I’m a highly creative and driven wildlife camera assistant, operator and DIT. I predominantly work on location for bluechip natural history series. I have had the pleasure of working on a wide range of high-end wildlife programmes for multiple broadcasters over the last few years including: The Hunt, Big Cats, Attenborough’s Big Birds, Wild Sri Lanka, Hidden Kingdoms and The Burrowers. On location I work across a range of roles so I am used to switching from Camera Operating to rigging, to animal wrangling and on to the more computer based roles involved with location filming. I am confident working with a whole range of large format 4K (and higher!) cameras, and have an expertise of the associated data management workflows and also understand how to negotiate the challenges of managing data on location. I have experience working with the wide range of specialist grip and kit associated with natural history filmmaking including high-speed cameras, infra-red, motion control timelapses, cranes, gimbal stabilised rigs and macro scopes to name a few. I hold a US I-Visa and I’m fully up to date with all my vaccinations, ready to travel at a moments notice. I also have qualifications in remote trauma first aid, rope access (IRATA 1) and 4×4 offroad driving. My passion is for getting into remote, wild places and using a camera and a long lens to make beautiful images and tell amazing stories about animals great and small. My first ever wildlife film, about the barbary macaques that live in Morocco’s beautiful cedar forests, was nominated for a Wildscreen Award, and I have been lucky enough to work with animals big and small across the globe ever since – long may it continue!
Ben Tutton - wildlife cinematographer
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