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Peter McMurdie

Director / Lighting Cameraman / Producer

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Freelance documentary filmmaker / cameraman based in the UK focusing on wildlife / natural history film.

Being a passionate self driven individual, I am hard working and always go the extra mile to get the required shot and get the job done. All of my work is based on good quality photographic principles, an understanding of the natural world and creative filmmaking techniques.

Conservation and animal welfare are always of paramount importance to me.

I have the facilities to undertake projects from conception to completion, including high definition video acquisition, editing, DVD authoring, duplication, artwork/graphics and digital photography.

Documentary projects undertaken for Television, organisations, DVD, TV, education and web streaming.

Please visit my website to see some of my work online -

Credits and Experience

BBC2 - Autumnwatch

A sequence of my daughter seeing badgers for the very first time.

BBC1 - The Truth About Wildlife

Supplied the BBC with specialist wildlife footage for the title sequence - Chris Packham presented series.

BBC1 - Inside Out - Kingfishers of the Looe Valley

Ten minute slot documenting Kingfishers in an esturine habitat.

Secrets of the Lost Gardens

BBC Natural World (by Halcyon Media for BBC)

BBC1 - Inside Out

A feature on the importance of the Hayle estuary for migrant birds during the winter - particularly waders. Specialist camera work - programme presented by Nick Baker.

BBC1 Inside Out

Employed as a specialist cameraman on a feature of Kilminorth Woods - an ancient woodland in Cornwall. Presented by the well known naturalist and broadcaster Mike Dilger.

Heligan Wildlife Project

Ongoing - working on Heligan's 'Wildlife Project', consisting mainly of wildlife HD video acquisition, editing and research.

BBC1 Inside Out

A BBC 'Inside Out' feature on the film 'Cornwall - The Wild Peninsula'.

BBC1 Inside Out

Specialist cameraman for BBC Inside Out for a Chris Packham film about naturalist Jonathan Couch.

Cornwall - The Wild Peninsula

'Cornwall - The Wild Peninsula' follows the wildlife of Cornwall throughout the seasons of the year. Most visitors to Cornwall spend their time visiting the fantastic beaches and tourist attractions, the locals know of another Cornwall - the one where an incredible amount of wildlife lives right here, on our doorsteps. This 60 minute film is a celebration of those wild treasures.

Monarch of the New Forest

10 minute short of the Red Deer rut in the New Forest.

The Grey Seals of Donna Nook

The conservation success story of the Grey Seals of North Lincolnshire.

Golitha Oasis of the Moor

A journey through an ancient wood on the edge of Bodmin Moor.

Festival Screenings

For the past 4 years I have had work screened at the Cornwall Film Festival.


DV camera operation,  DVCAM,  DVD Authoring,  Editing,  Field Craft,  HD 24p/25p,  HDV,  Hide Work,  High Speed/Slow Motion,  Infra Red,  Jib and Dolly,  Long Lens,  Sound Recording,  Timelapse,  Wilderness experience.


Sony EX3 XDCAM,  Nikon lenses and adapter for EX3,  Ladder Dolly,  Sennheiser ME66 + Fluffy + Blimp,  Rode NTG2 directional shotgun microphone,  Sennheiser Radio EW100 Microphone & Receiver Kit,  Vinten Pro 5 Pro-Touch Tripod Kit (75mm half-bowl),  Manfrotto 116 with 350 legs (100mm half-bowl),  A selection of lightweight hides and camouflaged nets,  Intel i7 Editing Laptop,  Vegas Editing Station,  ProAm 12ft Camera Crane / Jib.