Macro

I spent 6 years training at Oxford Scientific Films, a production company with a justified reputation for world-class macro work, and I have a thorough grounding in all aspects of macro photography. In 2010 I completed work on a 60min film about Honeypot Ants (Empire of the Desert Ants) for BBC2′s Natural World series.

This film features a very high proportion of highly specialised macro work, combining complex set work with wild ant behaviour. I developed a high-precision motorised focus rack to allow finely tuned tracking shots within the ant colony and smooth focus pulls. I have a selection of ultra high quality Zeiss Luminar macro lenses, a LitePanels Minilite LED kit, and various fibre light equipment which are ideal for macro filming.

I have a real passion for entomology – and studied it in-depth as part of my biology degree – so I have a broad range of practical experience of observing, interpreting and filming insect behaviour.

Here is a short film containing two sequences from Empire of the Desert Ants with some nice macro work in.

I have since delivered key macro sequences to landmark series including Planet Earth II and Seven Worlds.