About Lightning Strikes
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.
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.”
See below for Equipment and FAQs
Media Producer, Filming in the UK and around the world
Previous Clients and Credits
Cameras: RED, Sony, Arri, Blackmagic; all available from rental network.
In house: RED Komodo, Canon C200, Canon EOS R5, Insta 360 One R, GoPro
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.
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