We have a large pool of Freelancers that we regularly use and would highly recommend. They are all bookable through Maddogs Television. Take a look below at a small selection of them.
We also have contacts for DIT’s, Drone Operators, gaffers, runners and much more.
Get in contact with us to crew up for you next job!
Sam is a Director of Photography and Camera Operator with 12 years experience in the TV industry, mainly specialising in Documentary, Drama doc and reality. He’s comfortable with fast turnaround, run and gun documentaries, all the way through to meticulously planned cinematic drama and pre title sequences.
He is based in Winchester, but his work takes him all over the world – most recently to the Caribbean and USA. With a background as a camera assistant and focus puller in TV drama, documentaries and reality, Sam prides himself on his versatile and broad knowledge of different approaches to cinematography and camerawork, which in practice aids his ability to deliver the highest standard and most suitable visual style for any shoot.
Adam Craig has worked in the TV & corporate industry for over 25 years as a Lighting Cameraman and DoP. More recently he has produced a range of web content for a variety of business sectors as a self-shooting Producer/Director/Editor. He is also a qualified drone operator with an A2 C of C licence and professional drone insurance. Based in Bournemouth but happy to work wherever the job takes him.Adam has both UK & EU passports.
Jonny is an experienced lighting TV cameraman based in the South West of UK and London.
He has had a wide and varied career in documentaries, light entertainment, World sailing tours, multiple food shows, UK broadcast commercials, corporate web content, live concerts, Music videos shoots and short features for blu-ray motion picture releases.
Ian is an established Freelance Lighting Cameraman & DOP based near Manchester with extensive experience across a wide range of broadcast & corporate productions.
Ian has gained a reputation for being creative, reliable & having an eye for producing excellent images whilst remaining easy & fun to work with.
Regular clients include the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky & many other broadcasters.
Over the last twenty years John has worked in all production environments & genres, from ITV & Channel 4 News stringing to OB directing sports at Twickenham & Brentford; from comedy on three series of Red Dwarf to drama as DOP on two features. John has also shot segments for The Last Leg, Springwatch, Points of View & many other main channel shows, both as lighting camera & Steadicam Operator. Steadicam has always been John’s favourite way of shooting, which he’s also done on many features, commercials & music videos, and occasionally instructs for the Steadicam manufacturer, Tiffen. When not behind the camera, John can often be found engineering or vision mixing multi camera broadcasts and live streams, which like camerawork he’s done all over the world. He’s also a ski instructor & can film while skiing with a variety of cameras! Film to digital, John has worked with almost every standard, format and type of camera available through Steadicam and the wide breadth of high level commercial, corporate, film & TV work he’s been lucky enough to work on.
Rob is a very experienced DoP and Camera operator.
He has worked in both tv & film. Shooting everything from news to feature films.
He has operated in over 120 countries often in remote and extreme areas and on almost every format, from DIgibeta to 35mm.
Rob is a DoP who can shoot and light anything from a single camera drama to a 10 camera reality show.
DOP Ash Meneely has worked at the cutting edge of broadcast and high end corporate video content for over 20 years and is incredibly passionate about film making – from the initial creative process to every technical aspect of the shoot.
With lots of experience filming in many countries and cultures across the globe and in temperatures ranging from -50º to +50º!
Ash has spent the last 5 years working with many Celebrity Chef’s including Raymond Blanc, James Martin and Ainsley Harriott.
Stefan is an experienced Cameraman/DOP who enjoys delivering creatively shot broadcast programmes for more than 20 years. Comfortable working in any sized team shooting on any format, features, docs OBS. always happy to embrace new technology and to explore new ways to make any content engaging and delivering the director’s vision. Drone and polecam owner/operator.
Rob is an experienced lighting cameraman, director of photography, and self-shooting PD. He is used to working on everything from big budget broadcast productions, on a wide range of cameras, through to directing and self-shooting, and editing a complete film. Lighting is his passion, he can bring any scene or setting to life. Rob is equally at home shooting from a helicopter or hot air balloon, in a studio or in a challenging tiny space on location. He is happy leading a crew, being part of a team, or shooting on his own.
Aaron is a camera operator & editor who has worked in the TV and corporates for the past 14 years. He’s comfortable with PSC work, multi-cam OB and is also a fast-turnaround short form editor as well.
He is based in Southampton though his work takes him anywhere in the world. Aaron is particularly experienced with filming charity appeal films in developing countries and in remote locations.
Alex is a camera operator, drone pilot, Steadicam operator and editor who has worked in TV, adverts and corporates for the past 9 years. He is comfortable as a camera assistant or operator plus one of the most experienced drone operators in the UK.
He is based in Romsey on the edge of the New Forest and is happy to work throughout the UK and internationally. Alex specialises in fast chase drone shots, fpv drones and Segway/Steadicam glide shots.
Steve has worked in the camera department for the past decade, beginning in corporate and live events and progressing to broadcast television drama. He is experienced in working both alone and as part of multi-cam teams, and in shooting material ranging from B-roll to interviews.
Based in West Sussex, Steve can travel to wherever the work requires him to. His most rewarding work was as B-Cam operator on the 20th anniversary special of BBC Doctors in 2020.
Joe is a freelance camera operator / assistant and jib assistant. He has worked on major prime time shows such as ‘Love Island’, major events in the year including ‘The Last Night of the Proms’ all the way through to fundraising films in Africa for UNICEF, his work is extremely varied. Joe has technical and engineering knowledge, an IPAF licence, a full UK clean drivers licence, a full DBS check and many worldwide vaccinations. He is also a cracking tea maker.
Jack is a versatile operator / assistant with a broad range of experience across many industry roles and sectors.
Professional and personable, Jack has skills that make him an asset to any production whether in a technical capacity or helping across production roles.
With bases in Dorset and London, Jack is well placed to cover the south of England, and enjoys broadcast documentary / factual, live OB and commercial work.
An easy going, hard working, sound recordist, with over 20 year’s industry experience.
Steve is renowned for recording great sound and for fitting easily into any situation.
Based in Brighton, but mostly work London based, Steve is happy to travel to any location, anywhere.
Steve has worked all around the world on various shoots, from corporate to broadcast. He specialises in factual, documentaries and light entertainment. Steve has also worked on food shows, travel shows, property shows and history shows.
David is a Production Sound Mixer and recordist with over twenty years’ experience, mainly in broadcast TV and drama, as well as high end corporate.
He specialises in sound for HETV and feature films with multi camera timecode setups and complex acquisition scenarios. He has three different sound rigs including a sound trailer for the larger jobs.
He has experience in hostile environments such as Northern Canada, Alaska and Africa and international travel, including a feature film shot in Albania , in Albanian! He is happy to travel anywhere in the world at short notice.