Stephen de Vere is a cameraman and independent filmmaker specialising in nature and wildlife.
He started his career with the RSPB Film Unit as an Assistant Film Editor and Staff Cameraman and in 1992 joined the BBC Natural History Unit. He was described by Sir David Attenborough as “an extraordinary cameraman” after repairing his camera using parts from a computer printer while frozen in for 9 months during an Antarctic winter.
His IMDB listing includes a spell as a CGI Creature Animator on several feature films but his main credits are for BBC wildlife television programmes including:
- Life in the Freezer
- The Life of Birds
- Wildlife on One
- Living Britain
- The Natural World
- Andes to Amazon
- Frozen Planet
- The Hunt
Stephen loves the power of storytelling to explain the importance of making connections with our surroundings. He makes unique, understated and personal wildlife films in the countryside where he lives, charting the lives of individual animals in some detail:
- Through the Garden Gate – A Diary of the English Countryside was published in 2010 and has raised more than £3,000 for The Wildlife Trusts.
- Return to the River – Diary of a Wildlife Cameraman is a feature length wildlife documentary, completed December 2015.
- A third film about British nature in meadows is in production for release in 2017.
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