DOUG GARDNER (Captain)
Natural History Cinematographer/DP
MANNING, SOUTH CAROLINA, USA
Doug Gardner is a freelance natural history cinematographer, director of photography, producer and stills photographer based out of South Carolina, USA. Over the past decade his wildlife cinematography and documentary work has taken center stage with many film clients such as the BBC, National Geographic, PBS Nature and Animal Planet to name a few. With over 28 years experience, the international award winning photographer has had over 20,000 of his images published internationally in magazines, books, calendars, newspapers and numerous other stock projects. Gardner now specializes in wildlife cinematography with long-lenses, drone, high speed, and time-lapse cameras. Additionally he’s an accomplished FAA Certified and insured drone/camera pilot as well as a USCG Certified boat Captain. Doug is a RED Cinema Camera owner/operator with experience on many other cameras and video/sound equipment. He has a degree in Commercial Graphics and is a proud US military veteran having served his country in “Operation Desert Storm”.
RECENT FILM WORK/CREDITS
"Cities: Nature's New Wild - Outcasts"- (2019) BBC-Cinematographer & Drone Operator
“Great Rivers-Mississippi” - (2019) BBC - Series Cinematographer and Drone Operator
"Into Alaska" - (2018) Animal Planet, Executive Producer & Cinematographer
“Jimmy Houston Outdoors - Brosnan Turkey” - Pursuit Ch (2017) Shooter/Producer
“Super Nature Wild Flyers” - (2017) PBS - Sequence Cinematographer, fixer, Drone Operator
"Life In The Air" - (2017) BBC NHU - Cinematographer, Drone Operator, Fixer
"Atlantic" - (2016) BBC two - Cinematographer & Drone Operator
"Shadow Creatures" - (2016) PBS - Director of Photography, Cinematographer
"Uncharted Waters" - (2016) Pursuit Channel - Director of Photography, Cinematographer
"Wild Moments" - (2015) Nat Geo - Cinematogerpher
"Wild Photo Adventures" - (2012-17) PBS - Series DP, Ex-Producer and Host, 60 episodes
"Wild Water America" - (2015) PBS (pilot) - Director of Photography, Cinematographer
“Planet Earth III” - Cinematographer, BBC Natural History Unit:
“Yellowstone Live II” - Cinematographer, Nat Geo: An ongoing live event featuring Yellowstone National Park’s wildlife.
“Into Alaska” - Executive Producer, Cinematographer - Animal Planet: an ongoing docu-series about the men and women of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, their job sacrifices and the amazing wildlife they fight to protect.
“Sea Horses” - Co-Executive Producer, DP, and Cinematographer: Natural history documentary on the history, life and survival of the wild horses living along the North Carolina coast.
“Hat Feathers” - Executive Producer, DP and Cinematographer: Natural history documentary about the history and ecology of Wood Ducks and how they came back from near extinction.