Riordan Brown

Riordan Brown

Camera Trainee BBC1

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Entry
Trainee Finder Alumni

"Rio has been a really good guy. He's worked really hard learning all the kit and systems. He's very polite and helpful. I look forward to working with him again. I would recommend him to other camera departments."
Haydn Thomas Focus Puller/ Camera operator (The Royals Series 2)

Hi Lovely People!

My name is Rio, I'm 23 and live in South East London and am pursuing my ambition of becoming a cameraman including DIT.

I am currently a Camera Trainee at the BBC.

I have been a Camera Trainee on The Royals for E! Network (Series 2) and Love Nina (BBC1).  

I have recently finished a Runner/Camera Assistant role on an ob doc for BBC and have recently undertaken work experience on Beowulf ITV. I spent a fantastic day lying in mud holding the boom, kit management and running!

I've been a Camera Operator for Promax UK and have work experience with Sky, ITN and CBS News.

Being a Trainee would help me gain invaluable experience with camera operators, DOP's, gaffers, AD's and Directors. I want to learn how a production works from the bottom up.

Ever since I found myself spell bound watching The Seven Samurai as a 9 year old, I have been fascinated by TV and film drama. Later, Don McCullin's storytelling through the lens inspired me to look for the truth in every story but I always returned to the Seven Samurai which taught me how photography and the use of light could enhance story-telling to reach a higher level of emotional truth. 

I am passionate about learning the craft of camera operation, lighting and media management and would like the opportunity to demonstrate my skills in this setting!

I have taken the initiative and undertaken work experience as a Runner with So You Wanna Be In TV? and various broadcasters such as ITN, CBS News and Sky.  Although my ultimate ambition has always been to work in TV drama, I felt that news would provide me with a good grounding in camera operation, kit management and lighting under pressure. 

Self-taught in editing with FCP and Adobe Premier Pro, using different cameras including Canon 5D Mark II, 7D and Sony EX3.

Love: Anima, manga, films, gaming, VFX, VR, High End TV and kebabs!


Work History

Camera Assistant Runner - BT Sport

Aug 2017 - Sep 2017

Camera Assistant/Offline Editor - So You Wanna Be In TV?

Apr 2017 - Apr 2017

Camera Assistant - Tech London Advocates

Nov 2016 - Nov 2016

Camera Assistant - Promax UK

Nov 2016 - Nov 2016

Camera Operator - London Food Tech Week by YFood

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016

Camera Assistant/Runner - BBC1

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

Camera Assistant - Decapo

May 2016 - May 2016

Camera Assistant - So You Wanna Be In TV?

Feb 2016 - Mar 2016

Camera Assistant (Incl DIT) - See-Saw Films (Love Nina)

Sep 2015 - Nov 2015

Camera Assistant (Incl DIT) - Promax UK

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015

Camera Assistant (Incl DIT) - 3 Mills Studios (The Royals)

Aug 2015 - Sep 2015

Runner - BT Sport

Aug 2015 - Aug 2015

Camera Assistant (Incl DIT) - ITV (Beowulf)

May 2015 - May 2015

Cable Basher - ITN (News)

May 2015 - May 2015


Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media - Extended BTEC - London Sam

Jan 2012 - Sep 2013


  • Video Editing
  • Camera Assisting
  • Data Management
  • Running