I have over 17 years diverse experience in documentary production from solo producer shooter to working with large crews. 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 for BBC Spy in the Wild (2018), UK GTC award for Excellence (2019) for BBC Spy in the Snow
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.
Field production and and camera operation for the Disney Nature Feature film "Penguin"
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 - Following an activist talent during the Tarkine forest protests and public event 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)
DOP for an SBS Series following celebrity Chef Annaliese Gregory into the Wild.
A-Cam: RED Gemini 5K kit
Canon L series Zoom lenses
Samyang/Rokinon prime lenses
B-Cam: Sony A73
C-Cams 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: DJI RS2 (or Movi M15)
Lighting: LED light panel 1"
Post: Imac computer 27' FCP X and DaVinci Resolve + Macbook pro (same)