Richard Fitzpatrick ACS is an Emmy winning cinematographer and qualified marine biologist specialising in sharks.
He has shot more than 50 films for clients such as the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel and is renowned for filming complex behavioural sequences – including high speed, time lapse, motion control and underwater – many never seen before. Richard has shot many presenter led programs. Able to switch quickly between topside and underwater filming and with a huge collection of ‘toys’, he brings high production value on fast-paced shoots.
Extreme environments are no problem with Richard having filmed all over the world from the deserts of outback Australia to the jungles of the Amazon to snow-covered Alaska. In over 15,000 hours underwater he has filmed in the crystal clear coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef, the murky waters of the Amazon, and everything in-between. In the process he has won numerous international awards. Richard started out as a marine biologist and has worked in public aquariums around the world, including:
- Oceanworld, Manly Australia
- Maui Ocean Centre, Hawaii
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville
This gives him a unique perspective on the animals he films and an instinct for capturing the perfect shot.