David Wickham

Camera Operator, Camera Department, DOP, MOVI

Sydney

BIO

Dave has spent the last twenty years in the UK television industry sixteen of which have been as a cameraman.

He started in camera work as a hand held studio operator on ‘The Big Breakfast’ (a 2 hour live daily breakfast  show) Dave then went on to work on some of the biggest formats and most inspiring documentaries on British television.

Dave is a team player able to come up with solutions to TV problems in high-pressure environments. He loves making multi and single camera docu/reality, entertainment, and documentaries on locations around the world.

Dave works across a variety of genres including Documentaries, Food, Adventure, Cars, Live TV, Reconstruction, Reality TV, TVCs, Branded Content and Corporate Films.

Most recently he has been to DOP on The Voice UK, working with Talpa and UK production company ITV Studios to reinvent the look of the ENG side of the show.

Whilst more recently Dave has been DOP on most of his jobs he is more than happy to work hard for other DOPs as part of a big or small team.

He owns a good selection of camera kit to add production value to any shoot large or small and is an experienced Ronin operator.

Dave is a competent professional with great communication skills who will add value to any production large or small.

CREW REVIEWS

  1. For almost a decade now I have worked with DOP Dave Wickham. Dave has always been my first choice behind the lens on any television production that I have worked on. We have worked together on programmes such as ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, ‘The X Factor’ and most recently ‘The Voice UK’.

    In the last few years I have worked closely with Dave on the television programme ‘The Voice UK’ for ITV. I worked as the Series Director and Dave was the PSC DOP, overseeing all the PSC camera elements of the show. As the DOP Dave was responsible for providing all the kit lists and lighting breakdowns, working closely with production management and myself to ensure that all PSC filming areas were well covered and within budget.

    Dave’s creative vision and expertise were invaluable on ‘The Voice UK’. As the PSC DOP he set the standard and ‘look’ for all the VTs that were shot across the series. His use of the various equipment and kit for the backstories we shot for the show was exemplary and raised the bar for this particular genre. Many shows since have utilised and drawn upon these ideas, a fact that I am very proud of.

    As well as the on-location VTs we shot together I also worked with Dave on multi-camera in-studio PSC shoots for the show. Dave was able to take my ideas and translate them onto the screen to great effect whilst also leading multiple camera operators in the studio.

    Dave is a rare breed of DOP. As well as having the technical ‘know how’ and creative ability to make everything look beautiful and relevant to the look and feel of the story, he is also excellent with the contributors and talent, making them feel at ease and comfortable in front of the camera. I feel that this trait combined with his skill further adds to a fantastic end result.

    I was absolutely gutted when Dave told me that he was relocating to Australia and I have missed working with him immensely since he has left the UK. I cannot recommend him highly enough for any work that should arise for him in Australia. He is without doubt the best DOP I have ever worked with and I sincerely hope that I am able to work with him again in the future, in the meantime I am delighted that Australia will benefit from his amazing talents.

    Leo Holden – Series Director The Voice UK

    Leo Holden

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