Eric is a dream one stop shop which delivers the special goods you need in high end docmentary: beautifully crafted images: inventive ideas; and a winning combination of sheer energy, hard work and great companionship.
Eric Huyton is a great cameraman to work with. He's extremely creative and can work in any genre. He becomes part of the team from the minute you book him wanting to understand the entire film you're making and offer suggestions where helpful. We have worked together on several ob docs where you know he's listening as well as filming because his pictures never miss a moment of the story. On more structured docs, he makes even the smallest budget shoot look like you've spent five times the money. And he's fab with contributors and presenters helping to put them at their ease. And editors love his footage because it falls together so easily and looks great.
I cannnot recommend Eric Huyton more highly.He has a fabulous eye for an image and is always prepared to go that bit extra, making a good shot into a stunning shot. Eric has a tremendous understanding for what makes a sequence work both editorially and visually and his coverage makes editing his rushes a joy. I am often amazed at his temperament, even when things are falling to pieces around him, he keeps quietly focused and delivers. He is a good support editorially, without imposing or undermining the producer/director and will make suggestions for the good of the programme. His heart is always in the right place and works like a trojan, with a smile.
I was DOP for all the documentary and interview footage on this 90 minute programme for BBC4 about Winston Churchill during the First World War. Shot on Canon C300 using Zeiss CP2 prime lenses. Drama scenes were filmed by Mike Fox BSC.
Natural Curiosities Series 5 with David Attenborough. Humblebee Films for BBC4
The One Show Film inserts for BBC1 series
Country File BBC1 current series
Bargain Hunt BBC1 current series
Tommy & Gerry's Camera World War 1 photography for Testimony Films. BBC4
Science series with Marty Jopson. Studio / green screen for Yahoo TV
Just finished a series with David Attenborough. Natural Curiosities for the Eden Channel.
I'm highly experienced in lighting for all genres of programming from observational documentary to drama and commercials. I'm comfortable with all formats from HDV through to High Definition and have extensive experience on 16mm and 35mm film. During my work for the BBC and National Geographic, I've travelled extensively in Africa, Australia, the USA and Canada and I'm no stranger to working in difficult and sometimes sensitive situations.
I recently shot a series of 10 short commercial films for the Qatari Government about the future careers of Qatari children. Filmed in and around Doha on High Def using Sony F3 & prime lenses. This was pretty hot with temperatures in the high 40s!
I filmed a sequence for Prof Brian Cox's BBC series 'Secrets of the Universe' which involves rigging 5 x minicams in the cockpit of a supersonic jet fighter and filming air to air from a Jet Provost.
2 years ago I filmed legs 1 & 6 of "Around the World in 80 Days" a celebrity led challenge for BBC1's Children in Need. Shot on High Def, leg 1 of the series took us by train, boat & bus from London to Istanbul. Leg 6 finished the series with an Atlantic crossing by cargo ship and Ellen MacArthur's ocean racing yacht "Artemis".
Over the past 24 months I've filmed green screen sequences for Comet Electrical commercials, BBC “Hustle” title sequence and a High Def science doc for National Geographic - “Draining the Oceans” .
I also recently completed a Safe Working with Cameras and Lights Health and Safety course 2008 and have a working knowledge of French.
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Dedo Lights 4 head kit
Cinelight 220 watt florescent soft key light> Daylight / Tungsten
Panel Light LED soft key light. Bi Colour
Panel Light LED bi colour on camera light. Battery / mains powered
800w Redheads x 3
Chimera Soft box
Stands, sand bags
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