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Ric Swift - Senior Instructor:
UK Wildlife Film School:

Ric Swift is the Managing Director of the UK Wildlife Film School, now in its 10th year, an accomplished freelance television cameraman; and also a member of the Guild of Television Camera Professionals and The International Association of Wildlife Cameramen.

He has 12 years military background including serving with UK Special Forces. Since leaving the Army, Ric has worked as a freelance television camera operator for such establishments as The BBC, Meridian TV, Rapture TV, Granada, Sky TV and other major European broadcasters, plus corporate clients such as Animal UK, The British Government and The Ministry of Defence. He also works as an Outdoor Pursuits Instructor in hill walking, rock climbing, navigation, white water kayaking, canoeing, sailing and first aid.

The fact that Ric is ex-military does not mean that you will be running up and down hills until you collapse! What it does mean however, is that you will be in safe hands when it comes to navigating on the hill, camp-craft and the ability to cope in remote environments. His wealth of experience means there is nobody better to instruct in field-craft techniques; whilst his knowledge of the wildlife and their habitats means you'll have no trouble tracking and finding those often elusive animals.