Fraser Rigg is a cinematographer who faced and overcame some of the toughest challenges in the film industry. He has worked on big projects like shooting the insert unit on the new Batman film starring the talented Robert Pattinson. One of the biggest challenges he ever faced was shooting a scene with Robert that involved stunts, wires, and a techno crane all in just two takes.

Fraser studied under BAFTA and Oscar-nominated/winning cinematographers like Greig Fraser ACS, ASC, who worked on DUNE, Batman, and Foxcatcher, and Bradford Young ASC, the first African American cinematographer ever nominated for an Oscar. These experiences shaped Fraser’s sensibilities and approach to the filmmaking process. He also had the privilege of working alongside industry greats like Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Terence Nance, and Matt Reeves.

Fraser’s exceptional talent as a cinematographer was put to the test on the set of The Batman when he had to execute a complex scene in just 30 minutes. The scene involved stunts, wires, and a techno crane, making it all the more challenging. To make matters worse, he only had two takes to get it right, with Greig Fraser, the renowned cinematographer, and Matt Reeves, the esteemed director, watching closely.

Despite the high stakes and intense pressure, Fraser remained focused and precise, showcasing his expertise and delivering a flawless shot. His exceptional performance earned him the respect and admiration of his peers on set, including Greig Fraser and Matt Reeves. It was a moment of great triumph for Fraser, and it is a testament to his skills as a cinematographer that he handled the challenge with such grace and poise.

Fraser is the creative director at TRIBE7, a film technology company owned by Bradford Young, and he is currently developing their new BLACKWING7 lens program. He also wrote a book, Headed East, which he created and sold himself.

Fraser’s expertise is apparent in his work. He shot for Jenn Nkiru’s project in Manchester and a music video for Jorja Smith. His short film, Headed East, has been named a Vimeo Staff pick and awarded Best Cinematography at the Overcome Film Festival 21 for the short film, VEST. He is currently shooting 2nd unit on the new TV series, Gangs of London, Season 2.

Fraser’s unfailing commitment to his craft is a testament to his success. He leads with his heart and follows his intuition, a valuable lesson for anyone pursuing their dreams. In the future, Fraser aspires to collaborate with more artists and continue honing  his craft.

Fraser is a protege of two of the greatest living cinematographers in the film industry, Greig Fraser and Bradford Young. His extraordinary ability to overcome challenges and deliver exceptional work on high-pressure sets has cemented his reputation as a rising star in the industry.

Overall, Fraser’s contribution to The Batman has been invaluable, and his work has undoubtedly contributed to the film’s success. His talent, dedication, and unwavering commitment to his craft have made him one of the most sought-after cinematographers in the industry, and his impressive portfolio of work continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide. Follow Fraser Rigg on Instagram for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at his latest projects and creative process.