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Sinclair Stammers

Lighting Cameraman

Newcastle Emlyn, United Kingdom

Sinclair is a cameraman and scientific photographer with experience of working for natural history programmes.

Specialities include imaging using a microscope, extreme macro, and long lens work.

He has a well equipped studio in West Wales, which has been designed with natural history filming in mind.

After expeditions to Namibia, Borneo, Madagascar, Ecuador, Colombia, Algeria, Mali, Swaziland to name a few, he has built up extensive experience of working in the field under arduous conditions.

Credits and Experience

Secret life of the lungworm,gutworm and liver fluke

6 videos planned for Merial in 2018 about parasite life cycles

One Strange Rock

Nat Geo/Nutopia production about life on earth. Lots of Video microscopy in 4K of algae, microbes and critters!

The Truth about Fertility - Director Anna Keel

A BBC Glasgow production which involved filming live human sperm in an Andrology Laboratory based at the University of Sheffield. The resulting sperm counts compared the life styles of the contributors and were then presented and filmed in a Sheffield Pub for the programme. BBC1 September 2016

Midges - Pirbright Institute

Macrovideography of the life cycle of the Midge.

Natures Curiosities

Supplied close ups of Atlas Moth antennae for Humble Bee Films.

Exploding Fungus and the Piggy-Back nematodes

Video about how Pilobolus or Dung Cannon fungus disperses the nematode Dictyocaulus around a cow pasture. The fungus explodes so fast that a Photron SAX camera was used to capture the moment with a frame rate of 240,000 frames per second. The client was Merial plc.

The Secret Life of the Liver Fluke - Merial PLC

A fifteen minute programme about the life cycle of Fasciola hepatica or the Liver Fluke, narrated by Mark Evans.

Wild Things - Cwmni Da TV

New six-part series, Wild Things, opens up a completely different view on the world around us, how Britain’s landscape has changed dramatically over the last 50 years. Each programme had a unique challenge for me, these included filming Fairy Shrimps in puddles on a tank range in Salisbury Plain, Barnacle larvae attaching to surfaces, Pollination of a Lady's Slipper Orchid by a bee, time lapse of Passion Plant movement.

Inside Natures Giants - Jungle

A week long expedition into the Danum Valley rainforest in Borneo,

"Dirt, the Filthy Reality of Everyday Life"

Commissioned by the Wellcome Trust to provide HD content of microorganisms displayed next to the world's first microscope made by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek and a first edition of Robert Hooke's Micrographia.

Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life

Provided footage of Euglena sanguineum and close ups of Snail eyes.

Life

BBC NHU Filmed Plankton sequence in the Bahamas

Nature of Britain

Big Close ups of the wee beasties or blood sucking midges.

Life in the Undergrowth

Springtail sequence which highlighted the charming and amusing behaviour of these tiny invertebrates. Also filmed swimming Parasitoid wasps.

Triumph Of Life

Green Umbrella, Nick Upton. Microorganism sequence in Billion Year War. This was shot over a two month period with samples of microbes arriving by post. The camera used was an Eclaire NPR Super16 overcranked in order to produce sharp images of fast moving Ciliates covered in Cilia.

Witness Was A Fly

NHU. Nigel Marven. Time lapse of decomposing pig. A set was constructed at University of Chicago using a frame tent. A dead 200 pound pig was placed on the soil and lit by heavily diffused 2000 Joules of studio flash firing once every 6 minutes.

The Private Life Of Plants

NHU. Mike Salisbury. Scanning Electron Microscope sequence. Sputter coated samples of Bristle Cone Pine were placed under an SEM and a series of images were recorded onto Digi Beta showing Stomata, later assembled into tracking shot.

Incredible Journies

Time Lapse Eel embryo development. Nigel Marven. The Marine Observatory at Kansai, Japan developed techniques for Anguilla japonicum to spawn in captivity. I shot Super16 footage of egg development and spawning.

Vampire Hunters

HTV Bristol. Nigel Marven. Parasites were the subject with macro shots of cat fleas feeding on human blood, Time Lapse and Endoscope shots of mosquito development. Also microscope footage of red blood cells flowing through microcapillaries using very fast shutter speeds.


Contacts

telephone: +44 (0)1239 711643

mobile: +44 (0)0797 7090163

web: www.micromacro.co.uk

email: ampyx1@mac.com

Skills

16mm,  Endoscopes,  Expedition,  Final Cut Pro,  HD 24p/25p,  HD 25p,  High Speed/Slow Motion,  Long Lens,  Macro/Studio,  Medical & Scientific,  Microscopy,  Slow Motion,  Stills Photography,  Timelapse,  Wilderness experience.

Equipment

Studio 35'x19',  Sennheiser radio mic kit,  Ronford baker 2003 tripod with fluid head + focus slide,  Fatif Milano heavy duty column stand,  3mm & 5mm 30 degree angle of view endoscopes,  Nikkor 300mm f2.8 IFED lens,  Nikkor 180mm f2.8 ED lens,  Nikkor 105mm f4 macro lens,  Nikkor 55mm f2.8 macro lens,  Zeiss luminars 16,25,40mm + Nikon lens adapter,  Nikon PB4 bellows + extension rings,  Schott 150 watt fibre optic light source,  Schott 75 watt fibre optic light source,  Hedler 1000w, 250w, spotlight,  Olympus research grade microscope complete in flight case,  Drobo 12,16,20 TB RAID,  Atomos Samurai 10 bit field recorder,  Volkswagen Transporter Van,  Straitscope 10mm & 5mm Aspheron,  Sony PMW-EX3 + MTF Nikon F mount adapter,  Sony NEX FS-700E 4K video camera + MTF Nikon F mount adapter,  Nikon D800E,  Nikon D7000,  MacBook Pro laptop,  Canon MP-E65mm f2.8 macro lens ,  Canon EF to Sony E mount adaptor,  Canon 6D,  Odyssey 7Q+ Convergent Design,  Schott KL 2500 LCD fibre optic light source,  Blackmagic Pocket Camera,  Nikon 105mm Micro-Nikkor f2.8 + Nikon PN-11 extension ring,  Zeiss Luminar 63mm 'blue spot',  Nikon PB-6 bellows,  Metabones Sony E mount to Canon EF adapter,  Olympus 60X oil immersion Plan Apochromat Phase Contrast objective,  Reichert 100X oil immersion Plan Fluorite objective with iris - great for high magnification dark fields,  Olympus BHS second microscope useful for time lapse,  Panasonic GH5 4K camera,  Phantom 4 Pro 4K drone,  Nikon 200mm f4 micro-nikkor,  Wild variomag 1-3X microzoom ,  Leitz Variozoom 5X - 12.5X,  Leitz Variozoom .55X - 1.1X B4 mount.