Tim Platten – Documentary Lighting Cameraman (DoP)

ProfileWith over 20 years experience in television production, I have developed a relaxed, friendly, confident and creative style. I originally trained with a natural history / science based production company. My career then progressed from staff cameraman to Freelance Lighting Cameraman / DoP.

Areas of expertise include: Documentary, Commercials, Drama, Science, Natural History and Travel.

With a solid knowledge of sound recording, I’m happy working on single camera shoots as well as with a full crew.

Technical Experience:

Technical ExperienceI work with all broadcast camera formats and I’m happy to provide whatever equipment is needed for your production.

As well as mainstream filming, I also offer expertise in a range of specialist imaging techniques including; Motion Control, Macro,Time-lapse, High-Speed, Microscopy, Thermography, Schlieren and Model Making.
This broad range of experience helps me to give unique and creative input to any production.

Overseas Experience:


I have filmed in over 50 countries across every continent in the world.

With my extensive experience in different filming locations, a valid US I visa and full international Carnet, I’m ready for any shoot!