Nick Porter

Lighting Camera Operator/Editor

SUMMARY

Two decades of experience, thousands of hours filmed and edited across eighty countries, numerous war zones and disasters, 10 years in the Middle East, three kids, one wife and I’m still smiling!!

If you’re looking for someone who loves to shoot great pictures, is used to responsibility and has the track record plus the technical ‘know how’ to back it all up, I could be that someone.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2008 - Present

Supervisor Lighting Cameraman/Editor

Al Jazeera English

ENG/Documentary crew with international remit. Charged with managing ENG teams within the network while providing training, guidance and support (both technical and personal).

Tasked with keeping across developments in technology, purchasing where required and devising workflows to allow implementation.

Continue to deploy internationally to shoot, edit and DOP for news and documentary while providing live transmission via SNG, IP and IP over satellite (BGAN).

Nov 2005 - Nov 2008

Senior Lighting Cameraman/Editor

Al Jazeera English

ENG/Documentary crew with international remit. Involved with the technical set up, equipment choices and creation of workflows for the news gathering teams working within the network. Continued to shoot, edit and DOP content for news and documentary. Live transmission via SNG, IP and IP over satellite (BGAN).

Nov 2004 - Oct 2005

Lighting Cameraman/Editor

BSKYB

ENG crew with international remit. Shooting lighting directing and editing of news and sport packages both at home and overseas. Regular live transmission.

Feb 1998 - Oct 2004

Lighting Cameraman/Editor

I.T.N

ENG crew with international remit. Shooting, lighting, directing and editing of news and sport both at home and overseas. Live transmission on location and within studio.

Aug 1995 - Dec 1996

Assistant Camera Operator

Sunset & Vine

Filming links, setting and striking sets. Maintenance of kit and keeping camera operators generally happy.

Education

Education
Sep 1993 - Jul 1995

Higher National Diploma in Media Production & Technology

Farnborough College of Technology

Television Technology. Media Production. Journalism. Advertising/Copywriting. Law. Radio Production

Sep 1998 - Jul 1990

Advanced Levels

Ramsden School for Boys

English Literature/Language. Sport Science.

Sep 1983 - Jul 1988

General Certificate of Education

Ramsden School for Boys

English Literature/Language. Maths. Physics. Chemistry. Biology. Art. Sport Science. Drama. Photography.

Certifications

Certifications

Hostile Environments and First Aid

Centurion Safety

Editing with AVID

AJTC

Camera Stabilisation Systems

VITEC Group/Sachtler

Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Training

Centurion Safety

Camera and Lighting Techniques

National Film & Television School