A Year in the WildChannel 5Tigress Productions Ltd Oct 17 - Nov 17Channel 5
Director Of Photography / Camp Sri Lanka / Love Nature / Plimsoll Productions / Jul 2017 to Sep 2017 / Blue Ant Media
Director Of PhotographyCamp Sri LankaLove NaturePlimsoll Productions Jul 17 - Sep 17Blue Ant Media
Camera Operator / Shetland - Scotland's Viking Frontier / BBC Scotland / Maramedia / May 2017 to Jun 2017 / BBC Scotland
Camera OperatorShetland - Scotland's Viking FrontierBBC ScotlandMaramedia May 17 - Jun 17BBC Scotland
Camera Operator / BBC Autumnwatch / BBC 2 / BBC / Apr 2017 to May 2017 / BBC
Camera OperatorBBC AutumnwatchBBC 2BBC Apr 17 - May 17BBC
Camera Operator / BBC Springwatch / BBC 2 / BBC / Apr 2017 to Apr 2017 / BBC
Camera OperatorBBC SpringwatchBBC 2BBC Apr 17 - Apr 17BBC
Camera Operator / BBC Autumnwatch / BBC 2 / BBC / Oct 2016 to Oct 2016 / BBC
Camera OperatorBBC AutumnwatchBBC 2BBC Oct 16 - Oct 16BBC
Camera Operator / Shetland - Scotland's Viking Frontier / BBC Scotland / Maramedia Ltd / Sep 2016 to Sep 2016 / BBC Scotland
Camera OperatorShetland - Scotland's Viking FrontierBBC ScotlandMaramedia Ltd Sep 16 - Sep 16BBC Scotland
Camera Operator / BBC Springwatch / BBC 2 / BBC / May 2016 to Jun 2016 / BBC
Camera OperatorBBC SpringwatchBBC 2BBC May 16 - Jun 16BBC
Camera Operator / BBC Winterwatch / BBC 2 / BBC / Jan 2016 to Jan 2016 / BBC
Camera OperatorBBC WinterwatchBBC 2BBC Jan 16 - Jan 16BBC
Director Of Photography / Camp Zambia / Love Nature / Plimsoll Productions Ltd / Oct 2015 to Dec 2015 / Blue Ant Media
Director Of PhotographyCamp ZambiaLove NaturePlimsoll Productions Ltd Oct 15 - Dec 15Blue Ant Media
Camera Operator / Natural World - Super Powered Owls / BBC 2 / BBC / May 2014 to May 2014 / BBC
Camera OperatorNatural World - Super Powered OwlsBBC 2BBC May 14 - May 14BBC
Camera Operator / Highlands - Scotland's Wild Heart / BBC Scotland / Maramedia Ltd / Jan 2014 to Oct 2015 / BBC Scotland
Camera OperatorHighlands - Scotland's Wild HeartBBC ScotlandMaramedia Ltd Jan 14 - Oct 15BBC Scotland
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  • Locations I can work in:

    Work Anywhere

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Driving Licence

    Drone Pilot (CAA PFAW)

    PADI Diving Licence

  • Technical Skills:

    4K

    Adobe Lightroom

    Adobe Premiere

    AJ-HPX2700 P2 Varicam

    ARRI AMIRA

    Canon XF105

    DSLR

    Nightvision Cameras

    PADI

    Panasonic Varicam

    Red EPIC-X

    Red Weapon Magnesium

    Sony a7S II

    Sony PMW-F55

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Stills

  • Awards:

    British Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 - Highly Commended in B&W category.

    My book 'Naturally Orkney' voted Scotland's favourite nature photography book of 2014 in the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.

    British Wildlife Photography Awards - winner of the Wildlife in HD award 2012.
    The Flying Dustbin - 38min documentary

    Winner - Best Amateur category at the 31st International Wildlife Film Festival, Montana 2008.

    Merit Award for Scientific Content at the 31st International Wildlfie Film Festival, Montana 2008.

    Shortlisted for Best film on a Limited Budget at Wild Talk Africa, Durban 2009.

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