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Tim Butt Cameraman Rio Olympics Sony F55 Canon CN7x17 Camera Setup

Tokyo 2020 / Rio 2016 / London 2012 / Beijing 2008 - BBC Coverage - Olympic Games – Live / Highlights + Features Camera

Filming feature stories for inclusion in live output,  Live camera coverage and presenter lead pieces from the Olympic race course to augment the BBC’s sailing coverage from multiple Olympic Games 

Features Director - 36th America's Cup
Auckland, New Zealand

Directing broadcast feature content and broadcast openers for inclusion in the world feed of coverage from the 36th America’s Cup, broadcast world wide from Auckland New Zealand throughout early 2021.

Tim Butt Cameraman 36th America's Cup
Tim Butt Cameraman frame grab Sony F55 ISL Sarah Sjostrom

Behind the Scenes Camera – International Swimming League

Filming embedded with the teams of the world’s most exciting new sports series – the International Swimming League.  A global sports series featuring the fastest swimmers on the planet, ISL is broadcast by some of the world’s biggest sports broadcasters.

Features Camera - Sail GP

Shooting features, behind the scenes content and presenter lead inserts for integration in to the live output from the dynamic new global sailing series, Sail GP

Tim Butt Cameraman J Class yacht sailing Isle of Wight

Camera / Director – CNN Mainsail

CNN International’s monthly flagship sports documentary series, delving behind the scenes of all aspects of the world of sailing.  Filmed on locations around the world, written, filmed and directed by Tim Butt for London production company Sunset+Vine

Behind the Scenes Camera – Rugby Sevens World Series

A long-time fixture on World Rugby’s Sevens World Series, Tim brings the behind-the-scenes editorial from the world of the newest Olympic sport of Rugby Sevens, travelling the globe on one of the world’s most exciting sports series.

Tim Butt Cameraman Perry Baker frame Grab USA Rugby Sevens
Tim Butt Cameraman America's Cup Bermuda 2017 Emirates Team New Zealand AC50 Foiling Catamaran

35th America's Cup Live Coverage - BTSport / Highlights Coverage BBCSport

Live on-the-water camera coverage from the race course of the 35th America’s Cup as part of the British rights-holder’s coverage of the oldest trophy in world sport, in addition to the provision of highlights filming for quick turnaround daily highlights.

Camera / Director – Everest ER – BBC1

Observational Documentary Series filmed with the life saving doctors of Everest Base Camp.  Filmed from start to finish of an entire climbing season, both at the medical facility and climbing, high on the slopes of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest.

Tim Butt Cameraman Western Cwm Mt Everest Sony DVW 790 BBC Climbing
Tim Butt Cameraman Pelagic John Simpson Ranulph Fiennes BBC

Camera ‘Top Dogs – Adventures in War, Sea and Ice’ Cape Horn – BBC1

Documentary series with three of Britain’s favourite pioneers.  Following Sir Ranulph Fiennes and John Simpson as Sir Robin Knox Johnston takes them sailing around the infamous Cape Horn, through some of the most treacherous waters on the planet.

America’s Cup World Series – Live Coverage – BTSport / Highlights Coverage BBCSport


Live coverage from the fastest moving sailing series in the eighteen month build up to the 35th America’s Cup – on water presenter led live camera and filming for daily highlights

Tim Butt Cameraman America's Cup Bermuda 2017 BTSport Shirley Robertson Russell Coutts
Tim Butt Cameraman West Papua Asmat Tribe BBC

Camera Tribe / ‘Going Tribal’ – BBC1 / National Geographic

Cannibals, hallucinogens, and a whole lot more besides – as principal camera on BBC1’s multi-award-winning series ‘Tribe’ – filming Bruce Parry’s anthropological adventures with some of the world’s remotest peoples, throughout the jungles of West Papua, the Orinoco Basin and the remotest of all, the island of Anuta.

“Tribe remains the benchmark for adventure documentaries.” –

“As Bruce Parry meets the Kombai people, the result is a spellbinding documentary.” – The Sunday Times

“Utterly engrossing.” – The Observer Magazine

First Contact – BBC4

At the edge of anthropology, filmed in the wild and unchartered northern foothills of West Papua, an adventure into the controversial practice of tourism to uncontacted peoples – six weeks trekking and filming in the harsh and challenging foothills of one of the most unmapped areas on the planet.

“Impressively filmed.” – The Daily Telegraph

“…a compelling film.” – Financial Times

Tim Butt Cameraman West Papua First Contact BBC
Tim Butt Cameraman Viewfinder Tiger Ridge Darjeeling

Everest – Conquered and Slain

A look at how 50 years summiting Mt Everest has changed the people of Nepal’s Khumbu valley, and transformed the lives of the local Sherpa population.  Six weeks trekking the stunning Himalayan valley, marking Tim’s first filming expedition to this wonderful part of the world.

“…this documentary was much more than the usual stew of ravishing photography and old climbers’ tales, although there was plenty of both.” – The Guardia

Extreme Lives – BBC1 Documentary - Multiple Series

Landmark documentary series filmed with BBC’s Steve Robinson, exploring the lives of various individuals living their lives at the extreme.  From surfing the Mentawis with Quiksilver founder and surf legend, ‘Mr Sunset’, Jeff Hakman, to kayaking the Yukon River, riding the monster peaks of Alaska’s Chugach Mountains, or taking on the world with Ellen Macarthur, a series of films for BBC1 bringing the spirit of adventure right into the living rooms of millions of viewers.

Tim Butt Cameraman snowboarding Atlin BC powder backcountry Burton Canyon