On Call with Sidmouth Lifeboat

On Call with Sidmouth Lifeboat Simon our DOP is a trainee crew member on the Sidmouth lifeboat. We made this film for all the wonderful volunteer crew, shore team, support team and fundraisers on the Sidmouth lifeboat. It is theirs to show and share. The Sidmouth lifeboat is independent of the RNLI and the volunteer…

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Natural History Showreel – Southern Ocean

Natural History Showreel – Southern Ocean Demonstrating a variety of shot angles and recording methods to shoot Natural History subjects on a two-month voyage to Ascension, The Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Producing content for a documentary about the UK Overseas Territories. Camera angles include a standard tripod pan/tilt, Libec crane with counterbalance…

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A Tale of Two Halves – Julie’s Story

A Tale of Two Halves – Julie’s Story Julie Stapleton went through the grief of loosing her husband Mark Stapleton in 2011, but through the sport of paragliding and her close network of friends and colleagues discovered that grief can be overcome by joy in this story of inspiration and enlightenment. Dedicated to Mark Stapleton.…

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Drone/UAV Showreel

Drone/UAV Showreel I decided to invest in training for commercial UAV work (CAA PfCO) to compliment my traditional ground based camerawork. In the meantime I’ve been very fortunate to work on several projects and gather some important airtime to build up my flying hours. Here is a short showreel of what I’ve been up to…

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Working the Sea

Working the Sea ‘Working the Sea’ follows the fortunes of the Bagwells, a Sidmouth fishing family from the forties when young Stan was fishing with his father in a borrowed boat, to the nineties when they have two fish shops, two trawlers fishing out of Brixham, and three boats working off the beach at Sidmouth.…

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Dorset Coastal Stories

Boat Stories

Fishing for Clovelly herring

Fishing for Clovelly herringFishing for Clovelly Herring follows traditional herring fisherman, Stephen Perham, as he rows out into Bideford Bay before dawn to shoot his nets. He explains his personal crusade to try and revive the local, sustainable herring fishery and get more people eating Clovelly herring. Filmed & edited by Simon Vacher Sound assistant…

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Britain's Treasure Islands

Ascension Island – wildlife and heritage

Ascension Island – wildlife and heritageThis mini-documentary explores the wildlife, heritage and history of Ascension Island, a UK Overseas Territory in the Atlantic. In this film, we see Ascenion’s extraordinary landscapes, vast sea turtle populations, bird colonies, land crab migrations and an incredible conservation success in the form of the return of the Ascension frigatebird.…

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Falkland Islands – wildlife and heritage

Falkland Islands – wildlife and heritageThis mini-documentary explores the wildlife, history and cultures of the Falkland Islands. This UK Overseas Territory is a treasure trove of natural history, with commerson dolphin, enormous elephant seals, penguins and some of the largest albatross colonies on Earth. We follow Charles Darwin’s footsteps across the Falklands (for he spent…

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British Virgin Islands – wildlife and heritage

British Virgin Islands – wildlife and heritageThis mini-documentary explores the wildlife, history and heritage of the British Virgin Islands, a UK Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. Famed as a premier tourist destination, the British Virgin Islands are a treasure trove for wildlife, a home for endangered iguanas, red-footed tortoises and flamingos. It was here where…

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Conservation Lessons of the UK Overseas Territories

Conservation Lessons of the UK Overseas TerritoriesThe 14 UK Overseas Territories have 20 times the biodiversity of the UK, including over 1,000 unique species that occur nowhere else on earth. As remote islands and peninsulas, the UK Overseas Territories harbour fragile ecosystems that have been severely impacted by human activities, introduced non-native species and countless…

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Terrestrial Invertebrates of the UK Overseas Territories

Terrestrial Invertebrates of the UK Overseas TerritoriesThe UK Overseas Territories are 14 groups of islands scattered across all seven seas. The Territories are home to a spectacular array of terrestrial invertebrates, from the coconut crab, the largest land arthropod alive today, to more than four hundred endemic invertebrate species on the tiny island of Saint…

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Filming the Britain’s Treasure Islands TV documentary series

Filming the Britain’s Treasure Islands TV documentary seriesThis mini-documentary tells Stewart McPherson’s story planning and filming the Britain’s Treasure Islands TV documentary series. Stewart self funded the project, and over four years, managed to visit every one of the UK Overseas Territories to document a surprising side of the UK. He recounts his adventures traveling…

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Natural History Showreel – Southern Ocean

Natural History Showreel – Southern Ocean Demonstrating a variety of shot angles and recording methods to shoot Natural History subjects on a two-month voyage to Ascension, The Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Producing content for a documentary about the UK Overseas Territories. Camera angles include a standard tripod pan/tilt, Libec crane with counterbalance…

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