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Specialist Factual Cameraman

Based in South Wales and primarily working in adventure, travel and wildlife documentaries, I am an experienced adventure cameraman cardiff based, working on projects across the world and closer to home. I work across both Blue Chip and Sync programming, with a varied amount of experience both on long lens, and working with A List presenters. I have extensive experience across almost all genres of broadcast camerawork and I specialise in mountain and cold climates where I am at home on skis and ropes, and other remote or hazardous environments requiring awkward or technical access and movement. I have vast experience ranging from 5000m Above Sea Level down to 2KM deep underground and have worked under almost all climatic conditions across high altitude, desert, rainforest and sub-arctic environments. Though based as an adventure cameraman cardiff, I work across the UK and abroad.

It was a pleasure to work with Ryan across two remote shoots for BBC Planet Earth 2 Mountains episode. Ryan is hard working, diligent and resourceful. He was also great company in the field and has a perfect skill set for remote filming in hard to reach locations.

Justin Anderson , Producer - Planet Earth II

I’ve worked with Ryan on two month long ‘adventure’ shoots… Both these shoots were physically demanding with a range of climbing, ski-ing & outdoor skills needed – Ryan didn’t disappoint. On both occasions, Ryan proved himself an invaluable member of the team. He applies himself to the task in hand with verve and is happy with the camera on the shoulder or legs. He knows his kit inside out and is especially good at natural history filming but can also turn his hand to observational doc style. Coupled with that, he’s a dab hand with a drone and isn’t precious about getting his hands dirty with go pros! He is also happy to self direct and is charming with presenters.I’d have him along on the next shoot in a flash.

Simon Winchcombe, Producer, Expedition Volcano

Ryan Atkinson – Wildlife, Travel and Adventure Cameraman Cardiff.

2017 Wildlife Selects – Please contact me for the password. 

A selection of my work up to December 2016

Expedition Volcano Promo – 2017

Drone Showreel (I part-own Global Drone Surveys, the company under which I operate drones). 

My Experience

With over 7 years of camera assisting and second operating, 2 years spent as a technician at leading facilities company ‘Films @ 59′ , since stepping up to be an operator I have proved myself to be well suited to the areas of natural history, adventure and travel programming. With extensive credits across a variety of major networks, broadcasters and indies including recent shows such as Planet Earth 2, The Hunt and Jungle Volcano, I am at home in the expedition environment. A keen adventure sports athlete with a refined and highly trained photographic eye, I am comfortable enough in any situation that I can focus 100% on getting the best possible shots using innovative technology in the most creative ways. As an adventure cameraman cardiff, I am confident with all current broadcast formats and cameras from large format to minicams, including specialist technologies such as high speed, thermal imaging, PSC 3D, stabilisation and motion control. I regularly attend training courses to keep current with the most modern technologies. I hold 2 valid passports, a US I Visa, and am up to date with all vaccinations. I am a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a member of the Guild of Television Cameramen and the International Association of Wildlife Filmmakers.

Remote and Hostile Locations Expert

Specialising in sync, rigging, emergent technologies, and rope access camera work, I’m a travel, wildlife and adventure cameraman cardiff based. I hold many complimentary qualifications and endorsements including advanced first aid, swift-water rescue, off road driving, advanced level rope works for vertical environments and various useful access skills for staying alive and thriving in the worlds harshest environments.


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