Freelance Cameraman Grant JohnstonOver 17 years experience shooting TV both locally and internationally
Recent Camera Operating Jobs
“NBC – New York, Dateline” – Canon C300mkii & DJI Inspire Drone
Camera operator for NBC Dateline show on American immigration to NZ
“Grand Designs (Season 2 & 3)” – Sony F5 & FS7, DJI Inspire Drone
Camera op for ongoing home builds
“Kiwi Living” – (TVNZ ) – Sony F5 & DJI Inspire Drone
Camera op for local story for lifestyle show
“The Pioneer” – DJI Inspire drone & Sony FS7
Drone operator for 1 hour TV event coverage of Pioneer Mountain bike event
“House Hunters TV3” (Imagination TV) – Sony F5
TV series following first home buyers in N.Z.
“Toyota Racing Series” (Volt TV) – Sony XDHDcam
Camera operator for race coverage of national motorsport summer series
“Grand Designs N.Z.” (Imagination TV) – Sony F5
Ongoing house build for upcoming Grand Designs N.Z. show
“The Big Adventure ” (Ch.7 Australia) – Sony XDHDcam
4 week camera operator for Ch.7 Australia reality show shot on location in Fiji
“Making of the Ssangyong Korando Car Commercial” (Flying Fish) – Canon C100
5 day shoot filming the ‘Behind the scenes’ footage for the Ssangyong car commercial shot around the southern lakes area
“NZ Golf Open” (Sports Inc NZ) – Sony PMW350
Camera operator at the NZ Golf open shot at The Hills gold course
“Dog Squad” (Greenstone TV) – Sony PMW-200
Camera/director for dog squad segment shot on Takahe bird dog in Te Anau
“Masterchef N.Z” (Imagination TV) – Sony XDHDcam
Camera operator for episode shot in Queenstown
“The Great Food Race” (Eyeworks, N.Z.) – Canon C300
Camera operator for reality food/chef show shot on location in South Island
“Beauty & The Geek – Australia” (Ch.7 Australia) – Sony XDHDcam
6 week Camera Operating job shot on location in Fiji
“X-Factor N.Z.” (TV3) – Sony XDHDcam
Camera Operator for Judges retreat episode shot in Queenstown
“Bear Grylls – Get Out Alive” (NBC U.S.A) – Sony PDW-F800
Camera Operator for 8 episode Bear Grylls hosted reality show for American T.V.
“Clean Break” – Fuel T.V.(U.S.A)- Director of Photography – Canon 5D’s
D.O.P. for 3 camera 7 episode reality show shot in Auckland and Queenstown.
“7 Days” – TV3 – Live broadcast studio cameraman
Part of the live studio cameraman for Winter Festival broadcast.
“The Croc Hunters” – Eyeworks Tv – Canon 5D
Reality show following the Crocodile Rangers in Darwin, Australia for the Australian National Geographic channel.
“Border Patrol” – Greenstone TV – Sony EX3
Follow MAF and Customs officials for Border Patrol reality show.
“House of the Year competition” – Lifestyle channel, Eyeworks TV – Canon 5D
Shoot home finalists and interviews for house of year show.
ZDF TV – Germany-Sony XDHDcam
Shoot profile on World No.1 Woman skier Maria Riesch whilst training in Queenstown.
“Biggest Loser U.S.A.” (Imagination TV) Sony XDHDcam
Shoot challenge reality and elimination days whilst in Queenstown