Lighting Cameraman John E Fry

Lighting Cameraman & Director of Photgraphy 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-FS7, the new standard OR
  • Sony NEX-FS700 Super 35mm cameras

Full kit includes:

  • Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q or
  • Atomos Shogun Flame recorder monitors
  • Full range of native mount lenses, from 10 to 200mm
  • Chrosziel matte box, flags & filters
  • Sachtler professional tripod
  • On camera sound and toplight
  • Sennheiser MKH-416 shotgun mic kit
  • Sennheiser or Sony radio mic kit
  • Sony a6300 backup or second camera


Other cameras available:
  • RED Epic 6K digital cinema camera kit
  • Sony PMW-500 TV standard HD ENG camera
  • Sony PMW-350 XDCAM EX 2/3″ camera
  • Sony PMW-FS5 more compact FS7 type camera
  • Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro
  • Canon XF305 HD all in one 50mbps camera
  • Nikon D800 full HDSLR filming kit
  • GoPro 4K minicam kits
  • Sony stabilised cameras


Other kit includes:
  • Camera Slider
  • Handheld rigs
  • Arri Redhead Kit
  • 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:  Marketing Video Production

John is also a Steadicam Owner Operator – click here!


Clients include:

The BBC – ITV Meridian
Sky Sports – Ouno Creative
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
John & FRYFILM are a member of the follow organisations: