Andrew Begg

I'm a director of photography and camera operator based in Scotland. I've been working in the industry since 1998 and have considerable experience shooting broadcast documentaries, adverts, music promos and dramas. I regularly use Sony, Arri, Red and Panasonic kits.

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Biography

Andrew Begg has worked in film and television for over two decades. His various shooting assignments have taken him around the globe from Holywood to Iceland to the remote islands of Scotland. Andrew's work has been exhibited at many festivals including screenings in Edinburgh, London and New York.

His first feature, Dark Nature, won him a HDFest Deffie award for Best Cinematography in 2009. Since then Andrew has worked on many films and television series, music videos, commercials and short films. Notably, the drama documentary The Day Hitler Died, the award winning short film Etch and the crime documentary series Criminal Evidence which won the Factual Entertainment and Features award at the RTS Scotland Awards in 2017.

With a life long love of visual story telling, Andrew is driven to keep abreast of new technolgies and techniques but also committed to producing beautiful imagery that tells the story simply.


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The Ripper Hoaxer: Wearside Jack
The Real Casino Royale
The Day Hitler Died
The Princess and the Gangster
The Last Duel
First Ladies Revealed
Dark Sense
Culloden Battle Memorial Film
The Battle of Bannockburn
IM
Etch

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Factual Documentary

Emergency Helicopter Medics 3YouTube

Director of Photography. Documentary series following the Air Ambulance teams who race to bring the hospital emergency department to where it's needed

Director: Jonathan Barker
Tern TV

Advert

Retail Fashion AdvertsVimeo

Director of Photography. Adverts for fashion campaigns around the UK

Director: Abby Warrilow and Lewis Gourlay
Eyebolls

Short Film

EtchVimeo Pics

Director of Photography. Etch. A girl hikes across remote moorland. On a hill in the distance, stands a lone building, which she discovers is a long abandoned school hall. A dance film choreographed by Abby Warrilow.

Director: Abby Warrilow and Lewis Gourlay
  • Winner - Best UK Dance Film / Screen.dance
  • Winner - Innovator Award / Dallas Dance Film Festival
  • Winner - Best Art Film / Caribbean Sea International Film Festival
  • Winner - Best Choreography / Mardel Dance Film Festival
  • Winner - Outstanding Choreography for a Lens, Utah Dance film festival
  • Winner - Audience Choice Award, Utah Dance film festival
  • Winner - Outstanding Special Effects, Utah Dance film festival
  • Winner - Outstanding Editing, Utah Dance film festival
Eyebolls

Factual Documentary

The Lost Commando Raid

Director of Photography. An amateur historian discovers mysterious graffiti in a supposedly abandoned fort in Dover. This leads him to the story of a long-forgotten WWII commando mission which has seemingly been erased from history.

Director: Samuel Supple
BBC

Advert

Drink Wise Age Well AdvertYouTube

Director of Photography. Govenment campaign warning against the dangers of excessive alcohol

Director: Duncan Cowles
Studio Something

Advert

Moment of CalmVimeo Pics

Director of Photography. Govenment campaign directed at young parents

Director: Magnus Wake
The Gate Films

Advert

E4 Visit Scotland CommercialVimeo Pics

Director of Photography. Week long interactive commercial shoot to promote Scottish tourism

Director: Abby Warrilow and Lewis Gourlay
The Chase Films

Feature Film

Dark SenseVimeo Pics

Director Of Photography. Dark Sense is the film adaptation of Peter Flannery's novel. A young man with exceptional powers is haunted by the murder of an old friend. He know’s the killer is still out there and that one day he will face him again

Director: Magnus Wake
Encaptivate! Productions

Drama Documentary

First Ladies Revealed Pics

Director of Photography. Documentary, for the US Smithsonian channel, about the President's First Ladies throughout history

Director: Craig Collinson
Finestripe Productions

Documentary Series

Critical Evidence

Lighting Cameraman. Documentary series about real life crimes. The focus of each programme is the trail of evidence: how it was discovered, what it meant and how it became critical to crack the case

Director: Craig Collinson
  • Winner of the Factual Entertainment and Features Award at the RTS Scotland Awards 2017
IWC

Advert

EK Shopping AdvertVimeo Pics

Director of Photography. Fashion Advert shot in Gosford House near Edinburgh

Director: Abby Warrilow and Lewis Gourlay
The Gate Films

Drama Documentary

The Day Hitler DiedVimeo Pics

Director of Photography. As Russian and Allied forces surrounded Berlin in 1945, Hitler took refuge in a bunker beneath the crumbling city. What exactly happened in that claustrophobic labyrinth has long been a mystery. This film depicts Hitler's final days, detailed through never-before-seen interviews with the men and women who were with him during those last desperate moments. These recordings, lost for decades, but recently found in an archive in Pittsburgh, tell the untold story of the Fuhrer's final days, in the words of the people who were there

Director: Craig Collinson
Finestripe

Advert

Arnold Clark AdvertVimeo Pics

Director of Photography. Advert for car company Arnold Clark. Shot on location in Glasgow using motion control photography. I configured the motion control head to shoot a shot with and without a car in the scene which then allowed post-production to paint out the car. This produced the invisible car effect which the director called for

Director: Raych Campbell
STV Creative

Short Film

Commonwealth Games CountdownYouTube Pics

Director of Photography. Director of Photography on the 4K video content for the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

Director: Daniel Warren
Jack Morton

Documentary

Through the Wormhole

Lighting Camera. Science documentary presented by Morgan Freeman about the outer reaches of knowledge and science. The episode 'What do Aliens Look Like' takes a look at the gulf between how alien life has been depicted in science fiction and what scientists believe could be reality. Broadcast on the Discovery Science Channel

Director: Geoffrey Sharp
Incubator TV

Feature Film

Dark Nature Pics

Director of Photography. Dark Nature is a dark, tense thriller in which a young woman fights to protect her family when they come under attack while on holiday at a remote location in the Scottish Highlands. Shown at Film Festivals Internationally and DVD release worldwide

Director: Marc de Launay
  • HDFEST Deffie Award for Best Cinematography in a Feature 2009
Mandragora Productions

Drama Documentary

The Real Casino RoyaleVimeo Pics

Director of Photography. Documentary about the enigmatic entrepreneur John Aspinall who, in the 1960s created a seductive gambling world full of glamour and excitement in his world-famous casino, The Clermont Club. Dukes, Earls, film stars, cabinet ministers, billionaire businessmen all frequented the club and the documentary uses dramatic reconstruction to illustrate Aspinall's world and how he devised a way to cheat his clientele out of millions of pounds. Shot on location with a mansion near Edinburgh standing in for The Clermont Club

Director: Russell Leven
Noblesgate Productions

Drama

Culloden Battle Memorial FilmVimeo Pics

Director of Photography. A four screened film, which surrounds the viewer, and plays in a dedicated cinema in the Culloden Exhibition Centre near Inverness. The screens produce a shocking 360 view of the battle. The shoot involved hundreds of extras, weaponry, explosives and extensive use of location green screens to facilitate crowd reproduction

Director: Craig Collinson
NoblesGate Productions

Drama Documentary

The Last DuelVimeo Pics

Director of Photography. Historical Drama Documentary telling the story of two men whose quarrel drove them to a duel with pistols. The documentary is set in 1826 and used extensive reconstruction to tell the story of duelling and how these two men felt forced, by honour, to fight to the death. Shot on location in Scotland for the BBC and it's Timewatch documentary strand

Director: Craig Collinson
  • BAFTA nomination for Best Documentary in 2007
Noblesgate Productions

Drama Documentary

The Ripper Hoaxer: Wearside Jack Pics

Director of Photography. Documentary set in the 1970s and concerns the Yorkshire Ripper, the large scale police hunt that surrounded him and the hoaxer who pretended to be the ripper and misdirected the investigation. Large sets of a 1970s police station and the hoaxer's home were built as part of the reconstruction of the events. Wide night exteriors and car mounts were also employed in telling the story of the ripper

Director: Craig Collinson
  • Winner of the RTS Creative Cities Award in 2006
Noblesgate Productions

Documentary

SheToon: City of BingoVimeo

Director of Photography. Dundee is the bingo capital of Britain. With the highest number of gambling establishments per capita of anywhere outside of Las Vegas, it's residents truly are bingoing mad. This documentary looks at the strong tradition of bingo playing in Dundee as seen through the eyes of a small section of bingo addicts - set against the city's industrial past. In this city bingo is not just a game, it's a lifestyle

Director: Craig Collision
  • Winner of the Grierson Documentary Award in 2004
Noblesgate Productions

Documentary

Alien Evolution

Director of Photography. Documentary about the Alien films with interviews with cast including Signorey Weaver, Tom Skerrit, Charles Dance and director Ridley Scott. Broadcast on Channel 4 and available on the Alien DVD Boxset

Director: Russell Leven
Noblesgate Productions

Documentary

The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing 'The French Connection'

Director of Photography. The making of the iconic cop film 'The French Connection'. Revisiting locations, interviewing cast and crew and the real cops who inspired the characters

Director: Russell Leven
Noblesgate Productions