Dan Beecham is a cameraman and filmmaker, specialising in shooting natural history and underwater sequences.
Born in Oxford in 1983, Dan has been diving and taking pictures underwater since the age of twelve. After participating in a ‘try dive’ with his family in the Florida Keys, Dan was instantly hooked and learnt to dive in the UK before going on to log thousands of dives worldwide.
During his years as chief cameraman for the Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF) Dan’s duties included filming stock footage sequences for SOSF’s HD library, shooting, producing and editing web shorts and filming sequences on SOSF projects for documentaries including the renowned BBC series ‘Natural World’. For this project Dan documented on video for the first time the spectacle of mass feeding manta rays and whale sharks in Hanifaru Lagoon in the Maldives, for the Natural World special ‘Andrea; Queen of Mantas’.
More recently, Dan’s footage has been used in the BBC Series ’SHARK’ and in ‘D’Arros – Secret Seychelles’ a one hour special that Dan worked on as the cameraman as well as director of photography. This project involved shooting with a variety of camera systems including the Red Epic and directing sequences shot from an aerial drone.
Dan works as a freelancer, and is available as an owner operator with Sony F55 system and underwater housing. He operates from bases in Cape Town and the UK.