The Team

John Boyle

John Boyle

cameraman / script writer / producer / narrator

John is one of the planet’s top underwater cameramen, and also writes for 3 national magazines. He is author of the definitive “A Step by Step Guide to Underwater Video.” Following on the success of our “Pirates in Paradise” film about Somali Pirates he was commissioned by Bloomsbury to write a book on the subject. "Blood Ransom" has sold extensively worldwide, and the paper back edition is now on sale.

Fionn Crow

Fionn Crow

cameraman / editor

Fionn has worked with SBF ever since leaving college, and has made a big contribution to our awards and successes. A passionate surfer since childhood, he is a very accomplished water cameraman and has worked with top surfers both in the UK and abroad. In addition to filming, Fionn is our principal editor but is more than that, being closely involved in every aspect of our film production including working with musicians and critiquing scripts. He has also filmed some of the worlds top musicians, including Ellie Goulding and Elton John, most recently filming and producing a music video for Katrina Leskanich of ‘Walking on Sunshine’ fame.

TJ Hughes

TJ Hughes

assistant cameraman / editor / photographer

TJ is the newest addition to our team. A graduate of Falmouth University, TJ’s background is primarily stills due to the completion of his Marine and Natural History Degree. He is currently developing his video and editing skills as assistant cameraman and editor. All weather cameraman, TJ has a passion for the outdoors and the ocean. As a qualified scuba diver TJ also has experience with underwater photography and video.

Equipment

fionn with underwater housing

You can hire either or both of us for water or land based filming, editing, script writing or narrating. Or just hire our equipment. We have two edit suites, Avid Media Composer and Avid Express Pro. We have two Sony EX1R’s, a Sony A7sII for shooting 4K, Dji OSMO which is also 4K, lights and sound equipment including a Sennheiser ME66.

For getting underwater we have a Gates EX1R housing for our cameras, Green Force Squid lights, a GoPro 3+ Black with various poles handles and mounts.

We can also get into the air with our DJI Phantom 3 Professional for 4K images.

We are both HSE certified. We have a 7 metre RIB and a 12 metre motor cruiser available for water based projects.