Tom Cottam
Camera Operator/Assistant & Jib Operator

I’m based in the North of England and have over 5 years experience working in the industry, with credits ranging across motorsport, live events, promos, commercials, corporate films, documentaries and drama.

I speak 3 languages fluently, English, French and Greek; I also have experience working abroad with international crew. I am fully insured and available for hire anywhere in the UK and internationally.

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Video Production

Camera operating/assisting
Video editing – Final Cut Pro X
Lighting technician work

Specialist skills

Jib operating (Hague K18, K12)
Glidecam, gimbal (Ronin)
Timelapse photography

I work with the latest 4k technology, on camera systems such as the Sony FS7/FS5/FS700 and A7SII, Canon C300/C100 and DSLRs.

About Me

About Me

Welcome to my website; I’m a freelance camera operator & assistant and jib operator based in the North of England, working all over the UK and internationally.

I graduated from University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Film & Media Production and I have over 5 years experience in the industry working as a camera operator and video editor, and over the past 3 years I’ve spent a lot of time working and honing my skills as a jib operator.

I’m well travelled; I was born and raised in France by English parents for 13 years, before spending almost 4 years living in Athens in Greece and finally moving to the UK in 2008. My work has taken me all over the UK and around the World – I’ve filmed across various parts of Europe as well as some other pretty cool places including New Zealand, Australia and the United States.

I have an extensive portfolio of automotive work having spent 3 years covering various automotive and drifting events around the UK for Team Japspeed and the British Drift Championship, as well as freelancing for clients such as Monster Energy, Maxxis Tyres and Honda most recently. I’ve also worked with professional Gymkhana Grid driver Dmitrij Sribnyj.

My other credits span across various types of live events, promos, documentaries, corporate films, commercials and short and feature length drama projects.

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