Filmmaking




Filming great-crested grebes on the nest in 2015. Gear includes a Nikon D7100, Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4.0 lens and Lilliput 668 field monitor

   Lawrie is a professional wildlife and documentary cameraman based in the UK He is currently working as the in-house cameraman, photographer and video editor at The Wildlife Aid Foundation - home of TV's 'Wildlife SOS', and his work focusses around recording the daily life and challenges at one of the UK's largest animal rescue centres. 

   Out of the office, his personal work focusses on wildlife, with a strong affinity for wildlife documentaries. His photographic work has taken him around the UK, and his video rig is never far from his side. Video equipment varies from small-scale hdSLR projects to full-scale broadcast setups and cameras, and he has numerous experiences working with large broadcast companies.


Filming common buzzards during Lawrie's broadcast work with The Wildlife Aid Foundation. Gear includes a digitally-converted Panasonic HDX-900, Canon J11 4.5-50mm T/1.8 servo lens and Røde NTG-4 on Vinten sticks. His most recent ongoing project is based around the wildlife events that make the UK unique. At the time of writing, he has footage from the red deer rut, fox cubs taking their first look out of the den, fox cubs suckling and playing with their mother, puffins on Skomer Island courting and feeding their pufflings, mated grebes exchanging gifts and parenting duties on the nest, starling and lapwing murmurations in northern Lancashire, baby kestrels in the nest, various infra-red videos of night time activity and many more, with the ultimate goal of building a documentary of a year in the life of British wildlife.

   This goal is very much a work in progress, and to keep up with the progress of this project please make sure you follow him on Facebook and YouTube and of course keep checking back here for updates!

   Lawrie is proficient in video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro/Adobe Audition. He has significant experience with both hdSLR video (including the Nikon D7100, D800, D810 and Canon 7D, 7DMk II, 5DMk II and 5DMk III cameras) and broadcast quality video (including a digitally-converted Panasonic HDX-900, JVC GY-HM850E and JVC GY-HM600E). He also has significant experience working with GoPro cameras (both on land and underwater, where he is a fully qualified scuba instructor) and infra-red trail cameras by Bushnell and LTL Acorn.
 


 

 








 



Commercial Video Work


   I have long worked as a commercial events photographer, and am now also available for commercial video projects for external companies. I have experience of events videography, interviews, wildlife footage, B-roll and more, and provide high quality full-HD (1080p) footage and/or edited videos with full high quality external audio. Previous clients have included the University of Southampton, Southampton Science Park, The Wildlife Aid Foundation, Wild Productions and Set Squared. For more information or to get a quote on a proposal please contact me to discuss options.