When The Security Questions Are Too Personal

Narrative / Music Videos

The Disco Lizards

Narrative / Music Videos

Political Misinformation In Aotearoa

Documentary / Corporate

Batman: Year 12

Narrative / Music Videos

EmployNZ – IT Ad

Documentary / Corporate

When you can’t tell if your friend is mad at you.

Narrative / Music Videos

Widening The Net

Documentary / Corporate


Narrative / Music Videos

Summer Shakespeare Promo

Documentary / Corporate

About Me

I am a lighting cameraman / videographer working out of London, UK. I work fast and to the brief, and take notes very well. I can work as a one man band, taking the project from start to finish myself, as well as lead or be part of a team to produce higher budget results.

You can reach me at joel.strawbridge@gmail.com

Work History

Too Bald Clowns
During the second half of 2023 I started editing and sound designing the currently unreleased animated tv show “Too Bald Clowns.” I also handled some light compositing.

Taharoa Ironsands
During 2023 I also started producing, shooting, and editing all the video content for Taharoa Ironsands, including marketing materials, internal documentary materials, and recruitment videos.

Throughout my career as a freelance videographer I have remained on contract with EmployNZ, an education provider with offices across New Zealand. I have produced all their video content since 2019.

The Wellington Chapel on Cambridge
During 2023 I was hired as a videographer on all of the chapel’s concert videos, shooting with up to six cameras (alongside other operators) and providing a multi-cam edit the next week. The videos ranged from one to two hours long.

Office of The Clerk / Parliamentary Service
2020 saw me spend a lot of my time working with the Parliamentary Engagement Team producing, shooting, and delivering several video projects, including the majority of their induction videos, a series of videos educating other Parliaments about how our OOC works, and a series of videos interviewing leaders across PS, OOC, and party offices.

BATS Theatre
In 2022 I was hired by BATS Theatre due to my experience filming live theatre to create a videography division for them. This included purchasing the necessary gear, writing budget proposals, creating example videos and how-to documents on how to reproduce them, hiring videographers, and developing training programs for them. I also ran several live streams.

Recent Assist Credits

Features / Television

Not Even S02 (2024)
Best Boy (Additional)
Little Apocalypse (2023)
Lighting Assist
Down For Love S02 (2023)
Camera / Lighting Assist (Wellington)
Gaffer (Select Wellington Segments)
1978 (2023)
Lighting Assist
Reunion (2020)
1st AC (Pickups)
Lowdown Dirty Criminals (2020)
Lighting Assist
Rhino Flooring TVC (2019)
1st AC
Savage (2019)
Trainee Assistant Director
Alita: Battle Angel Press Junket (2019)
Production Runner
NZ Women’s Football League – Sky Sport Next
Camera Operator
NZ Futsal League – Sky Sport Next
Camera Operator

Shorts / Music Videos

Caught Short (2024)
2nd AC
“SHE” Aaradhna (2023)
Lighting Assist
Honey Kaha (2023)
Ishmael (2023)
Ministry of Jingle (2023)
Best Boy Electric
Attachment Theory (2023)
Camera Trainee
Nobody WINZ (2023)
Ultimately Lacks Polish (2022)
“Porcelain God” Ingrid and the Ministers (2022)
1st AC / 2nd DoP
Woman In Blue (2021)
Best Boy Electric
No Laughing in the Faculty (2020)
Dandelion (2020)