River Road FilmS
natural history documentaries
Darren West - Cinematographer
Darren is a natural history cinematographer who has worked with the CBC, BBC, National Geographic and Disneynature on many exciting projects throughout North America and around the world.
Darren is adept at using many different kinds of camera technology - filming aerials with drones, time-lapses with motion control, underwater split screens, camera traps, high-speed cameras and long lens cameras in various challenging environments.
“To capture unusual wildlife behaviour, getting the image needed is often a combination of timing, patience and a fair bit of luck. I love this job because every shoot is different and you have to remain adaptable. Some shoots seem routine but can throw challenges to keep you on your toes. When you work as a team and problem solve you are often rewarded with some truly magical moments.”