Big Gecko specialises in research, wildlife and population management of crocodiles and other native wildlife, and providing logistical and direct support to film crews looking to obtain footage of crocodile biology, behaviour, and research projects. Our staff have been involved in a wide range of research and consultancy projects since the early 1990s, and involved with over 100 documentary projects since 1995 with a variety of clients and requirements. We have an international reputation for the work we have done in both areas.
We have worked on over 100 filming projects
since 1995, ranging from natural history documentaries to feature films, working with both small and large budgets, and both little and big expectations. Adam Britton has an international reputation in this area, and he brings this wealth of experience to Big Gecko to provide flexible and free-thinking solutions to obtain the footage you require. We have also forged strong links with many valuable partners throughout northern Australia, and we have access to many unique resources.
We can provide advice and direct support on what to film, where to film, and how best to get it. We can provide a variety of suitable wild locations, and we can provide crocodiles in both captive and wild situations if required. We can direct crocodile behaviour for the camera, and we can appear on camera in any capacity from participant to presenter. We can provide vehicles, boats and other kinds of logistical support, and we can provide access to specialised filming facilities for crocodiles and other aquatic wildlife. We can also organise equipment through our local Darwin contacts, book both accommodation and third-party vehicles, and recommend additional support personnel (eg. camera grips, fixers, drivers). Please contact us
with any questions.
Big Gecko has over 20 years' combined experience in the field of wildlife research and management, and we have worked at the national and international level. Our recent clients include both State and Federal government agencies for the analysis of crocodile populations.
We have an extensive collection (over 10,000) of high quality images covering a range of subjects including wild crocodiles, crocodile behaviour, biology and anatomy, northern Australian habitats and wildlife. These are available for commercial and non-commercial use. We can also photograph new images to your specific requirements. Please contact us
We have an extensive library of stock footage that is available for research and licensing, consisting of both High Definition (DVC PRO HD on Varicam at 60p; and HDV at 30p) and Standard Definition (3CCD miniDV on Sony TRV900). Please contact us
for shotlist, pricing and other details.
Big Gecko's resources are available for use and hire at competitive rates. Please contact us
for more information.
- Big Gecko can provide both saltwater and freshwater crocodiles from hatchlings to adults for filming purposes. Please contact us for rates and availability.
Underwater Filming Facility
- Big Gecko has built its own natural billabong
populated with native vegetation and wildlife which can be used as a "topside" and "underwater" filming facility - the only "dedicated" crocodile filming facility of its kind. A custom-designed "wet room" enables safe and unobtrusive filming of dangerous or shy animals in the main pool, without the usual problems associated with filming through acrylic or glass. Certified electrical facilities are also available for lighting (night filming) and other equipment.
5.3 metre StabiCraft
- our dedicated work boat "Sobek" is available for filming and research purposes. The boat is very stable and provides an excellent filming platform, with safety rails and enough room for up to 6 people and equipment. A shaded canopy makes working during the daytime comfortable, and the 80 hp 4-stroke engine creates very little vibration while providing plenty of power when required.
Toyota Landcruiser 4WD - our Landcruiser station wagon is available for use, seating up to 4 passengers with plenty of room for equipment in the back or on the roof. An additional 2.5 metre trailer is available.
Filming equipment - we have a CMOS HDV camera with underwater housing (30m) and a 3CCD SD camera available for hire, either for direct filming or as a slave device for external cameras (eg. infrared).
ABOUT BIG GECKO
Big Gecko are Adam Britton and Erin Britton. Learn more about us here.
SERVICES AND RESOURCES
The services we offer, and the resources we have available.
A brief overview of our recent filming, consultancy and research projects.
Photos of our work, filming locations, plus the animals and people we work with.
Video highlights of the film projects we have worked on.
MEDIA & PRESS
Press releases and media coverage.
CONTACT BIG GECKO
Contact us for more information or to enquire about projects.