Peter Robertson ACO, Assoc. BSC
I started my career studying Fine Art at the Slade School, University College London where I took a film making subsidiary course which kickstarted my interest in photography and moviemaking. I was particularly interested in camera movement, composition and framing so naturally looked towards camera operation as a career. Several dead end jobs later I landed some camera assisting work with news and documentary crews then progressed onto shooting arts documentaries for TV and arts funding bodies. Taking an operating course with the legendary steadicam operator Ted Churchill convinced me to move into drama camera operation.
My career since then has provided me with work on many major feature film and TV drama productions working for some of the world’s leading Directors and award winning DOP’s. My own awards include operating awards for the feature film ‘Anna Karenina’ and an SOC (Society of Camera Operators) Lifetime Achievement award for my work on ‘Atonement’ along with nominations for other feature films ‘In Bruges’, ‘Life’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’