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Andrew Cooper - TV Producer, Director, Cameraman

International award winning wildlife television producer, author and broadcaster Andrew Cooper films worldwide for the BBC Natural History Unit. Now based on his own farm and private nature reserve in Devon, he has over 30 years experience in the industry and is still working with some of the biggest names in the business.

His documentaries often use cutting edge technology and the latest techniques to create some of the most popular wildlife programmes on television. He is acknowledged to rank among the best producers and script writers by Sir David Attenborough, who wrote after narrating one of his recent films:

“I watched the programme going out last night with the greatest pleasure. It is a stunning film and I congratulate you hugely on it.”

Andrew’s training courses and contacts in the industry have helped many students realise their ambition to work in the world of wildlife documentary television. Every year his courses provide expert guidance and stimulation for many professional and amateur enthusiasts from the travel and advertising industries, as well as educationalists to produce quality wildlife videos that people want to watch. He teaches many tricks of the trade using cranes, jibs and camera dollies but perhaps best of all, how to think like a professional documentary film maker.

Andrew has recently been described by an editor of the BBC Wildlife Magazine, as a top class speaker. He is engaging, entertaining and inspirational, keen to share his detailed knowledge with everyone on his courses, primarily designed to be fun and informative.

The beautiful surroundings of Church Farm and Andrew's intimate knowledge of his landscape, will help you to compose great camera shots around the waterfall, medieval mill pond and ancient woods. The lunches are a real bonus for their choice and mouth watering quality served in the large lecture room converted from a Georgian stable block, or the picturesque old courtyard. Last but not least you can be assured of a warm welcome and memorable days.

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