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My name is Patrick Prior. I am a cinematographer and camera operator, originally from the Lower Mid North, now living in Adelaide. I completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Screen) at Flinders University, South Australia, from 2020 to 2022. Since then, I've worked with various production companies on projects ranging from shark documentaries and the TV show Paramedics to corporate advertising videos.


In 2022, I took a placement with Take Two Media, where I assisted in making a Sony-funded short film, The Cabinet, to advertise their FX6. I have since joined their recent corporate and film endeavours as a camera operator and assistant, working with companies such as Study Adelaide and UniSA Aviation.


In early 2023, I received funding with Black Aperture Productions from Helpmann Academy to produce a short film, Edith, to continue my development as a cinematographer. We travelled to Burra for a week to shoot this western in an old cottage, working around tight spaces and without on-site power. In 2024, I completed another Helpmann-funded short film as the director of photography on Broken Bones and Ice-Cream Cones, directed by Dante Niedzwiedz.


Last year, I also finished an internship at Breakout Productions and have been a camera operator with them for multiple nature documentaries, including an episode for Discovery’s Shark Week and a shark series for Love Nature. I also undertook an internship in late 2023 on the feature film With or Without You, working in the camera department under Michael Tessari.


Most recently, I have finished up as a Tech Assistant and Second Camera Operator on the WTFN show Paramedics for Channel Nine, which was filmed in South Australia.

Gear List


Assistant Camera

Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro 4.6k G2 - PL or EF Mount

Ursa Shoulder Rig & Viewfinder

V-mount Battery


Sony A7III

Tilta Nano II Follow Focus

Shinobi 7" Monitor


Samyang ef-mount:

- 24mm

- 35mm

- 50mm

77mm variable ND filter

77mm Tiffen Glimmerglass 1

Sigma Art e-mount 24-70mm

*All gear that I own can be hired for your project.


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