Simon Atkins

Simon Atkins

Director/Cameraperson, Producer/Director

About Me

Award-winning Documentary Director/Producer and Cameraman. Trained at the National Film and Television School, I have been working freelance for the last 12 years and am based in London.

I specialise in strong characters, observational documentary, the drama of real-life stories and emotional impact. In the last few years, I have worked on adventure programmes in the Amazon and Himalayas - environmental issues and human rights in

Award-winning Documentary Director/Producer and Cameraman. Trained at the National Film and Television School, I have been working freelance for the last 12 years and am based in London.

I specialise in strong characters, observational documentary, the drama of real-life stories and emotional impact. In the last few years, I have worked on adventure programmes in the Amazon and Himalayas - environmental issues and human rights in Indonesia, Iraq & South America - and current affairs in Africa. I am particularly interested in finding new ways to bring together the appeal of a good character story with the substance of more issues-led programmes. I usually shoot myself, bringing a strong visual sense to my work, and am experienced in a wide range of camera formats from Hi Def to DV.

When not working on major projects I freelance as a cameraman and teach documentary workshops.

Credits

Equipment

Lightweight HDV and DVCAM kits - with dedicated mikes and protective cases.
Sound kits - radio mikes, directional & boom mikes & mixer.
Portable lights, tripods and various batteries/power options including solar panels.
Laptop-based editing.

OPERATING IN EXTREME CONDITIONS - Specialist skills in using filming equipment in adverse environments. Field laptop editing and satellite uplinks for webcast and broadcast. Technical skills - solar panels & generators.
Lightweight HDV and DVCAM kits - with dedicated mikes and protective cases.
Sound kits - radio mikes, directional & boom mikes & mixer.
Portable lights, tripods and various batteries/power options including solar panels.
Laptop-based editing.

OPERATING IN EXTREME CONDITIONS - Specialist skills in using filming equipment in adverse environments. Field laptop editing and satellite uplinks for webcast and broadcast. Technical skills - solar panels & generators.

Additional Information

Industries

TV

Programme Types

Corporate, Current Affairs, Documentary, Docusoap, Education, Investigative, Natural History, News, Observational Documentary, Reality TV, Science, Travel

Specialisms

Africa, Anthropology, Current Affairs, Digi Beta, Diving, Ecology, Economics, Education, Environment, Geography, Health, History, Human Rights, International Affairs, Journalism, Latin America, Location Filming, Middle East, Mountaineering, Natural History, News & Current Affairs, Paleontology, Philosophy, Photography, Politics, Psychology, Science, Social Anthropology, Social Issues, South East Asia, Topography, Tourism, Travel, Undercover Investigation, Wildlife

Equipment

Lightweight HDV and DVCAM kits - with dedicated mikes and protective cases.
Sound kits - radio mikes, directional & boom mikes & mixer.
Portable lights, tripods and various batteries/power options including solar panels.
Laptop-based editing.

OPERATING IN EXTREME CONDITIONS - Specialist skills in using filming equipment in adverse environments. Field laptop editing and satellite uplinks for webcast and broadcast.
Lightweight HDV and DVCAM kits - with dedicated mikes and protective cases.
Sound kits - radio mikes, directional & boom mikes & mixer.
Portable lights, tripods and various batteries/power options including solar panels.
Laptop-based editing.

OPERATING IN EXTREME CONDITIONS - Specialist skills in using filming equipment in adverse environments. Field laptop editing and satellite uplinks for webcast and broadcast. Technical skills - solar panels & generators.

Additional Information

Industries

TV

Programme Types

Corporate, Current Affairs, Documentary, Docusoap, Education, Investigative, Natural History, News, Observational Documentary, Reality TV, Science, Travel

Specialisms

Africa, Anthropology, Current Affairs, Digi Beta, Diving, Ecology, Economics, Education, Environment, Geography, Health, History, Human Rights, International Affairs, Journalism, Latin America, Location Filming, Middle East, Mountaineering, Natural History, News & Current Affairs, Paleontology, Philosophy, Photography, Politics, Psychology, Science, Social Anthropology, Social Issues, South East Asia, Topography, Tourism, Travel, Undercover Investigation, Wildlife