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Camera Operator // Drone Operator
email@example.com // +447596180371 // www.ollierichards.com
‘New Lives in The Wild’ // Camera Op // SE6 – SE7// Channel 5 // Renegade // April 2017 – Present
Ben Fogle explores the lives of the people who choose to live in the world’s most wild and remote areas.
‘Droners’ // DOP // 5 x 8’ // Facebook Watch // Zoomin TV // November2017
‘SEE HEAR’ // Lighting Camera // SE37 EP7 // BBC 2 // BBC // September2017
‘Abortion on Trial’ // Lighting Camera // Backstory Shoots // Channel 4 // Raw TV // August 2017
‘One Strange Rock’ // Drone Op // SE1 // National Geographic // Nutopia & Protozoa // Feb – July 2017
A cinematic global series exploring the fragility and wonder of Planet Earth, helmed by Darren Aronofsky.
‘Get a Wild Life’ // Camera Op // SE1 // Channel 4 // Renegade pictures // July 2017
‘Village of The Year’ // DV Director & Drone Op // SE1 // Channel 4 // Reef Productions // July – Sept 2017
‘Costal Journeys With Julie Walters’ // Camera Op // SE1 // Channel 4 // Alaska TV // June 2017
‘Fishing Impossible’ // Camera Op // SE1-2 // BBC Earth & ITV // Alaska TV // 15 x 60’ // Sept – Jan 2017
Natural History / Adventure series following three fishing fanatics to extreme locations around the world
‘Roads End’ // Camera Op // INSIGHT & Discovery // MiddleChild // 10 x 30’ // March - April 2016
Adventure Travel series following two bikers on an off-road expedition of Argentina, A True 4K Production.
‘Singing in the Rainforest’ // Camera Op // UKTV Watch // 5 x 60’ // Gogglebox // May 2014 - Feb 2015
Factual entertainment series taking famous musicians to collaborate with the most remote tribes on earth.
In addition to my broadcast credits I also operate regularly on Junket, live stream, and multi-camera
Karma TV Ltd // https://karma.co.uk/ // January 2014 – October 2016
I spent 3 years at Karma as a Camera Operator, Drone Operator, Sound Recordist, Camera Assistant
and Kit-Room Manager. In the kit-room I was also responsible for kit maintenance, repair, preparation,
allocation, and hire, for a consistently busy schedule of shoots. During my time at Karma I was crewed onto
over 200 shoots for clients including the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, UKTV, Channel 5, Nike, Adidas, Puma,
the FA, BT, Perform Media, VCCP, CNN, IMG, BAFTA, Virgin media, Red Bull, Microsoft, and ESPN.
Skills & Qualifications
Work with all common digital camera systems, including specialist slow motion systems.
A CAA accredited Drone Pilot with valid CAA permission for aerial work and 3 years flying experience.
Hold 2 valid UK Passports for simultaneous travel and visa processing, as well as a current Ivisa.
Very experienced travelling internationally with kit, and confident with completing Carnets and Bonds.
I am comfortable putting microphones on contributors and recording sound for broadcast, having
worked as a dedicated sound recordist in the past.
I am confident directing scenes and working with contributors to secure editorial content when
I am highly experienced in the planning and execution of my roles to a high standard under adverse and
extreme conditions, including kit maintenance and logistics.
I hold a clean UK Drivers license, am confident driving vans & am a PADI qualified Open Water Diver
I have extensive experience of specialist time-lapse photography & Minicam/GoPro rigging for broadcast
Well practiced in the use of specialist grip systems such as Gimbals, Jibs, Dolly’s, Buggies, and
I Hold a BSC in Film & Television Production from The University of York
Current Vaccination: Yellow Fever // Hep A // Hep B // Rabies // Diphtheria // Tetanus // Pertussis //
I own a mixture of kit, from cameras and drones, to gimbals, lighting, and grip equipment. Please get in
touch for full details and pricing.
References // Ali Smith, SP, 07971578242 // Natalie Wilkinson, Exec, 07855481945