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Andy Jackson

Lighting Cameraman

York, United Kingdom

I am passionate about all things underwater and I specialise in getting colourful images of wildlife and shipwrecks in UK waters.

I make my own 5 minute wildlife short films with my partner Jackie Daly who writes the scripts and narrates the story. I'm used to doing my own research, shooting to a story board and getting everything I need to bring a short together. I'm also a proficient editor so I have a great all round understanding of what it takes to make a film work.

Credits and Experience

Wild Europe – Off The Fence for National Geographic Channel

I was commissioned by Off the Fence to film time lapse of limpets and tides in Kimmeridge Dorset. I was also asked to film using tanks to capture limpets teeth at 5x life size as well as filming fluorescence in snakelock anemones.

Scotland's Hidden Flames – BBC1 The One Show 2015

My story about flame shells was picked up by the One Show and I did a piece to camera with Miranda Krestovnikoff up in Loch Carron. The BBC used my stock footage and I was also filmed underwater talking to Miranda about the reef and how important it is. It was broadcast on 3rd December.

Sea Cucumber feature – BBC2 Springwatch 2015

I filmed a story about sea cucumbers in Loch Duich that was bought by the Watches team and went out as a 4 minute short.

Muckle Flugga sequence – BBC2 Springwatch 2015

I sold a colourful sequence that I'd filmed at Muckle Flugga, the very northern tip of the Shetlands.

Lumpsucker sequence – BBC2 Springwatch at Easter 2015

I sold 30 secs of stock to the Watches team for a short story about seals predating Lumpsuckers at Flamborough Head.

Salmon sequence – Highlands, Maramedia for BBC Scotland

I filmed Salmon spawning in a crystal clear highland burn. The footage was bought by Maramedia for inclusion in their forthcoming 3 part series. Due to be broadcast in April 2016.

Loch Carron Flame Shells – Edinburgh International Science Festival

We made a 5 minute film for families for the EISF.

Cuttlefish sequence – BBC2 Atlantic Episode 1

I sold 30 seconds of stock for a short sequence in episode 1.

Meet the Flame Shell – BBC2 Winterwatch 2015

A 5 minute feature about the discovery of Flame Shells in several Scottish Lochs.

Relics of the Ice Age - short film, highly commended by the BWPAs 2014

A 90 second version of our Arctic Charr film from Ennerdale.

Cuttlefish Feature - Springwatch BBC2 May 2014

I filmed a 5 minute feature that followed the lifecycle story of the Cuttlefish at Babbacombe in Devon. I filmed establishing shots, courtship, mating, fighting, egg laying, eggs and hatchlings over a period of 12 months.

Scottish Loch Feature - Springwatch BBC2 May 2014

I provided 1 minute of footage for the feature on Brittlestars in Loch Sween.

The Trawlermen - BBC1 World War One at Home. May 2014

I supplied 2 minutes of footage of a trawler lost in the North Sea along with a lot of background information. I also appeared in front of camera in an interview at sea with Miranda Krestovnikoff.

Deep Colour - British Wildlife Photography Awards 2013

My entry was highly commended in the Sky HD 90 second film category.

VIMEO CHANNEL

https://vimeo.com/subseatv

YOU TUBE CHANNEL - SUBSEATV

I have a You Tube channel that details some of my underwater adventures. This channel has had 51,000 views. http://www.youtube.com/user/acj999?feature=mhee

BBC INSIDE OUT - DISCOVERIES UNDERWATER

I shot the underwater footage in the North Sea and appeared in front of camera being interviewed.

YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST

I filmed and produced a 15 minute campaign video for the Wildlife Trusts, North Sea Project, which they currently circulate on DVD and stream online.

2020 VISION PROJECT

I have undertaken commission work for the 2020VISION team to capture footage of Arctic Charr, Salmon and Brown Trout in UK rivers.

Contacts

mobile: +44 (0)7597 573627

web: www.subseatv.com

email: andy.jackson@subseatv.com

Skills

Expedition,  Extreme Locations,  Hand-held Documentary,  HD,  HSE part 4 Scuba Diver,  Night Filming,  Open Water Dive Licence,  Senior First Aid,  Timelapse,  Underwater,  Underwater Cameraman.

Equipment

Various LED lighting units,  Sennheiser ME66 microphone and Rycote Softie,  Equinox Housing - significantly tailored to my design,  PXW-FS7 Camera,  7" Dive&Sea Underwater video monitor,  2 underwater tripods,  Canon 16-35, Canon 60 Macro, Canon 100 Macro, Canon MP-E 65, Sigma 50-500, Sony 28-135 kit lens,  Metabones Sony E to Canon MkIV,  Metabones Sony E to Canon Speed Booster Ultra.