Director of Photography John E Fry

Director of Photography & Lighting Cameraman  John E Fry

supplied with or without camera equipment. John does 4K, 35mm, HD, Digital Cinema, features, docos, TV, OB & Steadicam too!

John Fry is a highly experienced freelance professional lighting cameraman and now cinematographer from the South of England, specialising in getting it right first time!


From the BBC to independent production companies, large corporate clients & events producers, John delivers technically excellent, good humoured, reliable & team spirited camerawork that is moulded to the specific requirements of that production, the subject matter and the location.

John happily switches between traditional “BBC style” camerawork and more contemporary loose styles, offering ideas where appropriate, and concentrates hard on communicating effectively with the director & rest of the crew.


More recently John has been Director of Photography on several feature films and TV series, including Dead Fred, with Sandra Dickinson & Jane How, and The Easy Riders Caribbean, with Danny John-Jules.


When there is no other crew, John is just as comfortable in a PSC situation having often directed himself and small crews on corporate films, travel documentaries and ENG shoots.


John is passionate about getting the right shot, be it on a Arri SRIII on the Master Steadicam, a PMW-500 on the shoulder, or on a specialised action camera going down a ski slope!


John is also an experienced and passionate Skiing Cameraman & Snowboard Videographer

Supplied with as standard:
  • Sony PXW-FX6, the new standard 
  • Atomos Ninja V or Shogun 7 recorder monitors
  • Full range of FE mount lenses, from 12 to 600mm
  • Chrosziel matte box, flags, filters & follow focus
  • Sachtler Fowtech75 Active head tripod
  • On camera sound and toplight
  • Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun mic kit
  • Sennheiser or Sony radio mic kit
  • Sony A7Siii backup or second camera
  • 4x Anton Bauer V-lock battery kit


Other cameras available:
  • Sony FS7 4K full camera setup
  • Sony A7iv stills & 4K video king!
  • Sony FS700 for slowmo
  • Sony a6300 super compact 4K cam
  • Sony AX100 4K stabilised handycam
  • GoPro 4K minicam kits
  • Sony stabilised cameras


Other kit includes:
  • Full Steadicam Rigs
  • Hybrid Gimbal / Steadicam
  • 4K and HD wireless monitoring
  • Full wireless Location Sound kit
  • Motorised Camera Slider
  • Variety of 4K and HD Recorders
  • Mutlicamera monitoring & switching
  • Aputure LED COB lighting kit
  • Litepanels LED panel lighting
  • and much more!


For 35mm Film, Digital Cinema, Broadcast TV, HD Video – Professional Lighting Cameraman & Camera Operator

Check out some of John’s work:  Video Production

John is also a Steadicam Owner Operator –
click here!


Clients include:

The BBC – ITV Meridian
Sky Sports – Channel 4
Ouno Creative – New Leaf
Impact / Generator Systems
Rock Steadi Pictures – UKS&V
Maddogs TV – DRP Video
Fluid HD – Multistory Films
From The Hip – TwoFour


Farnborough International Airshows
The NHS – The Royal Bank of Scotland
IBM – Jaguar Land Rover – Vodafone
HiBrow Productions – RIAT
Symphony Digital Media
Parkinsons Disease Society
The Royal Television Society
The Scout Association
and many more

Director of Photography John E Fry Dead Fred Movie
DOP John working out camera placements with two Sony FS700 / Odyssey 7Q 4K recorders on the set of 'DEAD FRED'
John & FRYFILM are a member of the follow organisations: