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CAMERA OPERATOR

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ABOUT ME

MATTHEW

LIGHTSTONE

I'm a freelance camera operator working predominantly on Sports Broadcasting and PSC.

Within broadcasting I have worked on events that include the Premier League,  FIFA World Cup & Sky Cricket to name but a few. I am experienced in operating all broadcasting cameras including handheld,  long lens and on cam-seats & hoists. I have been used as a Camera GU and have good understanding about the equipment and rigs.

I have operated PSC on events worldwide including Modern Pentathlon, Premier League Productions & Sky Racing. I thrive in the run-and-gun environment and have an understanding about how an edit is put together and what shots are needed to achieve this.

Alongside sport PSC I also operate on sit down interviews, studio work, factual documentaries, corporate advertising, social media content & livestreams.

 
 

CAREER

I began my career in 2014 as a Camera Assistant and Data Wrangler on programmes that include Victorian Bakers (BBC), TV That Made Me (BBC) and UK's Best Part Time Band (BBC). After this I moved away from TV and began working in outside broadcast. Progressing from an assistant into an operator, I've been fortunate to work on some of the biggest sporting events in the world including the Premier League, FIFA World Cup, Cheltenham Festival & Sky Cricket.

Alongside the broadcast element I also shoot PSC/ENG. And since investing in my own equipment, have operated on some amazing shoots across the world. I work well in both small & large teams and always shoot with a high level of detail and attention.

Working in both broadcast and ENG has allowed me to develop into a versatile shooter. I enjoy a challenge and always work towards achieving the best outcome on a shoot.

KIT LIST

CAMERAS​

​Sony FX9 with V-Loc back

Sony FS7 MK1 with Extension Module

Sony FX3

Sony A7s

GoPro Hero 5

Small HD monitor

Blackmagic Video Assist x2

Feelworld top monitor

Hollyland Mars 400s - wireless video

Ronin S stabiliser with follow focus

DJI Drone - Mini 2: Fly More Combo

DJI OSMO

LENSES

Sigma Art FE Primes, 24, 40, 85, 135

Sony 100- 400 FE

Sony 28-135 FE

Metabones Ultra Sony-EF Adaptor

Canon 70-200mm f2.8/L

Canon 24-105mm f4/L

Fujinon 18-55 MK 3.1

Samyang Primes: 14,24,35,50,85 & 135 

Wooden Camera Universal Mattebox

AUDIO

Sennheiser 416 shotgun mic

Sennheiser G4's x3

Sennheiser E835 wireless with capsules x2

Sennheiser E835 Stick Mic x2

Sennheiser wireless XLR module

RodeLink Wireless Mic

Rode Reporter Mic

Rode NTG 2 with Boom & Blimp

RodeLink News shooter Kit

Tascam DR701 field mixer in orca bag

Behringer Mixing Desk

LIGHTING

Aputure 300D II with dome and Lantern x 2

Aputure 120D

Falconeye 1x1 Bi Colour

Lightpanel LED Fresnels x2

Techpro 1x1 Light panel Bi Colour

4x Arri 300 Fresnels

Arri 650 Fresnel

Arri 800 Fresnel

Aputure 1x1  Bi-Colour LED Panels (95CRI) x2

Top light

Selection of gels and diff

Reflectors

Pop Out Green/Blue screen

GRIP & SUPPORTS

Sachler 20SB Tripod

Sachler Flowtech 100

Benro BV10 Tripod

Wally Dolly WD-001 (4 lengths with low bowl)

Various Manfrotto lighting stands

C-Stands x3 with Boom arms x2

Manfrotto 2.1-3.7 autopole

Grip Kit (Magic Arms, K-Clamps, C-Clamps)

Haze/smoke machine

Directors monitor cage

Cine saddle

8x Hawkwood Mini V-Lok 98Wh

2x Hawkwood V-Lok dual charger

STREAMING

Blackmagic ATEM TV Studio

Blackmagic Mixing Desk Atem 1/me

Blackmagic Hyperdeck x2

Blackmagic Smartview

Blackmagic Web Presenter

Live-U Solo

Switcher Control

Hollyland T1000 5 pelter wireless talkback system

23" Lilliput Directors Monitor

PPU rack

TRANSPORT

3 seater shelved camera van

 
GET IN TOUCH
MATTHEW
LIGHTSTONE

Tel: 07541 965009

matt@lightstone.tv

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