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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

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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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