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Dead Ready Productions Expand The Team With Two New Appointments

Dead Ready Productions appoint two specialists to expand the company’s video and photography offering. 

Having worked as a videographer and editor at creative agencies and video production companies, James Shaw joins Dead Ready Productions with a wealth of video production experience. His passion for shooting is almost equaled by his love of crafting a story in the editing suite – combine this with his love for travel and he’s the perfect addition to the team.

Born in Norway and having moved from Leeds within a week of completing her MA to be part of the Dead Ready team, Martine Lund is no stranger to new challenges and thrives at the prospect of taking client briefs beyond their expectations. With a curious mind and speedy ability to problem solve, Martine joins having completed a BA in Photography at Leeds Arts University followed by an MA in Media Production at York St John’s University in York. 

Mike Plenty, Managing Director at Dead Ready Productions comments about the new appointments;

“With our workload ramping up we needed to grow our team. We were thrilled to find two candidates who stood out from an impressive field of applicants with their combination of technical skills and passion for their work. We’re excited to bring James and Martine on board and take our offering to the next level.” 

Chris Tongue, Creative Director at Dead Ready Productions adds;

“This is a very exciting time for our business. Expanding our already talented team to include James and Martine is a very proud moment for us and is one that will benefit our clients going forward.” 

Founded in 2009, these latest appointments cement Dead Ready Productions growing reputation as an exciting and progressive video production company and demonstrate the company’s continued success in what is an incredibly competitive industry. 

Working with an eclectic mix of clients, from property, healthcare and finance companies, to live music and theatre events, through to transport and the food industry, Dead Ready Productions consists of a talented collection of animators, camera operators, graphic designers, photographers, project managers and editors. 

The team work closely in collaboration with Creative Director, Chris Tongue and Managing Director, Mike Plenty, to ensure all projects push creative boundaries whilst at the same time providing a personable, friendly experience which ultimately exceeds client expectations. 

If you would like to find out how Dead Ready Productions could help you with your next video, animation or photography project, simply get in touch.

We Are Hiring: Video Camera Operator / Photographer

Job Title: Video Camera Operator / Photographer

Location: Dead Ready Office (Tolworth), with travel both across the UK and internationally as required, with remote working where appropriate

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, plus occasional overtime and weekend work

Reports to: Head of Live Action

Salary: £24,000 – £27,000

Job Summary:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented video camera operator / photographer to join our team.

We produce a wide range of exciting video content including event videos, product testimonials, webinars, vlogs, and remotely recorded interviews. We also have a growing requirement for photography, including portraits, events, architecture and behind-the-scenes shooting. As such, we’re looking for someone who has a passion for both video and stills, and is keen to utilise and develop their skills in both areas.

Shooting takes place both across the UK and internationally, so an interest in travelling to new locations is a definite advantage. The exact amount of time spent ‘on the road’ will vary but is likely to involve around 2-3 shoots per week.

In addition to capturing beautiful footage and photos, ideal candidates will also have a solid understanding of different lighting set-ups, managing audio equipment and high-end camera systems. An understanding and interest of the post production process is also an advantage, with specific focus on Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects.

Ideal candidates will also posses a desire to develop interpersonal skills, such as liaising with clients, leading shoots and directing, with the ambition to take on more responsibility within the role over time.

We offer:

  • The opportunity to work on a diverse range of video projects and develop skills on a range of different equipment – video cameras, mirrorless cameras, gimbals etc
  • Opportunity to grow and progress within the business
  • Regular training sessions, reviews and goal-setting
  • A chance to play a key role within a dynamic video production team
  • A flexible hybrid working policy, with support for home working where appropriate
  • Paid overtime and time-in-lieu policy
  • 25 days paid annual leave
  • A relaxed, upbeat office environment with regular team social events

Main Responsibilities:


  • Maintaining a current knowledge of the latest camera equipment and shooting techniques
  • Assisting with management of camera equipment in the office – repairs, firmware updates, maintenance
  • Learning about and presenting new concepts and ideas to the rest of the team
  • Suggesting new camera kit that might help us take our videos to the next level
  • Being an upbeat, positive member of the team


  • Suggesting ideas and approaches for specific client briefs, and discussing these with the team and clients
  • Planning kit lists and packing camera equipment for shoots
  • Creating shot lists, based on a thorough understanding of client objectives and camera equipment


  • Setting up and operating camera and lighting equipment for filmed interviews
  • Setting up, operating and monitoring audio equipment
  • Capturing exciting, creative and technically excellent general footage
  • Capturing technically excellent photographs in a variety of different situations
  • Conducting remote recordings
  • Working independently during single-operator shoots, being able to offer simple and clear direction to clients and working to a brief
  • Maintaining positive relationships with clients while on-location


  • Creating short-form video edits quickly and effectively in Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Working closely with other team members to ensure that video edits are quality controlled and fulfilling the brief
  • Editing photos to a professional standard using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC
  • Understanding and conducting the rendering, encoding and uploading process

Please note, applicants must:

  • Possess a full UK driving license and passport
  • Be willing to travel both across the UK and internationally
  • Be enthusiastic about working within a team (while being comfortable working independently)
  • Have the motivation to constantly improve and develop their skillset


We are a fun, fast-paced and friendly team, so if you are a creative and enthusiastic person in the workplace and this sounds like the job for you, please email your CV and covering letter to

We Are Hiring, Video Camera Operator - Photographer