Based in London and Stockholm Mike Garrod is an English DOP and film maker with experience in drama, documentary, music promos and visual effects work since 2000.
Used to difficult shooting conditions, having shot in almost every climate from the mountains of Bhutan to the deserts of Namibia as well as documentary filming with the UN in Afghanistan, Burma and Swat (Pakistan). Comfortable on both film and video formats.
Lighting experience also covers large entertainment formats shot in Colombia, Mexico and Philipines.
Mike edits on FCP and has directed music videos and documentary. Credits include work for BBC, ITV, Channel 4 (UK), Sky One, MTV, Channel 5 (UK), Granada, Discovery, National Geographic, Swiss National, Geo TV, MBC, HBO, Swedish Film Institute, TV3 Sweden + independent producers.
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Mike Garrod. CV 2011
53 New North Rd, London N1 6JB
Gyllenstiernsgatan 18, 115 26 Stockholm, Sweden
firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 00 44 (0) 7598082864
www.mikegarrod.com + www.jugarab.com
UK/Stockholm based Lighting - Camera op. Ten years experience in Commercial, music promo’s, TV and Feature drama, documentary and news gathering. Notable experience in high speed VFX work, sound recording. Seven years of camera experience on film and digital.
NVQ Camera technology from OFVM (Oxford), HD training from Visual Impact UK.
Proficiency in Final Cut Pro HD, Premier, Photoshop and all web applications.
Advanced PADI, Full driving license, BECTU, Public Liability
Beyond Section 10 – Lighting cameraman/director pd for UK documentary shot in Burma. Co: Papa Moose
Fragga Olle – Producer/director animated content for documentary series. Co: Kanal 5, Sweden
Benidorm Bastards – Lighting cameraman (+producer for promo content),comedy format. Co: Kanal 5, Sweden
Robinson – DOP for survival entertainment series. Co: TV4, Sweden
Bygglov – Lighting Cameraman TV entertainment series. Co: C5, Sweden
Paradise Hotel – DOP for reality entertainment format. Series 1+2. Co: TV6, Sweden
Come Dine With Me – Lighting Cameraman for TV entertainment series. Co: TV4, Sweden
Diagnosis Unknown – Lighting cameraman for 10 part documentary series. Co: TV3, Sweden
Love In A Time Of HIV – Lighting Cameraman for documentary – South Africa – Co: Rockhopper TV/BBC
True Talent - Lighting cameraman for musical entertainment format. Co: Mastiff, Sweden
The Day After Peace - Lighting/cameraman for feature doc - Afghanistan - HD. Co:Passion Pictures/BBC
King of the Hill – Lighting Camerman for TV entertainment series promo, South Africa. Co: Silverback
Survivors Guide – Lighting Cameraman for documentary series/Nepal - HD. Co:Rockhopper TV/BBC
First Steps - Cameraman for documentary series/Uganda/Germany - HD. Co:Rockhopper TV/BBC
21st Century Babel - Cameraman for documentary shot in UAE and London. Co: HR Media
Iraq Memory Foundation – Camera operator, documentary. HD. Co: IMF, Aim Image UK
My Rinpoche – Cameraman on feature documentary – India/Bhutan. Co: Swedish Film Institute
Swiss National – Lighting/camera op for documentary in UAE. Digi Beta. Co:Swiss National
It Came From Memphis (Barbican) – Camera op/vision mixer. for multi camera live gig. Z1 HDV
Raleigh Int Africa Challenge – operator for doc in the Namib desert Co:Raleigh International.
London tonight - Lighting / Camera work for ITN News UK. Co: ITN
Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards – Operator on multi camera shoot. Co: Seasoned Prod/ITV
Estelle – Camera for E4 short documentary on urban artists. Co: Luke Biggins/ Urban Visuals
Edward Beale Retrospect – Lighting/cameraman for artist profiles. BBC. Digi Beta Co: Suede Production
FEATURE AND TV DRAMA
Between Two Fires – 2nd Unit DOP for S16mm drama feature. Co: Swedish Film Institute
Playing With Fire - Camera op, drama feature. Co:1185 Films (Winner LIFF 2008)
Dream Team – Camera operator for Sky One drama. Unit 2/3. Co: Hewland Int / Sky One
Paul Foot's Pocket Guide – Lighting/camera operator for TV comedy. Co: Bellyache productions
Riva - Camera operator. HDCAM commercial shoot. Co: Memo TV
Elle Magazine - Director/cam/edit for digital commercial. Co: Elle/Polar Tele Film
Microsoft – Camera operator for ‘Life Squared’ promo. Co: ‘With Agency’, Manchester
Vodafone 60 seconds campaign – Camera Op. for commercial. UK. Co: JWT Advertising
M & C Saatchi TV Launch – Camera operator for TV promo. Co: Saatchi / Therapy Films
Selfridges - Cameraman/director for viral advert. Co: Media On Demand
Adidas ‘Impossible Team’ – Operator on commercial. Co: Foreign (Sweden)
Haymarket - Cameraman and vision mixer on numerous online projects. Co: Haymarket