Hector Skevington-Postles

About Me


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I am a natural history and documentary cameraman. My professional experience to date includes filming in Africa, Asia, South and North America on blue-chip and other wildlife series for the BBC Natural History Unit and National Geographic.
Experienced and competent, and working with the newest cameras and formats, I have been lucky enough to travel to over 50 countries, and both filming and stills shoots all over the UK and Ireland.

With a lifelong obsessional interest and knowledge of the natural world, I come from a background in zoology and I have extensive experience observing animals in the wild. My work has centred upon being particularly technically minded and applying both new and speciality filming techniques to some of the harshest filming environments.
Combining technical ability and creative flair I have the ability to build well-rounded wildlife and also obs-doc sequences. Please see 'credits' for my most up to date projects.

 
 


 

Education & Training

Zoology BSc at the University of Edinburgh
CAA and FAA (USA) Approved drone pilot- Heavy Lift 20kg and 7KG Category
IRATA Level 1 (April 2013)- Canopy rigging & filming experience
5 day Hostile Environment course (April 2013)
Sea survival (Jan 2012)
First aid at sea (Jan 2012)
Red Cross First Aid at Work (Dec 2011)
BBC Health and Safety Course (2011)
TA MTQ1 military training (2008-2009)
Open water Advanced Padi diver
Cable Dolly rigging experience

Technical

Cineflex Ultra and V14
Drone- 1500+ hours flying on location- CAA and FAA qualified- Heavy Lift 20kg and under Motorised Gimbal operator-Movi/ Ronin
8K- RED Helium
Sony F55
High speed- Phantom Gold & Flex incl Post Production
Arri Amira
7KGTimelapse
Low light work- Infra-red lighting and shooting
Camera trapping - both video and stills
Minicams
Cable Dollies
Tracks
Canon stills equipment
Fleur thermal imaging equipment