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Ace M on tour with MUSE
F or alternative rock band MUSE’s 2nd Law World Tour, cinematographer
Matt Hayslett needed to choose his equipment carefully in order to keep
up with fast-paced life on the road.
growth For their latest endeavour, MUSE selected Hayslett to film a documentary
about life on tour. The band really wanted to invite fans behind the scenes
for the first time, at the height of their career, Hayslett explains. “Since I’d
shot the trailer and video material for their album release, with the blessing
of Warner Bros. Records, they brought me in to do just that. For the world
tour, I needed a tripod that could support a wide range of camera rigs and
be able to keep up with our busy schedule. The Sachtler Ace M fluid head
and tripod fit the bill”, he says. In addition to capturing the behind-the-
scenes footage, Hayslett shot the live visuals that the audience watches at
the show. “There is nothing like seeing your videos on the big screen with an
amazing performance and incredible lighting”, he comments.
ental company VMI has appointed
Stuart Neate to the new role of
Rental Desk Manager.
Based in VMI’s west London office,
Neate will work with customers in film,
drama and television production. He
will have responsibility for key account
management, working with high value
productions which typically have
Stuart Neate who has been with VMI
since 2008, previously held senior
positions at Prime TV and S+O Media
and will lead the VMI Rental Desk
First order for
Alchemist On Demand
Snell have announced that BTV
Post has placed the first order
for Alchemist On Demand (OD),
the new software-only version
of Snell’s acclaimed Alchemist
Ph.C-HD standards converter.
BTV Post and its sister company,
Electric Sky, will use Alchemist OD
to convert an extensive and varied
catalogue of premium content so
that they can deliver titles on all
platforms and in all territories at
every possible frame rate and size.
20 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 84 DECEMBER 2013
C ospective, the makers
of cineSync, have
announced that a new
version of its video review
tool, Frankie, is now available.
Frankie 2.1 offers powerful new
features, including zooming and
panning, custom branding in the
review interface, while also doubling
storage to 20GB. Ad agencies and
production facilities now have an
even more powerful tool to review
short-form video work internally and
with clients, where everyone can
collaborate, regardless of locations
or time zones.