Chris Pavey
Camera Operator

It’s my job to point the camera at things, make people look and feel their best and remember to press record (that last part is very important).

I started my career as an Assistant Director in the film and television industry and got the opportunity to work with some incredible people and on some amazing productions. When I left the industry I spent 5 years working as an Entertainments Manager at a Students’ Union before the creative urges drove me back towards the cameras and I’ve not looked back since.

I once made a video that went viral, got over 3 million views and was featured by lots of publications that I admire. That was pretty cool.

I love working for Janno Media because there’s so much versatility in what we shoot and I love to have the opportunity to experience so many different industries. I always do my best to absorb a little bit of knowledge from the people that we interview meaning that I’m now a pretty handy person to have on a pub quiz team.

About me

I grew up in a small town called Clevedon, just outside of Bristol. It has recently been made semi-famous by the ITV drama, Broadchurch that was filmed there – as well as One Direction who made a music video on the pier. I moved to Nottingham in 2004 to attend Nottingham Trent University and have been here since.

When I’m not working, I spend most of my time with my 2 year old daughter, Alex.

My top 3 films…

This changes most weeks, but for now I’ll go with:

  • Léon
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Pulp Fiction.

My favourite place…

Sydney, Australia – as I met my wife there. Plus, it’s hot.

Something not many people know about me…

I once had an arm wrestle with Tom Hardy. I won, clearly.

I’ve always been a firm believer in doing what you love, and I’ve been incredibly lucky to have a career which allows me to do that. Filmmaking is very much a collaborative process and working together in a creative team is something that always drives me to think of new and better ideas. It’s also one of the main reasons I love my job!