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BVE WORLD NEWS NORTH Wildscreen Festival W ildscreen is a charity working globally to promote an appreciation of biodiversity and nature through the power of wildlife imagery. The 2012 Wildscreen Festival and WildPhotos were held in Bristol and London respectively in October 2012. Wildscreen and Jackson Hole are the world’s largest Wildlife Film Festivals which are held in alternate years in Bristol in the UK and Wyoming in the USA. Examples of products being demonstrated included Motion Picture Marine who in conjunction with Films at 59 demonstrated the Perfect Horizon camera stabilisation head on a dingy in the water right outside The Watershed Media Centre where images were relayed back to the Trade Show. There were 2 of the new Arri Alexa ‘M’ Cameras available for most of the week. One of these had to go straight onto a television production in Cleveland as until recently there were only 4 in the country. Panasonic had their full range of 2D and 3D cameras and accessories including the cameras which will be used on the documentary recording Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ forthcoming ‘Winter Antarctica Trek’. Wildscreen attracted over 700 key decision makers as delegates from 40 countries over 6 days held at The Watershed, The Arnolfini, Colston Hall and other key locations. Olympus demonstrated their new economic and easy to use high speed camera range which caught the eye of a BBC TV Series Producer. Polecam received a lot of interest in their products used for underwater television sequences. UPS Systems plc were particularly busy showing their eco-friendly battery and generator systems which are extremely quiet for shooting in wildlife situations. Steffan Hewitt, Managing Director of Polecam provided the following feedback comments : “Yet again this show is my favourite of the year. Small, personable and very professional, a perfect opportunity to meet the right people who are normally scattered to the four winds.  Getting them an e-mail is hard enough, let alone being able to show off ones toys.” www.wildscreen.org.uk Canon had their full range of motion picture and stills cameras now being used extensively in wildlife television production. 28 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE TV-BAY071NOV12.indd 28 06/11/2012 18:09