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Archive for May, 2014

CELEBRATING 10 YEARS!

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This year, 2014, marks 10 years of Steadicam and Camera Operating experience for me, across Television, Film and Live Events. Over the last decade, I’ve been fortunate enough to work across a wide variety of productions – everything from feature films and shorts to commercials, promos, music promos, sport, news and current affairs, to drama and even corporate content, awards ceremonies and music concerts.

 

Now I’m lucky enough to have a career operating Steadicam, Jimmy Jib and Camera, and also occasional Racks and RF Engineering,Vision Directing and Jimmy Jib Assisting/Focus Pulling, and my work takes me throughout the UK and worldwide.

 

Some of the work of which I’m most proud is listed below:

 

Live Television
Scottish Communites Cup Final (BBC) – Steadicam
World Pipe Band Championship (BBC) – Steadicam
SPL Football (ESPN, Sky Sports) – Steadicam
Crimewatch (BBC) – Steadicam
Olympic Torch Relay (BBC) – Steadicam Segway
Diamond Jubilee – Jimmy Jib
Duel in the Pool Swimming Championships - Steadicam
MTV Europe Music Awards – Camera
Rugby League (BBC) – Steadicam & Camera
U20 Rugby 6Nations (BBC) – Jimmy Jib
Sportscene (BBC) – Jimmy Jib

Television Drama & Series
Prisoners’ Wives (BBC) – Steadicam
The Syndicate (BBC) – Steadicam
Mount Pleasant (Sky1) - Steadicam
PramFace (BBC) – Steadicam
Emmerdale (ITV) – Steadicam
Coronation Street (ITV) – Steadicam
Midwives (BBC) – Steadicam
Be Your Own Boss (BBC) – Steadicam
The Culture Show (BBC) – Steadicam
In The Club (BBC) - Steadicam

Live Events

British Military Tournament – Steadicam
Diamond Jubilee – Jimmy Jib
Edinburgh Marathon – Steadicam Motorbike
England Athletics ChampionshipsCamera Crewing, Steadicam, Technical Project Manager
Royal Television Society AwardsCamera
World Track Cycling ChampionshipsCamera
Conservative and Labour Party ConferencesCamera
Manchester City Player of the Year AwardsCamera
British Cycling Track ChampionshipsCamera
Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary TourJimmy Jib
UEFA Champions League VIP - Steadicam
TED Global ConferenceJimmy Jib

Commercials & Music Promos

Gillette Fusion Proglide – Camera
Ellie Goulding: ‘Starry Eyed’ US – Steadicam
Ian Brown: ‘Stellify’ – Steadicam
Manchester City – Steadicam
Manchester United – Steadicam
Mclaren Mercedes Formula 1 – Steadicam

It’s been a huge 10 years, and many thanks to all colleagues and crew who I’ve worked alongside to get me there without falling over, making sure that shots are sharp, and rigging and derigging lots of equipment and transporting it around the country. And thanks to all our clients, contacts and suppliers who have made it all possible. Cheers!

Written by Steadi Facilities Ltd : May 30th, 2014 at 12:11 pm : Posted in Uncategorized




Drama – Coronation Street [ITV] – Steadicam

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I had the privilege of being the first Steadicam operator to work on the new ITV Coronation Street set at MediaCity in Salford this month, completing a day of Steadicam operating for one of the upcoming main storylines in a forthcoming episode.

Both Coronation Street and Emmerdale use Ikegami 79 HD cameras, and for this and other studio work, I carry a lightweight HD fibre cable in our Broadcast Accessory Kit. This enables the vision truck to be able to rack the camera as they usually would, and involves operating with a Focus Puller, Grip for spotting and Camera Assistant for cabling.

An enjoyable day with a challenging, fast-paced scene on a tight lens – TX scheduled for late July 2014.

Written by Steadi Facilities Ltd : May 29th, 2014 at 4:14 pm : Posted in Latest Credits




Promo – Manchester United FC – Steadicam

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This month, I was fortunate enough to be asked to operate Steadicam for a commerical/promo shoot for a new main sponsor at Manchester United FC. The mammoth shoot, involving 6 Alexas, 3 Steadicams and two crews, each with separate units, was a challenge for production to organise. Everything was shot to a high standard, featuring the entire squad. The material will be used for a commercial, online promo and apps.

Written by Steadi Facilities Ltd : May 29th, 2014 at 4:07 pm : Posted in Latest Credits