About Lightning Strikes

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Underwater camera operator Richard Brooks with rebreather before a dive
Richard Brooks, Lightning Strike Productions Founder and Director.

Creating Extraordinary Media

Lightning Strike Productions was created by Richard Brooks, an award winning multidiscipline media producer based and filming in Salisbury, UK.

Lightning Strike Productions is named for that critical moment that makes a shot stand out, the shot that makes an audience say “WOW”….

Initially Richard worked solely as an underwater cameraman, but over the course of his 20+ year career he has seen the need to embrace a wide range of media production techniques and disciplines.

Richard now provides media production services to clients all over the world. Media that goes above and beyond expectations.

Over the years Lightning Strike has become an award winning and internationally recognised media unit. It is best known for innovative environment focused filming and photography.

"So professional and friendly - the perfect mix, if you ask me. His skills and the finished products are fantastic!."

Richard’s multidiscipline media production skills have been utilised by multiple international broadcasters across the globe. Clients range from Pacific based NGOs to Animal Planet and the BBC amongst many others in feature films and TV documentaries.

“Our wide range of services and streamlined workflow means that our clients get fast delivery and great value for money.”

Richard is an HSE qualified media diver with Rebreather and trimix certifications and a CAA certified Drone Pilot.

"What’s nice is that it’s a one stop shop, and you can get a high-quality video of whatever you need footage of, whether it is in the air, on the ground, or underwater. He can do it all."

See below for Equipment and FAQs

Media Producer, Filming in the UK and around the world

Previous Clients and Credits

Lightning Strike Media Productions previous clients
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Cameras: RED, Sony, Arri, Blackmagic; all available from rental network.

In house: RED Komodo, Canon C200, Canon EOS R5, Insta 360 One R, GoPro

Drone: Mavic 3 Pro Cine, Air 2S,  Mavic Mini 2, Polar Pro filters

Lenses: 16-35, 18-55, 24-105, 80-300, 50, 65 macro, 100 macro, x2 teleconverter, various diopters. Lee Filters.

Stabilisation: In House DJI RS2 Gimbal. Rings and EasyRig setups available from rental network.

Audio: Sennheiser wireless, Rode boom and shotgun/hotshoe mics

Grip: Manfrotto tripods, Rhino slider, SYRP motorhead, 360 Monopod, C-Stands, Knuckles, Sand bags, lighting cable etc. Extra stands, screens, silks floppies and neg fill with frames at request.

Lights: A wide variety of types and powers available from our  rental partners to create the lighting look you want.

iMacPro and M1 MacBook Air for editing using the Adobe CC suite. Davinci Resolve Studio.

Wet weather gear and protection for filming in the UK weather!

Nauticam Housings for RED Komodo, C200, domes and ports for variety of lenses, WACP. External Monitor.

Underwater tripod.

2 x 10,000 lumen underwater lights, 2x Underwater flash strobes, arms etc 

AP Inspiration Closed Circuit Rebreather

Frequently Asked Questions

Lightning Strike is based in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in the South of the UK

We are British Citizens so there really is no limit to where we will work from the Shetlands to the Scillies  and everything in between. International filming assignments are also catered to.

Yes, we have drone specific third party insurance available on a day to day or even flight by flight basis. This ensures that property and persons are covered and costs to our clients are kept to a minimum

Drones that you can buy off the shelf are not illegal, however there are a few rules and regulations in place to ensure everyone stays safe. Our Drone pilots are Civil Aviation Authority qualified and insured to fly according to laws in the UK. To start off with you must register your drone and stick to a few guidelines. See this article for more info on that. You can also read more about what we can offer in drone filming services here

This is best answered by contacting us. It’s a question that can only be answered by telling us what you want. We aim to provide you with a bespoke media solution. For a ball park figure check out our services pages.

"Lightning Strike Productions were great to work with. Their fixing services were crucial in securing important interviews and filming permits. Also their local knowledge of the country was valuable context as we reported/filmed on the ground. Would highly recommend!"
"I was recommended to Richard by another producer, who had worked with him on a project for Arte in 2009. I requested of Richard to provide footage for my film. His camera work provided stunning images and his technical skills enabled an exact and satisfying delivery of the media. My thanks to you."
Philippe Lagnier, Producer, Capa Press Agency, June 2011