BEN THOMPSON

MIDLANDS BASED CAMERA/DRONE OPERATOR & DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

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ABOUT ME

Howdy, I'm a Birmingham/London based Camera Operator and Director of Photography, with 10 years industry experience shooting and lighting a wide range of Commercial, Narrative, Corporate and Factual content.  
My Career began after graduating University with a BSc Hons in Film Production Technology. I spent a couple of years assisting on various TV Dramas and Live Studio shows, before eventually operating on Corporate projects and narrative films all over the UK. 
To date, I've shot several award winning feature films, a Cannes funded short and several Commercial films for National and International Organisations.
I shoot with my own Cameras, which includes a Red Dragon and Sony A7 kit, but I am very familiar with ARRI systems too, including the Mini-LF and Amira.
 

CAA APPROVED COMMERCIAL DRONE LICENSE

Certified A2cOFc Drone License, £10 Million Public Liability Insurance. 

“It was a pleasure working with Ben, he helped us create our vision here at YouGene. We hope to work with him again soon” 

 

—  YourGene.Ltd —

KIT LIST

RED DRAGON

A comprehensive kit, including: Sigma Cine Lenses, Nucleus Wireless Focus and Hollyland 400s Pro

SONY A7III

Two Cameras, several Zeiss lenses, Wireless Lapel Mics and Ronin Gimbal.

MAVIC DRONE

The Mavic Air 2 Drone and Commercial A2 License, complete with ND Filters and several batteries. 

ASTERA LIGHTING

A comprehensive lighting kit, including Astera Tubes, Arri Fresnels and Aputure 300d. 

PORTFOLIO