I have over 17 years experience in documentary production. In addition to cinematography and field producing, I have also worked in various positions from field logistic support, photography and sound recording. I am experienced in producing material for both web/multimedia/social and standard broadcast.
I am an extreme environment specialist, from the tropics to the polar regions , with a solid guiding and expedition background (I am an accredited polar guide). I am used to working unsupported in remote areas, both topside and underwater.
Most of my work has been in natural history (BBC NHU, Nat Geo), science, various human documentaries (Nat Geo, Discovery, ABC, SBS), conservation and educational programs. Specific recent camera experience includes remotely controlled cameras, stabilized systems and drones. I am a CASA licensed drone pilot.
News and Documentary Emmy nomination for outstanding cinematography (2018), GTC award for excellence (2019) for BBC Spy in the Wild
show reel : https://www.dropbox.com/s/y76eyatxdxww2iy/Fred%20Olivier%20Showreel%20H264%2020190614.mov?dl=
Director of Photography,
for BBC series " Penguins: Spy in the Huddle"
Overwintered in Antarctica for the second time filming emperor penguins.
Preparation and filming for the Disney Nature Feature film "Penguin" to come in April 2019
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.
"Wild Things" documentary on environmental activism in Australia - In production- Following an activist talent during the Tarkine forest ultramarathon and great Canopy Camp out protest events (also covering some of the XR rebellion events)
SBS production " Flavour Swap" filming cultural cooking exchange between MONA and other restaurant head Chef and local talents from various immigrant communities. (Producers Ella Kennedy and Katherine Pettman)
RED Scarlet-W 5K kit with Canon lenses
B-Cam: Sony A73
XF 305, XF 105 handycam kits, armada of Gopros,
DSLR kit: Canon 5D MkIII
Sound: Field mixer sounddevices, Boom W. Emesser ambient and Sehnheiser radiomics with countryman lapel capsules
Tripods: Miller Arrow 30 (100mm 14 kg payload), Miller Compass 25 (100mm, 14 kg), Miller DS 10, Manfrotto 502
DRONE : Mavic pro 2/ Phantom 4 Pro/ access to Inspire2 with X7
Gimbal: Movi M15 + others
Lighting: LED light panel medium
Post: Imac computer 27' FCP X and DaVinci Resolve + Macbook pro (same)