Jim Foster is an award winning freelance cameraman, producer & director of photography. He is experienced in ENG and documentary work. His speciality is high risk, conflict environments. He has his own equipment including HD cameras, ballistic protection and survival kits suited to any environment worldwide. His professional background prior to TV was 18 years in 22 Special AIr Service (SAS), 4 years in 1-Para. Jim is multilingual, french, arabic. He is also a fully qualified combat medic..
Jim has worked for the following broadcasters; BBC - SKY - ITV - Channel 4 - CBS - Fox - PBS Frontline. He has also worked for production companies such as October Films and Carbon Media. His freelance day rate includes all HDV cameras. XDCAM EX HD cameras have a daily charge. He is able to work on his own or as part of a team.

Timberwolf also has additional crew members inc cameramen, soundmen, FCP editors and field producers. All are used to working in hostile environments.
Jim was part of the team on the "Long Way Down", with actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman, on their epic motorcycle expedition from John O’Groats to Cape Town. Jim shot this on Canon & Sony HDV cameras. Jim not only took care of filming but kept the production team on the road.

On a 15,000-mile trip across Africa, Sony dealers can be hard to find, so the Long Way Down team brought plenty of spare camcorders. But one of the team’s biggest assets was UK based freelance cameraman Jim Foster. Says Russ Malkin, “Jim was great at fixing everything with his araldite and soldering kit.”

Jim also worked with Charley Boorman on the "Race to Dakar" as director of Photography.
STAUS UPDATE: Jim is back from Helmand following his coverage of Operation Moshtarak for Sky News. He now available for assignments. To stay up-to date with Jim, check out his blog page. You can also subscribe by RSS rss_16