Hi, I’m Gavin Roberts,
LIGHTING CAMERA OPERATOR
I’m a London-based freelance camera operator highly skilled in TV video production. Carrying over 15 years of experience, I work on varied genres of videography and cinematography, including Documentary making, shooting Music Videos and Short Films, ENG, and Outside Broadcasting to cover News, Promos, Sports, Drama, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Current Affairs, Corporate, and other Live Events.
G Roberts Production Limited is my venture through which I intend to showcase my undying passion for my work. I strive to reflect it through the unconventional images I capture and the engaging videos I create. My creative flair is what keeps my work apart from the crowd.
As a trained professional I know cameras like the back of my hand. A thorough understanding of the entire TV production process helps me modulate my methods and deliver footage of exceptional quality. These are further infused with my own artistry and imaginative ideas so a sense of ingenuity can be brought about and production values enhanced.
To make this a consistent effort, I am always looking for fresh approaches and newer concepts. My knack for creating powerful visuals is backed by solid technical knowledge, which gives me an upper hand in troubleshooting on site and adapting the production process to last-minute changes. Rest assured that lighting will always be optimum, audio clear, and every shot well composed.
My expertise in handling Steadicam equipment allows me to create movements that look effortless on screen. I’m responsible for the technical set-up of the system as well as balancing the camera. Coordinating my work directly with the DoP, directors, actors, and the rest of the crew, I ensure the shots never go out of focus. Any kind of physical and creative challenge is most welcome.
I’ve been associated with the prestigious Neon Productions – a global news agency, for whom I covered David Cameron’s statement in the wake of the historic Brexit vote on behalf of BBC. Billions of viewers watched the live telecast worldwide without any loss of video or audio quality. This apart, my clientele also includes the likes of ITV, S4C, RT, UK, CH4, CH5, and SKY.
I have an extensive knowledge of working in different terrains – be it inside the four walls of a studio or somewhere out in the open. My role as a cameraman also includes reviewing and interpreting scripts for better scenario planning, and editing videos for polished outcomes.
My understanding of lighting and cameras is in-depth and I have an eye for detail. This always lets me meet shooting requirements without fretting about technical aspects or split second decisions.
I’m absolutely competent on set, functioning as the key part of the creative team and efficaciously collaborating across all production departments to ensure the best results. Over and above that, I also deliver risk assessments so the process of production remains aligned to Health and Safety standards on set.