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CHRIS HUGHES

 

D.o.P/Director ENG lighting Cameraman

AV Producer/Editor

 

Doha, QATAR

chris@easypictures.media

+974 335 777 92

 

ABOUT ME

 

I am a highly experienced and creative ENG camera operator proficient in camera work, lighting and sound recording.

 

Creating visual delights is what excites me. I have an ear for Pre-Production, an eye for Production and a keen understanding of Post Production. This allows me to shoot for the edit and makes me an editors dream by delivering a great sequence every time!

 

I have over 20 years experience in television production working as a camera operator in South Africa, Africa (Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Benin, Nigeria) , UK, Qatar, Dubai, kuwait, Holland,China and Australia. I can operate all broadcast camera systems including specialized equipment such as Cineflex V14 camera, most class Drones (CASA aproved), Sliders and OSMO. All of this equipment is included in my kit and available for hire.I am also a highly proficient Jimmy Jib operator.

 

I have a strong work ethic and long hours are never a problem. Near enough is never good enough and I will always strive to acheive the best possible product for my client.

 

My career started off in outside broadcast, where I worked on many sporting events including Golf, Soccer, Rugby, Basketball, Swimming, Rowing, Boxing and the Olympics. I also specialized in live game shows and international and local concerts including Robbie Williams, Usher and Snoop Dog. Covering these events helped enhance my knowledge of sequencing which I believe is a vital attribute for a good camera operator.

 

I then choose to expand my camera knowledge and moved into specialised rigs while still continuing my ENG camera work. I spent several years operating the "Jimmy Jib" working on game shows, television shows and large format concerts where I also operated the Technocrane 35/50. I have also been trained as a cineflex operator by ACS (Airborne Camera Systems) in the UK and have over 10 years experience operating the cineflex in the air, on land and at sea. I am also a highly experienced operator of the Gyron FS - Gyro Stabilized Helicopter Gimble head.

 

My passion is my driving force and each new production is an adventure which I always approach with a positive attitude and a professional manner.

 

 

GEAR

SONY FS7 4K / High speed ENG RIG

Cineflex V14, land, air or sea - HD

OSMO 4K steady camera system

Super 35 Sized CMOS Sensor

Sony E-Mount

DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) Up to 60p

UHD Up to 60 FPS, HD 1080 x 1920 Up to 180 FPS

4096 x 2160

Complete ENG Rig with lights and sound

The Cineflex V14HD is the benchmark of all stabilised gimbal systems, allowing the smoothest shots even in the bumpiest conditions. It relies on an extremely accurate gyro stabilsation system that provides the ability for 360-degree pan, 165-degree tilt, +/- 45 degrees roll and automatic back pan, all with amazing accuracy, sharpness and stability whether you application be on Land, Air or Sea.

Osmo Rig with X5 Camera

Rhino Slider - SONY A7SII / Black Magic 4K

SONY a7sII 4K camera

42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor

BIONZ X Image Processor

Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma

5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization

3840 x 2160: 30 fps, 24 fps, 25 fps

1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps, 50 fps, 25 fps

 

CHRIS HUGHES

 

TELEVISION cameraman