Andy Taylor ACS

Camera Operator, Camera Department, Underwater, DOP, Drones

Sydney

BIO

Andy Taylor is one of Australia’s most experienced cinematographers and has been an accredited member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) since 2002. He has won 5 prestigious Walkley Awards for Cinematography and 26 ACS Awards.

He is currently based in Sydney where his broadcast and documentary clients include: The Nine Network, Seven Network, ABC, Essential Media, BGB and Kundu Productions. Andy has recently shot corporate productions, promo’s and online content for high profile companies such as: McDonalds, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Canon, Fujifilm, NBN Co, Nokia and Contiki.

From 2009 until 2017 Andy was a staff cameraman at 60 Minutes Australia, filming stories covering every genre: human interest, true crime, wildlife and adventure, science and medical, politics, celebrity profiles, wars, riots and natural disasters.

Previously he held the position of Senior Cameraman at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation where he worked for 25 years based in Sydney, London, and Moscow. ABC shooting credits including 96 complete episodes of Four Corners plus many stories for Foreign Correspondent and Australian Story. He has worked for several foreign broadcasters including: National Geographic, Dateline NBC and the BBC.

Andy specialises in shooting high quality documentary, current affairs, factual, lifestyle and travel productions. He delivers superior production values by offering the latest 4K cinema quality equipment and by providing the highest standards in lighting and camerawork. He is easy going and reliable with a positive attitude, working quickly and efficiently with all production staff, presenters and talent.

His work has taken him to over 110 countries and territories, working extensively throughout the USA, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and the Pacific. Andy has covered many wars and conflicts including: Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, Gaza, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Rwanda, Zaire, Angola, the Balkans, East Timor, PNG, Northern Ireland, North Korea, Cuba and the former Soviet Union, plus major natural disasters including earthquakes in Fukushima, Haiti and the 2004 boxing day tsunami in Ache.

Andy is no stranger to difficult and dangerous situations – he has been shot at many times, shelled, ambushed and attacked, arrested by the KGB, kidnapped by the IRA and confirmed dead in a plane that was shot down over the Black Sea.

Exotic assignments Andy has filmed include; scuba diving with leopard seals in Antarctica, bull sharks in Fiji, crocodiles in the Okavango Delta and wreck diving at the Bikini Atoll nuclear test site. Andy has also trekked through the Amazon, the Kokoda Track, to Everest Base Camp and the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. He’s been on safari in the Masai Mara, explored the Crystal Caves of Mexico, the tunnels below the Gaza Strip, encountered active Volcanos in Vanuatu, roamed the Brazilian Favela’s and documented the totalitarian dictatorship of North Korea.

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