Roger Bowles LP10 Letter

Please use the link below to download my special letter of authority from HMRC (“LP10 Letter”) giving authorisation for me to be paid without deductions of tax and national insurance. It is password protected, the password can be found by the link to this...

Stones Hyde Park

I covet Keith’s battered Telecaster in this video. I worked on the concert shoot in the summer. Helping operator Rob with handheld in the pit meant a pretty good view of the proceedings. That was great, especially as I had just read Keith Richards’...
Spitfire vs Range Rover

Spitfire vs Range Rover

Just seen this, I worked on it earlier in the year. Great fun. The car was all very well but the Spitfire really does spit fire as that 2000HP Merlin engine starts up. Awesome. Also, we had F65s out on the job which are a pretty amazing camera. Super duper resolution...
Friend of the ACO

Friend of the ACO

The Association of Camera Operators represents the great and the good of British operating cameramen. We have such a great history of brilliant operators and so many around now, and I think operating on a big production remains the best job in the business. It’s...
Motion Picture Lens Database

Motion Picture Lens Database

My friend Richard Bradbury has put this together – a pretty exhaustive list of all the physical characteristics of the lenses out there. I’ve stuck it as a bookmark on my phone and use it to refresh my memory of the lenses I’m going to be working...
GTC – Studio Camera Operating

GTC – Studio Camera Operating

Working mainly on location shooting factual and drama stuff I haven’t spent all that much time in TV studios so it was great to get this opportunity to get a grounding in studio camera and specifically pedestal camera operating. I learned how to set up and...