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Christiaan May

Director / Lighting Cameraman

Shropshire, United Kingdom

Seven years as cameraman with renowned RSPB Film Unit. Freelance since 2004. Wide experience of working in remote locations in the UK and abroad, filming a variety of subjects, including many Schedule 1 species.

Experience of most formats: 16mm, Hi-Def, DigiBeta, SX, DVCAM, DV and techniques including long lens and timelapse and grip equipment, such as jibs and dollies.

Holder of BA(Hons) Degree in Film and Television. Working French language.

Showreel available on DVD and VHS. Full CV also available.

Credits and Experience

The Eagle Odyssey

The story of the successful re-introduction of white-tailed sea eagles from Norway to Scotland. Principal cameraman.

The Eagle Has Landed

White-tailed sea eagle and landscape sequences for BBC Natural World. Additional photography.


Widlife sequences of this rare bird at the nest and with young. Sequence cameraman.

The Undiscovered Country

Film exploring the diverse wildlife of the Flow Country in the far north of Scotland. Principal cameraman. Award: Finalist, Meningoute Film Festival 2001.

Unnatural Neighbours

The threat to European white-headed ducks in Spain, from introduced American ruddy ducks. Principal cameraman. Awards: Best of Festival, Abbeville 1999, Finalist, Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival 1999.


Extreme Locations,  HD,  Long Lens,  Super 16,  Sync Shooting,  Timelapse,  Video.