Director / DOP / Self-shooting PD.

Director / DOP / Self-shooting PD.

Tom Fowlie

I bring to any project the type of experience and instinct, which can only be gained by thousands of hours behind a lens.

Originally from New Zealand I have an ingrained “can do” attitude, happy to think on my feet and solve problems. With a natural enthusiasm and curiosity for life around the globe, and a sense of humor that crosses the cultural divide, I love my life as a film maker!

My years of shooting have given me the skills to maintain great looking shots, while covering the action for a dynamic edit, and never missing an important moment. With many credits as a self-shooting director, I always have the narrative content as my number one priority. I know when to gently push for what the project needs, work well with crew and earn the trust of talent and contributors.

I work quickly with minimum impact to achieve pretty and cinematic frames. I’m experienced in fast lighting set ups to give a natural look for documentary, or a polished look suitable for high end broadcast, commercial and corporate content. The experience I’ve gained shooting in over 70 countries, with a massive variety of subject matter has been invaluable.

My strengths:

– Following action and never missing “the” moment.
– Rich cinematic images and great coverage for the edit.
– An ear for content and sound bites, always listening!
– Advanced technical skills, including drone, gimbal, dolly, gib, lighting set ups, media management.
– I’m strong and fit. Happy to shoot all day.
– A passion for every frame, and every project.

My Equipment:

– Sony FX9 Full frame camera package including:

  • 4x128gb recording cards
  • 6x Vlock batteries and 4 bay charger
  • Sachtler 20 Tripod and head
  • Sachtler low legs
  • Portkeys 5 inch monitor
  • Bright Tangerine mattebox
  • Shure camera mic
  • PL mount adaptor
  • Nikon adaptor

– Lens Options:

  • Canon Cine CN7. 17-120mm t2.9 PL mount (covers 5k and s35 sensor)
  • Canon Cine 70-200mm t2.8 rehoused in PL mount (full frame)
  • Sigma 24mm f1.4 E-Mount (full frame)
  • Sony 50mm f1.2 E-Mount (full frame)
  • Sigma 85mm f1.4 E-Mount (full frame)
  • Sigma 100mm Macro f2.8 F mount (full frame)
  • Laowa 12mm Zero distortion ultra wide t2.8 (full frame)
  • Vintage lenses also available: Contax Zeiss, Canon FD, Nikon, Hassleblad Zeiss

– Lighting Options:

  • 2x High Output RGB 2×1 led light panels with soft boxes
  • 2x Bi color led light panels
  • Ultra portable 600w Daylight led head with soft box
  • 2x Battery run Daylight led fresnel lights, 1k and 650w equivalent
  • 2x RGB 2 foot light tube
  • Arri 650w and 150w Tungsten fresnel
  • Stands, C stands, clamps, sand bags, leads, modifiers, reflectors and accessories.
  • Daylight control available

– Sony A74 Camera Package. Used as B cam, gimbal and car mount, underwater and stills.
– Dutti Dolly
– Teradeck Servpro Directors monitor transmitter to phone or tablet
– Mavic 3 Drone
– 2x Gopro kit
– 2x wireless mics
– Cine saddle