• Ben Giles

    Freelance Lighting Camera Operator | Self-Shooting Producer Director | UK North

    +44 (0) 7976 274116


Based between Manchester and Sheffield, I work most of the time with my own Super 35 digital cinema camera system.

I shoot and light in a cinematic style and I’m particularly strong at observational documentary and handheld filming.

I’m equally at home working in a team, or self-shooting in remote corners of the world – and I’m used to working with tight deadlines and in difficult conditions. I’m told I’m strong under pressure, highly creative and practical.

I work with highly skilled sound recordists – but, if schedule or budget demands, I also have a comprehensive location and multitrack sound kit and can provide pristine sound recording and monitoring.

I’m also BAFTA-nominated and a full voting member of the BAFTA cinema jury.

I have a Creative Industries Safety Passport.

I love spending as much time as I can being outdoors and my interests include long distance and sportive road cycling, Alpine mountain biking, skiing and motorcycling.


Sony FS7 4K Super 35mm Camera with 384GB XQD Media Storage.

Sony A7Rii Full Frame (42 Megapixel) RAW 35mm Stills/4K gimbal camera (I also shoot high quality stills).

Zoom Lenses: Sony G 18-110/4.0, Sony G 16-35/4.0 IS, Sony GM 24-70/2.8, Sony 70-200/4.0 IS.

Prime Lenses: Konica Full Frame 28/2.8, 35/3.5, 40/1.8, 50/1.7, 85/1.8 and 135/2.8.

Miller Sprinter II and Carbon Fibre Solo tripods with Compass 25 head.

Motorised Rhino slider with motion control and auto panning, Dolly and track, 3 Axis Electronic Gimbal.

DJI Mavic Pro 4K ultra-portable drone quadcopter.

Dedo DLH4, LED Panel Lights, booms and stands.

Datavideo tablet-based lightweight Portaprompt/Autocue system.

Microphones: Rode NTG3, Oktava MK12, Tram TR50 Lapel, Sony ECM77 Lapel, Sony digital radio mic system, Zoom F4 Field Mixer/Multitrack Recorder, booms and mic stands.

Lastolite Panelite large diffuser, Chroma Key and Grey backgrounds, Macbook Pro Retina with Adobe CC (Premiere Pro, After Effects etc) – fully portable with 12TB Thunderbolt storage.

2016 VW T6 Transporter 140BHP Kombi Van – room for 5 people in comfort, plus one tonne of kit.


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