About Me

CAMERA. EDIT. DRONE.
I'm an experienced camera operator/assistant with a BSc in Zoology and MA in documentary film from UWE. I really enjoy working with animals as well as with people and always strive to put raise the production value of any documentary film through considered composition and lighting, spectacular aerials and use of new technology such as gimbals, timelapse, low-light and high-speed filming.

I rounded off 2019 by filming drone and second camera on the opening sequence for an upcoming Netflix blue-chip wildlife series. During the first half of the year I worked across several blue-chip wildlife shoots for for Apple TV+ and was the series AC/drone pilot for an ambitious astrobiology series commissioned by Netflix which followed scientists into some of the world most inhospitable regions.

 
My camera experience includes: long lens wildlife filming, high-speed, rigging gimbals from boats vehicles, aerial filming, camera traps, time-laspe, low-light filming, IR lighting and building macro studio sets. As well as using specialist set-ups I've spent a huge amount of time shooting on the shoulder (FS7) while filming multiple series of tribe/survival program Primal Survivor for Nat Geo.

As well as broadcast  TV work I enjoy self-producing my own films and most recently finished a promotional film for The European Nature Trust, documenting a 200km cycle to raise awareness about deforestation in Romania.
During my time off I enjoy bouldering/rock climbing, carpentry, scuba diving and exploring the UK in my campervan.
 
I've filmed in extreme environments ranging from arctic Canada to humid Sumatran rainforests to the sulfurous Danakil Depression in Ethiopia - and I'm always up for a new challenge!

Please get in contact about availability or equipment hire using the email link below.

I have filmed programs broadcast on

and produced films for a range of clients

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Please get in touch...

jimmy.cape@gmail.com

© 2020 all content shot and edited by Jimmy Cape ...except for the Copa Canyon photo by Señor Trevor