Ben Williams

Freelance Cameraman and Photographer.

About

 

Skills

  • Camera Assistant
  • Camera Operator
  • Time-lapse Photography
  • DSLR Filming
  • First Aid Qualified
  • Fork lift and 40ft Boom Arm (cherry picker) Qualified

Experience

I have a Masters focusing on Wildlife Photography and darkroom hand printing from Staffordshire University, after gaining a scholarship I have travelled to Africa and Japan to complete my M/A and have continued to travel to many parts of the world building up experience working in such varied environments as Sumatra, the Sahara, Cambodia, Jordan, Israel, Spain, Latvia, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

I started my career working as an assistant for the facility’s company Prolink TV which lead to a job at Fountain Studios in Wembley, North West London, working on shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, The Cube and The Comedy Awards.

Since leaving to go freelance I have worked as a camera operator for Prolink TV on the Templeton Prize filming the interview of the Dalai Lama in 2012 and Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2013, I have also worked as a time-lapse and DSLR operator for filmmaker Stephen Daldry for his documentary on the Olympic torch relay, as a camera operator for Fast Track  sports presentation at the Olympics and Paralympics, as a mini cam operator on game shows and as a photographer and camera assistant on the Royal Wedding and Jubilee once again with Prolink TV for the ITN News coverage.

I am currently filming a documentary on a beautiful old bookshop in London, which has lead to other ideas that I would like to develop.

My main aim is to work hard with good people and to enjoy life, please feel free to get in touch.

benw.cameras@hotmail.com