Premier League Manchester Derby promo with Christopher Ecclestone
Fantastic Beasts promo for Pottermore group
Olympic Channel Ob Doc with Margarita Mamut
SailGP yacht racing for BBC World
ITV The Hot Desk weekly music program
Mitie Corporate internal
UEFA Europa League mag show for BT Sports
Arla Dairy Products Corporate commercial
Ricardo has worked in broadcast television as a freelance lighting cameraman since 2006. Starting out as a camera assistant on magazine programmes for Discovery, he quickly developed the skillset necessary to understand the demanding schedules of production whilst simultaneously having to provide a high standard of camerawork that not only was technically proficient but would understand an editor’s needs in post production. Trained by BBC and ITV cameramen who had progressed to editing and directing, with access to AVID editing systems and constant feedback on footage the learning curve was steep in the years as a staff member. After going freelance in 2006 he has been consistently in work and gradually built a portfolio over many genres, from music and cooking programs to live events, short films to online branded content campaigns.
Ricsblake Films was formed to provide services as a Director of Photography and as a Media Production Company. If a client needs a film made to promote their company we have access to a broad network of directors, producers, motion graphics artists and editors to staff a project depending on its aim and budget. For further information about the services as a Director of Photography or Media Production brief, please get in touch.
In recent years Ricardo has specialised in covering major sporting events as a Director of Photography for companies such as FIFA, UEFA, F1, UFC, NFL, SailGP, the RFU, and ongoing programs for BT Sport, SKY, and the Olympic Channel. Working with top athletes is always a challenge in a fast moving environment where schedules are always time-sensitive, and we understand the balance between respecting short time-frames whilst still being able to produce a high quality product that follows the individual style of a program. Working in an ENG or OB capacity Ricardo has worked on events such as the 2010 and 2014 World Cup, the Euros 2012 and 2016 and the Rugby World Cup 2015, Official films for the FIFA Confederations cup in 2017, multiple UEFA Champions League and Europa League finals, and most recently the Official Film for the UEFA Nations League Finals in Portugal 2019.
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