Oliver Clague

A sea-going shooting researcher with substantial experience filming extreme environments, my passion is the wild, and the people and animals that inhabit wild places.

I hold an M.Sc. in Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology and have a particular interest in animal behaviour as well as maritime history and exploration. A competent sailor, RIB skipper and PADI-certified diver, I hold a commercially-endorsed powerboat licence for vessels up to 80 tonnes and dual British/Canadian citizenship. Self-shooting, proficient with Sony EX-3, PMW-500, 200 and 100, Canon XF305, 105 and 100, as well as Nikon and Canon DSLRs and GoPro rigging. Comfortable assembling 'on the fly' (and on a boat) on both AVID and Final Cut X.

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Development Researcher
Captive Minds
April 2014 – Present (4 months)London
Across both Sidetracked TV (online) and Captive Minds' broadcast development departments, creating innovative adventure and expedition-based content

Cameraman / AP - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
1080 Media Organisation Ltd
May 2014 – July 2014 (3 months)Atlantic Ocean
Cameraman aboard Teams Henri Lloyd, OneDLL and Great Britain through Leg 8 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - New York to London, UK. Working solo aboard ship and as crew ashore to capture the incredible stories behind the world's longest yacht race. Sony PMW-100/200/500; Cutting/assembling onboard using AVID.

Cameraman / AP - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
1080 Media Organisation Ltd
March 2014 – April 2014 (2 months)Qingdao, Shandong, China; Pacific Ocean; San Francisco, California, USA
Cameraman both ashore and aboard Team Garmin's 70' ocean racing yacht, racing across the Pacific Ocean on Leg 6 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Responsible for capturing the extreme nature of this gruelling leg. Also constructed rough assemblies (AVID), frequently filming and editing in extreme conditions - the Pacific, home of the 29-metre wave.

Researcher - Britain's Most Extreme Weather - Channel 4
Pioneer Productions
February 2014 – March 2014 (2 months)London, United Kingdom
Archive research and buying, negotiating user generated content for fast paced weather programme

Researcher - David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive - Sky 1 / Sky 3D
Colossus Productions
October 2013 – December 2013 (3 months)London
BAFTA Award-winning natural history documentary (2014, Specialist Factual)
Researching App, Book and post-production for Colossus Productions - a collaboration between SKY 3D and Atlantic Productions, set up to develop original 3D programming for both UK and international audiences

Development Researcher - Atlantic Productions
Atlantic Productions
September 2013 – October 2013 (2 months)London, United Kingdom
Sourcing and developing programme ideas; from inception through to commissioning, and from documentary to blue chip natural history.

Production/Researcher - Atlantic Productions
Atlantic Productions
May 2013 – September 2013 (5 months)London
Researching and aiding with productions across the board at one of the world’s leading factual entertainment production companies.
Camera work (Attenborough interview at BAFTA), Photoshop/Avid and assisting with shoots

Production Assistant - David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive- Sky 1 / Sky 3D
Colossus Productions
August 2013 – August 2013 (1 month)London
BAFTA Award-winning natural history documentary (2014, Specialist Factual)
3D natural history production with Sir David Attenborough. Organising extras, runners, ensuring catering/timing ran smoothly for crew.

Production and Video Assist - The Christmas Candle
Pinewood Films No. 5 Ltd
March 2013 – April 2013 (2 months)Isle of Man
Production Trainee and Video Assist for Pinewood's 'The Christmas Candle', on location on the Isle of Man. Setting up studio and green rooms, assisting with production co-ordinating, and video playback for Director and DOP on set.

Researcher - Extreme Homes - HGTV
Pioneer Productions
October 2012 – December 2012 (3 months)London
Cast contributors, sourced/secured locations and organised shoots for Canadian, Belgian and Indonesian segments of 'Extreme Homes' for HGTV.

Locations Assistant - Jungle Gold - Discovery
Raw Television
August 2012 – September 2012 (2 months)Ghana
Maintaining order and assisting with day-to-day running of the production on location in Ghana
Providing medical/safety supervision in extreme and hostile environments

Production stills photographer
Ad-hoc filming during a riot while communicating with/directing following convoy

Intern Researcher/Production Assistant - How the Earth Works - Discovery Science
Pioneer Productions
June 2012 – June 2012 (1 month)Hammersmith
Fact checking, Compiling fact-sheets for use by presenters, Researching shoot locations and activities, Compiling call-sheets, organizing flights and accommodation, etc.

Intern - Oceans and Fundraising
Environmental Justice Foundation
October 2011 – January 2012 (4 months)London, Angel
Writing and researching reports on the future of 'trash' fishing in SW Asia
Reviewing papers and brainstorming strategy
Advising heath and safety aboard research vessels
Helping organise and run /photograph events

University of Exeter
September 2010 – August 2011 (1 year)Falmouth, Cornwall
Final project involved studying public information use in the nesting behaviour of pied flycatchers in on the island of Ruissalo in South-West Finland.

website: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/oliver-clague/27/479/6b4