About

Hey, I'm Ollie

I'm a filmmaker and media diver working primarily on natural history productions.

As a camera technician at Wildstar Films, I have built a strong technical knowledge and ability across a wide range of top-tier camera systems and filmmaking equipment.

I am also a commercially qualified diver and a rebreather owner/operator, with experience as an underwater camera assistant & safety diver/supervisor.


In my spare time I love being outdoors and am a keen climber and freediver.

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EXPERIENCE


In 2018 I undertook a month-long underwater photography and film internship in Mozambique and became hooked, deciding to focus my career on natural history and underwater filmmaking.


After several years creating video content for a range of clients, I'm now working as a camera technician at Wildstar Films. I've also worked as a dive supervisor and in-water safety on underwater shoots, including for the BBC and Wildstar.


I was the elected Diving Officer for two years for one of the UK's biggest scuba diving clubs, responsible for the safety of the club's diving across the UK and abroad, and where I am an active instructor.


QUALIFICATIONS


Visas and languages

  • US I-Visa (valid until 2026)
  • Spanish speaker

Diving

  • HSE SCUBA (Part IV/Media)
  • MOD1 Closed Circuit Rebreather (60+ hours)
  • CCR Trimix Certified
  • BSAC Open Water Instructor & Dive Leader
  • Twinset with Accelerated Decompression Procedures
  • AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver
  • Oxygen Administrator (in date)
  • Dive medical (in date)
  • HSE First Aid at Work (in date)
  • Human Factors Skills in Diving (Level 2)

Boats

  • RYA Powerboat 2
  • RYA VHF/SRC Marine Radio

Drone & other

  • CAA A2 CofC
  • UK Driving license



TECHNICAL


I have hands-on technical experience with:


  • RED DSMC2 and DSMC3, Arri Alexa 35, Sony Venice 2
  • Sony A7Siii, FX6, FX9, DJI Ronin 4D and various mirrorless cameras
  • Phantom Veo & Flex high-speed cameras
  • Various heads, legs and grip, including jibs and sliders
  • Gates and Nauticam underwater camera housings
  • Drone operation
  • Handheld gimbals (such as DJI RS2 & 3) with Tilta support systems
  • Kessler motion-control 3 axis timelapse and macro sliders
  • Planning and dive supervising underwater rebreather shoots
  • Open and closed circuit (rebreather) diving across a range of locations, conditions, water temperatures and depths
  • Premiere Pro and Da Vinci Resolve