Drone Videographer

Over the past few weeks I’ve been making a separate site for the drone filming side of business eventually having the JD website aimed at productions. Feel free to head to www.droneoperatorscotland.com to have a look around! .

Filming with the drone for Grand Designs

Great to be back filming a property for Grand Designs, House of the Year 2019. I spent a day up near Armadale on Skye filming a lovely wee house nestled into the side of the landscape by the water. Using the drone we were able to get a great selection of external shots as well […]

aerial-drone-photography

I spent a day last week shooting some aerials stills of Belhaven Hill School in Dunbar, East Lothian. After waiting for several weeks we finally managed to get the shots on a stunning sunny afternoon. The school is very close to the water so it was great to get shots with the sea in the […]

Corporate talking head interviews

I’m currently travelling around Asia with Glasgow based agency D8 as they are producing a film for AIA (an insurance company based in Asia). We’ve travelled all over stopping off in Hong Kong, Ho Chi Min, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai filming a series of interviews with the companies leaders. They wanted the backgrounds consistent […]

Corporate Video Edinburgh

I was recently commissioned by Bridge Systems to produce a video to create a visual showcase for the work they do. Bridge systems develop and maintain communication systems for local authoriteis as well as local businesses, basically anyone with a communication need. After meeting with the guys in Fife we decided the video would focus […]

Drone filming in Greenland with Freakfilms

In April I spent 3 weeks in Greenland, Tasiilaq capturing aerial shots for Freakfilms. They are producing a documentary for the new BBC Scotland Channel which follows the Charity ‘Polar Academy’ as they take 10 school kids cross country skiing across Greenland. As well as filming with the drone I was also providing logistics for […]

Scotland drone filming

Back in March I spent some time filming in the Westman Islands off the coast of Iceland with Euan Myles who was directing a film for a local Salmon farm in Scotland. The farm uses a supplier in Iceland who makes the feed for the Scottish salmon, it was both fascinating and extremely smelly to […]

Edinburgh Camera man

A while back I helped out the good folk at the Leith Rules Golf Society to help produce a video which aimed to raise awareness and funds to help place a statue of John Rattray on Leith Links in Edinburgh. John Rattray was responsible for forming the original rules for golf back in 1744. I […]

Edinburgh camera operator

Back in November last year I was contacted by Glasgow based agency D8┬áto see if I could help out with a filming job they had coming up in Asia for one of the clients. We spent 3 weeks filming between 5 countries – Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand and India. The job involved a mix […]

2019 Aerial Cinematography Show reel

Finally got around to making a showreel from some jobs I’ve been on over the past few years. Shots included come from a wide range of jobs, some documentary, broadcast, film and corporate gigs. I’m based in Edinburgh, Scotland but looking back I’ve been fortunate to travel all over the world shooting some beautiful spots! […]