Studio camerawork can be the most technically demanding aspect of a cameraman's job, precise shot sizes and the ability to deliver the same thing repeatedly time after time under pressure only comes with lots of practice and experience. One of the most enjoyable aspects of studio work is working closely with other people. Making television programmes is very much a team effort.
I first started my studio career at BBC Television Centre in 1978 as a trainee camera assistant and then progressed through the usual career path until I reached the grade of Senior cameraman in 1987. I worked on a wide variety of programmes until leaving to join the outside broadcast division in 1995.
Since going freelance in 2001 I have been able to return to studio work again and now split my work between studios and locations. I have also now been able to work for other broadcasters and companies in addition to the BBC.
I'm an experienced ped camera operator, my current work includes working on drama such as BBC's Eastenders, more general live studio work like Blue Peter or Question Time and also smaller scale, but highly precise work, such as The Storymakers for CBeebies.
Here are some of the programmes I've worked on in the past :-Drama
Much ado about Nothing
Once in a Lifetime
The Emperor, Dir. Jonathan Miller
Drums along Balmoral drive
Les Dawson showSituation Comedy
The Russ Abbot Show
The Two Ronnies
Song for Europe
The Real McCoy
The Lenny Henry Show
Three of a kind
Paul Daniels Magic Show
The Late Late Breakfast Show
BlackAdder II & III, Dir: Mandie FletcherMusic
Brush Strokes I & II, Dir: Mandie Fletcher
Are you being served?
Only Fools and Horses, Dir: Tony Dow
The Young Ones
Later with Jools, Dir: Janet Fraser-CookArts
Top of the Pops
The Old Grey Whistle Test
Cosi fan Tutti, Dir: Jonathan MillerChildren's
Points in Space
The Late Show
The Story makers
Multi Coloured Swop Shop