-Natural History Camera Operator-
Megan Hockin-Bennet is a Camera Operator, and Camera Assistant, specialising in natural history filmmaking. She is currently based on Vancouver Island, Canada.
Born in Britain, Megan has worked across multiple disciplines in the film industry since 2014. She worked her way from Camera Trainee to Camera Operator on a variety of projects across television, short films, low budget movies, box office features, and a mix of online content.
Megan has worked with National Geographic, CNN, Disney and the BBC, on projects all around the globe; Africa, Iceland, Canada, Scotland and Wales.
For the past eleven summers Megan has spent her time with Orcalab recording unique audio and visual content of orca and humpback whales, for use in research and filmmaking outreach projects.
Megan owns her own filmmaking equipment, including a Sony FS7, variety of Canon lenses, and a DJI Mavic drone. She is proficient in using most professional camera systems including ARRI, Black Magic, Sony, RED and Canon. Megan is also experienced in large scale data management and video editing, using both Premier Pro and Final Cut Pro.
Her background in filmmaking and her passion for conservation have come together to focus on strong visual storytelling with conservation based messages. Megan Hockin-Bennet is available for freelance opportunities as a videographer, or editor.
Let us be your Teachers
A collaboration with Alexandra Morton
and Brian Hockinstine, Let us be your teachers is a uplifting montage of images shot in the fall of 2020 documenting the first pink salmon return after open net fish farms were removed from their migration routes.
Generations of Sound
Generations of Sound will be shown as part of the official selection at the 2021 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, Downstream Environmental Film Festival, Women X Film Festival, Kodama Film Festival and the Friday Harbour Film Festival!
Runner up: People and Nature at the Good Natured Conservation Optimisum Film Festival!
“Megan is hands on, committed and fundamentally, passionate about the work she does - she’s the recipe for success!“
Luisa Gilbert Wild Bus Films
“Megan works hard, she would get up earlier than anyone else to get the shot and be out again at sunset to grab the best light. Even when sick filming in rouge seas- She will not be defeated"
Fangliang Xu Director
“Often working in remote, isolated locations, Megan has shown enormous creativity and flexibility as she delivers consistently high quality work on budget and to tight deadlines.”
Rob Lott WDC