Andrew Begg
Director of Photography



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 RED, Sony, Arri and Panasonic kits.

Feel free to get in touch on web@begg.camera or +44 7977 005280.

My CV is also available.

Thanks.


Advert
Tetris Duel Commercial Tetris Duel Commercial
Commercial for a Tetris Game shot in a greenscreen studio with a RED Epic.
Director: Mark Lediard.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: RED Epic.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Feature Film
First And Only First And Only
First and Only 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.
My role: Director Of Photography.
Kit: FS7.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary Series for BBC1
Trust Me I'm a Doctor Trust Me I'm a Doctor
Medical Science TV Series which goes behind the headlines to give the definitive answers to health questions.
Director: Blythe Tinker.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Sony FS7.
Location: Inverness, Scotland.



Medical Documentary for BBC1
Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston's Casebook Incredible Medicine: Dr Weston's Casebook
Documentary series presented by surgeon Gabriel Weston who uncovers the rare and extraordinary cases that are bringing new discoveries about the human body and leading to the medical cures of the future.
Director: Emma Hatherley.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Canon C300.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Drama Documentary for Smithsonian
First Ladies Revealed First Ladies Revealed
Documentary, for the US Smithsonian channel, about the President's First Ladies throughout history.
Director: Craig Collinson.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony FS7.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary Series for Crime and Investigation Channel
Critical Evidence
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.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: FS7.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.
Award: Winner of the Factual Entertainment and Features Award at the RTS Scotland Awards 2017.



Showreels
Showreel
My Showreel of my works as a Director of Photography.
Director: ab.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: various.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Advert
Digital World Digital World
Digital World is an advert to promote careers in the digital technology industry in Scotland.
Director: Abby Warrilow and Lewis Gourlay.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: FS7.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Advert
EK Shopping Advert EK Shopping Advert
Fashion Advert shot in Gosford House near Edinburgh.
Director: Abby Warrilow and Lewis Gourlay.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony F55.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary
Cockenzie Power Station Cockenzie Power Station
Cockenzie Power Station, an iconic building east of Edinburgh, was demolished in September 2015. This shot of the demolition was photographed at 150 frames per second.
Director: me.
My role: Photographer.
Kit: FS7.
Location: Cockenzie, Scotland.



Drama Documentary for ITV
The Day Hitler Died The Day Hitler Died
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.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony FS7.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Showreels
Showreel
My 2015 Showreel.
Director: Andrew Begg.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Matt Hulse's expert editing.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary for BBC
The Truth About Midges The Truth About Midges
Hour long BBC Science documentary about the great Scottish Midge. How the insect lives, feeds and its effect on Scottish life and tourism in the Highlands.
Director: Colin Murray.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon C300.
Location: Fort William, Scotland.



Music Promo
Sam Nicolson - Thaw
Music Video for the singer Sam Nicolson. Shot, in East Lothian, on my FS7 camera with prime lenses and a gremsy camera stabilisation rig.
Director: Jude Lightbody.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony FS7, Samyang lenses, gremsy rig.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Drama
Re-enactors Teaser Re-enactors Teaser
Re-enactors Teaser is a 15-minute film promoting the feature project of the same name that is currently in development. Its about a dysfunctional group of English and Scottish historic re-enactors who find themselves thrown back in time... over 700 years... to 1303, where they must fight for their lives in the very battle they planned to re-create: the legendary Battle of Roslin Glen - the first conflict in the bloody Scottish War of Independence.
Director: Justin Molotnikov.
My role: Camera Operator.
Kit: FS7.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary for National Geographic Channel
Energy on the Edge
Sitting on a massive subterranean volcano, Iceland is on the cutting edge of geothermal energy. The Iceland Deep Drilling Project aims to plunge directly into molten magma, tapping into enough geothermal steam to power an entire city. Geologist Omar Frioleifsson shows us what's "under the hood" of geothermal wells and how it all works.
Director: David Lamattina.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony F55.
Location: Iceland.



Advert for STV
Age Scotland Appeal Film
Campaign by Age Scotland to highlight the challenges people face in later life.
Director: Jude Lightbody.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Blackmagic Cinema Camera 2.5k.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Advert for STV
Arnold Clark Advert Arnold Clark Advert
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.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Red Scarlet at 4K.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Documentary for BBC
How Scotland Works
Aerial shots and photography for the BBC Documentary about the people of Scotland.
Director: Andrew Abbott.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon 5DII with MOV10 stabilisation.
Location: Perthshire, Scotland.



Advert for STV
DC Thompson - Sunday Post
Advert for Alex Salmond's column in the Sunday Post newspaper.
Director: Justin Adams.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon 5DII with MOV10 stabilisation.
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland.



Advert for STV
Youview TVC
Advert broadcast on STV for youview television. Shot on a set in the STV studio.
Director: Raych Campbell.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Red Scarlet.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Documentary for BBC
Rory's Review
Documentary following comedian Rory Bremner as he discusses the events of 2014.
Director: Colin Murray.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Canon C300.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Advert for STV
Sunday Post
Advert for the Sunday Post newspaper shot on location with a MOV10 stabilisation rig.
Director: Jude Lightbody.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon C300.
Location: Dundee, Scotland.



Drama for BBC
Waterloo Road
Operator on octocopter aerial shots for the BBC drama series.
Director: Justin Adams.
My role: Octocopter Cameraman.
Kit: Octcopter and Canon 5DII.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Drama Documentary
Million Dollar American Princesses
Reconstruction of 1920s night clubs for a documentary about the era for the Smithsonian Channel. The show takes an in-depth look at the young American heiresses whose real life stories inspired the acclaimed TV drama "Downton Abbey." The series takes you from the late 1800s, when daughters of America's new industrial millionaires marry into the money-strapped British aristocracy, to the 20th century, when a new kind of American Princess wields power not through wealth, but through character, style, and wit.
Director: Craig Collinson.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony F55.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Documentary for BBC
Secret History of Our Streets Secret History of Our Streets
Lighting cameraman on the critically acclaimed BBC documentary looking at the personal stories behind the architecture on British Streets.
Director: Various.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: F800 and Canon C300.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary for BBC
On The Road
Lighting Cameraman on BBC Scotland's magazine programme showcasing events and activities happening across Scotland, from festivals to stand-up comedy, performances and music.
Director: Dani Carlow.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Sony F800 XDCam.
Location: Dundee, Scotland.



Short Film
Commonwealth Games Countdown Commonwealth Games Countdown
Director of Photography on the 4K video content for the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony.
Director: Daniel Warren.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony F55 shooting raw.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Short
Ceremony Ceremony
CEREMONY is an 11-minute short drama that through restrained performances and atmospheric cinematography explores the emotions that an encounter with death can foster.
Director: Mario Cruzado.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Red EPIC.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary for Channel 4
Best of Both Worlds
Lighting cameraman and aerial cameraman on Kirstly Allsopp's property show.
Director: Dani Carlow.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Sony F800 XDCam and GoPro.
Location: London, UK.



Documentary for Channel 5
Child Soldiers of WW2 Child Soldiers of WW2
Profiling the boys who went from playing war in the street to the battlefields of World War II. Signing up to fight by lying about their age.
Director: Craig Collinson.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Black Magic Cinema Camera 2.5K.
Location: London, UK.



Documentary for BBC
The One Show - Sinking Ship
Short documentary about the technology involved in the oil industry in the Cromarty Firth.
Director: Dani Carlow.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Sony F800 XDCam.
Location: Inverness, Scotland.



Documentary for BBC 4
The Magic of Mushrooms
Documentary about mushrooms and how they've been used throughout history.
Director: Russell Leven.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Canon C300.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Advert
Capability Scotland
Advert to raise attention of and help provide funding for the charity Capability Scotland.
Director: Jude Lightbody.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon 5DII.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Video Art
One Hundred Blinks
This film is part of a video installation showning 100 portraits of people ages from 1 to 100. Each portrait is filmed blinking in slow motion.
Director: Lynsey Perth.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Sony NEX-FS700.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Television Drama for BBC
MI High
Camera Operator and 2nd Unit DoP on the BBC3 high school drama.
Director: Adrian Mead.
My role: Camera Operator and 2nd Unit DoP.
Kit: Sony F55.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Documentary
The One Show
Video segments for the BBCs One show. I photographed articles about science and technology for the show.
Director: Jon Willers.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: XDCam Sony F800.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Music Video
Two Wings - Peace Fear
Music video for Peace Fear from the band Two Wings.
Director: Daniel Warren.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Panasonic AF101.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary for BBC
Rory goes to Holyrood
Documentary following comedian Rory Bremner as he discusses Scottish independence.
Director: Graeme Hart.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Canon C300.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Advert for STV
Deep Sea World Advert
Advert for the national chain of Aquariums.
Director: Justin Adams.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon 5DII.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary for BBC
A Royal Year
Broadcast documentary about a year in the life of the Royal Family.
Director: Colin Lennox.
My role: Lighting Camera.
Kit: HD XDCam.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Music Video
Two Wings - Love's Spring
Music video for Love's Spring from the band Two Wings.
Director: Daniel Warren.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon 5DII and Panasonic AF101.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Documentary for Discovery Channel
Through the Wormhole
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.
My role: Lighting Camera.
Kit: HD XDCam.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Advert for STV
Dublinbet Campaign
Advert, broadcast in Ireland, for a gambling website.
Director: Justin Adams.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Arri Alexa.
Location: Dublin, Ireland.



Music Promo
'We Should be Swimming' Promo
Music video for the band Zulu Winter on Double Demin Records. Shot on location in the highlands of Scotland.
Director: Abby Warrilow.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon 5D Mark II.
Location: Rannoch Moor, Scotland.



Advert for STV
Glasgow Memory Clinic Campaign
Advert on STV and Channel 4 for a memory clinic.
Director: Lisa Baruffati.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon C300.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Advert for STV
Cookschool Scotland Campaign
Advert on the STV channel for a renowned cooking school.
Director: Aileen Rushton.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon 5DII.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Advert for STV
Strathclyde Police Campaign
Campaign broadcast over Christmas time for Strathclyde Police.
Director: Simon Ross.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Arri Alexa.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.
Award: Won Gold at the Roses Creative Awards in 2012.



Documentary Series for STV
Cold Blooded Beasties
Children's documentary series, about Scottish wildlife, shown on STV. Photographed in Scotland's central belt, the show was presenter lead and concentrated on the wildlife kids can see near their homes. The series included underwater and macro photography.
Director: Justin Adams.
My role: Lighting Camera on 4 episodes.
Kit: Canon 5D Mark II.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Advert for STV
Soccer Millionaire Campaign
Advert for the gambling website 'Soccer Millionaire'.
Director: Aileen Rushton.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon 5DII.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Advert for STV
Penicuik Campaign
Advert for double glazing company 'Penicuik'.
Director: David Tennant.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon 7D.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Advert for STV
Simon Howie Campaign
Advert for the Simon Howie chain of butcher shops.
Director: Simon Ross.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon 5DII.
Location: Perthshire, Scotland.



Advert for STV
Black and Lizars Advert
Advert for an chain of Opticians that was broadcast on STV and Channel 4.
Director: Lisa Baruffati.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Panasonic Varicam.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Outside Broadcast
Kelso Country Music Festival and Thurso Country Music Festival
Multi camera outside broadcast for BBC.
Director: Michael Hines.
My role: Camera Operator.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: Kelso, Scotland.



Video Art
Screening Room
Reworking on the film 'Screening Room' by the experimental filmmaker Morgan Fisher. 'Screening Room' was photographed and shown at the Dundee Contemporary Arts centre during the Kill Your Timid Notion Festival.
Director: Barry Esson.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Super 16mm.
Location: Dundee, Scotland.



Advert for STV
Love Food Hate Waste Advert
Advert for Government campaign, broadcast on STV.
Director: David Tennent.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon 7D.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Advert for STV and Channel 4
Poppy Scotland Donations Advert
Advert for veterans' charity Poppy Scotland Appeal which was broadcast on STV and Channel 4.
Director: Simon Ross.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon 5D Mark II with a Steadicam Merlin.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.
Award: This campaign won a Gold at the Marketing Society's Star Awards for it's success in raising funds.



Documentary/Factual
Greatest Scot
Documentary discussing the most famous and influential Scots thoughout history.
Director: Craig Collinson.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Advert
More 4 Interstitials
More4's advertising and channel idents based around interviews with actors, academics and authors such as Charlie Brooker.
Director: Shizuka Hata.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony F900 HDCam.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Television Drama for BBC
Freedom Freedom
Surreal BBC Scotland Comedy drama. Comedian David Kay plays Frank Higgins as he meanders through his day with his wife Jo and his best mate Doug. Set and entirely shot on location in Stirling.
Director: Michael Hines.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: HDCam with 35mm lenses.
Location: Stirling, Scotland.



Documentary for BBC
Hopeless Heroic
Documentary about the Dundee band 'Hopeless Heroic' and how they were signed by Sony when pretending to be from the states.
Director: Lisa Higgins.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: digibeta.
Location: Dundee, Scotland.



Advert
Hungry Jacks
Advert for the fast food chain Burger King that was broadcast in Australia. Filmed at Edinburgh Castle.
Director: Michael Hines.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Red One.
Location: Ediburgh, Scotland.



Drama for BBC
Zig Zag Love
Director Gillies MacKinnon's drama in which I operated camera for Director of Photography Phil Robertson.
Director: Gillies MacKinnon.
My role: Camera Operator.
Kit: Sony F900.
Location: Aberfoyle, Scotland.



Drama Documentary for BBC
In Shackleton's Footsteps
Photographed a number of interviews for the BBC Documentary about a group of men that recreate their ancestors' journey to reach the South Pole.
Director: Russell Leven.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: HDCam.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.
Award: BAFTA Scotland nomination in 2009.



Music Video
The Long Blondes - Guilt The Long Blondes - Guilt
Music video for the band The Long Blondes for Rough Trade Records.
Director: Cagoule.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Panasonic Varicam.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary for BBC
On the Ropes
Craig Collinson's brillant documentary following a year in the life of former World Super-Featherweight champion Scott Harrison. After announcing his comeback in October 2007, Harrison faced battles with the boxing authorities, the law and his own demons.
Director: Craig Collison.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Song EX3 and Super 8.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Feature Film
Dark Nature Dark Nature
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.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: HDCam.
Location: Dumfries, Scotland.
Award: HDFEST Deffie Award for Best Cinematography in a Feature 2009.



Drama for National Trust (Scotland)
The Battle of Bannockburn The Battle of Bannockburn
Dramatic reconstruction of the battle of Bannockburn shown in a dedicated cinema in the Bannockburn Heritage Centre. Shot on location in central Scotland, this film featured hundreds of extras, green screen for crowd reproduction and 3D graphics to bring the size, scale and significance of the events to life.
Director: Craig Collinson.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony EX3.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Drama Documentary for Channel 4
The Real Casino Royale The Real Casino Royale
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.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony EX3 and Panasonic Varicam.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Drama Documentary for Channel 4
The Princess and the Gangster The Princess and the Gangster
Channel 4 Documentary about Princess Margaret and her unlikely friendship with British gangster turned actor, John Bindon. The documentary relies strongly on dramatic reconstruction of John Bindon's violent ways in 1960s London and the decadent life of Princess Margaret. Shot entirely on location.
Director: Craig Collinson.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony EX3.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Timelapse
Quiraing Timelapse
Timelapse in the Isle of Skye. Part of the marketing for a feature film shot in the highlands.
Director: me.
My role: Photographer.
Kit: Canon 5DII.
Location: Skye, Scotland.



Short Film
Leaves
Leaves the graduation film of Ian Waugh (MFA Advanced Film Practice 2007) has been nominated for Best UK Debut Feature at the East End Film Festival.
Director: Ian Waugh.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony F900 HDCam.
Location: Dumfries, Scotland.



Timelapse
Bohuntin Timelapse
Timelapse overnight in Glen Roy, near Fort William in Scotland.
Director: me.
My role: Photographer.
Kit: Canon 5DII.
Location: Roy Bridge, Scotland.



Timelapse
Bohuntin Timelapse 2
Timelapse overnight in Glen Roy, near Fort William in Scotland.
Director: me.
My role: Photographer.
Kit: Canon 5DII.
Location: Roy Bridge, Scotland.



Short Film
Waiting for the 42
A man finds himself dumped by a countryroad at night. Trying to find his way to the city, he meets a stranger who seems to exert magical control over people and soon turns his attention to the lost man. Can this stranger get our man’s life back on track?.
Director: Paul Gray.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony HDCam.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary for Channel 4
Sex, Magic and Murder
A documentary for Channel 4 about the life and death of black magic practitioner Peter Solheim off the coast of Cornwall.
Director: Russell Leven.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony EX3 with prime lenses.
Location: Cornwall, UK.



Music Video
1990s - You made me like it
'You Made Me Like It' was the first single released Scottish indie rock band 1990s. It was released on May 20, 2006 by Rough Trade Records as the lead single from the band's debut album, Cookies.
Director: Cagoule.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Panasonic Varicam.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Drama for National Trust (Scotland)
Culloden Battle Memorial Film Culloden Battle Memorial Film
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.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Panasonic DVCProHD.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Drama
Silver Tongues
Feature film: Gerry and Joan are a middle-aged couple who travel from town to town under false personas to mutilate and change the lives of any and all unsuspecting victims in their paths. Using their immense acting skill, the duo start to fall apart when their relationship strains under the pressure of their performances.
Director: Simon Beal.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Sony Z1.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Drama Documentary for BBC
The Last Duel The Last Duel
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.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
Award: BAFTA nomination for Best Documentary in 2007.



Drama Documentary for Channel 4
The Ripper Hoaxer: Wearside Jack The Ripper Hoaxer: Wearside Jack
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.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: HDCam.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.
Award: Winner of the RTS Creative Cities Award in 2006.



Documentary for Channel 4
The Real Amityville Horror The Real Amityville Horror
The true story behind the 1974 mass murder and subsequent reports of supernatural activity which inspired a horror movie franchise. Ronald Defeo Jnr was sentenced to life imprisonment after gunning down six members of his family at 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityville, Long Island. The house's next residents claimed they were attacked by a demonic force powerful enough to rip a door from its hinges.
Director: Russell Leven.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Television Drama for BBC
Winning Streak Winning Streak
Children's BBC Short Comedy Drama about a 12 year old that discovers a method for picking a winning horse at the races. Broadcast on the BBC over Christmas.
Director: Marc de Launay.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: HDCam.
Location: Glasgow, Scotland.



Short Film
The Rest Is Silence
The Rest is Silence follows the course of an unidentified body through its progress from discovery to burial.
Director: Andrew Henderson.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Canon XL1.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary for Channel 4
The Child Star Jinx
The story of child stardom in Holywood movies and challenges of adulthood on the young actors and actresses.
Director: Russell Leven.
My role: Lighting Camera.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary for STV
And So Goodbye
Finding some hand-made film magazines at home, Robin Mitchell learns about a film that his father starred in and produced in 1943. With his father too ill to tell him about it, he embarks on a search that leads him to the film and to the home of its director Robert Edwards. In a revealing interview, Robert Edwards talks about his lifelong passion for films and tells the story behind the film's production by a small group of enthusiasts in Fife. Robin eventually reunites the filmmakers at an emotional 60th anniversary screening of the film. And So Goodbye was chosen for Scottish Screen's successful This Scotland documentary strand, and shown on Scottish Television and Grampian Television on 24 August 2004.
Director: Jim Hickey.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: Kirkcaldy, Scotland.
Award: Winner of the Saltire Society Grierson Award for Short Documentaries at the 2004 Edinburgh International Film Festival.



Documentary for Channel 4
The Bottom Line
Documentary about the film The Full Monty with interviews with cast and crew.
Director: Andrew Abbott.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: Sheffield, UK.



Television Drama
IM IM
Set in the near future, this science fiction short film takes place in the underground home of Henry and his sister Char. The majority of the film was shot in a studio on a large set of the underground dwelling. The film also included some green screen work and night exteriors. It was broadcast on Scottish Television.
Director: Craig Collinson.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: DigiBeta.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary for Channel 4
Mel Gibson: God's Lethal Weapon
Portrait of the actor Mel Gibson for broadcast on Channel 4.
Director: Andrew Abbott.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: Various locations in USA.



Documentary/Shorts for STV
Then and Now
Short documentary following an Iraqi family living in Edinburgh.
Director: Anna Jones.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: DVcam.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Short Film
For the Benefit of Mrs H
A surreal black comedy following the journey of a recently deceased woman who glimpses some possibilities of an unexpected afterlife.
Director: Angus McPake.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Short Film
Duck Man
Brilliant surreal short film about a corruption in the world of duck feeding.
Director: Brian Hennigan.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Super 16.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Documentary for STV
SheToon: City of Bingo
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.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: Dundee, Scotland.
Award: Winner of the Grierson Documentary Award in 2004.



Documentary for Channel 4
Burnt Offering: The Cult of the Wicker Man
The making of the classic horror film 'The Wicker Man'. How it came to be made, it's troubled production and it's ongoing legacy. Include interviews with cast and crew and location shots lined up to match the original film.
Director: Andrew Abbott.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: Dumfies, Scotland.



Documentary for Channel 4
Alien Evolution
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.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: LA, USA.



Documentary for Channel 4
Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature
The story of how the film Shawshank Redemption grow into a international success. It includes interviews with principle cast and crew and details the films conception, production and goes to on to discuss the cult following it gained.
Director: Andrew Abbott.
My role: Director of Photograghy.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: Various locations in USA.



Documentary for Channel 4
Scream and Scream Again: A History of the Slasher Film
Documentary, presented by Mark Kermode, charting the history of the slasher movie from the seedy 70s and 80s films such as Maniac to the mainstream success of the Scream franchise.
Director: Russell Leven.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: LA, USA.



Short Film
The Real Jo
Graduation film for director John McNulty at the New York Film School.
Director: John McNulty.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Super 16mm.
Location: New York, USA.



Documentary for BBC
The Poughkeepsie Shuffle: Tracing 'The French Connection'
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.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: New York and Queens, USA.



Documentary for Film Four
Extreme Cinema Extreme Cinema
Presenter Mark Kermode introducing cult films for Channel 4 and Film Four.
Director: Andrew Abbott.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: Digibeta and ABC crane.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



Drama Documentary for Channel 4
On the Edge of Blade Runner
BAFTA nominated documentary about the making of Ridley Scott's classic film 'Blade Runner'. The documentary covers Philip K Dick's original story to the troubled editing of the film and includes interviews with the cast, the director and producer and special effects crew. The documentary was shown on Channel 4 and is now available as an extra on the DVD release of the film.
Director: Russell Leven.
My role: Director of Photography.
Kit: DigiBeta.
Location: LA, USA.



Documentary for Channel 4
Three Little Girls
Hour long documentary about the TV show Charlies Angels.
Director: Andrew Abbott.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: LA, USA.



Documentary
Moviedrome
Journalist and presenter Mark Cousins introducing a films shown on the BBC's Moviedrome show.
Director: Russell Leven.
My role: Lighting Cameraman.
Kit: Digibeta.
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland.



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