Nathan Kendall - who is currently Co-Directing a BBC documentary - is an experienced sound recordist and documentary cameraman with a confident editorial command. A First Class graduate of art school, and with a background in research and production underpinned by a six-year apprentice as a camera assistant, his mixed-discipline experience spans broadcast documentaries, feature documentaries, corporates, commercials and print.
Naturally inquisitive, Nathan brings a coolly intellectual and sociological edge to subjects to entertain curious minds. His extremely practical and lateral approach, creative technical grasp, and solid editorial understanding have earned him a reputation as an asset to any production, whether working autonomously or as part of a crew. Nathan’s as self-assured with a camera as he is with a microphone and mixer - look is cinematic, atmospheric, emotionally provocative, and honest - neither schmaltzy nor dour. He focuses entirely on what a shot is about and how it fits into the overall story.
With a keen eye and initiative, he applies ideas in an imaginative, often counter-intuitive way that offers a different perspective on a subject - He imbues complicated stories with intimacy and a sense of humour, achieving big results with limited resources amid the chaos of documentary filming.
Nathan continues to develop a slate of personal projects in between his freelance documentary and editorial assignments.
BBC, ITV, Channel 4, PBS, NHK, Arte, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Nylon Magazine, The Guardian, Daily Mail, Conrerhouse Gallery, Medical Research Council, Guide Dogs, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, Bliss, ComBar, Debenhams, Heineken, AstraZeneca, jjpollard.com
2014. Lighting design and cinematography - Sophia Al Maria’s The Watchers No.1-5. Cornerhouse Gallery/HOME, Manchester.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
2009. Lighting Masterclass (NFTS)
2008. Location Sound Recording (Ravensbourne College)
2003. Associate of the BIPP (British Institute of Professional Photography)
2003. Student of the Year. Plymouth College of Art & Design
2003. First Class BA Hons. Film & Photography Production (BKSTS). Plymouth College of Art & Design
2001-2004. Acquired and conducted Steadicam workshops, Plymouth College of Art & Design.
2003-2004. Sound Theory and Practice, Plymouth College of Art & Design.
CHARITY & NGO COLLABORATIONS:
I work with charities and non-governmental organizations within the United Kingdom and internationally, and I’m keen to contribute more in this field. To inquire about a project or commission, please contact me.
Medical Research Council
Human Rights International
Guide Dogs Association
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust
Nathan has experience working and travelling around the world.