Mark Slemmings BSc (hons)

Freelance Lighting and OB Cameraman

Telephone: +44 (0)7799 525216





About me

In the new Millennium I decided that it was time for a career change.
I had been either been studying or working with computers since the age of sixteen
and quite frankly was bored with them.

I wanted to spend my time doing something fullfilling, something outside,
something creative and technically challenging at the same time.
I had a flare for photography, but did not want to become a full time photographer.
I wanted to become a cameraman.

Shortly after making this decision I took a gamble and resigned from a secure,
comfortable I.T. job, sold my house and to their delight moved back in with my parents.
I went back into full time education and started a broadcast foundation degree
at Ravensbourne broadcasting college.

Two years later I completed the course and managed to secure my first job
as a staff cameraman working for GlobeCast (formerly NewsForce).

Now with well over fifteen years filming experience, including over 7 years filming
national BBC News to audiences of up to 8 million viewers,
I have filmed underwater and surface documentaries, music concerts
and at all of the major sports stadiums.

I regularly film ENG, hand held radio camera, multi-camera, PSC, long-lens, corporate and 'colour'.

I can honestly say that my career change to become a cameraman was risky, but
without doubt was one of the best decisions that I have every made.
You only live once.

So if you are looking for a talented, reliable and friendly professional cameraman,
one who is always prepared to go that extra mile, please get in touch.


BBC approved lighting cameraman.
Ravensbourne trained, full member of the Guild of Television Cameramen.
Cameraman with Sony PMW-500 / owner operator based in the South of England.