Freelance Videographer and Drone Operator

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Award-winning filmmaker John Duncan combines cinematic expertise with a strong focus on storytelling to create breathtaking films that captivate audiences around the world.

His short films Ancient Scotland, Wild Scotland and Beautiful Scotland - showcasing the stunning Scottish landscape as it has never been seen before - received three coveted Vimeo staff picks, gathering over 2 million views worldwide. He went on to pick up the 2016 Landscape Award at the New York City Drone Film Festival. Wild Scotland was also Featured on National Geographics Short Film showcase.

An accomplished drone pilot adept in multiple camera formats, John also collaborates with a hand-picked team of co-camera operators, motion graphics artists, producers and directors to push the boundaries of every brief. From sincere branded content, commercials and moving charitable campaigns that stand out from the crowd, John makes films that challenge, surprise, and instigate.

View his portfolio of work here.

John is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, but works worldwide. Get in touch here.


  • Sony A7S 2
  • Canon 5d MK3
  • Lenses:

  • Canon 70 - 200 2.8 I.S
  • Canon 17 - 55 2.8 I.S
  • Canon 50mm 1.4
  • Samyang 35mm 1.4


  • Sennheiser EW112P G3 System Wireless Radio Microphone System
  • Sennheiser SKM300-835 G3 handheld Microphone with Cardioid head
  • Rode NTG-2 Shotgun Microphone
  • Zoom H4N Portable Recorder
  • Rode Videomic PRO
  • 5* Zoom H1
  • Rode Wind jammers
  • Various stands
  • XLR Cables
My Kit


  • Manfrotto 501 head on 055XB Legs - Tripod
  • Manfrotto 702 head on 055XB Legs - Tripod
  • Manfrotto 561BHDV-1 Fluid Video Monopod with 701HDV
  • 0.75m HD Slider on QR plate
  • HD-2000 Glidecam
  • DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter
  • DJI Ronin 3 axis stabiliser
  • Lights:

  • Arri Fresnel 650w
  • Arri Fresnel 300w
  • Arri Fresnel 150w
  • PhotoFlex Medium Softbox for use with 650
  • Various Gels / Diffusion


  • 2 x DJI Inspire 2 with X7 & X5S camera
  • X5S Camera
  • 12, 15, 24, 25, 45 & 50mm lenses
  • DJI Crystal Sky monitor
  • 7" Client monitor


Interview Stills