Vianet Djenguet is a documentary and wildlife cameraman with over 15 years of experience in filming for major international broadcasters, including the BBC and National Geographic. He has extensive experience working in some of the world’s most remote and hostile environments, ranging from tropical and equatorial jungles, swamps, deserts, and mountainous regions to tropical islands.
Vianet has worked in the following countries: Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Gabon, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Republic of Congo, Reunion, Rwanda, Senegal, Uganda, UK, South Sudan , Uganda, India, Vietnam and the USA.
Vianet is experienced with the use of the latest 4K and 8K camera technology, including Phantom flex, Red Dragon-Helium, Panasonic LT, ARRI AMIRA, Sony F55, Sony pmw 500, Sony FS7 and the use of drones, time-lapse equipment, steady cams and cranes. He has also appeared on screen as a witness cameraman for documentaries including BBC’s My Congo and the upcoming BBC wildlife documentary First Year on Earth.
Vianet received an award for On Screen Talent at the RTS Awards 2017, and he recently won the Presenter Award at the Wildscreen Panda Awards 2018.
Vianet has a passion for conservation and helping to give a voice to the voiceless. He supports charities which work with indigenous people, disadvantaged communities, endangered wildlife, human-wildlife conflict, as well as orphanages. Some of the charity work includes teaching children in orphanages in Africa to use donated camera equipment, and he also creates promotional video material to help charities with fund raising. These smaller productions are produced and edited by Vianet himself.
Vianet holds a degree in film and moving image production. Other qualifications include the HEFAT Hostile environments course and a PfCO Drone Pilot license. Vianet is fluent in English and French.
The Last Northerner White Rhino
BBC2 2020. Expedition in Wau national park to find the last Northern white Rhino.
Camera: Red helium.
BBC1. Series on primates around the world.
Mountain gorillas sequence
Camera: Red Helium
CH4 2019. A series about Ol Pejeta conservancy.
Camera: Sony FS7,
Rig: Ronin2 and black harm
Attenborough’s Life in Colour
BBC1 2019. Mandrill's séquence.
Camera: Red Gemini
I am extremely excited to be involved in this search for this majestic and beautiful species - if we succeed it gives us a second chance to save the northern white rhino, a win in the war against reckless poaching, and fresh hope for the people of South Sudan.
New documentary hopes to discover extinct Northern White Rhinos