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Plan of Action

Updated: Dec 29, 2023


  • 2nd June 2024: £100,000 in bank account

  • 2nd June 2024: B Camera on Netflix, Disney+ or Amazon Prime

  • 30th December 2024: Buy M2 Steadicam with Volt


  1. Keep reminding yourself of God. He's making this happen. Virtuous life. Stay humble.

  2. Surround yourself with the energy you want and desire to reach your goals

  3. Continue to develop my skillset for Operating

  4. Take the time to bond with DoPs and Directors. Go for drinks etc. They will get you work

  5. Practice lighting in various situations and room sizes

  6. Add to SHOOT! and continuously revise


  • Develop communication and people management skills, bring the best out of my team, be a good problem solver, three cameras isn't better than two

  • Be a 'Yes and' personality. Be open to ideas. It's not about me, it's about the Director and the story.

  • Think of the Director's personality and ensure I match their vision

  • Do favours and work for less or nothing if required

  • Most important thing on set: time. Complete the day. Don't do too much.

  • Get to CVP and play with Geared Head, Cameras, Technocrane (if they have one), Wheels etc


  • Research the latest technology, cameras, studios, rigs

  • Learn Menu inside out for Venice, ALEXA and RED cameras

  • Read the ACO Newsletter, BSC, Empire, Magazine, Industry articles

  • Watch YouTube videos on the latest technology

  • Educate myself on everything camera-related

  • Watch films, series, TV shows etc

  • Message ACO members and introduce myself etc

  • Watch Meet the Gaffer, In Depth Cine etc on YouTube and gather knowledge of equipment and ways to light. Add to SHOOT!


  • GET VISIBLE. Reach out to ACO members, connect, network and contact previous DoPs to update them. Chris Chisnall for example

  • Work with Whisper again

  • Earn back full price of Sony FX9 by using it on jobs

  • Look at CVs of Diary Service crew and send my details and showreel to the production companies they worked for

  • Produce Operating and Cinematography business cards to give out when networking

  • Master Black-Tek wheels

  • Add to Showreel: add whip-pans

  • Try out Steadicam with Alex Doherty in North?

  • Continue developing in OBs / Sport. Money for Steadicam.

  • Max Rijavec and Optical Support for intensive 2-day Steadicam course, £990

  • Learn to DoP for Short Films as soon as you can

  • Contact Rachel Slater/Hannah Williams (WhatsApp?) or show-face

  • DoP/Camera Operate on more Short Films

  • Master distances for focus and lens choice

  • Call and email every single OB company and news network / local station in the UK.

  • Practice using and reading Waveforms and Vectorscopes. Make WFM reading second-nature


  • Join a Diary Service

  • Purchase a Steadicam

  • Become Full ACO Member

  • Get into the Guild of British Camera Technicians

  • Become a SOC Member after at least 5 years

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