Katie Mayhew.

Photographer, Videography and Camera/Field Assistant.

Specialising in Natural History TV and Film, I currently work for Silverback Films as a camera/field assistant as well as shooting second camera on location where requested. Previously, I coordinated Silverback’s camera and adventure equipment as an in house equipment coordinator.   

 

To date I have worked on projects for Disney Nature Films, Netflix 'Our Planet' Series, two BBC landmark series; 'Fragile Planet' and "The Hunt' I have also undertaken smaller freelance jobs including covering festivals and other music events working as a self shooting PD, often managing a small crew over the course of the event. 

 

I hold a current British passport, with a US I-Visa, valid until 2020 and am up to date with most vaccinations having travelled to many countries over the last 4 years. 

 

When I am not out on location for Silverback, I work as their equipment technician. In their kit room I look after  a range of specialist equipment such as underwater housings for RED and Sony F55 cameras, underwater grip kit, polecams, timelapse tracks and sliders and two Cineflex systems. To help me maintain this kit to the highest of standards I have undertaken full training from Gates for the underwater kit and Cineflex technician & operator training from Mike Wright. 

 

I am very used to downloading and backing up footage on location, including assembling sequences and producing proxies to meet Disney Nature, BBC and other client requirements. 

 

My career ambition is to become a full time natural history camera operator combining and refine the skills I have learnt to date. Having been lucky enough to meet and  work with some of the best camera talent in the world I understand how high the standards are and have seen first hand how to achieve that.  With that in mind I have been developing my skills and experience in the following disciplines; long lens work, timelapse, cable dolly, ronin, cineflex, slider moves, hide work and many more. Also I am starting to understand how each of these techniques are integral to rich story telling.

I hold 1 valid passport, a US I-Visa and am up to date with most vaccinations.

 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or require my CV.