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Craig Hale

Camera Operator, Camera Assistant, Data Wrangler, Minicam Operator/Rigger, Cool dude.

About Craig

Craig joined the crew of the good ship Maddogs in June 2015. He got a job with us after randomly bumping into someone whilst buying a camera. True Story!

Whilst in the office, Craig is across checking kits in and out of the warehouse, ensuring all hires are exactly what the client needs, whilst making sure our kit is maintained to the highest standard.

On the road, in four years, Craig has gone from being a runner, to Camera Assistant, to Camera Operator. He also has plenty of experience when it comes to Data Wrangling and Mini Cam rigging/operating. Craig also has great knowledge in Gimbal operating, such as the DJI-Ronin.

Craig’s original contract was written up by Martin on a napkin in a pub, oh how far we’ve come since then! Although being a lover of nature, Craig is yet to successfully raise a single office pet we have given him. He still to this day blames Molly for murdering ‘Cornelius’ the Sea Monkey whilst he was on holiday.

Laid back, physically fit and with an ever-growing lust for travel and adventure, no shoot or location phases him. Craig is also a Brown Belt Black Dan in Freestyle Combat Karate. Craig is available to hire as a Camera Operator, Camera Assistant, Data Wrangler and Minicam’s Operator/rigger.

Cornelius the sea monkey
Cornelius the sea monkey

Craig has a Brown Belt Black Dan
in Freestyle Combat Karate

Personal Profile

I am a professional Camera Operator, Camera Assistant and Data Wrangler with a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of broadcast equipment. I am employed full time by Maddogs Television. This gives me access to a wide range of equipment suitable for any shoot, along with invaluable support of a fully staffed facilities house.

I’m highly skilled in a multitude of camera types, formats and installations from fixed camera rigs, rapid turnaround minicam rigs, multi camera studio shoots, gimbal setups and single camera setups. I also have extensive knowledge in rushes/data management, transfer and logging using Adobe suite products and Shotput Pro.

When not on shoots, I am across Maddogs kit prep, logistics and maintenance for crews around the world. Our ultimate job is to keep the show going when faced with on location difficulties.

Having traveled and worked in various countries and environments around the world, no job or challenge fazes me.

Craig with Roy Walker on the 100 Years Set

Broadcast Credits

Programme

Channel

Production

Location

Role

‘Let it Go’ World Record Disney Junior Disney UK, London Camera Assistant
100 Years Younger In 21 Days ITV Wall to wall Italy, Sardinia Camera Assistant
Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen ITV Blue Marlin Worldwide, Caribbean Camera Assistant
Becoming Zlatan Amazon Video Auto Images UK Camera Assistant
Big Adventure Wednesdays Disney XD Disney UK, London Camera Assistant
Car Hunters BBC worldwide Waddel Media Lake Como, Italy Camera Assistant
Disneys ‘Mane Event’ Disney XD Disney UK, London Camera Assistant
Ignition TV Visit’s Rolls Royce Ignition TV (SA) Ignition TV / Mindworks UK Minicam Assistant
Inside the Lords BBC Two BBC UK, Westminster Date Wrangler
James Martin’s Saturday Morning ITV Blue Marlin UK, Winchester Camera Operator
Parveen’s Indian Kitchen ITV Blue Marlin UK, London Camera Assistant
Paul Goes to Hollywood UKTV / W Denham UK, Bournemouth Camera Operator
Points of View BBC One BBC Northern Ireland UK, London Camera Assistant
Princess Michael of Kent Interview Corporate Black Beret Life Sciences UK, London Jimmy Jib Assistant
Sailing for Gold BBC One Sunset and Vine UK Camera Assistant
Stannah Coroprate Corporate Stannah Stairlifts UK Camera Assistant
The Impossible Dream Corporate AFC Bournemouth UK, Bournemouth Camera Operator
Top Gear BBC Two BBC UK, Guildford Camera Assistant
Ultimate Strongman Channel 5 FryFIlm UK, Southampton Jimmy Jib Assistant
Vlogger Takeover – Raven’s House Disney XD Disney UK, London Camera Assistant

First Aider

Well Traveled

Full UK Drivers License

Highly Technical

Education & Employment

  • Mad Dogs Television Ltd
    Camera Operator/Camera Assistant
  • Bournemouth University
    BA (Hons) Global Media Practice
  • Lytchett Minster School
    BTEC National Diploma Video Production (Double Distinction)

Additional Skills & Interests

  • Adobe Premier Pro Proficient
  • UK Drivers Licence
  • Hold’s Brown belt, Black-Dan in Freestyle Combat Karate
  • Physically fit, training regularly
  • My main passion is travel; I have visited many countries across the globe
  • IT knowledge of both Windows and Mac
  • First aid trained

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