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Summary

Emmy Award-winning underwater Director of Photography with 25 years experience from the tropics to the antarctic. www.jonathanbird.net

Credits

5/08 – Current

Producer (Director of Photography) Jonathan Bird's Blue World

PBS — Reality/Doc (TV) — Jonathan Bird Productions Details
5/08 – Current

Producer, Writer, Host and Director of Photography. The Series has won 9 New England Emmy Awards and has been nominated for 2 National Daytime Emmys. Four seasons produced since 2008 and season 5 in pre-production. www.blueworldTV.com

5/14 – 12/14

Director of Photography (Red Dragon 6K) Space School

Film (Theatrical) — Jonathan Bird Productions Details
5/14 – 12/14

A 30 minute giant screen film for fulldome (planetarium) theaters about NASA astronaut training.

9/14 – 10/14

Director of Photography (Sony Z100 4K) Filthy Riches 2

NATGEO — Reality/Doc (TV) — Half Yard Productions Details
9/14 – 10/14

Director of Underwater Photography

9/14 – 9/14

Director of Photography (Sony Z100 4K) Wicked Tuna 4

NATGEO — Reality/Doc (TV) — Pilgrim Studios Details
9/14 – 9/14

Director of Underwater Photography

8/13 – 8/13

Cinematographer (undewater) The Crazy Ones 1

CBS — Scripted (TV) — Fox Television Studios Details
8/13 – 8/13

Underwater cinematography of remoras for the "Everyone is someone's remora" concept. My footage was used to create a fake YouTube video that the characters watched to learn what a remora is. Aired in episode 3 but that episode was originally going to be the pilot. They swapped the episode order.

5/09 – 9/09

Director of Photography (& Line Producer) Nat Geo's Most Amazing Photos: Artificial Reefs

NATGEO WILD — Reality/Doc (TV) — National Geographic Studios Details
5/09 – 9/09

As a one man production team, I followed world-renown underwater photographer David Doubilet for several months, filming his National Geographic Magazine story about artificial reefs. I filmed everything for the 30 minute film both above and below water, did sound by myself, and produced the story.

1/06 – 12/06

Producer (& DP) Sharks: Masters of Survival

Syndication — Reality/Doc (TV) — Oceanic Research Group Details
1/06 – 12/06

Wrote, produced, directed and shot this 1 hour documentary about shark science and research.

1/04 – 5/05

Producer (& Director of Photography) Sharks: Deep Trouble

NATGEO — Reality/Doc (TV) — Jonathan Bird Productions Details
1/04 – 5/05

I pitched, developed, wrote, shot and produced this one hour special on pelagic sharks (originally titled Sharks of the Ocean Desert) for Nat Geo Channel International.

Media

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Education

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

BS Electrical Engineering

University of New Hampshire

MS Ocean Engineering

My Gear

  • 3 axis stabilizers
  • Basic Sound gear-wireless lavs
  • Gates underwater housing for Sony Z100 4K camcorder
  • GoPros and goodies
  • jib
  • Mac and HP Z editing workstations
  • Nauticam underwater housing for RED Dragon/Epic/Scarlet
  • RED Epic Dragon
  • Sony a6300
  • Sony FS100
  • Sony Z100 and AX1 4K cameras
  • Underwater lighting and tripods

Affiliations

  • National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

Skills

  • Boating
  • Broadcast
  • Broadcast Television
  • Camera
  • Cinematography
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Video
  • Documentaries
  • Entertainment
  • Film
  • Film Production
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Final Cut Studio
  • HD
  • HD Video
  • Journalism
  • Media Production
  • Multimedia
  • New Media
  • Non-linear Editing
  • Photography
  • Post Production
  • Producing
  • Production
  • Production Managment
  • Public Speaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Short Films
  • Social Media
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Storytelling
  • Television
  • Television Production
  • Underwater
  • Underwater Video
  • Video
  • Video Editing
  • Video Production
  • Videography