Samuel Baulch

Samuel Baulch works with vision, speed and an inherently collaborative nature. He has built an impressive slate of credits, both feature films and commercial works with some of the world's biggest franchises. These clients include Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, The Australian Ballet, Village Cinemas, Colorado Footwear, Myer, Telstra and Hydro Tasmania. Having shot numerous short films, Samuel has also made strides in the feature world having shot 3 feature films, Arrowhead, Quanta and Two Heads Creek, an incredibly ambitious Comedy/Horror directed by Jesse O'Brien

my core skills

Cinematography

Camera Operator

Editing

Motion Graphics

VFX

Q & A

Whats the best thing to happen to you in your career to date?

The fact that I have been given the chance to shoot 3 feature films, before I was 35 years of age. It has been a huge leg up in this industry, and has given me the ability to grow my craft exponentially.

What does a typical work week look like for you?:

Most days I am either on set shooting something I love, preparing to shoot something I love, or editing something I love, I am extremely lucky.

Describe your working environment in a few sentences..

I have an office in a co-lab work space, that I share with like-minded creatives. We are all very collaborative and we all know how to work hard.

What sets you apart from other freelancers in your industry?

Not many freelancers have experienced shooting three feature films, or have shot high-end commercials for a company like Disney. I have learnt a lot of techniques to make lower budget shoots look bigger than they are. And I am not someone to say "no we can't", I am the first person to say, "let's work out a way to achieve the look you want".

What are the tools of your trade?

I have a have experience with many cameras, predominately RED and Blackmagic cameras, however currently I own the new Panasonic 4k EVA-1, which I've found gives amazing skin tone and is great in low light.

Do you collaborate with others? If yes, how does that works?

I think my collaboration with others is one of my greatest strengths, I believe I have the ability to empower the people above me and below. I love working with and learning off both my gaffer and camera assistants, and achieving the look and shots for the director and producers.

Whats been the biggest freelancing lesson to date?

Network, network, network. I have been able to great portfolio over the last 10 years, however just having a reel you can show off isn't good enough, you need to constantly make contacts and invest in them to survive in this market.

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