I'm Jon Bowden, a skilled and experienced freelance Director of Photography and television camera operator based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Credits are vast and varied: From filming behind-the-scenes footage on several of New Zealand's most epic movies, operating on many TV broadcast productions overseas, to being the director, shooter and editor on short, punchy company videos, my experience covers it all!
I have my own kit, edit suite and transport (and equally happy to travel as required).
To find out more about me, contact me today.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
My television experience comes from more than 25 years of filming almost every genre there is.
I've filmed mad-cap footage for zany kids' shows; once-only action stunts; high-paced turn-around drama; and highly sensitive, emotional scenes.
I originally trained in the UK, gaining experience on major productions by the BBC, Channel 4 and other leading broadcasters. Genres included documentaries, commercials, live broadcasts, features and factual programmes.
Since moving to New Zealand more than 15 years ago, my showreel has broadened further, and now proudly includes many Kiwi and international production companies.
If you need a DoP who is enthusiastic, creative, works well under pressure and has a professional approach to lighting and camera operating, contact me today.
Factual, Documentary, Commercial Live Broadcast Camera Operator
Looking for high quality video content to communicate an important message?
My corporate videography experience is vast and varied. Clients range from large corporates - such as banks, manufacturing and IT - to start ups and micro enterprises.
I understand the importance of working with speed and professionalism. But most of all, I know how to get the best results and calm the nerves of your presenters -whether that's your shop floor employee to your CEO.
My rates are reasonable: shoot and edit packages available from $1,850.
Corporate Communications, Events, Conference, Internal Comms Videos
BEHIND THE SCENES
Behind-the-scenes, EPKs, On-set Unit Videographer
I have shot Electronic Press Kit (EPK) footage for many movies here in NZ and the UK - for overseas agencies and local film-makers.
From on set footage to fully lit interviews, red carpet moments to deadline-driven press conferences, I have delivered high quality content that nails the brief.
Credits include iconic Kiwi movies such as King Kong and The Hobbit, and more recently MEG, Crouching Tiger 2, Wendy Wu, Avalon High, The Big Miracle and many Netflix productions.
Full Sony FS7 Kit, Audio + Lighting + Extras
Whether your proposed shoot is in 4K or HD I can provide the appropriate gear format, as well as your full crew requirements to suit your budget.
I also offer an extensive range of lighting and audio equipment, as well as scriptwriting and full editing services.
- Sony FS7, FX6 or FX9 kit with timecode back.
- Sony A7s iii
- Fuji MK Cine lens
- Full Canon lens kit, Sony G Master zooms
- Ronin S gimbal
- Mavic pro drone
- Full range of LED light panels and COB lights
- Director's wireless monitor
- Osmo +
- 2 x Gopro
Plus many accessories including dollies and sliders.