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Jason Wotherspoon ACS"DOP/Cinematographer"
 
 
+61 418 307 777 
                               
jason@rppictures.net                  
www.rockpoolpictures.com.au                   
 

 

PROFILE
 
   

Sydney based DOP/Lighting Cameraman who has been involved in the television industry for over 17 years. The last 15 years shooting a variety projects in 40 countries.

 

Jason’s skill has been recognized by the Australian Cinematographers Society honouring him with ACS Accreditiation, it highest honour.

 

Greatest assets are versatility and the ability to operate under any condition.

 

 

 

 

KEY STRENGTHS

  • A strong work ethic, extremely passionate and believe in ‘doing what it takes to get the job done and done right’.
  • Intuitive eye’. Understanding a story and being able to tell it with the pictures.
  • Experience in a range of shooting styles. Whether it be Documentary, Lifestyle, Reality, Corporate, Ob-Doc, Features, Public Affairs or News.
  • Experienced in a variety of camera formats including Sony F5 and F55, C300, 5D, XDCAM, FS700, Black Magic, Phantom Gold and drones.
  • Versatility – aerials, underwater, high speed, dollies, sliders, motion control time lapses, drone, steadicam and if required, audio.
  • The ability to adapt to any condition.
  • Extensive high end gear list.
 
EXPERIENCE
 

 

DOP/ Lighting Cameraman                       Jan 2014 – Present

 

Various projects locally and internationally.

DOP – Rio Olympic Games for the Seven Network. This included two different lead up series, TVC’s, Athlete Profiles, Promo’s as well as leading the team in Rio.

DOP – The Embassy (Season 1)

DOP - Sunday Night (over four years here)

DOP – Village Vets Australia

DOP – Longines (watches) Horse Racing in UK and France

DOP – Victorian Racing Club Melbourne Cup Tour

Camera Op - My Kitchen Rules, House Rules (Seven Productions), The NRL Rookie (McGuire Media), Australian Open and Wimbledon (Seven), What Really Happens In Thailand (McAvoy Media), Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival (Seven), Melbourne Cup Carnival (Seven), Sunday Night (Seven), 60 Minutes (Nine).

 

 

 

DOP/Lighting Cameraman                                       Apr 2009 – Dec 2013 

     

DOP for one Australia's leading Public Affairs programs, the Seven Network's Sunday Night. Filmed extensively both in Australia and overseas on a wide range of stories, the devastation of the Japan and Christchurch earthquakes to the elusive Blue Whale, in extreme conditions on the ice of the Arctic, to atop some of the world’s most active volcanoes, the beauty of Great Pyramids of Egypt, into the depths of the Amazon and African jungles to the catwalks of Paris. Re-enactments were a big part of the show.

 

Additional projects worked on in 2012 included the French Open (ITV), Wimbledon (Seven Network), Foxtel Olympics (Features & Promos), Wide World of Sports and Horse Racing (Nine Network), Brownlow Medal feature in Ireland (Seven Network) and Melbourne Cup features in the UK (Seven Network).

 

 

 
Senior Cameraman - 7 Sport (Apr 2002 - Feb 2009)
 
The role involved the shooting of Features, News & Colour stories as well as Links/Hosting's for various Magazine Programs and Major Sporting events. The position also required the shooting of Opening Title's, Network Promo's, Athlete Profile's, ISO's of various sports and Sales pieces.
 
Features were not just about sport but they were about 'the people', 'the culture', 'the cities/towns', and 'the events'. From The Great Wall of China to Fashion at the Melbourne Cup, there is a story to be told and as a Features cameraman that's what I did.
Developing and creating concepts for Openers, producing and shooting them was a rewarding part of the job.
 
Major Projects included;
  • 4 Olympic Games (Sydney, Athens, Torino & Beijing) Tasks included Features, Opening Titles, Teasers, Promo's and Live Sport.
  • 1 Commonwealth Games (Manchester)
  • 7 Australian Open Tennis Tournaments
  • 6 Melbourne Cup Carnivals
  • Rugby World Cup
  • 6 Tri Nation Tournaments (Rugby)
  • AFL Grand Final
  • 2 Bathurst 1000
  • 3 Sydney Hobart Yacht Races
                                               
ENG Cameraman/Editor - 7 News (Dec 2000 - Apr 2002)
Shot and edited daily News packages locally and internationally, shot 'live crosses' and operated Link Vans.
News Edit involved working in Network Transfers, Foreign Transfers & Edit and the editing of daily News packages. Required to edit in the field on a Laptop Edit packs.
 
Freelance Camera Operator - Sydney (Dec 1999 - Dec 2000)
I worked a range of projects including News, Sport, Corporates, multi camera Outside Broadcasts and Studio jobs. The work varied from panel based shows to rock concerts to shooting from the back of a motorbike.   
 
Southern Cross Television - Tasmania (Nov 1996 - Nov 1999)
Duties included the shooting and editing of daily News stories, produce and shoot Features and Docos. I also worked in videotape, studio camera and even built sets.
 
OVERSEAS COUNTRIES WORKED IN
  • England               
  • Germany              
  • Switzerland             
  • Italy
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Laos  
  • Singapore  
  • Ireland  
  • Ecuador      
  • Brazil
  • Belgium                
  • Pakistan               
  • Afghanistan            
  • Thailand
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Vanuatu
  • Malaysia (Borneo)
  • Wales
  • Chile
  • United Arab Emirates
  • China                  
  • New Zealand                  
  • Greece                 
  • Macau
  • Democratic Republic of The Congo 
  • Japan   
  • Egypt
  • Uraguay
  • Norway
  • France                  
  • Philippines            
  • Central African Republic
  • Rwanda 
  • Vietnam 
  • Sri Lanka 
  • Isle of Man 
  • South Africa
  • Argentina
 
 
AWARDS
 
Australian Cinematographers Society 
  • 2015    ACS Accrediation
  • 2011    BRONZE      Current Affairs                        "Japan Earthquake & Tsunami"
  • 2010    GOLD          Nature & Wildlife                     "Vanuatu Volcanoes"
  • 2010    SILVER TV   Magazine, Lifestyle & Reality      "North Pole Man"
  • 2010    BRONZE      Current Affairs                         "Pygmy Elephants"
  • 2009    GOLD          Current Affairs                         "Binge Drinking"
  • 2009    SILVER        Current Affairs                         "Pygmies"
  • 2004    GOLD          TV Magazine                            "Sami McCleod"
  • 2004    SILVER        TV Magazine                            "Rowing Quads"
  • 2004    SILVER        Multi Camera News Gathering     "Athens Riots"
  • 2002    SILVER        Single Camera News Gathering   "Afghanistan Border"
  • 2002    HIGHLY COMMENDED Multi Camera News Gathering   "Woodford Fires"          
Seven Network
  • 2001 Seven News - Colour Story of the Year 'Beijing Olympics Announcement'
  • 2001 Seven News - Live 'X' of the Year 'Bushfires'         
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