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Archive for November, 2014

OB – Lord Mayor’s Show 2014 [BBC 1] – Steadicam Segway

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November saw an interesting job, with Steadicam Segway for the BBC’s live Outside Broadcast of the Lord Mayor’s Show in Central London.

Using a Sony P1 HD camera with HJ14 and RF Link package on board the Segway X2 with Handsfree Transporter mod and off-road tyres, coverage from Camera 9 consisted of walk-and-talk pieces to camera, interviews, tracking bands and displays, and rehearsed segments to top and tail the show. The soft mounting option allowed for potential to get off and operate on foot for any tight sections where physical space was an issue, but in eventuality, the Segway was used for the duration of the broadcast.

Not without incident, as a military officer at one point unintentionally knocked Jason and the rig off the Segway sideways, (he and all the equipment were fine! Back operating and live shots within 2 minutes of the incident occuring) – aside from that it was an exciting, challenging and rewarding day at work.

Written by Steadi Facilities Ltd : November 12th, 2014 at 12:29 am : Posted in Latest Credits