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Hector Skevington-Postles

Lighting Cameraman

Bristol, United Kingdom

Hector Skevington-Postles is a wildlife documentary cameraman working in natural history programming. His experience includes blue chip landmark filming as well as sync / actuality across some of the toughest environments in the world. His technical specialities are long lens animal behaviour, Cineflex, and drone and he has most recently been working on the biggest landmark series for BBC, Netflix and Disney Nature.

Credits and Experience

Our Planet: Polar Episode (2019)- Netflix - Silverback Productions

Our Planet: Polar Episode (2019)- Netflix - Silverback Productions Photography – Current Project Arctic and Antarctica shoots

Big Cats: Snow Leopards (2017)- BBC 1 - NHU

Photography – Also as the making of ten minutes at the end of the program. Five week long lens shoot filming a behavioral sequence of the snow leopard, Indian Himalayas.

Our Planet: Jungles (2019)- Netflix - Silverback Productions

Our Planet: Jungles (2017)- Netflix - Silverback Productions Photography – Current Project

Our Planet: Oceans (2019)- Silverback Productions- Netflix

Our Planet: Open Ocean Film (2019) - Netflix - Silverback Productions Photography – Current Project

BBC Continents (2020)- BBC 1 – BBC Studios

BBC Continents - Landmark Photography – Current Project

Our Planet: Shallow Seas (2019)- Silverback Productions- Netflix

Photography – Current Project

Mexico: The North (2016)- BBC Natural History Unit

Photography – Mexico TX 2017 Bird behavioural sequences in the Sea of Cortez and the Sonoran Desert.

Mountains: Himalayas (2016)- BBC Natural History Unit

Photography – India : TX 2017 Snow leopards- Long lens, drone and camera trapping for BBC Mini landmarks series. Also a human story following a Buddhist monk’s journey.

Mosquitia Rainforest: Lost City Of The Monkey God (2016)- Nat Geo Studios

Photography – Honduras : TX 2016 A month spent filming this expedition, in one of the most inhospitable rainforests in the world.

Tribes, Predators & Me (2015)- BBC Natural History Unit

Photography – Botswana : Lions and Bushmen TX 2016 Working with the F55 to build wildlife and human interaction sequences in the northern Kalahari. Sync, long lens and MoVi.

Gorilla Family & Me (2015)- BBC Natural History Unit

Aerial Photography / Wildlife Camera – DRC : TX 2016 Filming the world’s biggest gorillas in Democratic Republic of Congo. Long lens animal behavior and drone work.

Tribes, Predators & Me (2015)- BBC Natural History Unit

Wildlife Photography – Ecuador : Anacondas TX 2016 Shooting long lens wildlife in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Plus added beauty through timelapse and drone

Alaska: Earth’s Frozen Kingdom (2015)- Mini-landmarks BBC NHU

Photography - ‘Spring episode’ TX Feb 2015 Filming behavioral sequences of sea otters, sperm whales and brown and black bears on the salmon run. Designing and building 20 bespoke underwater cameras. Shooting on Red Epics, using cranes and MoVis on land and on boats.

World’s Sneakiest Animals (2015)- BBC NHU – Ep: The Hunger Games

Photography – ‘The Hunger Games’ TX 2015 A behavioural sequence of squirrel deception. Shot on the Arri Amira and included an additional days filming with Chris Packham. Feedback from producer Gavin Boyland in the edit - a stand out sequence; stunning footage.

Equipment

Panasonic VariCam LT,  DJI Matrice 600 heavylift drone (takes VariCam LT, Red...),  DJI Inspire 2 drone,  DJI Inspire 1 RAW drone,  DJI Ronin,  Time lapse 3-axis slider .