I’ve worked as a documentary cameraman since 2008, 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. Previously I worked as a motion graphic designer and was a senior editor in a corporate video production with some very big clients, where I learnt key skills in film-making and camera technology.

Sony’s new PXW FS7 arrival!

Simon Vacher Film has just pre-ordered one in the first batch of the long awaited Sony PXW-FS7, a Super35 large-single-sensor camera capable of recording up to 4K video with slow-motion capabilities up to 150fps in Full-HD, for shoulder-mounted applications like documentary shooting, news, wildlife and direct cinema. It will be a revolutionary asset to the…

Calls for Antarctica 2015 trip

This is posted on behalf of Stewart McPherson from Redfern Natural History, who is organising a trip to Antarctica in 2015. Anyone seriously interested in these expeditions should contact Stewart directly at stewart@mcpherson.net   Further details can be found here;   Icebird – Feb 28th – March 18th 2015 – fly in, sail out.pdf (right click and…

Publication for InBroadcast digital magazine about the challenges of filming in hostile environments.

Simon talks about the Compass15 Solo 3-Stage Miller tripod and the challenges faced filming in Antarctica & the sweltering volcanic beaches of Ascension Island for InBroadcast Digital Magazine [pageview url=”http://europe.nxtbook.com/nxteu/lesommet/inbroadcast_201309/index.php?startid=46#!” height=”800px” scrolling=”yes”]

Pitcairn Island calls!

Now on the horizon in late May is the third major trip of this huge documentary filming adventure for the UK Overseas Territories! We have been flung over the roaring white foaming seas of Antarctica, 60 degrees South, the roughest oceans on Earth, and to the parched and arid landscapes of Ascension Island, to the…