About Ant Leake
I am based in London and have worked as a Director of Photography / Lighting Cameraman for over twenty years. I worked at Sky News, Documentaries & Features from 1990, traveling extensively and developing the ability to work quickly and efficiently, often in challenging situations. Always keen to broaden my horizons I completed courses at the BBC, the National Film School and Goldsmiths College, before pursuing a freelance career as a DP / Lighting Cameraman in 1994.
Since then I have worked across a wide variety of genres pursuing my passion and interest in lighting, documentary, commercials and features filming. I have extensive, worldwide experience working as a Director of Photography, Lighting Cameraman and Self-Shooting Director. My work includes, arts, factual, lifestyle, reconstruction, drama, commercials, current affairs and corporate filming. I enjoy working as part of a team but am equally happy working under my own initiative. My work ranges from intimate documentary production through to television features and commercials production.
I set up Bluefin Television in 1994 and have access to a comprehensive range of camera, sound & lighting equipment along with a tried and trusted database technicians. We have been BBC Approved Suppliers of Equipped Camera Crews since 2006.
I can supply all popular camera models, sound and lighting equipment and experienced crew. For equipment lists and details of all our services click here.
Specialist Filming Skills
- Underwater Cameraman - HSE Scuba Diver Media Approved
- Aerial Cameraman - Drone Pilot - CAA Approved + Fixed-Wing & Helicopter
- Marine Filming - RYA Powerboat Level II & RYA Day Skipper - Boat hire available
- Motorcycle Filming - Over 30 years riding experience
- Ski-Cam, Vehicle, Altitude, Reconstruction filming, Mini-Cams
- ‘I’ Visa for working in the USA
- Hostile Environment Trained - BBC / HSE
- BBC Approved Health + Safety Trainer- 2005
- Member of GTC - Guild of Television Cameramen
- Full Motorcycle and Car Licence
Countries Worked In
All of Europe, Norway, Iceland, USA, Afghanistan, Syria, Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Qatar, Dubai, Russia, Croatia, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, Costa Rica, China, Hong Kong, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Gabon, Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, Caribbean, Thailand, Singapore.