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Barrie Britton

Director / Lighting Cameraman

Bristol, United Kingdom

Barrie Britton has been a wildlife cameraman for over 30 years specialising in animal behaviour with a particular passion for filming birds. After studying zoology at university he joined the BBC Natural History Unit and was awarded a trainee cameraman bursary. He has been working as a freelance cameraman since 1986, filming in many different habitats around the world from the arctic to tropical rain-forests. He has worked on some of the BBC’s most prestigious series including The Trials of Life, Wildlife on One and The Life of Birds. Over the last decade Barrie Britton has been one of the principal contributing cameramen for the BBC’s award-winning high definition series Planet Earth, Galapagos, Life and Frozen Planet. More recently he has filmed for the Arctic episode of The Hunt, Planet Earth II, the BBC's Wild Brazil, Great Bear Stakeout and Mexico (Earth's Festival of Life) series, gaining expertise with Red, Phantom, Sony F55 and Panasonic Varicam cameras.

Credits and Experience

Dynasties - Painted Wolves Episode

BBC NHU 2018 - Sequence Cameraman

Blue Planet II - Coasts Episode

BBC NHU 2017 - Sequence Cameraman

Mexico - Earth's Festival of Life

BBC NHU 2017 - Sequence Cameraman

Planet Earth II - Mountains and Deserts Episodes

BBC NHU 2016 - Sequence Cameraman. Both episodes BAFTA- nominated for Photography Factual

Wild West

BBC NHU 2016 - Sequence Cameraman

Wild Patagonia

BBC NHU 2015 - Sequence Cameraman

The Hunt - Arctic Episode

Silverback TV/ BBC 2015 - Sequence Cameraman

Wild Japan

BBC NHU 2015 - Sequence Cameraman

Wonders of the Monsoon

BBC NHU 2014 - Sequence Cameraman

Wild Brazil

BBC NHU 2014 - Sequence Cameraman

Great Bear Stakeout

BBC NHU 2013 - Sequence Cameraman

North America

Discovery/Wild Horizons 2013 - Sequence Cameraman

Africa

BBC NHU 2013 - Sequence Cameraman

Wild Madagascar

BBC NHU 2011 - Sequence Cameraman. Emmy-nominated for Cinematography

Frozen Planet

BBC NHU 2011 - Sequence Cameraman. Bafta, Emmy and Wildscreen Panda Winner for Cinematography

Life

BBC NHU 2009 - Principal Cameraman on Birds Episode, Sequence Cameraman for other episodes. Emmy Winner for Cinematography

The Meerkats

BBC Films/Weinstein Corporation 2008

Galapagos

BBC NHU 2006 - Sequence Cameraman. Best of Festival at Jackson Hole. Peabody Award Winner. Bafta-nominated for Cinematography

Planet Earth

BBC NHU 2006 - Sequence Cameraman. Emmy, Jackson Hole Award and Wildscreen Panda Winner for Cinematography. Bafta-nominated for Cinematography

Wild Caribbean

BBC NHU 2006 - Sequence Cameraman

Wild Down Under

BBC NHU 2003 - Sequence Cameraman

The Life of Mammals

BBC NHU 2002 - Sequence Cameraman. Bafta-nominated for Cinematography

The Natural World: “Cheeky Monkey” (vervets)

BBC NHU 2001 - Producer/Cameraman. RTS-nominated for Photography, Wildscreen Finalist

Wildlife on One: “City of the Wildcats” (feral cats)

BBC NHU 2000 - Director/Cameraman, Wildscreen Finalist

Andes to Amazon

BBC NHU 2000 - Sequence Cameraman. Bafta-nominated for Cinematography, Missoula Best Photography

Wildlife on One: “Ospreys – The Fish Hawks”

BBC NHU 1999 - Principal Cameraman

Wildlife on One: “Birds Behaving Badly” (frigatebirds)

BBC NHU 1999 - Principal Cameraman

The Life of Birds

BBC NHU 1999 - Sequence Cameraman. Peabody Award Winner

Wild Discovery: “Orang Utan”

Green Umbrella/Discovery 1996 - Principal Cameraman

Wildlife on One: “Tale of the Big Bad Fox” (fox & rabbit)

BBC NHU 1995 - Director/Cameraman

Wildlife on One: “Rainbow Warriors” (chameleons)

BBC NHU 1995 - Principal Cameraman

Wildlife on One: “Gremlins of the Night” (prosimians)

BBC NHU 1994 - Principal Cameraman

Wildlife on One: “Clowns of the Air” (puffins)

BBC NHU 1993 - Principal Cameraman

The Velvet Claw

BBC NHU 1992 - Sequence Cameraman

Wildlife on One: “Flying Foresters” (fruit bats)

BBC NHU 1992 - Principal Cameraman

The Trials of Life

BBC NHU 1991 - Sequence Cameraman. Bafta Winner for Cinemtography

Wildlife on One: “Babies Beware” (hanuman langurs)

BBC NHU 1991 - Director/ Cameraman

Wildlife on One: “Back-Street Bandits” (urban raccoons)

BBC NHU 1991 - Principal Cameraman

Survivors

BBC NHU 1989 - Principal Cameraman on Gulls Episode

Tiger on the Tiles (cats)

BBC NHU 1988 - Principal Cameraman

The Wolf in your Living Room (dogs)

BBC NHU 1988 - Principal Cameraman

Eagles International

RSPB 1988 - Sequence Cameraman

Ysbryd Dinefwr

S4C 1988 - Sequence Cameraman

A Little Owl’s Story

RSPB 1987 - Principal Cameraman

The Flying Gourmet’s Guide (bird tables)

BBC NHU 1987 - Sequence Cameraman

Brockside (badgers)

BBC NHU 1987 - Sequence Cameraman


Contacts

telephone: +44 (0)117 9685440

mobile: +44 (0)7792 269861

email: barrie.britton@outlook.com

Skills

Animal Behaviour,  Birds in Flight,  Extreme Locations,  Field Craft,  Hand-held Documentary,  HD,  Hide Work,  High Speed,  Long Lens,  Macro/Studio,  Primates,  Timelapse.

Equipment

Oskar Heiler Fluid Heads and Carbon-fibre Tripods, Ronford 2004 Fluid Head, Ronford Metal tripods.