Ben Tessler

Camera Operator, Camera Department, DOP, Aerial

Perth

BIO

Ben started his career in Television at Channel Nine Perth in 1990 as a sports / production cameraman. After gaining three years valuable experience covering international Test cricket, NBL and Rugby league as part of multi-camera outside broadcasts, he moved into single camera news and current affairs.

In 1996 Ben moved to London and joined The London News Network as a staff cameraman covering news, current affairs, entertainment and features for a variety of programs on ITV.

In 1998, Ben continued in London as a freelance cameraman, spending three years working on ITV’s flagship travel series “Dream Ticket” before joining the BBC’s international news gathering teams covering major events including Afghanistan, Kosovo, Russia and Northern Ireland.

Other clients in the UK have included Channel Five, BBC Three, NBC, FOX, France 1, ZDF, ARD, AL Jazeera, Channel Nine Australia, ABC (Aust), TVNZ and bureau cameraman at Channel Seven Australia.

Since living in London, Ben has maintained a close connection to some of his former clients and has continued to be sent around the world to cover major events. In recent years Ben has worked on the Asia Cup, Eurasia Cup, NFL Super bowl and 2018 Commonwealth Games plus the 2008, 2012 and 2016 UEFA football finals. The 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA world cups and the Sydney, Beijing, London, Sochi, Rio and Pyeongchang Olympics.

As well as sport, Ben has worked on a number of reality and Observational documentaries, including 7 years on The Force (CH7 Australia), The Zoo, Border Security, My Kitchen Rules and various others.

Ben is now based in Perth as a freelance cameraman and is an owner of several HD and 4k complete camera kits and a Cineflex V14 gyro stabilised helicopter camera system.

 

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