Freelance Camera Operator
I have over 19 years of experience as a Television Cameraman working for most of the major broadcasters in the UK and around the World. I am an experienced Steadicam Operator and Cameraman I have worked on films, documentaries, short films and much more. If you keep scrolling there’s a really long list below.
I can work on practically anything that needs filming, anything from outside broadcasts, music, sports or news to operating a studio camera on live or pre-recorded productions.
This website is basic “no-frills” modern version of a live CV for promotional purposes, I will continue to update it periodically.
I work across a variety of outside broadcasting and single-camera productions.
Since 2012 I have been freelance primarily as a cameraman and have built up a range of corporate and broadcast clients. I have regular jobs that come back year after year, like the Touring Cars on ITV and other jobs that pop up every 4 years like the World Cup or the Olympics.
Where did you start working in television?
in 2001 I started my career at ITV Central in Birmingham. One of my first roles was working on CITV and Central news as a sound assistant.
I later moved into technical support learning the roles of the engineering department gaining a good overview of the workings of the station and undertaking basic maintenance of technical equipment.
I later moved into the media center as a Technical Operator tasked with ingesting material, playing material out, and managing media for upcoming news programs. This was a busy vibrant job that gave me a great understanding of the world of Television. I was made redundant in 2003.
how did you get into Camera work?
In 2004 Alex worked for a Birmingham-based facilities company called Clockwork Television. I worked as a camera trainee mainly covering Saturday afternoon football games for Arial camera systems and was a client of Clockwork Television. Here I learned the skill of operating “Hot Heads”. I also covered many corporate events for local businesses.
What happened for the next few years?
In 2006 I joined Arqiva outside broadcasts as a staff camera operator and guarantee. My role was to look after the camera facilities and operate cameras on a multitude of large contracts. I also learned the skill of becoming a Steadicam operator at BBC Wood Norton hoasted by Tiffen
Clients included all of the major broadcasters, Sky Sports, BBC, ITV & Channel 4, on contracts such as Question Time, One Man and His Dog, Sky Sports EFL Championship contract and Last Night of the Proms, and a multitude of smaller contracts. This is where I met most of my current clients. Sadly I was made redundant again in 2012 when the company was outbid on several contracts.
What type of freelance work are you doing now?
There is a really really long list of jobs that I have worked on over the years since being freelance. I’ve been absolutely privileged to have been invited to work around the world on some of the biggest broadcasts that the world has seen from the Olympics to the World Cup, The UEFA Euros, and ATP & WTA tennis tournaments.
I also work across ad-hock jobs including, Rugby, Basketball, Netball, Cricket, Boxing, Hockey, Strongman, Swimming, Live Music, News, and Current affairs.
The Short Film Show
In 2017 I created a series for SKY called The Short Film Show, actually two series. From idea to screen, it’s on Amazon prime now if you fancy a binge.
Sometime during 2015, I’m not too sure, it’s still pretty much a blur. I was the Production Manager for a feature-length movie called adrift in Soho. Managing a cast and crew of almost 500.
In 2016 I produced a pilot drone racing TV series. Basically, we put together 4 teams, with their drones and raced them around an abandoned factory, and filmed the whole lot. It’s a long story, a good one though, a whole website to be precise.
Do you have your own gear?
Yes, I have my own gear a Black Magic URSA 4.6K Camera, I’m not going to go into the nitty-gritty of all the bits I have but send me a message and let’s talk nerd 🤓
But if I don’t have it I can get it I have a great relationship with Media Dog hire.
Cameraman – Alex Doherty
OBS Olympics Tokyo 2020 (Host Broadcast)
UEFA Euros 2020 Baku Azerbaijan (Host Broadcast)
Sunset & Vine, Boxing Coverage of the Commonwealth games (Host Broadcast)
ATP Madrid Open (Host Broadcast)
Moto Cam, The Big Half.
FIFA, 2018 World Cup Russia (Host Broadcast)
MLB, Home Run Derby X
France Euro 2016 (Host Broadcast)
FA Cup Semi-Final 2020 (Host Broadcast)
SKY Sports, BBL Basketball
MUTV FA Youth Cup Final (Steadicam)
BBC, Match of the Day
BT Sports, Rugby
Cannel +, Champions league
Manchester United Legends Football Match (Steadicam)
Abu Dhabi Grand Slam jiu-jitsu (Steadicam)
Rio Olympic 2016 Swimming Qualifiers
Aurora, Goodwood F.O.S
Aurora, Goodwood Revival
UFC, Cage Fighting (Steadicam)
ITV Formula E Battersea London
BBC, Welsh Snooker Open
LFCTV Player of the Year Awards
ESPN Sports Center, V-Day memorial live from Grafenwoehr Germany
Euro Sport, World Superbikes
BT Sports, Basketball
Sky Sports, Celebrity Christmas Football Special
BBC, FA Youth Cup Final (Steadicam)
SIS, Horse Racing
Sky Sports, Football
IMG Media, Championship Football
Dave, Ultimate Strong Man (Steadicam)
Premier Sports, Rugby
Rugby League World Cup
ITV, British Touring cars
Box Nation, Boxing
Euro Sport, Speedway Grand Prix Final
Sky Sports, Netball
Sky Sports, Cricket (Steadicam)
ICC, Women’s Cricket World Cup
IMG, India Hero Hockey League (Steadicam)
Goodwood Moving Motor Show (Steadicam)
LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT & CURRENT AFFAIRS
BBC Events, Queen Elisabeth’s II Funeral (Host Broadcast)
BBC Events, Laying in state coverage (Host Broadcast)
BBC Events, The Proclamation of King Charles III (Host Broadcast)
Sassy Films, House of the Dragon Premier
Sonder | Design, BBC, Later with Jules Holland ( Sleaford Mods)
Channel 5, The Gadget Show ( Steadicam)
BBC News, Victoria Derbyshire
BBC, 1975 with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Mentorn Media, 3 Speech
BBC, 2016 Referendum Coverage
London Live, Channel Launch
BBC Midlands Today, Our economy
Objective Productions, (C4) Derren Brown Svengali
BBC, Outside Source
Arts Alliance, Chasing legends
Tim Minchin Live at the Apollo
BBC, 6 Music Festival Exeter
BBC, Olympic debate
Mentorn, Question Time
Feltec, Conference on Libya
Avanti, Song for Wales
Upper Cut Productions, BBC, Helicopter Hero’s
Mentorn, Young voters Question Time
BBC Scotland, Mastermind final
BBC, One Man and his Dog
Chelsea TV/Sky news, Champions League parade
Kaleidoscope, Midnight tango
Mentorn, Big Questions
Rustle peters Live at the O2
BBC Scotland, Proms in the Park
Widescreen / Lightening, Kasabian at the O2
Mentorn, QT Riots Special From Television Centre
Feltec, Conference on Afghanistan
Channel 4, How to Save £100 billion
Adrift in Soho (feature Film) (Steadicam)
Esports Engine 2022 Pokémon World Championships
Supercell, Brawl Stars Finals Paris.
Branded Content & Corporate Video Production as a Production Manager / Producer
Property Collection, Ongoing video production
Ridgemonkey, Video Production manager (2021)
Severn Trent Water, Breakthrough
Les Mills, Tribal Gathering Spain 2018 Rhodes 2019