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Susan Gibson

Lighting Cameraman

Bristol, United Kingdom

I'm a wildlife camerawoman shooting long lens behavioural sequences as well as sync set ups. Experienced in motion control timelapse, Phantom Flex 4K (high-speed), Movi, Ronin, Osmo, cranes, sliders, camera traps, lighting, thermal imaging and infra-red cameras. Recent projects have included BBC One's Big Cats, Nat Geo's Yellowstone Live, BBC2 Natural World: Pangolins - The World's Most Wanted Animal. I've worked in various situations - on boats, at altitude, in jungles, in extreme temperatures. I love Kenya and have filmed there a number of times in the Mara and Samburu. Many more places on the bucket list, one being South Georgia, please! Currently learning to fly a drone, along with thousands of others....

Credits and Experience

Nature's Epic Journies: Caribou migration

Long lens caribou, moose, grizzly in Yukon territories, Canada

Planet Earth 2

Long lens of various animals in the Mara, Kenya. Sync in Hemis National Park, Ladakh, India.

Planet Earth Live

Long lens contributing to sequences of lion story in Kenya

Big Blue Live

Sync, mostly on boats. Humpbacks! Some long lens.

Wild Arabia

Motion control timelapse and long lens

Animal Babies: First Year On Earth

Filming a year in the life of Toque macaques in Sri Lanka and African elephants in Samburu, Kenya. Long lens and witness camera on-screen work. Out later in 2019.

Natural World: Pangolins - The World's Most Wanted Animal

Filming sync of contributors and long lens of animals in Namibia. Panasonic LT, Osmo.

BBC Big Cats

Filming several sequences in several countries, including Pallas's cats in Mongolia and fishing cats in Bangladesh. RED with long lens and high-speed Phantom 4K Flex.


mobile: +44 (0) 07814926988




Animal Behaviour,  Arri Alexa,  Camera Loading and Assistant Work,  Documentary,  Expedition,  Extreme Environments (arctic, desert, mountain),  Field Craft,  Hand-held Documentary,  Hide Work,  High Speed/Slow Motion,  Infra Red,  IRATA level 1,  Jib and Dolly,  Long Lens,  Motion Control,  Night Filming,  OBdoc,  Remote Camera Trap,  Set Building,  Stills Photography,  Sync Shooting,  Thermal Imaging,  Timelapse,  Wild/Dangerous animals,  Wilderness experience.


DJI Mavic Air drone,  Canon L series Mark II 70-200mm f2.8,  Canon L series 100mm macro,  Canon 60D ,  Various timelapse filters and tools.