Michael Babalola

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2018DOP
Film (Short)
The Message
Laja
Laja Films
2017DIT/Cameraman
Film (Feature)
CobraVelocity Films
2016Cameraman/DIT
Commercial
PBL Jewellery
Sam
Dcreative
2015 - 2016Lighting Cameraman/DP
Education
Curry On Cooking Show
Sam
Dcreative
2016Lighting Cameraman/DP
Commercial
YRT
Abi Oseni
YRT
2015Lighting Cameraman/DP
Music Video
Tigger Da Author / Gone
Labi & Adam
DCYPHA Films
2015Lighting Cameraman/DP
Music Video
SWAY / Deliverance
Labi & Adam
DCYPHA Films
2015Lighting Cameraman/DP
Music Video
Eneeks / Black Girls
Abi Oseni
Collectiveminds
2004Camera Trainee/Loader
Commercial
Nescafe Gold Blend
James Wood
Outlaw Films
2004Camera Trainee
Commercial
NIKE Panna KOFlynn Entertainment
2004Camera Trainee
Film (Feature)
The Best Man
Stefan Schwartz
The Best Man
2003Camera Trainee
Film (Feature)
Enduring Love
Roger Mitchell
Ridgeway Production
2002Camera Trainee
Television / TV
Second Generation
Jon Sen
Oxford Film & Television
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2003BA In Media & CommunicationsUEL

    Equipment

    I own (and can operate):
    GVM 560AS Bi-Color LED Panel, 2 X LitePanels Astra 1 x 1Bi Colour, Aputure MC Led Light, Aputure 300D MK II with Fresnel 2X, ZOOM H5 Handy Recorder & ZOOM H6 Digital Recorder , Arri C Stands With Arms, Canon 5D Mk III, RED ONE Camera, MacBookPro, Mac Pro, Vinten Pro 6 Tripod
    I can operate:
    Sony F55, Canon C300, BlackMagic 4k, Sony Z5, Sony DSR 570, RED

    About me

    Mike graduated from University of East London with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media and Communication.

    Mike is a very versatile and creative freelance cameraman who has worked on several projects within the broadcast and music promotion industries in the past few years in various locations here in the UK and abroad. Mike Babs, a cool and calm collective individual highly motivated, talented, focused enthusiastic and also passionate about his work.

    He has flexible approach to work in any environment and can offer excellent communication skills resourcefulness and imagination.

    “My background and culture allows me to understand different perspective, which continually allows me to dig deep in my thought and expression with light and camera composition. This also allows me to utilise my creative, skills and passion to the highest level and not only do i seek to deliver beautiful images for my clients, my commitment, organisation and professionalism means I constantly go the extra mile to ensure the results I deliver exceed my clients expectations”.

    Additional Information

    Worked in Broadcast TV, corporate, music video, drama and advertising production. Skilled in all aspects of HDCam, XDCam, Varicam, P2, Digi-Beta, Sony F55 Alexa, Canon C300 & C500 RED, DSLR, HDV, DVCam, minicam, Super 8 & Super 16mm, Live events filming, green screen etc

    • Member of the Guild of Television Cameramen

    • Full Clean British Driving Licence

    • BA Hon in Media & Communications (East London University)

    • The Arri Lighting 3 day Intense Course (Arri Media) Feb 08

    • VMI RED DIT Training (VMI) Sept 09

    • Lighting-The basics and Beyond Jan 2013

    • Alexa Experience Day (VMI) Jan 2013

    • Cinematography Short Course (Central Film School) April 2013

    Skills...

    • Extensive client liaison experience and media contacts.

    • DTP and copy-editing / proofing skills.

    • Mac and PC proficient.

    • Final Cut Studio 2, & Final Cut X, iWork 09, iLife 11, Aperture 3

    Referees

    Available on request

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Licenses
    • Standard Driving (PLG)
    DBS checked
    • Yes
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Yoruba
    Organization/Union Membership
    • GTC (UK)
    Interested in
    • Biography
    • Childrens
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • ENG/Outside Broadcast
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Live Daytime
    • Live TV
    • Motoring
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • News & Current Affairs
    • Reality TV
    • Sport
    • Television
    Experienced in
    • Commercials
    • Cookery
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Film (Feature)
    • Music Promo
    • Television
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Own a car?
    • Yes