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Katharina Brown


Plymouth, United Kingdom

Kat Brown is a British/South African camera assistant/second camera operator specialising in natural history and underwater documentaries and features.
Kat first started assisting in 2010 and has since worked on many blue chip natural history productions, generally underwater, using equipment such as rebreathers, full face masks, tripods and jibs. She has also worked on several presenter led productions and commercials, as well as working in an equipment hire company (Esprit Film and Television) that specialises in bespoke and underwater equipment.
Kat has a strong diving background having been a professional diver (media, scientific, HSE Professional Scuba Instructor and Dive Supervisor) for 12 years and hence she will also accept work as a dive supervisor.
Relevant qualifications: Environmental Science (BSc 1st class Hons) Camera Operator Course, HSE Professional Scuba (Part 4), Rebreather, Cave and Trimix diver, HSE First Aid at Work, O2, AED, Powerboat and VHF Instructor

Credits and Experience

BBC Wild West

BBC NHU - Assistant/Second Camera. Cameraman Tom Fitz. Red Dragon in Nauticam Housing and Canon 5D in Aquatica Housing. (October 2015)

Predators Up Close

Plimsoll Productions - Dive Supervisor on underwater presenter shoot. Full face masks used: Diveways, OTS Guardian, Kirby Morgan MK48. (July 2015)

Ballantines Commercial

Archer's Mark - Underwater Lighting Assistant for Ballantines Whiskey commercial. DOP Rob Franklin. Red Dragon in Gates Housing, Orca lights, surface feed, rebreather and full face mask. (May 2015)


Silverback Films - Camera assistant and second camera. Cameraman Roger Horrocks. Red Dragon and Nikon D800 in Nautical Housings. (March 2015)

BBC Patagonia

BBC NHU - Camera assistant. Cameraman Michael Pitts. Red Dragon in Gates Housing, Rebreather and full face mask. (February 2015)

The Great Barrier Reef

Atlantic Production - Topside and underwater assistant/second operator. Cameraman Michael Pitts. Dragon in Gates Housing, Nikon D800 in Sea&Sea Housing, Arri Amira, Rebreather and Fullface mask. (January and June 2015)

BBC Secret Britain

BBC NHU - Camera Assistant on a presenter led cave shoot. DOP Rob Franklin (August 2014)

BBC Shark

BBC NHU - Shark Cleaning and Shark Predation). Underwater camera assistant. Cameraman Hugh Miller. 60m rebreather shoot, Red Epic Dragon in Gates Housing. (March-April 2014)

Life Story

BBC NHU - Remora story - Underwater camera assistant. Cameraman Hugh Miller. Rebreather shoot. (July 2013).

Life Story

BBC NHU - Pufferfish Story - Underwater camera assistant. Cameraman Hugh Miller. Red Dragon in Gates Housing, rebreather and full face mask. Use of underwater grip, including jib. (June/July 2013).


BBC NHU - Safety diver. (May 2013).

Life Story

BBC NHU - Coconut Octopus Story - Underwater camera assistant. Cameraman Hugh Miller. Rebreather shoot. Use of underwater grip. (November 2012).

Enchanted Kingdom (2013)

BBC Earth - Red Sea Shoot - Underwater camera assistant. Cameramen Doug Anderson and Hugh Miller. 3D Mirrored Red Epics in Gates Housings (July 2012).

Wild Arabia (2013)

BBC NHU - Underwater camera assistant (2012)

Africa (2013)

BBC NHU - Underwater camera assistant and topside field assistant (2010)

The Fisherman's Apprentice (2012)

Seadog Productions with Indus Films - Camera assistant/safety diver (2011)


Seadog Productions - Camera assistant. Rebreather shoot (2011)

Penguins 3D

Atlantic Productions - Underwater camera assistant (2011)


BBC NHU - Dive supervisor (2008)

Natural England Film with Doug Anderson

Underwater Camera Assistant and Dive Supervisor (2007/8)

Discovery Channel - German Production

Dive guide and support diver for camera crew (2004)

BBC Spotlight

Safety diver to presenter and cameraman (2004)


mobile: +44   07855865320



Animal Behaviour,  Dive Supervision/Safety training,  Documentary,  HSE part 4 Scuba Diver,  IRATA level 1,  Irata Rope Access,  Jib and Dolly,  Long Lens,  Polecam Operator,  Stills Photography,  Surface and Underwater video and stills,  Timelapse,  Underwater stills & video,  Wilderness experience,  Working at Height.