About

Hey, I'm Ollie. I'm a filmmaker and media diver specialising in underwater natural history and adventure.

I like doing things that push me out of my comfort zone & spending time outdoors - I'm passionate about sharing the incredible wildlife & amazing experiences that can found on our doorstep here in the UK.

Climbing, triathlon and watching Queer Eye take up a good portion of my free time.

EXPERIENCE


I have a degree in Film and Television and 5 years of experience shooting corporate and commercial video projects for a variety of clients. In 2018 I undertook a month-long underwater photography and film internship in Mozambique and became hooked, deciding to refocus my career on natural history, adventure and the marine world.


I'm currently freelancing as a camera assistant and safety diver/dive supervisor on shoots, including recently for the BBC on a landmark blue-chip series. I'm also creating regular content for the British Sub-Aqua Club's YouTube channel and providing social media consultancy for them.


Additionally, I'm the Diving Officer for University of Bristol Underwater Club - one of the biggest scuba diving clubs in the UK - where my role is to ensure the safety of divers and to organise the club's trips.


QUALIFICATIONS


Visas & languages

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

Diving

  • HSE SCUBA (Part 4)
  • Diving Medical and First Aid (in date)
  • MOD 1 Closed Circuit Rebreather
  • BSAC Dive Leader
  • BSAC Open Water Instructor
  • BSAC Compressor Operator
  • BSAC Oxygen Administration
  • Experienced cold water diver

Boats

  • RYA VHF/SRC Marine Radio

Drone

  • CAA A2 CofC

Other

  • UK Driving license



SKILLS


  • Working with a broad range of camera systems
  • Seting-up and maintenance of underwater camera housings and rigs
  • Planning and supervising remote international underwater shoots
  • Wide angle, macro and artificial lighting underwater filming experience
  • Experienced open and closed circuit diver across a range of locations, conditions, water temperatures and depths
  • Confident freediver and snorkeler
  • Experienced Premiere Pro and Da Vinci Resolve editor
  • Comfortable with DIT duties


GEAR


  • Sony a7iii
  • Nauticam housing & lens ports
  • Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f4
  • Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f4
  • Sony Zeiss 90mm f2.8
  • Anchor video lights
  • Inon strobes
  • Topside camera rig and monitor
  • Inspiration XPD Rebreather
  • Full personal SCUBA equipment