About

Hey, I'm Ollie

I'm a filmmaker and media diver working primarily on wildlife and adventure productions.

Currently a camera technician at Wildstar Films, I work with broadcast filmmaking kit used on natural history shoots for the likes of Disney and National Geographic.

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.

EXPERIENCE


I have a degree in Film and Television and 5 years of experience shooting video projects for a variety of clients for online delivery. 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 and underwater filmmaking.


I'm currently working as a camera technician at Wildstar Films. I've also freelanced as a safety diver/dive supervisor, including for the BBC for a landmark blue-chip natural history production. Among work for other clients, I also create online film content for the British Sub-Aqua Club.


I am committed to safety in and under the water and am aways looking to further my skills in this area. As the Diving Officer for University of Bristol Underwater Club - one of the largest scuba diving clubs in the UK - my role has been to ensure the safety of divers and to organise the club's trips both nationally and abroad. I've also volunteered as a diving instructor for several years, where I enjoy teaching safe diving practices to both brand new and already-qualified divers alike.


QUALIFICATIONS


Visas and 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
  • CCR Trimix certified
  • BSAC Dive Leader (PADI DM equivalent)
  • BSAC Open Water Instructor
  • BSAC Advanced Twinset/ADP
  • BSAC Compressor Operator
  • BSAC Oxygen Administration
  • Experienced cold water diver
  • AIDA 3 Advanced Freediver

Boats

  • RYA Powerboat 2
  • RYA VHF/SRC Marine Radio

Drone

  • CAA A2 CofC

Other

  • Albert Sustainable Production Training
  • Foreign Filming for Production Co-ordinators Training
  • BDMLR Marine Mammal Medic
  • UK Driving license



SKILLS


  • Working with a broad range of camera systems, including Arri, RED, Sony, DJI and more
  • Seting-up and maintenance of underwater camera housings and rigs
  • Underwater camera operation for wide angle, macro and artificial lighting
  • Proficient drone operator
  • Planning and supervising remote international underwater shoots
  • Experienced open and closed circuit (rebreather) diver across a range of locations, conditions, water temperatures and depths
  • Experienced with AP Inspiration rebreather (approaching 100 hours) and working knowledge of Revo and XCCR rebreathers
  • Setting up and filming motion control time-lapses and fixed underwater time-lapses
  • Confident freediver and snorkeler
  • Small boat/RIB handler (including use as diving platforms)
  • Experienced Premiere Pro and Da Vinci Resolve editor


GEAR


All available for hire. Contact me for rates.

  • Inspiration XPD Rebreather (with 2020 Vision electronics, full kit, spares and Trimix enabled)
  • Full personal SCUBA equipment for a variety of climates and water temperatures
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro
  • Sony a7iii
  • Nauticam housing (for a7iii) and wide angle and macro lens ports
  • Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f4
  • Sony Zeiss 24-70mm f4
  • Sony Zeiss 90mm f2.8
  • GoPro Hero 10
  • Anchor video lights