He is a feisty, gutsy character, who will go that extra mile to get things done. One of my favourite programs in Maxs Big Tracks was Namibia. Angus was the camerman, in Kenya and Namibia, and there were a couple of tense moments with wildlife that only a cameraman of his courage could do.
Amongst other incidents we tracked a wounded lion through the bush, with moments of fleeting views of it.
I was very concerned, because I had seen in the tracks it was in an aggressive mood. I had to brief Angus to stay very close, and if need be throw his beloved camera down if required. We had no gun. Only a spear, and my rungu( throwing club).
Camera operators can sometimes feel immortal, and that day was no different. When Angus stopped filming, he went into shock and became highly emmotional. On another occasion , he wanted to film me approaching the camera at night. Angus, wanted to be dropped off a few hundred meters around the corner, so that he could pick up the headlights. It was prime lion country, and I had seen the tracks of a pride of seven lions, including three very stroppy sub adult males, less than five hundred meters away. In my opinion, it would have been suicide, so stopped the sequence, but Angus, in his selfless state would have gone ahead with the shot. He is a spritual kind of person, and whilst most never want to be charged by lion, Angus though it ight be rather pleasurable.
He had a coouple of hard times, including a crane collapsing on him whilst filming, and bike accident, so all power to him.
At the moment he is going through sheer mental grit, and I know he will do it. http://www.channelangus.co.uk/sponsors.html