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CRAIG CHARTERS is an acclaimed Cinematographer and heads up Film Production for Media House AWOLtv.com.

Originally cutting his teeth as a Stunt Camera Operator (extreme location/remote access/at-height camera work) in the world of adventure, travel & wildlife documentary film making (inc. Bear Grylls), Craig has now worked on over 500 factual & dramatised film, TV & web productions around the globe in the past decade spanning a range of genres.

Equally at home in the Editing Suite, he is also an accomplished Video & Sound Editor, Colourist & VFX/Motion Graphics Artist. Craig holds a BA (Hons) degree in Adventure & Travel Media and has completed certifications with the legendary Pinewood Studios, UK.

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Showreel

2018 Showreel Coming Very Soon…

Cinematography by Craig Charters: All the footage in ‘AWOL: The REEL Story – 2016’ was either shot and/or edited by Craig, or under his direction as Cinematographer/Head of Film Production.

 

Testimonials

“I would like to say a massive thank you for bringing to the fore such a well oiled professional team. The creativity and direction on set was on another level coupled with an outstanding camera team obviously highly experienced in what they do giving us all confidence that an epic production was in the making.”

Jason Birch, Director @ Special Forces Exp, UK


“Thank you SOOOOO much. The quality is truly amazing. I love it. Thank you team!”

Rachel Hill, Director of Operations @ Bear Grylls Ventures, UK & USA


“This is AWESOME! Great work. I don’t know how you managed to make it look so good. We love this video!”

Charlie Sime, Senior Account Manager @ Active Network LLC, USA


“Your work is very very professional. It was well received by the team, they really enjoyed  watching it. Thank you for meeting our tight deadlines. You are brilliant!”

Justine van Buttingha Wichers, Head of Comms. @ Refresco, Netherlands


“This is about 200 million times better than I expected. I knew it would be good, but my word am I over the moon. In fact, that doesn’t even come close. I’m simply lost for words. You helped make my dream come true.”

Tim Mycock @ The April Fools Club, UK


“OMG, this is just so amazing, we are just so, so delighted. This has far and away exceeded any expectations we had. You must have worked tirelessly, bleary eyed, all night – we can’t thank you enough. I can’t wait to report back the reaction in the room tonight – you’ve made a lot of people very happy!

Laura Westmacott, Managing Director @ Mercury Communications, UK


“I have to say one thing about you (well I could say loads of things but…), you are 100% reliable!! Once again you’ve met the brief, turned the film around in minimal time without complaint, and delivered a great product. Thanks so much! You rock!!”

Kam Kaur, Senior Marketing Exec. @ The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, UK


 “May I commend you on producing a truly invaluable tool for training & assisting our officers.”

Peter McCall, Police & Crime Commissioner @ Cumbria Police, UK


I really love it! LOVE IT! Thanks again for all your help!

Nina Bebbington, Commercial Marketing Manager @ American Golf

Services

FILM & TV PRODUCTION | TV, FB & YOUTUBE ADS | MUSIC VIDEOS
PRODUCT VIDEOS | EXPLAINERS | EVENT COVERAGE | PROMOS | SOCIAL
LIVE STREAMS | DRONES | MOTION GRAPHICS | VFX | ANIMATION
PR CONTENT | CAMPAIGNS | CORPORATE | TRAINING VIDEOS
TIMELAPSE | STARLAPSE | HYPERLAPSE | CINEMAGRAPHS

END-TO-END PRODUCTION

Maybe you’ve already got a good idea or maybe you just don’t know where to start… Perhaps you’ve got a campaign to get off the ground, a product to launch or an event to promote? From Creative Consultancy & Pre-Production Planning, to providing a skilled & experienced film crew, through to putting it all together into a finished production, Craig and his team have your back from start to finish. We’ll even show you how to best get your brand new shiny video in front of your target audience.


DRONE/UAV FILMING

Craig is a fully trained, insured & Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved UAV (drone) operator available for filming or surveying purposes across the UK. In order to operate UAV’s commercially you must hold a PfCO qualification (Permission to fly Commercial Operations) from the CAA. It is illegal to operate without this for financial gain. Operators must also be fully insured, including significant public liability cover. Pre-site surveys, controlled airspace checks, dynamic risk assessments and land owner permissions have to be carried out prior to carrying out flights. UAV’s cannot fly in wet or very windy conditions. It may not be possible to fly in certain areas and/or at certain times when No Fly Zones are in operation due to military or civil airspace activity.


LIVE STREAMING

Whether it’s a launch, sporting event, trade show, conference, talk or performance, Craig and his team have the ability and experience to Live Stream those special moments to the rest of the world. From single to multi-camera set-ups, we can help you share the love to the people who matter without delay.


FREELANCE CINEMATOGRAPHY WORK

Craig has operated as a freelance camera operator for a number of prestigious production companies and TV networks around the world.


TIMELAPSING, STARLAPSING, HYPERLAPSING, CINEMAGRAPHS & STEADICAM

Craig can can provide specialist skills and equipment for timelapsing, starlapsing, hyperlapsing, cinemagraph produciton and steadicam operation, and has worked on a number of long-term timelapse projects in the construction industry documenting the progress of build projects.


POST-PRODUCTION: VIDEO EDITING, VFX, MOTION GRAPHICS, ANIMATION, COLOUR GRADING & SOUND DESIGN/ENGINEERING

Craig and his team regularly provide freelance Post-Production services to production companies, businesses and individuals alike. Whether you have some self-shot footage that you need turned into a masterpiece, require some VFX/motion graphics generation, an explainer animation, a colour grade, or just a bit of help with some sound design/engineering, our Post-Production expertise is sure to help.


LOCATION SCOUTING – CUMBRIA, LAKE DISTRICT, HADRIAN’S WALL, NORTH PENNINES, NORTHUMBERLAND & SCOTTISH BORDERS

Sandwiched between Cumbria’s stunning Lake District National Park Word Heritage Site & coastline, the historic Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, the North Pennine Mountain Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the rolling hills of the beautiful Scottish Borders (inc. the Galloway Forest Dark Skies Park), and finally the amazing Northumberland National Park (inc. Kielder Water & Forest Dark Skies Park), our HQ is perfectly situated to support your production with any Location Scouting requirements. Born and bred in the area, Craig knows all the hidden gems, from best shoot locations to accommodation and eateries, to ensure your production and crew can realise their full potential.

We also own an 8 seater all-wheel-drive crew bus complete with top box & ladder to get all your crew and equipment anywhere they need to go.


PHOTOGRAPHY

Craig can facilitate professional photography services and teams to support your project, from product and event photography to social media content.


LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

Craig has delivered lectures, talks and workshops at a number of institutions, conferences and shows including the University of Cumbria, The Outdoor Show & the Outdoor Industries Association AGM & Conference. For availability and pricing, please contact: enquiries@craigcharters.com

Location & Contact

LOCATION

HQ is located in beautiful Cumbria but Craig and his dynamic team regularly operate all over the UK & Europe, as well as around the globe as required. No project is too far away!


CONTACT

Call or email Craig to discuss your creative ideas and for an official quotation:

enquiries@craigcharters.com

(+44) 077-0802-7221