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Robin Smith

Director Of Photography

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Bristol

London

About Me

I am an award winning lighting cameraman & DOP with a background mainly in natural history, adventure and science/history based documentaries. My work to date has taken me around the world, filming in locations ranging from the frozen Arctic to the Kalahari Desert, allowing me to gain more than 100 broadcast credits.I have close to twenty ye... Read More

I am an award winning lighting cameraman & DOP with a background mainly in natural history,
adventure and science/history based documentaries. My work to date has taken me around the world,
filming in locations ranging from the frozen Arctic to the Kalahari Desert, allowing me to gain more than 100 broadcast credits.

I have close to twenty years behind the lens, working as both a sync cameraman on presenter and
character driven documentaries, and as a wildlife cameraman filming animal behavior. As well as
shooting, I have also directed and produced on a number of productions, including films for the BBC’s
award winning series, The Natural World.

I have also been engaged to provide specialist, high speed cinematography on a number of dramas, feature films and commercials.

I am at home operating in extreme environments, and am an experienced climbing instructor, skier and mountaineer. I hold a number of nationally recognised coaching qualifications in adventure sports, as well as being IRATA Rope Access certified to work at hight, and a HSE Part 4 Media Diver, with many credits as an underwater cameraman.

Whether it’s lighting an interview, instinctively reacting to actuality on the shoulder, or filming specialist
high-speed footage on the set of a drama, I thrive on the challenge of delivering high quality images,
that can truly bring a story to life.

RECENT PROJECTS:
World of Animal Babies - Blakeway West for CH5
A Wild Year - BBC NHU
Wild Wales - Plimsoll Productions for the BBC
Hugh's Wild West - Keo for the BBC
Attenborough And The Giant Elephant - Humblebee Productions for the BBC Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 13th Mar 2019

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateNetwork Executive
Director Of Photography / World of Baby Animals / Channel 5 / Blakeway Productions / Aug 2018 to present
Director Of PhotographyWorld of Baby AnimalsChannel 5Blakeway Productions Aug 18 - to present
Camera Operator / Wild Wales / BBC / Plimsoll Productions / Dec 2018 to Sep 2018
Camera OperatorWild WalesBBCPlimsoll Productions Dec 18 - Sep 18
Camera Operator / A Wild Year / BBC / BBC Natural History Unit / Oct 2018 to Nov 2018
Camera OperatorA Wild YearBBCBBC Natural History Unit Oct 18 - Nov 18
PD (Self Shooting) / Lush Cosmetics - Various / Lush Digital / Oct 2017 to Nov 2018
PD (Self Shooting)Lush Cosmetics - VariousLush Digital Oct 17 - Nov 18
Director Of Photography / National Geographic Explorer / National Geographic / National Geographic / Nov 2017 to Nov 2018
Director Of PhotographyNational Geographic ExplorerNational GeographicNational Geographic Nov 17 - Nov 18
Lighting Cameraperson / Guinness 200 / Pretty Bird / Aug 2017 to Aug 2017
Lighting CamerapersonGuinness 200Pretty Bird Aug 17 - Aug 17
Director Of Photography / Wild Russia / National Geographic / Off the Fence / Sep 2017 to Oct 2017
Director Of PhotographyWild RussiaNational GeographicOff the Fence Sep 17 - Oct 17
Camera Operator / Attenborough And The Giant Elephant / BBC 1 / Humble Bee Productions / Jun 2017 to Jul 2017
Camera OperatorAttenborough And The Giant ElephantBBC 1Humble Bee Productions Jun 17 - Jul 17
Camera Operator / Our Planet / Netflix / Silverback FIlms Ltd / Nov 2015 to Nov 2016
Camera OperatorOur PlanetNetflixSilverback FIlms Ltd Nov 15 - Nov 16
Camera Operator / Sherlock - series 3 / BBC 1 / Hartswood Films / May 2016 to Jun 2016
Camera OperatorSherlock - series 3BBC 1Hartswood Films May 16 - Jun 16
PD (Self Shooting) / One Million Snakebites - Natural World / BBC 2 / BBC Natural History Unit / Jan 2011 to Dec 2012
PD (Self Shooting)One Million Snakebites - Natural WorldBBC 2BBC Natural History Unit Jan 11 - Dec 12
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Professional Training

Course / QualificationTraining Provider / InstitutionYear
HSE Commercial Media Diver / TH Diving Services / 2009
HSE Commercial Media DiverTH Diving Services2009
IRATA International Rope Access Technician - Level 1 / Rope Access Specialists, / 2008
IRATA International Rope Access Technician - Level 1Rope Access Specialists,2008
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  • Skills/Permits:

    DaySkipper/Yachtmaster

    Driving Licence

    First Aid

    Rope Access

  • Technical Skills:

    Film

    Final Cut Pro X

    Hyperlapse

    Phantom HD High Speed

    Underwater Filming

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