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About David

David Baillie began his career in film and TV through working as a Director/DoP in his own production company which won numerous awards in both current affairs and drama production. In more recent years David works just as a DoP across documentaries, dramas and commercials. However his previous experience directing actors means he often works a 2nd DoP on dramas where there is more need to interpret the script and action. As well as location and studio lighting David also specialises as an aerial DoP on both helicopters and drones, as well as providing stabilised rig shooting on boats and vehicles. His work in this field has won him both Bafta and Emmy awards, which accompany many other awards for documentary and drama production. David has his own Alexa and lenses but is conversant with most digital cinematography formats. He holds current visas for the USA, China and Russia as well as various First Aid and specialised marine and air safety qualifications. He has worked in over 90 countries and all climatic zones and looks forward to apply his experience and creativity to any assignment wherever it may be.

Recent Credits


Drama - Beowulf, Dumping Ground, Wolfblood
Documentary - Planet Earth, Frozen Planet, Life

Associated with

BBC, Nat Geo, Discovery

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Awards: BBC NHU series "Life" and "Frozen Planet" for which he has shared two Emmy wins for Outstanding Nature Cinematography
2001 BAFTA Nomination for Factual Photography for the Robert Hughes series "Beyond The Fatal Shore"
1990 "An Angel Passes By", won the best TV film award at the San Francisco International Film Festival

Skills: US I Visa
First Aid At Work Certificate 2014
Mountain First Aid Certificate 2014

Website: www.wildcatfilms.com