Hi, I’m Rupert Peddle, Steadicam and Camera Operator and 1st Assistant Camera. I have several year’s experience working in short and feature length drama, commercial, music and fashion projects with many different camera systems. Being a university educated engineer my background dealing with technical equipment and having a pragmatic, logical approach has been very useful while learning the specifics of the film industry on-set.
My journey in film started composing and developing still images on black and white film, before moving into digital stills and making short sports videos before becoming a full time professional. Since then I have built up experience working on many productions and budget levels. There is always something new to learn and skills to practice, and I relish this aspect of the industry. I have attended the GBCT Focus Pullers Workshop and I am a member of the BAFTA Crew programme.
A few years ago I had an opportunity to start to learn the art of Steadicam and had to try it out, I couldn’t resist the combination of free form dynamic camera work, physical dexterity, choreography and nerdy technical equipment all coming together to make natural, emotive and fluid shots. I have since been professionally trained by Tiffen and have attended the Bronze, Silver and Gold Steadicam Workshops being taught by some of the best working operators in the UK. I own an upgraded Tiffen Clipper2 Steadicam rig with which I’ve flown high end digital cinema cameras and film cameras such as the 35mm Arricam LT.
On set, I’m known for being very personable, hard working and able to get well with others while keeping a level head and a sense of humour under pressure. I’m always keen to learn more from those around me and relish any chance to work on projects large and small. I’m based in London.