- BiopixelDirector of Photography, present
Richard Fitzpatrick is an Emmy award winning cinematographer as well as being a qualified marine biologist specialising in sharks from James Cook University in Cairns. He has shot more than 50 films for clients such as the BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channels and is renowned for filming complex behavioural sequences – many never seen before. With over 10000 hours underwater he has filmed around the world from the crystal clear coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef to the murky waters of the Amazon.
His most recent work is the three part series ‘Great Barrier
Reef’ produced for the BBC/Discovery Channel/ Channel Nine where he was the
principle cameraman and producer.
Richard's current research activities include a long-term reef shark monitoring program at Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea and the satellite tagging of Tiger sharks in the Far Northern Section of the Great Barrier Reef. He has pioneered unique techniques for catching sharks by the tail – one of his inventions was even profiled on the ABCs ‘New Inventors’. His research has been featured in Discovery Channels Shark Week and has also been featured twice on Channel 9’s ’60 Minutes’. Richard also gets in front of the camera as a presenter featuring most recently in National Geographic ‘Australia’s – Most Deadly’ series.
Richards company Biopixel is based at James Cook University in Cairns where they have a unique bio filming and research studio.
www.oceansiq.com - Richards marine education website
- James Cook UniversityMarine Biology, 1989 - present
- Aberfoyle Park1986 - 1988