BH9A1025_2_sm_sqI have over ten years working as a Director of Photography, making a living telling stories and capturing unique images from the hottest, coldest and remotest places on the planet. I’ve worked in places such as the icy cathedrals of Antarctica and South Georgia, to the rich reefs of the Indian Ocean, to the wonderful bird colonies of Ascension Island.

I’ve also filmed across the British Isles, and sat just off the coast of North Devon is Lundy Island, one of my favourite places to film & experience the local seal and bird life.

I specialise in filming polar & maritime regions and have extensive experience filming in remote places, sound recording and presenter radio microphone use. I’m particular interested in natural history and science, anthropology, adventure and factual documentary production.

The diversity of my shooting experience over eight years also includes camerawork in studio and live environments, corporate video, live sport, fashion, children’s toy marketing and the agricultural sector. I’m also proficient with video editing, colouring & shooting to grade with understanding of MLUT’s (CineGamma and SLog), modern video codecs and compression technologies.

Naturally this goes hand in hand with software experience, and over my career I’ve confidently used a range of editing and post-production suites, the entire Adobe CC range including Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe AfterEffects CC, and previously Final Cut Pro 7.0.

I enjoy every stage of production, taking pride and professionalism in what I do. I regularly produce short films, working closely with a series producer or director from shoot to delivery, generally as a solo or two strong team. Some of these short films have been DCP packaged for screening at local cinemas, and most proudly I have broadcast credits across the globe in 60′ natural history and travel documentary format.

With over eight years of operational knowledge I have a range of camera experience, from 1/3″ – 1/2″ sensor cameras such as Canon XF305 & the Sony range (PDW-700 & PMW-200), and proudly own a production ready Sony PXW-FS7. I also have experience with lighting for interviews and data wrangling on location, sometimes in challenging conditions such as at sea.

I enjoy many outdoor activities and exploration, ranging from estuarial and open sea kayaking, surfing, flatland and mountain paragliding, downhill skiing, adventure motorcycling and studying wildlife. I also absolutely love working with people, and have a reputation for being known as a generally very happy content individual.

If you have questions and want to get to know me, just ask!

I keep regular updates on my twitter account @SimonVacher, and news strictly regarding my filming adventures via a quarterly newsletter at

CAA Approved UAV/Drone Pilot

FAW (First Aid at Work) Qualified

RYA Powerboat 2 Qualified

RYA Marine VHF (SRC) Qualified

Lifeboat (Sea-going) Crew Member

GTC (Guild of Television Camera Professionals) Member

IAWF (International Association of Wildlife Film-makers) Member

Filming Black-browed Albatross and Penguin colonies on West Falkland

Filming Black-browed Albatross and Penguin colonies on West Falkland

Production photo from Britain’s Treasure Island TV series which looks at the UK Overseas Territories

Photo Credit: Jeremy Holden

Filming puffin colonies on Lundy Island off the shores of North Devon, UK

Filming puffin colonies on Lundy Island off the shores of North Devon, UK

Production photo from the Boat Stories web series

Photo Credit: Jo Stewart-Smith

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