Phil Thomas – Steadicam Operator Owner
Freelance Steadicam Operator Owner for the broadcast and film industry
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I am a Steadicam Owner Operator and Camera Operator based in Cardiff, Wales.As a Steadicam Operators Association and Guild of Television Cameramen member, I take my creative work seriously and always strive to produce the best possible shots given any situation. My Steadicam rig has a range of bespoke accessories to make it suitable for all aspects of television production from outside broadcasts to drama, studio shows, commercials and much more. I can also shoot digital film with my rig from DSLR to RED camera setups. I was initially trained in Steadicam at the National Film and Television school on a dedicated Steadicam course by instructors with over 30 years experience in Steadicam Operating. Since then, being a rig owner has allowed me to improve my techniques through extensive use of the rig in many conditions and on a variety of shots both on set and out practicing. I regularly do shots which include running, stairs, rough terrain, epic oners (single shot with no cuts) as well as pitch side on sports matches and hard mounted on vehicles. As a Steadicam and Camera Operator I have worked on productions with BBC, Sky, GB Sport, London Olympics, Cardiff Blues Rugby, McDonald's, Nationwide, British Gas, GE Aviation, Three Mobile and many more clients and independent producers for broadcast, corporate videos and films.
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