McLeod - Underwater DoP
During the last 30 years McLeod has pursued a successful career as a Director of Photography, although it is his exceptional skills as an underwater cameraman that have given him his biggest international success.
In parallel with working as a regular DoP, McLeod started diving 20 years ago, training as dive-master, instructor and commercial diver, allowing him to combine his cinematic eye with his hard-earned diving skills. In his early years, McLeod shot numerous TV documentaries for National Geographic, BBC TV, Discovery Channel and Channel 4 UK, taking him across the world from Antarctica to Zanzibar, logging more than 2,500 ocean dives.
Most recently he has been contributing to numerous cinema and TV movies including Ma Ma, directed by Julio Medem and starring Penelope Crúz; Project Lazarus directed by Mateo Gil, and TV shows including “Sin Identidad” for Antena 3, directed by Kiko Ruiz, and the American TV series, 40º North, directed by Michael Slovis (Breaking Bad, Walking Dead).
He has worked on many commercials for directors including Jonathan Glazer, Martin de Thurah, Guy Manwaring and Joe Windsor-Williams. He is experienced in both digital video (Alexa/RED) and 35mm film, and is equally at home operating and lighting in the sea or in a pool/studio.
McLeod is Darius Khondji's favourite underwater cameraman, and is based in the Canary Islands and Scotland. He loves to cook, and his sea-food recipes are legendary!
AMAFFI Perfume House - Poseidon
Production Company: Metz & Racine
Producer/Directors: Barbara Metz and Eve Racine
Format RED Gemini
Ford Ranger - Night Swimming
Production Company: Smuggler
Producer: Ben Croker
Director: Adam Berg
Location: Romania (Buftea Studios)
Foundation Season 1 - Apple TV
Director: David Goyer
Format: RED Gemini Anamorphic
Prod: Academy Films
Director: Jonathan Glazer
DoP: Darius Khondji
Samsung S22 Ultra - Night Dive
Clubhouse Films Vietnam
Producer: Chi-Minh de Leo
Director: Tsering Tashi Gyalthang
Format: RED Gemini/Samsung S22 Ultra
Hewlett Packard - Parallel Lives
Iconclast Los Angeles
Prod: Lisa Cowan
DoP: Greig Fraser
Format: RED Gemini
Documentary feature film, "Against the Tides", directed by Stefan Stuckart, which enjoyed a cinema release in 2019.
BP: Igniting the Energy Within - Aya Abbas
Water Wipes "Sea Godess"
Caisse D'epargne - Olympics 2016
Halifax Savings - Holiday Dad
Thomson Holidays - Time
Europa Bank - Fishing
Boohoo - Pool
Volkswagen - T-Cross Breeze
Tenerife Tourism - Watersports
Sin Identidad - TV series - Trailer
MA MA - Feature Film - Trailer
La Última Isla - Feature Film- Trailer
Behind the Scenes - Stingray Shoot