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richard pinches

Aerial Camera Operator, Gaffer, Artist Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Director of Photography, Stills Photographer, Aerial Camera Operator

Great Britain , London

Current Work Details

What I do

Photographer and studio owner turned cinematographer and aerial drone operator


meadows farm studios




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Where I work

I run my own company or organisation

Technical Skills

Aerial camera operator BNUC-S certified, stills, video, editing and lighting.

Resources / Expertise

A studio photographer with a lot of confidence in lighting, I own a superb 4,000 sq ft drive-in studio complex. I have 2 drones and fully CAA certified to film aerial footage. I have over 55 KVA of continuous lighting.The studio also has an amazing portable motion control rig and a new soundproofed green screen studio. I have team of digital artists with talents in editing, motion graphics and Cinema 4D CGI solutions. I have a Canon 5d's and a Canon C300 and rig but I have also shot many other cameras including a Phantom Flex high speed camera


Paid Work or Collaboration



Icarus aerial training,
UAV PFCO course, CAA PFCO Drone pilot certificate


Berkshire college of Art and Design,
BTEC National Diploma, Merit


King James' College Henley on Thames,
A level Art, Photography, Chemistry and Biology


Raindance Film School,
Working with scripts for VR shoots.

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Films I wish I had made

secrets in their eyes, Jaws, Star Wars (first 3 only) in Bruges, Ben Hur, Moon, Momento, Ice cold in Alex, Gladiator, Alien, Aliens, Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan.

I cried watching

Star Man, Ring of bright water, Dumbo and the Matrix

I left the cinema during

I have never done this

Directors I love

Ridley Scott, David Fincher, Pedro Almodovar, Darren Aronofsky, Martin McDonagh and Chris Nolan.

Actors I admire

Charlize Theron, Gary Oldman, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Cooper, Jonny Depp and Edward Norton.

Writers I respect

Arthur C Clarke, Carl Sagan, JD Salinger

Books I have given my friends

The Alchemist.

My death row meal

Fish Fingers, baked beans and mash

The best thing I own

My lovely studio! And its contents.

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