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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

Puffin swimming sequence - BBC 1 Blue Planet 2, Episode 6, Coasts 2017

I filmed Puffins swimming underwater at 60 fps.

Yorkshire: A Year in the Wild - Tigress Productions for Channel 5, 2017

I was commissioned for topside filming of my local Grey Seal colony . I also provided stock footage for above and below water. More than 10 minutes of my work was used across the Autumn and Winter episodes.

The Fantastic Sea Mouse - BBC1 The One Show 2017

Natural habitat and tank sequences of Sea Mice and their amazing spines and their role in science. I used a 5X macro lens for the spines in this piece.

Studland Marine Life - ITV Britain's Best Walks, 2017

A short breakout sequence of underwater life in the Sea Grass off the beach at Studland.

Spider Crab Spectacle - BBC2 Autumnwatch 2016

A 5 minute story sequence about the huge moulting aggregation of Spider Crabs in Pembrokeshire.

Andy’s Challenge – BBC1 The One Show 2016

5 minute underwater story sequence and piece to camera about filming in macro underwater and capturing behaviour that is new to science.

Salmon in the Highlands, Maramedia for BBC Scotland

A 5 minute sequence about Atlantic Salmon on their spawning journey to a tiny burn in the Scottish Highlands

Scotland's Hidden Flames BBC1 The One Show 2016

5 minute underwater story sequence about Flame Shell reefs and piece to camera.

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.

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.

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.

Contacts

mobile: +44 (0)7597 573627

web: www.subseatv.com

email: andy.jackson@subseatv.com

Skills

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

Equipment

Keldan 8mFlux lighting,  Sennheiser ME66 microphone and Rycote Softie,  Equinox Housing - significantly tailored to my design,  PXW-FS7 Camera,  7" Dive&Sea Underwater video monitor,  Quad-pod with Ronford Baker F4 head, the head can be mounted on top or under-hung to get right down to seabed level,  Canon 16-35, Nikon 70-180, Canon 24-70, 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.