Articles
Ruth Matos Interview - A Career Unfolds
Ruth Matos We first met Ruth when we employed her as a student to help with our live studio at BVE in 2013. We were struck by her determination, passion and ‘I’ll do anything to help’ attitude. We became friends of Facebook and have since seen her career in the industry develop and unfold. We thought it was about time to catch up and share her inspiring story of where she is now, how she got there and the challenges she has faced along the way.
Tags: iss133 | interview | filming | career | education | Ruth Matos
Contributing Author Ruth Matos Click to read or download PDF
Wireless and satellite
John Wastcoat Each day, clips and other promotional materials needed to be transferred from the shooting location in South Africa to Network Tens editors in Sydney, Australia. However, the shows distant and isolated filming location in the South African jungle posed some major challenges for the broadcaster. Editors were required to deliver large video files intercontinentally over poor network conditions and with a lack of infrastructure that was not conducive to file transfer.
Tags: iss105 | wireless | satellite | filming | shooting | broadcaster | file transfer | John Wastcoat
Contributing Author John Wastcoat Click to read
Making multi-camera shooting faster & more affordable
Datsa Gaile Multi-camera filming has been known for years. There was a time when shooting any production involving multiple-camera positions would require a very large studio budget.  Today we have many solutions for live vision mixing and great editing platforms what offer multi-camera editing.
Tags: iss105 | multi-camera | shooting | filming | production | studio | editing | Datsa Gaile
Contributing Author Datsa Gaile Click to read
4k storm chasing
Alister Champman 15 years ago I got my first big Broadcast Commission. It was to produce a 1 hour special on Tornado Chasing vacations. Yes, people pay to go on storm chasing holidays. In 1999 this was a new thing, today its a booming business.
Tags: iss103 | storm chasing | 4k | filming | extreme weather | hurricane | documentary | footage | Alister Champman
Contributing Author Alister Champman Click to read
Extreme equipment for the Film and TV industry
KitPlus Big films require big shots and to get the action in camera, you need grip equipment and the latest camera support technology to make that vision a real possibility on set.
Tags: iss100 | extreme equipment | tv | film | industry | action | set | studio | water filming | KitPlus
Contributing Author KitPlus Click to read
When the going gets tough
KitPlus From the monsoonal rainforests of Papua New Guinea to the frozen Antarctic wastes , Peli cases perform in all conditions as Producer/Director and Cameraman, Alexis Girardet explains...
Tags: iss100 | tough | extreme | filming | freezing conditions | peli cases | temperature | equipment | KitPlus
Contributing Author KitPlus Click to read
Rise of the drones
Jeremy Braben Drones are taking TV and film productions where they have never gone before. But how can they be used to best effect, what challenges do they present and will they replace helicopters in aerial filming? Jeremy Braben of Helicopter Film Services (HFS) has some of the answers...
Tags: iss100 | helicopter | filming | drone | aerial filming | film set | on location | Jeremy Braben
Contributing Author Jeremy Braben Click to read
6 rules for the mountains
Steffan Hewitt There are many rules (more than 6) to working in the mountains & having just returned from the 75th running of the most famous Downhill Skiing event in the world - The Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuhel, Austria, here are a few essentials!
Tags: iss100 | mountain filming | skiing | cameras | advice | cold climate | temperature | austria | Steffan Hewitt
Contributing Author Steffan Hewitt Click to read
Supporting kids charity on the trip of a lifetime
Phil Huberty Phil Huberty, PROCAM warehouse technician, discusses an amazing filming opportunity for childrens charity Dreamflight.
Tags: iss084 | dreamflight | procam | filming | childrens charity | disney | disneyland | flight | trip | Phil Huberty
Contributing Author Phil Huberty Click to read
Flying Pictures and the importance of a monitor
KitPlus Hampshire based filming specialist Flying Pictures is the world leader in the provision of aerial and helicopter filming services for feature films, commercials, television, live broadcast events and surveillance.
Tags: iss082 | hampshire | flying pictures | helicopter | filming | aerial | camera | film | cache media | monitor | setup | explained | review | marshall | KitPlus
Contributing Author KitPlus Click to read
Revealing the real-lives behind 999 responses
Jonathan Bolton Jonathan Bolton, head of PROCAMS Manchester operation discusses the challenges of capturing real time footage when following emergency services on call.
Tags: iss082 | procam | manchester | 999 | emergency services | documentary | filming | behind the scenes | real lives | case study | Jonathan Bolton
Contributing Author Jonathan Bolton Click to read
Placebo Live Performance Shot on Blackmagic Cinema Camera
KitPlus Alternative rock band Placebo has recorded a live studio set of its new album on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.
Tags: iss082 | blackmagic | cinema | camera | testimonial | example | review | placebo | alternative rock | band | music video | filming | shoot | loud like love | KitPlus
Contributing Author KitPlus Click to read
Following the Ravensbourne 3: What a past few months!
Ruth Matos Here I am, at the end of my course BA Hons Production. For this final term I had to submit several projects including a portfolio showing a wide range of skills that I have developed and learnt.
Tags: iss079 | student | ravensbourne | guide | life | diary | projects | filming | course | Ruth Matos
Contributing Author Ruth Matos Click to read
A cinematic makeover with Blackmagic Design
Mark Linnhoff With the announcement of Blackmagic Cinema Camera at NAB 2012, Mark Linnhoff, a France based cinematographer, began to see the future of filmmaking in a new light. Finally, an affordable acquisition tool that doesnt compromise on image quality, he recalled.
Tags: iss078 | blackmagic cinema camera | case study | mark linnhoff | carl zeiss | cp.2 | tonika | tv logic monitor | bebob shoulder rig | shooting | broad rush | music video | shoot | dont stop | filming | on set | Mark Linnhoff
Contributing Author Mark Linnhoff Click to read
Finance - the shooting season with Peter Savage
[author] The shooting season has started and, with it, the weather looks (well, this week at least) as if we could at last see some summer. The light is better, the days are longer, and the summer sports programme has kicked off with the French Open, the Derby and the cricket tests.
Tags: iss078 | finance | azule | shooting | filming | loan | season | late night viewers | biking | flexibility | mark mccormack | assets | [author]
Contributing Author Click to read
Alice Chants final term: Following the Ravensbourne 3
Alice Chant The final term of a degree is going to be challenging, but what an amazing learning curve I have been on. I have had the opportunity to work with some great people on various projects and have been able to further develop my skills as a Director.
Tags: iss078 | underwater filming | alice chant | ravensbourne | student diary | student | life | final term | Alice Chant
Contributing Author Alice Chant Click to read
Alex Fine is super busy: Following the Ravensbourne 3
Alex Fine This part of the term in final year at Ravensbourne is quite difficult. My peers and I are all having to either Direct and/or Produce two films (of any type) and work in minor/ supporting roles for at least two other films.
Tags: iss077 | alex fine | ravensbourne | student | stars in ancaster | cowes week | filming | projects | course | busy | life of | Alex Fine
Contributing Author Alex Fine Click to read
Filming Underwater
N/A Filming underwater remains one of the toughest assignments for any professional production, whether documentary or drama.
Tags: iss038 | filming underwater | underwater filming | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
The best job in the Met
N/A If you have ever wondered How did they do that? when you watch the car chase in Spooks or the gun fight in Ashes to Ashes or even the thrilling gun shot scene at Waterloo Station in Bourne Ultimatum, then you may want to talk to the Metropolitan Police Service Film Unit (MPS FU).
Tags: mps fu | police | filming in london | met filming | iss037 | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
Guide to filming in London
N/A Filming in any public place is not always straightforward and the capital is no different. If you work alone or with a crew then there are a number of rules to follow to ensure that you have a trouble free shoot.
Tags: filming in london | iss018 | capital | permission | met police | film london | N/A
Contributing Author N/A Click to read
Total Articles: 20 [1-20]