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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