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Archive for September, 2014

Live Events – Jaguar Land Rover World Dealer Launch – Steadicam

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A recent high-profile world launch of new products for Jaguar Land Rover took place at Earls Court, London in September. The event, which comprised three shoots, included an Alpha Grip tracking car with gyrostabilised Jib, 2 Steadicams, 1 Satellite Link, an 11-camera OB, a 4-camera PPU and a commercial shoot.

Jason operated Steadicam for the World Dealer Product Launch over 4 days, including an 04.30 start for rehearsals.

This was one of the penultimate events to be held at Earls Court, before the recognisable venue closes forever and is demolished. It is usually our home for a week each December just before Christmas for the British Military Tournament, but that show has been cancelled this year. So, this was the last time we will have worked at this historic venue, full of memories.

Written by Steadi Facilities Ltd : September 20th, 2014 at 10:11 pm : Posted in Latest Credits




OB – World Pipe Band Championships [BBC Scotland] – Steadicam

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Jason has operated Steadicam on this annual event for BBC Scotland every year since 2007.

The RF camera is typically a heavy rig, this year being no exception – in addition to the usual RF video and RF telemetry modules, an additional audio box and extra mic were added, to make it a very long and challenging camera rig to balance and operate in the usual Scottish blustery weather – however, it’s all part of the job, and the day went very well. Operating was shared with veteran John Richards, an inspiration to all Steadicam Operators! The OB is concentrated on the Grade 1 arena at Glasgow Green. The day went very well, with the Steadicam providing a lot of coverage on ground level of the bands. Field Marshall Montgomery once again won the Grade 1 title.

Written by Steadi Facilities Ltd : September 20th, 2014 at 10:02 pm : Posted in Latest Credits




OB – Ride London [World Feed] – Camera (RF & Superslo)

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Jason recently operated cameras on the OB for the Ride London event. This annual cycling event. billed as the cycling equivalent of the London Marathon, takes place each August in the capital.

Working on the world feed host broadcast coverage meant producing coverage for clients including BBC Sport, British Eurosport amongst others, plus additional domestic material for BBC Sport’s BBC 1 domestic TX.

For post-race and highlights, Jason operated an RF camera at the Finish area at the main OB at Green Park, outside Buckingham Palace. For the highlights, daytime online coverage and iso coverage of celebrities, Jason operated the Superslo with an 86:1 box lens, for tight finish line sequences, which were edited together by the VT crew for playout during the TX.

It was a day of mixed weather, from bright sun and clear blue skies, to torrential rain in the aftermath of a hurricane which had crossed the Atlantic from the US – which was the worst weather which Jason has ever worked in!


Written by Steadi Facilities Ltd : September 20th, 2014 at 9:53 pm : Posted in Latest Credits




Promo – University of Nottingham – Steadicam

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Jason recently operated Steadicam for a night shoot at the University of Nottingham’s medical centre – shooting on the Arri Alexa for a private corporate client. It was a long night of walking backwards at a variety of paces…with a heavy rig!

Written by Steadi Facilities Ltd : September 20th, 2014 at 9:46 pm : Posted in Latest Credits