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Credits

This Is Me

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 centre as a Technical Operator tasked with ingesting material, playing material out and managing media for the upcoming news programmes. 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.

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.


Notable achievements

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.

Production Manager

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.

Drone Racing

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.

equipment list

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.

Crew

Cameraman – Alex Doherty


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SPORTS

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)

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

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

Almost done!

More credits

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

Adrift in Soho ( feature Film) IMBb Trailer