Producer, Writer, Director, Fixer
My career spans 20+ years in television as a series, post and field producer, director, writer, researcher and fixer. I specialise in documentary and factual television, but have worked across all genres. I have international and domestic experience on large and small scale productions. Broadcasters include Discovery Networks, National Geographic, RTL, BBC, ABC, SBS, Nine, Ten, and Seven networks. After many years living in Sydney, I am now back in my hometown of Hobart and work with excellent local crews.
Mathew is a cinematographer and stills photographer with experience ranging from large productions to solo operations. He is experienced in MoVI and Aerials (CASA licensed drone pilot), and has experience with roped access work, small boat operations and remote area expeditions. He is an experienced polar guide, zodiac boat driver and climbing guide.
Mathew has worked on a range of features, shorts, commercials, documentaries and news.
Clients include: The ABC, BBC, Travel Channel, Huffington Post, News Corp, Getty, Telstra, Camelbak, Henty, Black Diamond, Sea to Summit, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian State Government, University of Tasmania, Polar Latitudes, Fredbird Productions, Toyshop Productions, Roar Film and Latitude Films.
Hobart Tasmania, Australia
I have worked professionally as a camera operator in news, sport and production for 6 years. I have also produced and/or collaborated on dozens of short films.
Cinematographer / DOP
Hobart TAS, Australia
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=