Frederique Olivier

  • camera operator
  • Hobart TAS, Australia
  • Feb 22, 2019
contract Camera - Aerial, drones & underwater Cinematographer Cinematographer - DOP (head of department) Shooter/Producer

Experience - brief overview of your professional skills

I have over 15 years experience in documentary production and worked in various positions from field logistic support, photography, sound recording and currently mostly doing cinematography as well as field producing. I am catering production styles for both web/multimedia and standard broadcast. 

I have solid guiding and expedition background, strive working in remote areas and certainly an extreme environment specialist from polar to tropical with underwater skills. Programs were essentially natural history (BBC NHU), science, various human documentaries (ABC, SBS), conservation and educational programs. Currently working for the Institute of Marine and Antarctica Science and the University of Tasmania media section. 

Specific recent camera experience includes remotely controlled cameras, stabilized systems and drones (licensed operator).

Credit/work experience (at least 1 professional, paid screen credit)

Feb 2012 - Jan 2013 John Downer Productions

Director of Photography, 

for BBC series " Penguins: Spy in the Huddle" 

Overwintered in Antarctica for the second time filming emperor penguins. 

Camera Operator/ Field producer
Jun 2016 - Jan 2017 Silverback Films

Preparation and filming for the Disney Nature Feature film  "Penguin" to come in April 2019

Director of Photography
May 2017 - Jun 2017 National Geographic

Filming observational documentary on Jade Hameister's crossing of the Greenland Icecap Expedition, 28 days on the ice cap following the 560km ski crossing collecting  general imagery, interviews, and grabs. 


PhD in Antarctic Ecology
Nov 2002 - Dec 2005 UTAS



Your website and

Youtube examples of your work

Equipment, facilities and services

RED Scarlet-W 5K kit with Canon lenses

XF 305, XF 105 handycam kits

DSLR kit:  Canon 5D MkIII

Sound: Fieldmixer sounddevices, Boom W. Emesser ambient and Sehnheiser radiomics

Tripods: Miller Arrow 30 (100mm 14 kg payload), Miller Compass 25 (100mm, 14 kg), Miller DS 10