"THE IDEA OF MAKING PICTURES RATHER THAN TAKING THEM"
Based out of Sydney Australia, Toby Heslop is a multi-award winning freelance cinematographer, director of photography with over 15 years experience in the film & television industry, in a visual journey producing an array of broadcast TV programming, commercials, music videos and online brand content alongside inspirational creatives, directors, producers, talent, agencies and production companies.
Starting his professional career filming documentaries for Fox Sports, Beyond International and Red Bull International Media House gave Toby a firm grounding in a broad range of production scenarios which evolved into a passion in the crafts of lighting and camera movement as a key part of making memorable images and stories.
Toby’s renowned for his collaborative, creative troubleshooting approach, the result of his keen artistic eye for detail & emotive imagery and a love for visual storytelling combined with extensive technical knowledge - including a background in post production, VFX and event production. From capture to grading Toby also is a working professional colorist using Davinci Resolve Studio 12.5 in a purpose built grading studio suite.
Toby welcomes all creative projects and offers a wide range of in-house production equipment and allegiance with Freelance Directors, Producers, 1st AC's, Sound Recordists, Gaffers, Grips & Post Production companies.
PAST & PRESENT CLIENTS INCLUDE
Foxtel, Ogilvy, Redbull International Media House, BBC UK, Travel Channel, Nine Network, Channel 7, Channel 10, DDB, M&C Saatchi, Canon Aust., Plush Films, Where There's Smoke, Pepsico Australia, Quiksilver, Billabong, Fitness First, Clemenger BBDO, Fox Sports, Milk Money, Shine, Firelight, Grill'd, NSW Health, Telstra, McCann, Tango Communications, Microsoft, Beyond International, Brain Designs, Frame Set & Match, Disney Channel, Shine, ITV Studios, Fox International, Virgin Mobile, Warner Bros, Gatorade, Qantas, Sony, Universal Music, Fairfax Media, Imagination, Sydney Olympic Park, The Brand Shop, Collider, Surf Dive & Ski, General Pants, Tourism Australia, NRMA, ANSTO, Jim Beam, Commonweath Bank, Ford, Volkswagon, Holden
INDUSTRY AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Trophies of the Tourist and Cultural Video of Cannes #VEM8
New Caledonia Tourism - Where does my suitcase come from?
Winners of the Gran Prix "Tourist Destinations"
ProMax BDA ANZ - Foxtel Max Sessions
Silver - Best Music Arts Promo
ACS Awards, (Australian Cinematographers Society) - TRANSGRID Make It Happen
Bronze - Corporate & Educational - Where There's Smoke
Semi Permanent - SDS Red Ocean Mystics
Official Selection - International Film, Design & Arts Festival
Australian Sports Commission Media Awards - SLAMMIN' SAM The Sam Burgess Story
Best profiling of an athlete, team or coach, Beyond Entertainment
Australian Independent Music Video Awards - BLACKBIRD HUM Mad World
ASTRA Award (Australian Subscription Television & Radio Awards) - DISNEY Fan Fest
Winner - Most Outstanding Children's Program - Disney Australia