A post-graduate specialising in Natural History Filmmaking with predominant interests in
Astrophotography, Landscapes and Wildlife.
Josh Dury is a post-graduate from UWE Bristol studying Photography with a specialist interest in Natural History Film/TV Production.
His interest in both filmmaking and photography began from an age of seven years old, with a great interest and passion for astronomy. He has since made connections with cameramen, such as Mark Payne-Gill and realised his ambitions to become a camera assistant. This inspired his travels across the world to capture astronomical events, such as Eclipses and Auroras.
Recently his interest has extended to the study of archeoastronomy at ancient sites, such as Stonehenge and Avebury and this inspired him to create a documentary about mythical crop circles.
Josh has undertaken work experience with Bristol Production Companies, such as Films at 59 (September 2018) where he shadowed departments for the productions: Wild Honduras and Dynasties.
Further experience extended as a volunteer for The Wildscreen Festival (September 2018) with opportunities to assist runner teams. Josh is actively looking for opportunities in both aspects of Production and Post-Production.
Josh is a self-shooting cameraman .and in his latest production, "Back to the Light" - a natural history film of the night-sky explores the effects of light pollution on the natural world. Focusing its impact to astronomers, wildlife conservation and human health. In collaboration with Bob Mizon - Campaigner for Dark Skies, Astrophotographer, Peter Richardson and NASA's International Space Station.
Josh is the Junior Section Leader for Wells and Mendip Astronomers. He has actively been engaged with local events and assisting UK STEM Space Ambassadors. He assists at public outreach events, which include the The National Trust Outdoor Festival, World Space Week and the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary. In his role, he runs talks for local astronomy societies to engage a younger generation with astronomy and look up to the night-sky.
Josh is best known for his photographic commissions at Stonehenge, which include The BBC's Sky at Night Magazine (published in August 2017) and English Heritage (in June 2019). This experience provided him with experience of drafting proposal agreements, invoicing and data sharing.
On the 14th September 2017, Josh was invited to The Royal Observatory of Greenwich, in London where he had the honour of being shortlisted for The Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition - for his image: 'Glastonbury Tor and The Double Flash'. His image was displayed in the exhibition for a year.
Josh has travelled the world to document celestial events, such as Total Solar Eclipses (Nashville, Tennessee, 2017) and the ellusive Northern Lights (Reykjavik, Iceland, 2017).. This year he is travelling to South America and Easter Island to develop a portfolio around history and archeology.
Josh has experience of writing risk assessments and method statements, writing and designing pitch documents and a full, clean driving license.
Links to filmmaking can be found in the 'Showreel' tab and photography in the 'Portfolio' tab.