Director of Photography & Media Production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Ricardo’s involvement in photography came when studying art and design at university.  Even though his greatest strength at the time was as an illustrator and animator he would spend most of his evenings experimenting with time lapse photography, capturing vehicle light trails on major motorway junctions.  After living in Seville and Milan for almost three years he returned to London with the sole purpose of joining the film and television industry. When a friend pulled an old 16mm Bolex camera out of a box he knew he wanted to be a camera operator.  Working as a runner on various short films and later as a camera assistant on a long-term BBC2 comedy drama his break came when he became staff camera assistant for Positive Film and TV.  With demanding directors that reviewed all his work regularly, the learning curve was steep but he worked his way up to head lighting cameraman and was shooting 3 broadcast series a year for different Discovery channels until becoming freelance in 2006.  He then worked as a lighting cameraman on BBC shows such as Inside Out, The Money Programme and The One Show, interviewing the likes of Alan Sugar, Gordon Brown and Bill Gates. He’s worked as Director of Photography on BBC1 cooking shows, geological documentaries for National Geographic and The History Channel and long-term music programs for ITV2 before branching out into more sports-based programming.

 


Skills

  • Owner / Operator
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Fluent Spanish and Italian
  • DBS Checked until 2020
  • Member of the BECTU and The Guild of Television Camera Professionals
  • 2x passports 

 

 



 

 

 

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 Director of photography and Media production. National Geographic

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Selected Credits

 

Maxi Yacht Rolex Race 2019 - BBC World 2019

Director George Miller

The pinnacle of big-boat racing, this 2019 edition drew a fleet of 53 yachts to Porto Cervo in Sardinia for a week of intense but friendly competition.

UEFA Nations League Official Films - All Broadcast Rights Holders

2019
Director James Leith

Covering the last games in Porto of the first ever UEFA Nations League tournament, following the four finalists with exclusive behind the scenes access.

Olympic Channel - Z team

2019
Director George Miller

Gold medal winner Rita Mamut mentors a struggling league youth team of rhythmic gymnasts in Moscow to go from Z team to A team and compete with the best
 

FIFA Official Films Confed Cup 2017 - All Broadcast Rights Holders 

2017
Executive Producer: Richard Horne

Confederations cup coverage of matches, special events and behind the scenes
 

BT Sports Action Woman Awards

2018
Director: Ben Benson 
 

Presented by BT Sport to the British sportswoman or female sports team who have been adjudged to have been the best of 2018 
 

BT Sports - UEFA Champions League Weekly - 
Champions League Magazine

2016 - 2019 Executive Producer: Nairn Salter

Get up to speed with all the latest goals, news, previews and analysis
 

BBC2 - Child of Our Time

2016
Director: Jon Eastman

We follow 25 children born in 2000. Robert Winston discovers how families change and how children prepare to become teenagers.
 

Channel 5 - World's Strongest Man

2016
Director: James Rowat

The biggest strongmen compete against each other in unique events designed to test each individual to the fullest extent in Kasane, Botswana.
 

Discovery - Outrageous Acts of Science

2016
Executive Producer: Gareth Cornick

Homemade science stunts from around the world.
 

BBC2 - The School That Turned Chinese

2015
Series Producer: Ben Rumney

The Bohunt secondary school trials 13yr olds to the Chinese education system and the challenges in western culture.
 

ITV - The Hot Desk

2015
Executive Producer: Chris Gillett

A British music show focusing on new music talent hosted by Dave Berry and Emma Willis.
 

FIFA World Cup - HBS Database World wide broadcast rights holders

2014
Executive Producer: Nairn Salter

Assigned to the German team for their duration, all exclusive footage accessed by international broadcast rights holders.
 

History Channel - How The Earth Was Made

2012
Director: Kate Dart

Various meteorologists travel the world looking into why and how the earth's surface has developed.
 

National Geographic - Strippers 

2012
Executive Producer: Dominic Bowles

Two teams of mechanics compete to make the most profit by buying written-off speciality cars and selling for parts over the UK.
 

Bacardi Corporate - Miss Martini

2012
Director: Steve Kidgell

Martini looks for its next first lady in an America's Next Top Model style competition.
 

BBC1 - The One Show

2008 - 2011
Executive Producer: Gareth Collett 

Current affairs show on prime time week days

 

SKY Sports / Channel 4 - Trans World Sport

2011
Executive Producer: Mike Maynard

Long-running weekly round-up of sports action from around the world.
 

Channel 4 - Fern

2011
Director: James Cook

Location crew for Teatime show with Fern Britton featuring special guests and latest celebrity gossip.  
 

RedBull X-Fighters - Dave

2008 - 2015
Executive Producer: Chris Gillett

The world's best riders throw down death defying tricks in stunning locations across the globe. 
 

BBC3 - Vampires / Why They Bite

2010
Executive Producer: Jacqui Smith

Historian Lisa Hilton explores our enduring fascination and traces the origins of our favourite bogeyman.  
 

FIFA World Cup - HBS Database World wide broadcast rights holders

2010
Executive Producer: Nairn Salter

Assigned to North Korean team for their duration, all footage accessed by international broadcasters.
 

BBC2 - Britain's Secret Engineers (How to Build series)

2010
Director: Jon Eastman

Ministry of Defence contractor QinetiQ reveal a few of their secretive projects including a fleet of Chinooks.
 

BBC1 - Watchdog

2010
Director: Abi McLoughlin

Investigations into the big names and smaller rogues letting consumers down. 
 

BBC2 - The Money Programme

2009
Director: Charles Miller

One hour special on the richest man in the world; Warren Buffett - featuring interviews with Bill Gates. 

 

National Geographic - Where The Water Meets The Sky

2009
Director: Helen Cotton

Morgan Freeman narrates this feature length doc about a group of Zambian women and their inspiring story. 
 

Sky Sports / Channel 4 - FIFA Futbol Mundial

2009
Executive Producer: Nairn Salter

Football magazine show produced by IMG Media in conjunction with FIFA.
 

BBC3 - Natalie Cassidy's Real Britain

2009
Executive Producer: Jacqui Smith

An insight into the lives of young people making it in Britain. 
 

BBC2 - The Money Programme

2009
Director: Charles Miller

One hour special on the 'real' Alan Sugar featuring interviews with Gordon Brown and Rupert Murdoch.
 

BBC Online - Ehtical Fashion

2009
Director: Lara Akeju 

Konnie Huq discovers different ways of re-using old clothes instead of throwing them away.
 

BBC1 - The People's Hospital

2008
Executive Producer: Jacqui Smith

Ob doc following the lives of a few nurses spanning various wards of Whipps Cross hospital. 

 

BBC3 - Dawn Delivers

2007
Director: Dan Child

Dawn Porter investigates the pleasures and pains of child birth before the big day. 
 

CBBC - Do Something Different

2007
Director: Helen Britton

Three children attempt to live like Tudors for a week in a real Tudor village. 
 

Discovery Animal Planet - Mounted Branch

2007
Director: Abby Carswell

13 part series follows the lives of Manchesters equine police force covering riot training to football matches. 
 

BBC1 - Ever Wondered About Food?

2007
Director: Abigail Adams

The science, history and culture of food - and exclusive recipes.
 

Discovery Real Time - Making Money From Antiques

2006
Director: David Hatter

Antique series in which expert Ceri Levy mentors his novice friend Alex Riley. 
 

Discovery Real Time - Great British Food

2006
Director: Tim Jones

Chef Tom Norrington-Davies scours Britain to source ingredients for his menu of the day.
 

Discovery Real Time - The Compleat Angler

2005
Director: David Hatter

Geoffrey Palmer & Rae Borras retrace the journey of Izaak Waltons 1653 literary classic. 
 

Discovery Real Time - House in a Box

2005
Director: Helen Cotton

Following five inspiring flat pack builds from foundations right through to completion.
 

Discovery Wings - Classic British Aircraft

2004
Director: Matthew Longfellow

Harry Enfield takes us through a nostalgic celebration of inspirational aviation history. 

 

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