BBC Natural History Unit Bristol – Trainee Wildlife Camera Operator

The BBC are looking to help build expertise in long lens, drone, time-lapse and gimbal filming.

Closes September 30, 2019

The makers of Planet Earth 2 are now embarking on the next installment of this ambitious landmark series for BBC1 – Planet Earth 3. Shot in UHD and reflecting the scale and ambition of the original Planet Earth, the new series will range across eight episodes, each with its own distinct visuals and unique characters, exploring all corners of our amazing planet, from the depths of the ocean to the highest peaks to the darkest jungles. In the eighth programme we will meet the scientists who are trying to protect and preserve the critically important ecosystems of our planet.

We are looking to help build expertise in long lens, drone, time-lapse and gimbal filming. We will also be interested in developing underwater filming skills. An aptitude and passion for any of these disciplines will be of value.  Working as a Trainee, we’ll give you a structured training plan that will include working alongside the wildlife camera operators and programme makers in the Natural History Unit. You’ll be learning about the latest wildlife production and photographic processes as well as preparing work in the production offices and providing assistance/shooting in the field. Your training will include on the job as well as attendance at formal courses and you’ll be allocated a Mentor to help and support you through this training programme. In addition your role may include travel to locations in the UK as well as overseas.

See more about this opportunity here.

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