Nathan Kendall is a versatile, omnicompetent self-shooter with a strong technical command, and confident editorial judgement. He has almost two decades professional experience, initially as Researcher > AP, and then as a documentary cameraman. Expanding on those roles, Nathan has been a sought-after documentary Sound Recordist for the last +10yrs. A First Class graduate of art school, 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.
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