Manchester Camera Operator

Cal Thomson

Manchester based lighting camera operator and adventure film-maker.

I have built up camera operating and lighting skills over the past 8 years whilst freelancing all over the world for a variety of brands, production companies and agencies.

I have experience in Broadcast, TV Commercials, High end Branded Content, Music Videos, Short Films and Live Events. Previous clients include ITV, Endemol Shine North, Fremantle Media, New Balance, NHS, Mini Cooper, Asda, SPAR, British Cycling, Fever Tree to name a few. Feel free to get in touch to find out how I can help on your next production

I have great relationships with Provision and Procam so hiring in any extra kit for a production isn't a problem. View my extensive in house camera kit list here.

I am the co-host of industry professional film business podcast 'The Creative Scramble'. We interview film-makers, directors, photographers and agency CEOs to dissect and understand the journey of a creative entrepreneur. Particular highlights include the prosthetics artist from Game of Thrones and the sound assistant from Bohemian Rhapsody. Check us out here


Nominated: Best Charity Film of Year 2018 - Director of Photography

Winner: 60 Hour Short Film Competition, 2017 - Director of Photography

Guinness World Record - Longest Live Broadcast 2015

Fun Facts

- I completed the 3 peak challenge in 23 hours with next to no sleep (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon)

- Sailing, kayak and canoe instructor

- Avid Mountain Biker

- Ran my first (possibly last) Marathon in April 2019


New Balance

William Hill


Mini Cooper



Fever Tree

Pilgrims Choice

British Cycling

My Protein



JP Cooper

Fatboy Slim






British Muslim TV

Endemol Shine North

Fremantle Media

Information TV

Brighton Marathon

London Marathon