Eric Huyton

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  • Lighting Cameraman
  • Camera Operator


United KingdomBristol City ofBristol






Specialist skills:

  • High Def
  •  / 35mm Film
  •  / 16mm Film
  •  / Jib Operator
  •  / Aerial Camera Op
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Recent projects:

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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Kit list
Kit available for hire?: 

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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Interview lighting by Eric Huyton
Interview lighting by Eric Huyton
Interview lighting by Eric Huyton
Interview lighting by Eric Huyton
Interview lighting by Eric Huyton
Interview lighting by Eric Huyton
Eric Huyton Freelance Cameraman BBC Around World 80 Days on Independent Venture
Eric Huyton Freelance Cameraman onboard Artemis
Eric Huyton Freelance Cameraman rigs minicam on biplane
Eric Huyton Freelance Cameraman Volcano National Park Hawaii
Eric Huyton Freelance Cameraman Jet Provost filming BBC Brian Cox Wonders of the Universe
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