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Richard Cook 

Lighting Cameraman / Director of Photography.

TV Drone Works.


Emmy award-winning DOP/Cinematographer and drone pilot with over 30yrs experience in high-end documentary, wildlife, popular factual, drama, commercials and features. Broadcasters include National Geographic, BBC, ITV, C4, Netflix and C5 – via independent production companies like Tern, IWC Media, Boundless, JDP, Bigger Bang, Lion Television, Timeline and Gadabout Films.

Freelance Glasgow based cameraman, with extensive experience working with the latest high end full frame broadcast camera equipment. Worked worldwide in places like Mayanmar, Panama the Middle East, America and Australia. I have visited most of Scotlands Highlands and Islands and also worked in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness, I can be based from anywhere else if required.

Lighting is an area I have a great deal of expertise in and can operate and light large set ups in any location from studios to caves and I particularly enjoy portraiture lighting. I have a wealth of filming and photography experience in many industrial, commercial and maritime environments having worked on oil rigs, ships, factories, exposed coastlines and underwater. The Arts, Science Documentary and Factual TV are also areas as a Glasgow cameraman I have been involved in particularly for Freemantle Media, Naked, and the BBC etc.  

Aviation I have huge passion for, I've flown over 10,000 hours P1 and filmed from many aerial platforms including military Jets, helicopters, experimental aircraft, microlights and paragliders.

TV Drone Work / aerial camerawork / aerial inspection combine well with my flying experience. (have flown over 1200 commercial drone hours).

Similar to many Glasgow cameramen I have a full compliment of high end camera equipment, including Macro kit, DJI Ronin Gimbal, ProMedia Gear and Camtram tracks, Arri/Dedo/Kinoflo/Litepanel lights, Canon Cine lenses including the CN7 and full set of cine primes, Sony GM lenses, Camera formats can include: Red, Panasonic P2, Sony FX9, FX3, FX6 FS7MK11,Canon C300, C300 mk11, DJI Inspire 2 and Magic 3 Cine drones.

Member of the

Guild of TV camera Professionals

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