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email: chris@chrisd.tv
mob: +65 9040 4469
TRIVIA
Countries I've filmed in:

Cambodia
China
France
Hong Kong
Hungary
India
Indonesia
Italy
Malaysia
Myanmar
Monaco
New Zealand
Philippines
Qatar
Romania
Singapore
South Africa
Switzerland
Tanzania
Thailand
UK
Vietnam
Korean Pop superstar and actor Rain - F1 Rocks
TRIVIA
CELEBRITIES I've filmed:

Alan Titchmarsh
Afro Celt
Beyonce
Catherine Zeta Jones
Cliff Richard
David Attenborough
Dominic Lau
Elton John
Elle Mcpherson
Gene Simmons
Joe Perry
Lindsay Lohan
Martin Brundle
Mark Webber
Michael Douglas
Mick Jagger
Mohini Sule
Muse

Nadya Hutagalung
Nitin Sawhney
Oli Pettigrew
Olivia Newton John
Rain
Richard & Judy
Simple Plan
Steven Fry
Tyra Banks
Zeb Hogan
BEYONCE interview for F1 ROCKS -broadcast to 140 countries...
Shooting corporate video for PEARL
Rose the rhino
Flight of the Rhino, Conservation Film. 1996 ish
NHK
Shooting HDCAM for NHK
Me with JANE GOODALL
Corporate Video for YARA
CURRICULUM vitae
me in SUMMARY
Catherine Zeta Jones
Filming under a helicopter - this pic hasn't been photoshoped!
I am British

I have Over 20 yrs experience in the TV industry and have been a Freelance Cameraman & Editor since 1995

I specialise in Documentary and Corporate cinematography

I've been based in Singapore since 2002

I'm a Singaporean PR, trading as Chris D TV


I've Worked in over 20 countries, and up to 5600 meters above sea level :o)
selected CREDITS
CAMERAWORK:

NOMINATED for BEST DOCUMENTARY for Giant Pandas Moving House at the 2013 Asian Television Awards

NOMINATED for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY for A culinary Coup at the 2011 Asian Television Awards

PRODUCTION: Kids Vs Film (S2) [Docu/Reality series] 2013
POSITION: DOP/Snr Cameraman
CLIENT: Beach House Pictures/Discovery Channel
DIRECTOR: Nick Oh
FORMAT/CAMERA: Canon XF MPEG2 422 HD/Canon XF305/C300

PRODUCTION: RV Investigator build [Corporate]
2012-2014
POSITION: DOP/Photographer
CLIENT: CSIRO
FORMAT/CAMERA: Canon XF MPEG2 422 HD/Canon XF300


PRODUCTION: 4Me Channel Idents [Promos] 2013
POSITION: DOP
CLIENT: Brand New Media
FORMAT/CAMERA: Red Scarlet/RedCode


PRODUCTION: The Apprentice Asia (S1) [Reality] 2013
POSITION: Cameraman
CLIENT: Fremantle/AXN
DIRECTOR: Robin Trump
FORMAT/CAMERA: XDCAM HD 4:2:2/Sony PDW700


PRODUCTION: Kids Vs Film (S1) [Docu/Reality series] 2012-13
POSITION: DOP/Snr Cameraman
CLIENT: Beach House Pictures/Discovery Channel
DIRECTOR: Susan Oliver
FORMAT/CAMERA: Canon XF MPEG2 422 HD/Canon XF305/C300

PRODUCTION: Oracle Maldives & Shanghai [Corporate]
2013
POSITION: DOP
CLIENT: The Deck
DIRECTOR: Jon Moore
FORMAT/CAMERA: Canon XF MPEG2 422 HD/Canon C300

PRODUCTION: Monster Fish (Cambodia) [Documentary] 2012
POSITION: DOP
CLIENT: InFocus Asia/National Geographic Channel
DIRECTOR: Tuktaa
FORMAT/CAMERA: Canon XF MPEG2 422 HD/Canon C300

PRODUCTION: Asia's Next Top Model (S1) [Reality] 2012
POSITION: Cameraman
CLIENT: Ice TV/Star World
DIRECTOR: Marilyn Tan
FORMAT/CAMERA: XDCAM HD 4:2:2/Sony PDW700


PRODUCTION: Giant Pandas Moving House [Documentary] 2011-12
POSITION: DOP
CLIENT: InFocus Asia/National Geographic Channel
DIRECTOR: Indra Neinhaus
FORMAT/CAMERA: AVCIntra/Panasonic HPX2700 Varicam

PRODUCTION: Singapore Family Cookoff [Reality] 2011
POSITION: DOP/Snr Cameraman
CLIENT: Brand New Media
DIRECTOR: Yin Phua
FORMAT/CAMERA: XDCAM EX/Sony EX3


PRODUCTION: Food For Thought [Documentary] 2011
POSITION: DOP
CLIENT: In Focus Asia/National Geographic Channel
DIRECTOR: Jon Moore
FORMAT/CAMERA: XDCAM EX/Sony EX3


PRODUCTION: Restaurant Bobby Chinn (Ep 1 & 2) [Documentary] 2011
POSITION: DOP
CLIENT: Beach House Pictures/Discovery Channel
DIRECTOR: Quinn Berentson
FORMAT/CAMERA: ProRes 422/Sony EX3 (w/ NanoFlash)


PRODUCTION: 25th Anniversary Expedition [NGO Documentary] 2011
POSITION: DOP
CLIENT: China Exploration & Research Society
FORMAT/CAMERA: Canon XF MPEG2 422 HD/Canon XF300

PRODUCTION: A Culinary Coup - The Launch of Ku De Ta [documentary]
2010
POSITION: DOP
CLIENT: The Deck/Off the Fence/Food Network Asia
DIRECTOR: Marilyn McFadyen/Jon Moore
FORMAT/CAMERA: AVCIntra/Panasonic HPX2700 Varicam

PRODUCTION: Megastructures - Gardens by the Bay [documentary]
2010
POSITION: DOP
CLIENT: Beach House Pictures/National Geographic Channel
DIRECTOR: Kenny Png
FORMAT/CAMERA: XDCAM HD 4:2:2/Sony PDW700

PRODUCTION: F1 Rocks [global entertainment show] 2009
POSITION: DOP/Snr Cameraman
CLIENT: North One Television
FORMAT/CAMERA: XDCAM HD 4:2:2/Sony PDW700

PRODUCTION: Singapore: A City in a Garden [documentary]
2009
POSITION: DOP
CLIENT: Mike Birkhead Associates/National Parks Board
DIRECTOR: Saritha Wilkinson
FORMAT/CAMERA: DVCProHD/Panasonic HDC27 Varicam

PRODUCTION: Gene Simmons Family Jewels [reality show]
2009
POSITION: Cameraman
CLIENT: APV/AETN
FORMAT/CAMERA: DVCProHD/Panasonic HDX900

PRODUCTIONS: St Bernard Mission to Tibet, Yellow River Expedition & Burmese Cats Long Journey Home - [documentary films]
2008-9
POSITION: DOP/Filmmaker
CLIENT:
China Exploration & Research Society
FORMAT/CAMERA: HDV/Canon XL-H1 and XH-A1

PRODUCTION: The Amazing Race Asia [reality show]
2007
CPOSITION: Cameraman
LIENT: Active TV/AXN
FORMAT/CAMERA: DVCAM/Sony DSR570

EDITING:

PRODUCTION: RV Investigator Build EPKs [Corporate] 2012-2014
CLIENT: CSIRO
FORMAT: Canon XF MPEG2 422 HD/Canon XF300

PRODUCTIONS: St Bernard Mission to Tibet, Yellow River Expedition & Burmese Cats Long Journey Home, Mekong Expedition, 25th Anniversary Expedition, Salween Expedition - [documentary films]
2008-Present
CLIENT:
China Exploration & Research Society
FORMAT/CAMERA: Various HD

PRODUCTION: 5 Star Insider [documentary]
2006
CLIENT: Oak 3 Films/ Discovery
FORMAT: Digital Betacam

PRODUCTION: Asian Masterpiece Showcase [documentary series]
2004-5
CLIENT: Bang Productions/Discovery
FORMAT: Various/Digital Betacam

PRODUCTION: Asian Enigma [documentary series] 2003-4
CLIENT: Bang Productions/Discovery
FORMAT: Various

employment HISTORY
Nov '02 - Present Freelance Lighting Cameraman & Editor - Singapore
Jan '08 - Dec '10 Part Time Lecturer at the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), Nanyang Technological College, Singapore.
Jan '05- Dec '07 Part Time Lecturer at Lasalle School of the Arts
The Puttnam School of Film, Singapore.
Nov '02 - Present Founder & Managing Director - Wildilfe Asia
Oct '95 - Aug '02 Freelance Lighting Cameraman & Editor - UK
Oct '95 - Aug '99 Head of Production (and later) Company Director
for Earth 2000, London, UK.
Jun '95 - Sep '95 Editor: CST Productions. Corporate productions.
London, UK.
Oct '94 - May '95 Cameraman/Researcher: CST Cable Ltd, Features Unit, Wire TV. Bristol, UK.
Jun '93 - May '94 Production Coordinator: CST Cable Ltd, Wire TV.
Bristol, UK.
Oct '91 - Mar '93 Transmission Assistant/ Senior Librarian: Screensport, London, UK.
education
1990 - 91 British Institute of Professional Photography Professional Qualifying Exam in Film and Television Studies (validated by the BKSTS): Pass with full merits.
Salisbury College of Art, Wiltshire.
1988 - 90 BTEC HND in Photography, specialising in TV production: Pass. Salisbury College of Art, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK.
1987 - 88 Foundation Course in Art, specialising in photography: Pass. Reigate School of Art, Surrey, UK.
1985 - 87 A Levels: History, Art, Maths (Pure and Applied).
St Wilfred’s Comprehensive School, Crawley, Sussex, UK.
1984 - 85 O Levels: Art, CDT Metalwork, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, History, English, Religious Studies.
St Wilfred’s Comprehensive School, Crawley, Sussex, UK.
a little bit more ABOUT ME...
Having studied photography, then film & television about 20 yrs ago in the UK, I immediately started working in the TV industry & have gained a diverse range of experience:

Studio & location lighting camerawork - single & multi-camera;
Camera operation in multi-camera environment;
live & pre-recorded programmes;
& PSC/ENG operation
.
Shooting DVCAM for
THE AMAZING RACE ASIA
I have shot in over 20 countries, including: China, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, & the UK.

Although I now specialise as a Lighting Cameraman, I have taken on various production & technical roles over the years.

I produce/direct & edit my own projects when required, & have worked on live/OB shows - from setting up the OB equipment & rigging studios to working in transmission operations & post production facilities.

My approach to work can be summed up with three "C"s:
Creative / Conscientious / Chilled
and I try to adhere to this on most occasions ;o)
Me opening the WILDLIFE ASIA FILM FESTIVAL
There is another C that is close to my heart: Conservation. This is both my passion and my motivation. Although I enjoy all aspects of my work, I am very much focusing my career on all aspects of wildlife and conservation film production.

This is demonstrated through my involvement in Filmmakers For Conservation and Wildlife Asia, and my move to Singapore.
In 2000 I was a fortunate to become a founder member of Filmmakers for Conservation (FFC - www.filmmakersforconservation.org).

And in 2002 I set up Wildlife Asia Ltd (www.wildlifeasia.org) – with the objective of using the media to bring the conservation message to Asia through the creation of Asia’s Premier Wildlife & Environmental Film Festival, and other media-related initiatives.

Through Wildilfe Asia I am working to develop the wildlife filmmaking industry in Asia and am helping to nurture greater appreciation for the natural world through our festival and such initiatives as Student Filmmaking Expeditions with CERS (China Exploration & Research Society) and Canon Singapore.
PERSONAL info
FULL NAME: Christopher Dickinson

DOB: 25 March 1969

NATIONALITY: British

Singapore PR

Trading as: Chris D TV

Reg. No.: 52981854W

E-mail: chris@chrisd.tv

Mobile: +65 9040 4469

OTHER info:
Marital Status: Married
UK Passport
Clean Driving License (UK and SG)
professional INFO
Cameras shot with:
4K:
Red Scarlet
HD Super35/full frame:
C300, C100, F3, 5DmkII, 7D
HD:
Varicam HPX2700 & HDC27, HPX900, HVX200, PDW700/800, F900, EX3, XF300/305, XF105, XA25, GoPro HeroHD
SD:
DVW709/790, BVW400, Ikegami HL-V55, PD100/150
Formats shot on:
4K:
RedCode
HD:
Canon XF,
DVCPRO HD (P2 & tape), AVCIntra, HDCAM, XDCAM HD/EX & HDV
SD:
Digital Betacam, DVCPRO, SX, Betacam SP, DVCAM & DV
Systems edited on:
AVID, FINAL CUT PRO, Premiere
Genres worked in:
Features/Documentaries
News
Entertainment
Music
Reality
Sports
Ads/Promos
Corporates
Disciplines:
DoP/
Lighting camerawork
Single Camera/one man band
Snr Cameraman on Multi shoots
Studio & location lighting
Aerial photography/camerawork
Sony F3 and Nano FLash, Studio shoot for The Deck, SAP corporate, Singapore
Photo-op during filming of the opening sequence for F1 Rocks
ELTON JOHN exclusive - OK Magazine
Qinghai lake, Yellow River Expedition for CERS
Oil rig off Thailand - corporate shoot for PEARL
Me at the source of the Mekong - 5000 meters above sea level
CERS Expedition 2007
Commercial for OK Magazine 2000 ish
Teaching Singaporean film students on expedition in China for WILDLIFE ASIA, CANON, CERS, & NTU