Tom Fitz is an American cameraman, producer and director who has documented our planet's natural wonders for over thirty years. As a freelance cinematographer, Tom has worked for the BBC, PBS, National Geographic and many others. He is the recipient of four Primetime Emmy Awards for cinematography and two for outstanding series, as well as two BAFTA awards. 

Tom’s experience and comfort working underwater are rivaled by few. He is among a small handful of cameramen who has worked in all seven continents and five oceans, including under the ice in our planet’s polar regions. He has experience with underwater ROV technology and manned submarines in waters over a mile deep.

In 2008, Tom started Schoolyard Films, Inc. with the belief that educating today's students about the natural world and the challenges it faces is of critical importance to tomorrow's healthy environment. With Schoolyard, Tom produces films specifically for use in K-12 classrooms that are available for free with accompanying study guides to teachers worldwide.

To learn more about Schoolyard Films, visit their website here.


Tom owns and operates a RED 8K Helium camera for topside and underwater filming projects. 

He also owns and operates a Revo rebreather. 


Tom also works with DJI equipment and was recently featured in their promotional video for the Ronin 2 professional camera gimbal. 

"For any camera operator, natural movement is a goal. For Emmy award-winning wildlife cinematographer Tom Fitz, it's his career."


A behind the scenes look at Tom's latest film on cave diving.