Wildlife cameraman specialising in underwater sequences for documentaries and features

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Roger has worked from the frozen poles to the tropical equator, specialising In immersive imagery of dynamic and fast moving animals and events. He owns and maintains a Red Dragon 6K Underwater Imaging System and Is CCR TRIMIX And CAVE qualified. He Is currently working on Our Planet, an eight part series for Netflix produced by Silverback Films, Dolphin World for Disney Nature, and BBC NHU Blue Planet 2.

 

Blue Planet II

6 x 52mins for BBC 1 | Producers - JONATHAN Smith and Katherine Jeffs | Series producer - Mark Brownlow | Executive producer - James Honeybourne

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 In 2001, the BBC led the world with the multi award-winning Blue Planet; now it plans to return to the planet’s oceans. More marine species have been discovered in the past decade than ever before, with an average of 2,000 discoveries per year. Drawing on new filming techniques not available at the time Blue Planet was shot - such as a new gyro-stabilised aerial camera system, remotely operated submarines, 4k digital resolution and new marine tracking techniques - we will capture the marvels of the world’s largest living space.

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2016 National Geographic Pristine Seas Expedition to Tristan Da Cunha

1 x 52mins | Directed by Alex verville | EXECUTIVE producer - neil Gelinas

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In collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Tristan da Cunha government, Pristine Seas launched an expedition to Tristan da Cunha in January 2017. Spending 20 days at the archipelago, the team carried out quantitative surveys of shallow flora and fauna, open-water communities, and deep-sea habitats to determine the health of its largely unknown marine environment. .Among their findings: Migratory blue sharks—the most heavily fished sharks in the world, highly prized for their fins—may have found a refuge in Tristan da Cunha’s waters.

Into the Okavango

88min Feature for national GEOGRAPHIC Studios | Filmed and Directed by Neil Gelinas

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Okavango is a National Geographic feature-length film that shares an intimate look at the human experience in wilderness: The ups and downs, the vulnerability and humility, the care and caution, the love, the fear, the frustration, the surrender and dependence on water. The team of explorers plan to undertake a two-month crossing of the Okavango River system from the source in Angola all the way 1,000 miles down the river through Namibia’s Caprivi Strip and into an untouched wilderness in the heart of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. They will travel like baYei River Bushmen and be subject to the dangers of encountering the worlds largest-remaining populations of elephants, thousands of hippos, 15–foot crocodiles, and some of the last–remaining super–prides of lions on Earth.

Blue

90min feature for disneynature | Silverback | Executive Producers - Keith Scholley and Alistair Fothergill

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Dolphins - Spy in the Pod

2 x 52mins for BBC 1 | Producer Rob Pilley | Executive producer - John Downer

Dolphins - Spy in the Pod is a British factual television series that was first broadcast on BBC One on 2 January 2014. The two-part series was narrated by David Tennant and produced by John Downer Productions.[1][2] The series was also broadcast by Discovery Channel in the US.

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Atlantic

3 x 52mins for BBC 1 | PRODUCER - Ted Giffords | Executive producer - Dan Rees

Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth (also known as Wild Atlantic for European release) is a three-part BBC nature documentary series exploring the natural history of the Atlantic Ocean. It was first transmitted on BBC Two and BBC Two HD in the United Kingdom. A ten-minute making-of feature Atlantic Diaries airs at the end of each episode, taking the total running time to 60 minutes. In English speaking territories the show is narrated by Irish actor Cillian Murphy. The series will broadcast internationally on BBC Earth.

EarthFlight 3D - John Downer Productions

1 x 90m feature | Directed by Rob Pilley | EXECUTIVE producer - John Downer

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Earthflight 3D is a totally immersive experience, taking the audience on an incredible flight across the world on the wings of birds. Revolutionary aerial techniques and state-of-the-art cameras deliver the reality of flying right alongside birds as we join a variety of different species on their seasonal journeys.As we fly with the birds on their migrations, we discover the fascinating science of flight: how they maneuver simultaneously in flocks a million strong; manage immense journeys; navigate across whole continents and collaborate with other animals to find food.

Into the Dragons Lair

1 x 52mins | Directed and edited by Craig and Damon Foster | Executive producer - Sophie Vartan

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Didier Noirot and Roger Horrocks take us on an expedition 'Into the Dragon's Lair' to explore the one hundred meter deep papyrus caves of Botswana's Okavango delta and the actual lairs where the giant Nile crocodile drag their prey. They set out to understand and document the underwater behaviour of these wild reptiles, while exploring the fears and fascinations that humans have with crocodiles. They confront our ultimate nightmares and transform them into scientific understanding and beauty

Nature’s Great Events - The Great Tide

1 x 52 mins for BBC 1 | Producer - Hugh Pearson

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Nature's Great Events is a wildlife documentary series made for BBC television, first shown in the UK on BBC One and BBC HD in February 2009. The series looks at how seasonal changes powered by the sun cause shifting weather patterns and ocean currents, which in turn create the conditions for some of the planet’s most spectacular wildlife events. Each episode focuses on the challenges and opportunities these changes present to a few key species.