Tom Beldam

Wildlife Cinematographer and Photographer

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Live project Living Planet Productions
Location Aldabra (Seychelles)
Information Shooting on RED with DJ Inspire 2 and Ronin
— About Tom

Tom specialises in long lens animal behavioural work and more stylised sequences for blue chip Natural History productions using gimbals and motion control rigs. He has worked in most environments and overcome their associated challenges, both physical and kit issues alike. Tom’s keen eye for composition is apparent in his work, he works efficiently in the field where he can follow and anticipate animal behaviour. Spending time in the field and getting to know a place and the wildlife found there is what drove Tom down his chosen career path, so ultimately he strives to work on projects that allow this type of interaction.

— Get in touch

I am always keen to get involved in new and engaging projects whether photography or film based, so please do get in touch if you would like to work together. For general enquiries or bookings contact me on:

+44 (0)755 7021 933

tom@tombeldam.com

Twitter / Instagram / Vimeo

— Specialities
  • — Long Lens Behavioural Sequence Work
  • — Gimbal Sequence Work
  • — CAA Qualified Pilot for drones up to 7kgs
  • — Predicting Animal behaviour
  • — Motion controlled time-lapse (inc. Camblock)
  • — Experienced in Time-study and Lapsed-time techniques
— Kit list
MoVI M10 and M15 Camera Stabilisation Rigs

Fits all Cine Camera packages including RED's, Sony F55's and Alexa Mini's RT Motion Remote Follow Focus, Teradek Wireless Video Links, multiple monitors, Spektrum transmitter controller for 2 person operation, Joystick for single operation.

Sony A7RII & Canon 5D MK3

Wide angle lenses, zoom lenses, intervalometers, extensive filter set, tripods.

Dynamic Perception Track (6 ft)

Can be used as a time-lapse track or for real time video moves, easy and quick motor interchange.

Emotimo Pan-Tilt Head (modified for better stability)

Supplied with a wireless controller for easy operation - Easy to use and intuitive pan/tilt head primarily for time-lapse moves. This head can be easily integrated with the track to form a lightweight and simple 3 axis time-lapse kit which produces stunning results.

Phantom 4 Pro Plus - 4K ready drone

Fully qualified for commercial work with suitable levels of insurance and public liability. I can fly platforms up to 7kg, which includes the Inspire range from DJI.

Ronford Baker 2004 Tripod Head

Baby, Medium and Tall legs

Canon 150- 600mm f/5.6

Accessories include battery packs, various mounts, LCD screen and mini magic arm for mounting options.