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daily routine at work

new island, Falklands

lat -51.721667 lon -61.300278


AFTER DAYS TOILING AT SEA
THE WAITing is worthwhile,
and here we get to join a
colony of rockhoppers
and shoot some lovely light
with a camera crane.
photo credit: jeremy holden

"Simon is very resourceful, talented and overall pleasant to work with. I have known Simon for many years and he has worked with us on multiple projects in a variety of capacities. Simon keeps a level head and great personality in sometimes challenging client environments with a desire to get the job done."

- Tim Hore, Director at Tympani Productions

Natural History Snapshot – Antarctic Peninsula
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clovelly

north devon, united kingdom

lat 50.999281, lon -4.399824


every winter, for two months
massive numbers of herring
swim from the shores of ireland
to spawn in around the shores
of north devon, ready to be
caught by local fishermen

"I’m very happy to recommend Simon as a director of photography and documentary cameraman. I have worked with him on three short films now in the Boat Stories series and we plan to work on more together. He is very willing, easygoing, happy to work in challenging environments, talented and creative as a cameraman, eager to find the best solution to get the best shot and will research tech problems & queries but also takes direction well. Although filming is his passion he is also a good editor and prepared to work to a quick turnaround. To see his talents take a look at the boat stories films www.boatstories.co.uk."

- Jo Stewart-Smith, Producer at Boat Stories

Boat Stories: Fishing for Clovelly Herring in North Devon
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Striated Caracara

falkland islands

lat -51.796253 lon -59.523613


one of the most inquisitive and intelligent
birds of prey i have ever encountered. these
birds are capable of opening bag zips and
stealing anything unusual or artificial
website of Simon Vacher
Independent lighting camera professional & production consultant

capturing unique stories & images on planet earth / crew sourcing & outdoor specialist / green-screen & studio filming / editing & grading
commissions / corporate video & promotion / documentary & television production / wildlife cinematography & sound recording

UK Overseas Territories mini-docs: Wildlife of the Falklands
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ANTARCTICA

IN TRANSIT OVER SEAs OF ICE

lat -65.219894 lon -65.039062


the most spectacular and savage
landmass on planet earth. old
whalers once said that 50 degrees
south, there’s no law, and at 60
degrees south, there’s no god.

"First class guy. Great cameraman, enthusiastic and willing to go the extra mile. Good fun to be with. No hesitation in using Simon time and time again."

- Freddie Rostand, Director/Producer at Rostand Productions

Behind the scenes in Antarctica - The Cameraman's View
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lobster potting

Ilfracombe, North Devon

lat 51.205163 lon -4.126762


an early Summer day in
North Devon, and local lobster
fisherman geoff huelin gets
ready for another long day at sea

"I’m very happy to recommend Simon as a director of photography and documentary cameraman. I have worked with him on three short films now in the Boat Stories series and we plan to work on more together. He is very willing, easygoing, happy to work in challenging environments, talented and creative as a cameraman, eager to find the best solution to get the best shot and will research tech problems & queries but also takes direction well. Although filming is his passion he is also a good editor and prepared to work to a quick turnaround. To see his talents take a look at the boat stories films www.boatstories.co.uk."

- Jo Stewart-Smith, Producer at Boat Stories

Boat Stories: Lobster Potting and Berried Hens - North Devon
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taw & torridge estuary

devon, united kingdom

lat 51.068545 lon -4.209061


stephen taylor & his wife sheila fish
for salmon here in the summer months
using traditional methods. they hold just
one of three licenses left, and this age-old
tradition is at risk of disappearing forever

"I’m very happy to recommend Simon as a director of photography and documentary cameraman. I have worked with him on three short films now in the Boat Stories series and we plan to work on more together. He is very willing, easygoing, happy to work in challenging environments, talented and creative as a cameraman, eager to find the best solution to get the best shot and will research tech problems & queries but also takes direction well. Although filming is his passion he is also a good editor and prepared to work to a quick turnaround. To see his talents take a look at the boat stories films www.boatstories.co.uk."

- Jo Stewart-Smith, Producer at Boat Stories

Boat Stories: Salmon Netting on the Taw & Torridge - North Devon
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green screen service video

alresford, united kingdom

lat 51.090113 lon -1.165786


filming a web video advert with
actor and presenter graham cawte
for new auctioneering website
and shipping service bulkbuyit.com

"I have worked with Simon on a number of complex projects. The technical and creative challenges posed by them never daunt Simon, he dives in with full enthusiasm and possess a rare knack for transforming potentially dry and dusty topics into veritable gardens of inspiration."

- Sam Kerr-Smiley, Marketing Consultant & Copywriter

bulkbuyit.com web advert
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Marvellous bird colonies

Lundy Island, Devon

lat 51.185929 lon -4.668884


Lundy Island is administered
by the landmark trust, and is
home to many incredible species,
including puffins and razorbills.
here I'm filming for boatstories.co.uk

website of Simon Vacher
Independent lighting camera professional & production consultant

capturing unique stories & images on planet earth / crew sourcing & outdoor specialist / green-screen & studio filming / editing & grading
commissions / corporate video & promotion / documentary & television production / wildlife cinematography & sound recording

Boat Stories: Living and working on Lundy Island - North Devon
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Pudsey Diamond

Arlesford, United Kingdom

lat 51.206583 lon -1.477356


A traffic bollard manufacturing
company wanted to show-off their
range of products and processes
for an exhibition. here we film
sequences in slow motion of the
manufacturing process.

"Simon is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. He is also a talented self shooter and motion graphics artist. Having worked with him on several occasions over the last few years, I can highly recommend him."

- Managing Director at Chrome Productions
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ANTARCTICA

IN TRANSIT OVER SEAs OF ICE

lat -65.219894 lon -65.039062


the most spectacular and savage
landmass on planet earth. old
whalers once said that 50 degrees
south, there’s no law, and at 60
degrees south, there’s no god.

"Simon is always a pleasure to work with, he has a can do attitude, an eye for the perfect shot and clear communication. I believe that work should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it always is when Simon is on the team. He has filmed and edited Induction training, presentation skills and performance management videos for us. He is 100% reliable and delivers real quality at an affordable rate. He is my first choice for cameraman and editing work, and I look forward to our next project."

- Brigitte Jaquillard, Executive Producer at InFocus Productions & ROLin

A Journey Through the Antarctic Peninsula
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