CHRIS HOOD
CAMERA & JIB SERVICES

Freelance Cameraman • Jib Specialist • Filmmaker

CHRISHOOD_CAMERA_ABOUT_FACE

I’m a sociable guy who enjoys seeing new places and meeting new people. Based in Birmingham, I work all over the UK and internationally.

After gaining my honours degree in Film Production Technology, I went on to set up my own video production company at the age of 22.  A couple of years later my company was purchased and integrated into a global toy business. I spent the next 8 years filming and producing international advertising campaigns and promos for their products. The majority of which have been broadcast on numerous TV channels around the world.

I eventually decided that it was about time I stopped playing with toys and got a proper job, and so I decided to specialise in camera and jib work.

Extensive experience of working in different locations means I am adaptable –  whether it be in a studio or the great plains of Africa. I am unique in my field in that I have an excellent grasp of the entire production process; from understanding what the producer’s role entails, to what is needed from a camera operator. This makes me very efficient on set and a highly competent shooter. My knowledge of a vast range of equipment means using my kit is second nature. This allows me to focus on the work I am creating without being distracted by the technical aspects.

I am a happy chap and I would say I’m pretty fun to work with; my clients will attest to that and aside from the great work I produce, I feel this is what keeps them coming back.

In a nutshell, I am reliable, trustworthy and punctual. I have a full clean driving license, £2 million public liability insurance and enhanced CRB checked and cleared. I am also a member of BECTU (The Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union) & GTC (Guild of Television Cameramen)

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  • Chris has an excellent eye for composition making him a versatile operator in any situation. He’s an excellent asset to any crew with a friendly and professional demeanour. I always look forward to hiring Chris, be it on an event or a production

    — David Gray (Sounds Commercial) —

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  • Chris is a great shooter. He understands what is required and never lets me down. Quick, creative and an brilliant all-round shooter…

    — Harry Singh (Cineture) —

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  • Chris’ jib work is the best I have seen. A fantastic operator who manages to pull off some magical shots that always enhances the final production

    — James Preston (Escapist Productions) —

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  • I’ve worked with Chris in a few different capacities over the last few years. Ever the professional and a keen eye for detail

    — Tim Fok (DOP) —

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  • I always enjoy working with Chris. He’s great fun to have on any production and produces some great work

    — Darren Young (Yellow Stone) —

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Services

Camera Operator

Commercials
Interviews
Documentaries
Live Events
Corporates

Jib / Crane

12ft Camera Crane
7ft Mutli-Jib for quicker setups
Fully Insured
12 Years Experience
Competitive Rates

Photography

Timelapses
Live Events
Product Launches
On-Set Stills
Behind the Scenes

Showreel

CREATIVE SHOWREEL

JIB OPERATOR / CAMERA CRANE SHOWREEL

International Jib specialist with over 12 years experience, I am one of the few operators in the country. Always working with safety in mind to add that extra dimension and dynamic movement to your video productions

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Kit List

I own a treasure chest of well-researched and carefully chosen equipment. This allows me to provide the ideal kit for each project and ensures your every need is catered for, giving you one less thing to worry about.

All of my equipment is in-house, meaning anything you require will be prepared correctly in plenty of time and arrive in good working order.

Cameras

RED Gemini 5K
Sony FX9 (4x 128GB Cards)
Sony FX6 (1x 160GB CFast, 1x 128 SDHC Cards)
Canon 5D MKIV (Photography)
Canon 6D

Lenses – Cinema Primes

Zeiss Milvus 18mm f/2.8
Zeiss Milvus 25mm f/1.4
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/1.4
Zeiss Milvus 50mm f/1.4
Zeiss Milvus 85mm f/1.4
Zeiss Milvus 135mm f/2.0

Lenses – Sony AF Lenses
(FF E-Mount)

Sony Carl Zeiss FE 16-35mm f/4 OSS
Sigma 28-70mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary
Sony SEL28F20 FE – 28mm f/2.0
Sony SEL55F18Z ZA – 55mm f/1.8

Lenses – Photography Primes

Sigma Art 20mm f/1.4
Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4
Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4
Sigma Art 85mm f/1.4
Canon 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS

Lenses – Canon Zooms

Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L MkII
Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS

Adapters

Canon EF 1.4x MkIII Extender
Metabones EF-E Mount Speedbooster
Metabones EF-E Mount v3

Matte Boxes & Filters

Bright Tangerine Misfit Matte box
Swing-away module & Top Flag
2x 4×5.65 filter trays, 1x 4×4 filter tray
Lens Clamp Backplates – 80/95/110/114/143mm
Black Holes: 114-58mm, 143-114mm
Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom Ultra-Lightweight Matte box
Formatt-Hitech Firecrest Ultra ND filters
1-6 Stops – 4×4
Tiffen Circular Polarizer 4×5.65
Tiffen Variable ND Rotating Multi-tray 4×5.65

Tripods

O’Connor 1030Ds 100mm Fluid Head
Sachtler Flowtech 100 MS Tripod
Sachtler FSB6 Fluid Head
Sachtler Flowtech 75 MS Tripod

Monitors – On-Camera

Small HD 703 Ultra Bright 7″ Monitor
Atomos Shogun Flame 7” 4K Recorder
Small HD 702 Bright HDMI/SDI 7” Monitor
Small HD Focus 5.5″ OLED HDMI Monitor
Small HD 502 HDMI/SDI 5″ Monitor
TVLogic VFM-056WP HDMI/SDI Monitor

Monitors – Directors

Atomos Sumo 19” High Bright Monitor
Small HD 702 Bright HDMI/SDI 7” Monitor

Wireless

Teradek Bolt 500 XT – 2x RX, 2x TX
Teradek Serv Pro (Connectivity for 10 Devices)

Comms

5x Eartec UltraLITE HD Remote Headsets

Sound

Rode NTG-3 Shotgun Mic
Sound Devices MixPre-3 XLR 3-Track Audio
Zoom H5 Digital Recorder
Sennheiser Wireless G3 Mics (2 Sets)
RODE Wireless GO Set
Sennheiser XSW-D Portable Base Set
Sanken COS-11 Black Lapel
Sennheiser HD-26 PRO Headphones
Shure VP83F Top Mic
Rode Blimp & Windjammer
Rode 3m Boompole

Sliders – 6ft Larger Cams

Dana Dolly Universal Rental Kit
6ft Slide Poles
2x Matthews Slider Stand

Sliders – Smaller/Automated

Rhino EVO Carbon 24” Slider
Rhino EVO PRO 42” Rails Option
Rhino Motion

Jibs/Camera Cranes

Polecam 6 Metre reach with DJI RS2 Head
Hague K-12 Camera Crane Multi-Jib
Kessler Pocket Jib Pro
Kessler REV 2 Head Revolution 2
Kessler Oracle Control
Kessler K-Pod Tripod
Kessler K-Pod Wheels
Kessler Hercules Head

GIMBALS & STABILISERS

Easyrig Minimax
DJI RS2 Gimbal for FX6

Wireless Follow Focus

Tilta Nucleus M FF Kit

Lighting – Soft

Aputure 300D MKII
Aputure 300X
CineFLEX 4FT-2L Bi-Color (4×1.5ft 200W)
CineFLEX XL Bi-Color (2x2ft 150W)
Litepanels Astra 1×1 Panels 6x (x2)
2x Quasar Science Q-LED 4ft 240v 50w Crossfade 2000-6000K
Kino Flo Diva Lite 400 2ft
Westcott Ice Light 2 (x2)
ARRI Soft 2k
Aputure Amaran AL-528W LED light

Lighting – HMI

Strand 2.5k HMI
Strand 1.2K HMI
Moviemaster Ballasts
13A Cables & Extensions

Lighting – Hard/Fresnels

3x Aputure B7C Light Bulb
Blind Spot Scorpions
Dedolight DT24 (Set of 3)
ARRI Juniors (Set of 6)
(2K, 1K, 2x 650W, 500W, 300W)
ARRI 800w (Set of 3)
Accessories: Diffusion, CTB, CTO on roll, Clamps, Grips, Reflectors and lots of sandbags!

V-Mount Battery Kit

3x Blueshape Granite Mini (140Wh)
2x Bebob V150micro (USB out)
2x Baxxtar PRO (USB out)
3x IDX CUE-D150
1x Baxxtar PRO II V50 Compact

Photography

Canon 5D MKIV
Canon 6D
Canon Speedlite 580EX II
Godox Witstro AD400 Pro Flashhead
Godox AD300 Pro Flashhead
2x Godox AD200 Flashes

Edit Suite

27” iMac 5k Retina 4Ghz Quad-Core i7
12TB Akitio Thunder2 Quad HD
Adobe Creative Cloud

Other

Inovativ Evo Camera Cart
GNARBOX 2.0 SSD (1TB) – Rugged Backup Device
Motorola T80 Radios (Set of 4)
Pea Soup Rocket Smoke Machine
Lastolite Background Drapes
Popup Fabric Green Screen
ABC Canopy 3×3 Fully Waterproof Pop Up Gazebo With 4 Walls
Honda EU10I Generator
(1000 watts max output · 52dB(a) at 7m @ 1/4 load)

Get in touch!

Chris@ChristopherHood.com

M: 07710 539393


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