My name is Tom Guilmette and I am a Boston based sports television camera operator and DP. I have worked in the Boston professional sports market for over ten years.
During that time, I have covered nearly 1000 Red Sox baseball games, and countless other sporting events around Boston and throughout the United States. I have been to the Super Bowl, Olympics and worked World Series events for clients like FOX, CBS and TURNER to name a few.
I have worked on a large amount of mobile 53 foot production OB trucks in the United States and operated camera technology from Ikegami, Sony, Thompson, Grass Valley and many others. I have recently worked with the NBA using high speed digital cinema and love shooting with the Phantom. I have also worked with cameras from RED, ARRI, Fastec Imaging, Fletcher Chicago, NAC and Sony Super Motion to capture sports at very high frame rates.
My local clients include NESN, CSN and COX. These guys provide most of my bread and butter work in the Massachusetts and Rhode Island broadcast television markets. I own a ton of production gear including a Sony PDW-F800 XDCAM and I use this gear to shoot sports, promotions, documentaries, tv shows, and commercials for clients around the world.
One of my favorite jobs was working with Nat Geo on “The Pirate Code”. It documented the work being done to collect artifacts from a sunken pirate ship off the coast of Massachusetts. I shot topside on the RV Vast Explorer while underwater cameramen from SCUBAZOO worked with archeologists as they pulled up 300 year old treasure from the bottom of the ocean.
I also use my large arsenal of television equipment to play around, experiment and create my own content. I have published a lot of my work on this website, so be sure to check it out.
I am really interested in high speed cinematography and have found myself working with the Phantom much more often in sports and documentary work. It all started with a video that I shot for fun on a brand new Phantom Flex inside a hotel room in Las Vegas. The video has over 3 million views on Vimeo alone!
My passion lies in the outdoors and I am an avid downhill mountain biker. In my earlier years I raced, but now I just rip the hills for fun with friends. If I’m not working, I’m riding or hiking deep in the wilderness.
Light, composition and imagination. I am always trying to progress television production in every aspect by bringing something different to the table. I toss in my own style and see what happens. I am not satisfied doing things the same way as everyone else, that boring!
My near future plans are to leave the world of sports television behind and travel with a camera capturing the planet. I am young, single and driven by an insane urge to be discovered. If you are looking for my written resume, it is available upon request.