Man Vs Wild / Discovery Channel – Contributing Camera Operator
Bear Grys’s film crew needed a camera operator to shoot this crazy white water sequence. Not a problem! Following Bear down the huge Zambezi rapids many times, shooting from varying angles and equipped with a heavy waterproofed HD broadcast camera strapped to a river board. Tony captured Bear at his best navigating the massive rapids, picking up various reality style shots for the film crews’ editors to work with. An unforgettable few days working with a professional film crew and great helicopter pilot.
Beyond Boundaries – Africa Challenge / BBC 1 Contributing Camera Operator
BBC UK (Diverse), arrive in Zambia. After doing a location visit, they soon realized they would need a specialized camera operator to assist get all the shots. Raft based as well as literally swimming down the zambezi with a Broadcast HD Camera, Tony joined the production team and collaborated on this amazing program. A reality documentary with a difference, class 5 rafting and physically challenged participants, this was going to be no normal days filming in the gorges.
African Revolutions. Contributing Aerial Camera Operator
When Rush Sturges & Bradt Tyler arrived in Livingstone to kayak the Zambezi river in Flood. They decided to spend the extra cash and hire a helicopter. On the day, aerial footage was shot from a squirrel during challenging conditions which pilot and camera operator Tony experienced. Following the kayakers down the flooded river, footage was captured which highlighted the craziness of the whole event. Note The Zambezi River at this time of year is aproximately 20 meters higher than its average low summer flows.
25 Mind Blowing Escapes / Travel Channel. Contributing Camera Operator
Commissioned by City Lights Media Group from New York, Tony filmed the content for this short sequence over one and a half days. Location Batoka Gorge, Zambia. The program aired on Discovery Channel and Travel Channel during 2010.
Zambezi / National Geographic – Extract (Part 2) Contributing Camera Operator
A National Geographic two part special. Michael Schlamberger Director, camera operator and producer of ‘Zambezi’ used the local knowledge and camera skills of Tony Barnett to assist with the filming and location choices on the Victoria Falls sequence. While working with the award winning camera operator/producer Michael Schlamberger, Tony gained valuable experience from the Crew and enjoyed seeing many of his shots make the final cut on worldwide TV.
Zambezi / National Geographic – Extract (Part 1) Contributing Camera Operator
For over 9 months Science Vision producers of this documentary gave Tony Barnett the task of capturing footage of the falls and gorges. During this time Tony captured the seasons and fine detail of the Victoria Falls area while the crew were in Austria. This program won numerous awards for its content and editing. Find an extract from part 2 of this Documentary in this portfolio.
Lonely Planet TV / BBC USA New HD Series. Contributing Camera Operator
The brand new, as yet unreleased series from Lonely Planet TV called ‘1000 Ultimate Experiences’. Conceptualized recently for worldwide distribution, thereafter BBC USA found Tony Barnett, and gave him the privilege to shoot two short sequences for this new and exciting upcoming TV series. This was an exciting opportunity to showcase our HD library footage and camera operator skills. Airing in 2012/2013.
Ginger Productions / ITV2 – Adrenalin Junkie Zambia -Contributing Camera Operator
It’s unbelievable who you can end up working with and filming. Never in Tony’s wildest dreams could he imagine working with an ‘A’ lister such as actor Elijah Wood from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. This episode was shot in Livingstone over the course of 1 week in August. Jack Osbourne and the Ginger productions crew enlisted Tony to work with them on the 3 Day rafting shoot and the crazy tyrollean stunt over the falls. What a blast, a great opportunity to work on a really cool reality TV series with great people.