Erin Ranney

I am a freelance wildlife cinematographer based in Alaska, Washington State and the Falkland Islands. I have a variety of remote field experience, both on boats and land, and have set up and run remote field camps in Alaska. I work as a cinematographer for companies such as BBC, PBS, Smithsonian, Disney+ and National Geographic. I also was a presenter and cinematographer on a children’s conservation series for CBBC in the Falkland Islands on rockhopper penguins. And I self-funded, filmed and produced a film with Jack Johnston, called ‘My Alaskan Journey’ which is currently doing the film festival circuit. This film follows family stories around Alaska and included 6 months of remote filming work and logistics in 2019. As well as filming wildlife on land, I am also a deep- sea video engineer. I was originally trained during an internship with Dr. Robert Ballard’s exploration vessel, Nautilus, controlling the live cameras on ROVs at depths of 4000 meters.
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Erin Ranney - wildlife cinematographer

selected work

‘Secrets of Penguins’ (Talesmith/National Geographic and Disney+)

Filmed as a DoP on the series, working in the subantarctic on a boat and based on land at a colony. Long lens work/drone

‘TBA’ (Ample Films)

Filmed as a DoP on the series. Camped in Alaska wilderness. Shot long lens/drone.

‘Queens’ (Wildstar/National Geographic and Disney+)- 7 part series on the matriarchs of wildlife.

Cinematographer on the series. I filmed long lens, drone, remote underwater set up and was trained on GSS/Shotover and Sellex during the production. Worked on 4/7 episodes.

skills list

Adventure Filming, Aerial, Animal Behaviour, Birds in Flight, Boat Work, Canon Cameras, Drone Operator, Expedition, Extreme Environments, Field Craft, First Aid Qualifications, Hide Work, Long Lens, Low Light, Medical and Scientific, Time Lapse, Remotely Operated Cameras, Red Cameras, Selex Camera (Thermal Imaging), Shotover and other heavy gimbal work, Sony Cameras
contact - Erin Ranney