I'm Laura Jane Buchanan, a newly established 2nd AC & camera operator for Film and Television around Glasgow, and a 1:1 graduate of Film and Media from The University of Stirling. I am currently working towards a career in cinematography for drama and documentary features, with a fantastic start as Director of Photography for the BBC Scotland documentary, The Bad Guy. I also offer videography services for corporate events as well as live music and natural portrait photography - see my portfolio for examples.


1:1 BA Honours Degree in Film and Media Production
The University of Stirling 2014-2018
Grade A in HNC Digital Photography 
New College Lanarkshire 2013-2014 
IOSH Working Safely Certificate
Pheonix HSE 2019
Full Clean Driving License 
Since 2012
Credits & Experience

- 2019 -
2nd Assistant Camera with FreakFilms for Threebrand AW19 fashion shoot
Director of Photography for The Loop short film (made with friends)
Assistant Camera with Daemon Films for Kakerlak Danish short film
2nd Assistant Camera with LS Productions for Twitter Scotland documentary
2nd Assistant Camera with Claret & Blue Films for The Neolith short film
Director of Photography with D14 Productions for The Bad Guy documentary  
Camera Trainee with Hopscotch Films for the SFTN short film Trifle
- 2018 -
Camera Trainee with Somesuch for the production of Collusion 
Camera Operator with Red Sky Productions for Straight Talking (Pilot)
Camera Operator with The R&A for filming of the R&A Golf Qualifiers 2018
Runner/Driver with Reuters for After the Fall Documentary
Content Creator/manager with Paths for All 
Driver/Location Assistant with Lion Television for Homes Under the Hammer
- 2017 -
Digital Video Intern with Paths for All
Camera Operator with Journey Pictures for The Red Hot Chili Pipers Documentary
- 2016 -
Runner/researcher with Tern Television for Best Laid Plans

Kit Experience

Arri Alexa Mini (Operated & Assisted)
RED Gemeni (Operated & Assisted)
RED Dragon (Assisted)
RED Monstro (Assisted)
Sony FS7 (Operated)
Panasonic Eva (Assisted)
Canon XF305 (Operated)
Black Magic 4k (Operated)

My personal gear includes a Nikon D750 DSLR, Various Nikon & Tamron Lenses, a DJI Mavic Pro drone, a Go Pro Hero 5 and Various stabilisers & gimbal tools
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