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Simon Vacher Freelance Cameraman

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Simon Vacher Freelance Cameraman
+44 (0) 7765 488101
Simon Vacher
Exeter Phoenix,
Bradninch Place,Gandy Street,
EX4 3LS,

About Simon Vacher Freelance Cameraman

I’ve directed and shot epic sequences in some of the remotest, inhospitable and most challenging environments around the globe. From icy dry Antarctic tundras to humid sandy and salty environments of the Indian Ocean and Caribbean, I’ve also filmed in other challenging environments such as at sea in boiling oceans and deep inside bat caves. Each environments brings a unique set of challenges, from understanding what camera kit is required and how camera equipment performs, to the needs of the human body in each environment to maintain peak performance. At the heart of all my shooting work is the ability to craft sequences into a story that form the narrative of a documentary, despite sometimes being a bit uncomfortable. Only then can I say to the director, ‘We’ve got the shot’. My camera-work has recently featured presenter-led documentary programmes for National Geographic, BBC 2 and BBC 4 and I regularly shoot for independent production companies commissioned by independent channels such as Channel 4. I have a track record for filming and producing contributor led stories for television, online, short-film and cinema. I have real-world field experience filming on a range of cameras including the Sony F5/F55, Sony FS7, Sony PDW-700, Sony PMW-500 Sony PMW-200, Sony EX1, Sony EX3, Canon C300, Canon XF305 with extensive remote field experience in data wrangling, clip review and backup. I’ve also undertaken professional payload training with Airborne Image Solutions for drone based photography, and I’ve deployed, rigged and operated camera cranes and sliders in some of the harshest environments on the planet.

Products / Services / Credits

  • Director of Photography
  • Remote location imaging and documenting
  • Cameraman
  • Editor
  • Motion Graphics
  • OB and Live Event Camera Operator


Name Role Email Telephone
Simon Vacher Director of Photography/Cameraman 07765488101


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