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ABOUT ANTONIA

Antonia is an award-winning nature film maker based in Wales UK. She holds a Masters degree in Wildlife Documentary Production with Wildlife Biology, Ecology and Behaviour (Distinction).

Working in the outdoors, her focus is on Natural History, landscape and adventure, with a particular love for British wildlife, outdoor pursuits and and environmental campaigns.

 

Her feel-good documentaries and environmental campaigns have increased funds, awareness and support for organisations such as the Wildlife Trust, the Seawatch Foundation and WWF, whilst also featuring in numerous film festivals and achieving several awards.

Over the past three years as the Film Producer/ Director of Photography of a rapidly growing gardening YouTube channel Grow Veg, she has helped to improve the channel's production quality, resulting in the channel's subscription rate almost tripling to over 665,000.

Her creativity is inspired by the mountains, rivers and oceans which she accesses through her extensive training in outdoor skills. As a Dive Master, expedition assessor, canoeist and qualified drone operator, Antonia is able to access hard to reach areas whilst having the interpersonal and language skills to manage challenging situations in remote places. 

 

Antonia has experience of TV camera operation using studio broadcast cameras as well as run and gun, while her photography has been published in various media including the Huffington Post and BBC Countryfile Magazine. Antonia firmly believes in the positive impact of science communication through creative media to increase awareness of wildlife conservation and environmental issues.

Accredited by ALBERT sustainable film productions. Fully insured for ground and drone camera work. Member of the Natural History Network.

 

CAMERA OPERATION SKILLS

  • CAMERA USE: Canon C200/300 series, Sony FS7 & FS5, Sony Alpha A7Siii, Panasonic DVX200, broadcast television cameras, Canon DSLRs, Panasonic Lumix GH5 series

  • DRONE: A2 CofC Drone Pilot's Licence, PfCO, GVC Drone training 

  • Telephoto/ Long lens​​

  • Presenter-Led/ Pieces to Camera/ Interviews

  • Slow Motion 

  • Time lapse & hyper lapse

  • Macro

  • Wildlife trail camera set up & operation

  • GoPro Hero set up & operation

  • Gimbal / Run & Gun (Zhiyun Crane)

  • Handheld, studio/ tripod mounted

  • Iphone, social media updates

  • Live visual mixing desk operation

  • Boom microphone operation

  • Wireless lavailier mic operation​​

PRODUCTION SKILLS

 

  • MA Wildlife Documentary Production, Wildlife Biology, Ecology & Behaviour (Distinction)

  • Sequence shooting

  • Wildlife and location research

  • Voice over / narration/ PTC/ interviews

  • Shooting scripts/ shot lists

  • ALBERT sustainable production trained and certified

  • ScreenSkills Coronavirus Basic Awareness on Production 

  • Pg Dip. Production Design- sets & props

  • Model box and set construction

  • Adobe creative suite Illustration & Graphic Design


 

 

POST PRODUCTION SKILLS

  • Davinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid, Pro Tools

  • Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator

  • Instagram, YouTube management and analytics, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

  • Excel, Word, Pages, Keynote

CAMERA & AUDIO EQUIPMENT

 

  • Cameras: Sony A7S III

  • Lenses: Sony 24 - 70 f2.8, Sony 200 - 600mm 

  • Audio: NTG4+ condenser boom mic with boom pole, windjammer and zeppelin, Rode Videomic Pro, Zoom H4N field recorder, Rode Wireless Go and lavalier mic

  • Drones: DJI Mavic Pro, DJI Mavic Mini iii

  • Wildlife trail camera 

  • GoPro Hero 7 and underwater dome

  • Libec fluid head tripod

  • Zhiyun Crane gimbal

  • DJI phone gimbal

  • External monitor

  • MacBook Pro M1

  • Solid state SanDisk hard drives

FIELD SKILLS

  • French, Spanish - competent 

  • Basic animal tracking

  • Navigation and planning shots for weather conditions

  • Photopills photography planning app

  • Set building & basic carpentry

  • Remote First Aid

  • Bush craft and survival skills

  • Camp craft

  • Rope and Knot work

  • Vehicle maintenance

  • Mini bus and trailer license D1 + E

 

MARINE & DIVING SKILLS

  • PADI Dive Master

  • RAID Freediver training

  • PADI Underwater Photography

  • PADI Fish ID

  • PADI Underwater Ecology

  • PADI Dive Against Debris

  • SSI Rescue Diver

  • RYA Competent Crew certificate 

  • National Geographic - Ocean Challenges & Solutions


 

 

OUTDOOR PURSUITS SKILLS

  • MLTA Mountain Leader training (navigation)

  • REC Remote First Aid 16 hour certificate

  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Assessor

  • Gorge Walking Leader

  • BCU Canoe Leader Level 1

  • BCU Paddlesports Leader Award

  • BCU White Water Safety & Rescue

  • BCU 3* Canoe

  • BCA Cave Leader training

  • Trueways Survival Skills

  • IOL Bush craft & Survival Skills

  • BMC Indoor Climbing CWA training 


 TESTIMONIALS

“Antonia’s commitment, dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism towards the project was outstanding which culminated in a beautiful film. I would certainly re-commission her for any future projects.”
Andrew Paddison, 2020, endurance cyclist/ client.

"We were absolutely delighted with the (first) film Antonia created because it captured the essence of the nature reserve and activity... very sensitively. Following that success we asked if she could film an interview with a lichen expert - again we were really pleased with the film - a great mix of conversation and species shots. We have just put her films onscreen at the reserve and on our Youtube channel and they look great.
 
"I do think that part of the success of the filming was down to Antonia's kind personality and supportive attitude. She was very gentle with people and they all responded well to her. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her and would certainly recommend her to other organisations."

Darylle Hardy, Conservation Manager, Radnorshire Wildlife Trust.

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