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Cameraman/Editor Live Video DirectorDrone Pilot

Based in the South of England, I'm a Cameraman, Drone Pilot, Director and Editor. I also run solo16 Broadcast

I started experimenting with cameras when I was 14 and had directed my first professional short film by the age of 16, I was hooked.




I've been working creatively since the age of 12 and professionally since 1997.


After setting up a profitable theatre company whilst still at school I became a member of the National Youth Theatre and worked in

stage management in the West End before studying theatre at college. I trained in technical theatre and television at

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and then moved straight into the industry working on ‘Casualty’ and other early ‘fly on the wall’

documentaries like "Vet's in Practice' and 'Driving School' in the camera department.


Since 1997 I have worked as a Cameraman on a variety of corporate and television programmes in the UK and around Europe including national and regional news, breakfast and daytime TV. I've directed many multi-camera live broadcasts.


In 2023 I won a Royal Television Society award for my work in the camera team on the Queen's funeral. 


My attention to detail, broad knowledge and reliability are the attributes most often mentioned in client feedback. 

Filming with Phil Vickery
  • Over two decades in the industry

  • Wide range of cameras inc 4K

  • On-site editing if required

  • BBC & ITV approved supplier

  • Broadcast anywhere with my LiveU

  • Fully insured

  • News Assignment Location Safety (NALS)

  • Full GTC member

Tom Sykes - Freelance Broadcast Camera Operator UK.
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(A snapshot of my work)

Terrestrial Broadcast


Queen Elizabeth II funeral broadcast (BBC Events).

First Lady Of Ukraine Interview. - Good Morning Britain.

BBC Newsnight - Location lives and OB studio camera. 

Sky News.

BBC News (Network).

ITV News at 6 & 10.

BBC Breakfast - Location lives, drone lives. 

BBC Sunday Politics.

BBC 'Points West'.

BBC 'South Today'.

BBC 'South East Tonight'.

BBC 'Spotlight'.

BBC "Inside Out' South.

BBC Scotland.

BBC Wales.

ITV 'This Morning' - Location Lives.

Good Morning Britain - Drone Lives.

ITV 'All Around Britain'.

ITV West Country.

ITV Meridian.

ITV Central.

ITV London.


Daily Mail Online.

British Superbikes - (Televideo/Eurosport).

750 Motorclub Races - Motor's TV (Sky).

Royal International Air Tattoo - News​.


Virtual Air Tattoo 

British Airways Final 747 Flight Live

Mini Clubman Launch

Organix Instagram Series

Game Developers Conference, Cologne

inSwindon and Chippenham BID Companies - Various events.

Barclays Bank

Help For Heroes

Rituals Cosmetics

Lipton Ice Tea

Virtual Royal International Air Tattoo

Christian Salverson

STOMP Stage Show

Romanian Shoebox Deliveries - Documentaries

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