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Sam Oakes

Camera Operator/Assistant

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Richmond

Edinburgh

About Me

24 year old camera operator/assistant/wildlife filmmaker based in the north of England & Scotland.

Over the past year I have worked as a camera operator on multiple sequences, targetting a variety of species in challenging environments, alongside several personal projects featuring ... Read More

24 year old camera operator/assistant/wildlife filmmaker based in the north of England & Scotland.

Over the past year I have worked as a camera operator on multiple sequences, targetting a variety of species in challenging environments, alongside several personal projects featuring stories close to my heart. These personal projects feature some of the species of conservation concern within the UK, raising awareness of our need to protect these rare and enigmatic creatures.

As a recent graduate from Durham university (Geography BSc (Hons)) my knowledge of the physical characteristics of a landscape intertwines with my passion for ecology and the creatures found within these photogenic places.

I have developed my filmmaking skills over several years, coming from a background in sports and events films. Producing films commercially in the sports industry has provided me with an all-round skillset that I have applied to my wildlife productions more recently. Never scared to shy away from tough conditions I have spent much of my life exploring mountainous areas around the UK and overseas. Fuelled by the innate beauty of the natural world I have always strived to capture these landscapes on film. Read Less

Credits last updated / confirmed indexing on 30th Jan 2018

Credits

Job RoleProduction TitleChannelCompanyDateCommissioner
Camera Operator / Winterwatch / BBC 2 / BBC Natural History Unit / Nov 2017 to Jan 2018
Camera OperatorWinterwatchBBC 2BBC Natural History Unit Nov 17 - Jan 18
Camera Operator / The One Show - Wild Teesside / BBC 1 / BBC NHU / Sep 2017 to Oct 2017
Camera OperatorThe One Show - Wild TeessideBBC 1BBC NHU Sep 17 - Oct 17
Camera Operator / The One Show - Waterfalls of the Dales / BBC 1 / BBC NHU / Sep 2017 to Oct 2017
Camera OperatorThe One Show - Waterfalls of the DalesBBC 1BBC NHU Sep 17 - Oct 17
Camera Operator / Wild Great Britain / Channel 5 / Plimsoll Productions / May 2017 to Jul 2017
Camera OperatorWild Great BritainChannel 5Plimsoll Productions May 17 - Jul 17
Camera Assistant / Wild Great Britain / Channel 5 / Plimsoll Productions / Oct 2017 to Oct 2017
Camera AssistantWild Great BritainChannel 5Plimsoll Productions Oct 17 - Oct 17
Camera Operator / Personal projects: Dippers of the Dales; Wild Teesside; The Otters of the Loch; Red Squirrels of the Dales / Undisclosed / Sam Oakes Films / Oct 2016 to Apr 2017
Camera OperatorPersonal projects: Dippers of the Dales; Wild Teesside; The Otters of the Loch; Red Squirrels of the DalesUndisclosedSam Oakes Films Oct 16 - Apr 17
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  • Media I Work In:

    Broadcast Television

    Online Content

    Short Film

    Web Creation

  • Locations I can work in:

    Work Anywhere

  • Language:

    English (Fluent)

  • Skills/Permits:

    Driving Licence

    Skiing

    Storytelling

    Hostile Environment

  • Technical Skills:

    4K

    DSLR

    Self Shooting

    Sony a7S II

    Sony PXW-FS7

    Adobe Premiere

    Canon 5D MKIII

    Data Wrangling

    Stills

  • Awards:

    NERC - "Your Environment" photography winner.

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