Freelance Cameraman  EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY








Contact Ian — 07879442133 — ian@ianburton.co.uk — CV




Sony Ambassador (Photo Paul Cameron)

Sony Ambassador (Photo Paul Cameron)

BBC Shoot, ‘Climbing Great Buildings’

BBC Shoot, ‘Climbing Great Buildings’

As The Crow Flies (Photo R Strudwick)

As The Crow Flies (Photo R Strudwick)

Ch4 Shoot, ‘Hidden Talent’

Ch4 Shoot, ‘Hidden Talent’

Discovery Shoot, ‘The Asgard Project’

Discovery Shoot, ‘The Asgard Project’

Ch4 Shoot, ‘Hidden Talent’

Ch4 Shoot, ‘Hidden Talent’

Ch 4 Shoot ‘Hidden Talent’

Ch 4 Shoot ‘Hidden Talent’

BBC Shoot ‘Climbing Great Buildings’

BBC Shoot ‘Climbing Great Buildings’

BBC Shoot, ‘Coast’

BBC Shoot, ‘Coast’




My career started in wildlife camera work, filming with the prestigious RSPB Film Unit, living with eagle in the mountains and sea cliffs of Norway.

This baptism of fire led me to being a climbing & adventure cameraman, shooting TV series such as;



BBC ‘Climbing Great Buildings’
BBC 4 ‘Nation on Film’
Discovery film ‘The Asgard Project’
BBC NHU, ‘Wild Britannia’.


BBC ‘Mountain, with Griff Rhys Jones’
Ch4 ‘Hidden Talent’
BBC 1 ‘Country File’
BBC ‘Coast’.


RSPB Feature ‘The Eagle Odyssey’
BBC ‘Cairngorms, Scotland’s Arctic’
BBC ‘Adventure Show’.
to name just a few.




In this time I’ve won multiple awards, including EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTARY at World Film Awards 2014, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY at the BFI in Soho, 2007 & numerous BEST IN FESTIVALS for a whole range of independent adventure films.

As well as freelancing, I now Produce & Direct my own feature documentaries for the big screen and TV.



Experience and skillset

Lighting Cameraman Climbing & extreme locations cameraman Digital Cinematography & 4K Industrial climbing (IRATA) trained Editing – FCP/Premiere Pro Documentaries Branded Content topside filming, Sailing and small boat handling Film Production Commercials Broadcast Web Content