I am an award-winning cinematographer specialising in natural history documentaries.

I’m currently filming for Home a BBC production for National Geographic. Over the past three years I’ve been working on Planet Earth III, the Apple TV+ series Earthsounds, the second series of BBC’s Dynasties. Before COVID I was in the Bornean rainforest filming for Eden: Untamed Planet, a BBC America series on the last remained “Edens” of the world. I spent December and January filming for The Mating Game, a Silverback Films series for BBC about mating strategies. I spent a good chunk of 2018 and 2019 working on BBC’s Primates, a three-part series on the primate family, filming six sequences across the first two behaviour-focused episodes. The sequences were on capuchins, bushbabies, slender lorises, golden-headed lion tamarins, lar gibbons, and rhesus macaques. In 2019 I filmed Kingdom of the Tide for CBC’s Nature of Things and a sequence for Offspring’s Apple TV+ night series Earth at Night in Color. In 2018, along with the primates, I filmed for BBC’s landmark series Seven Worlds, Earth at Night in Color, and NHNZ’s Life Force.

In 2017 I worked on Age of the Big Cats, a three part series on the evolution and success of the big cats. Spending 20 weeks in cars, hides, and from the sky, I filmed snow leopards, cheetahs, lions, jaguars, and leopards. In between this I was a main cameraman on Attenborough and the Empire of the Ants, an hour-long film on super colony-forming wood ants, spending 13 weeks designing and working precise remote-controlled macro rigs, set building, motion timelapse, and high speed capture.

In 2016 I filmed for Attenborough’s Life That Glows, a hour-long film on bioluminescence. I helped design and build cameras that allowed us to film in novel ways under the water and in extremely dark conditions. The programme won two Pandas at Wildscreen, one at Jackson Hole Film Festival, the Grand Helix at Science Media Awards, and was nominated for a BAFTA and two News & Documentary Emmys.

Jack Hynes using an Arri Alexa
Before the CN20 existed and we were using B4 lens adapters.