Cameraman/Producer/Director of Photography
Richard Butler Freelance Cameraman/Producer/Director of Photography
Hello, Thank you for visiting my web site. I am contracted to CBS News 60 Minutes as a cameraman & field producer. My main speciality is filming & producing in hostile areas, particularly war zones. I work mainly for CBS News 60 Minutes with chief foreign correspondent, Lara Logan. I have covered wars around the world as both a photojournalist and since 2006 as a videographer. I have also shot & field produced a one hour documentary for PBS Now.

I have all my own HD Camera systems for shooting in PAL and NTSC. I can cover all frame rates including 24p 1920 x 1080. I can also provide footage at bit rates from 35Mbps all the way up-to 180Mps in a 4:2:2 colour pull down. My cameras include the SONY EX1R and SONY EX3, Soon I will also have the New SONY PMW-500 for amazing low light performance. I have the new Convergent Design nanoFlash to ensure full broadcast quality.

My latest project for CBS 60 Minutes "A Relentless Enemy" went to air for the new season premier on September 26th 2010. Shot in Afghanistan along the boarder with Pakistan, I shot the whole top of the piece as well as much of the B Roll. You can see it here.
Archiving & Delivery is by way of XDCAM HD dual layer disc, firewire NTFS/OSX hard drives or SD card depending on client preferences. The footage can be delivered as Quicktime, MXF, I-Frame or Apple Pro Res 422 HQ codecs.
My latest HEFAT Certificate was issued in August 2009. I also have two UK passports, one is held in London for immediate visa requests and I always have a valid visa for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Audio system includes multiple Sennheiser & Sony radio/hardwire microphones and shotgun microphones.
As I am contracted to CBS News 60 Minutes on a full time basis, I am no longer available for freelance work. I can however recommend Jim Foster & James Butler. I can be contacted 24 hours a day on +44 781 2063 224 or +33 682 629 777