andy taylor acs

cinematographer - drone pilot

sydney - australia

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Andy Taylor is a freelance Director of Photography and CASA licensed drone pilot based in Sydney.


For the past 30 years Andy has filmed in over 100 countries and is considered one of Australia’s most experienced cinematographers, shooting a range of productions including documentary, factual, network promos, branded content, fashion and travel.


In 2002 Andy was granted accreditation by the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS) - the highest honour that is bestowed on an ACS member. His work has been recognised with 30 ACS Awards and

5 prestigious Walkley Awards for Cinematography.

His cinematography awards in 2021 include:

  • ACS Awards (NSW) - The Ross Wood Snr ACS - Judges Award for Best Entry.

  • ACS Awards (NSW) - Gold in the Documentaries category for "Exposed - The Ghost Train Fire" for ABC-TV.

  • ACS Awards (NSW) - Gold in Commercials - Local/Regional for “Destination NSW - Nel Restaraunt"

  • ACS Awards (NSW) - Silver in the TV Station Breaks and Promos category for "Today - MIB promo" for Nine.

  • ​Kennedy Awards for Excellence in Journalism - Winner - best camerawork - “Exposed - The Ghost Train Fire”.


Collaborating with a diverse range of respected and innovative producers and directors, Andy works quickly and efficiently, delivering the highest production standards using the very latest cutting-edge equipment.

Recent documentaries Andy has filmed include:


Andy has filmed commercial content for major brands including McDonalds, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Virgin Australia, Destination NSW, Canon, NAB, Fujifilm, NBN Co, Nokia, Contiki, Camilla & Marc, AJE,  Energizer, John Holland, Base Air, The NRL, F45 Training, The Australia War Memorial, ABC-TV, Nine Network Australia and Sky News Australia.

He owns and operates an Arri Alexa Mini LF camera with 47mm Signature Prime lens, a Canon Cinema EOS full-frame camera with cine-prime lenses and an EOS C70 cinema camera with speed booster on the Ronin RS2 gimbal - all Netflix approved. He also has the Freefly Wave super high-speed 4K camera (up to 1440fps), plus various grip, lighting, monitoring and a professional field audio kit.


Andy is a CASA licensed drone pilot, flying the DJI Inspire 2 with X5s camera (ProRes license) and the Mavic 2 Pro.

He is a Canon Cinema EOS Ambassador and a SanDisk Professional Academy Mentor. 

For bookings please contact AusCrew:

(02) 9427 4444

Andy is fully vaccinated against Covid 19


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