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Archive for July, 2016

OB – British Athletics Championships, Birmingham [BBC] – Jimmy Jib

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In June I operated Jimmy Jib for the BBC’s coverage of the British Athletics Championship 3-day event at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium. As usual for athletics track coverage, it was an 18ft Jib situated at the 200m start area. With a 22:1 lens, coverage includes right down the back straight, back turn and 200m start area, providing coverage of all track races and GVs, crowd and beauty shots in between for GFX overlays.

Written by Steadi Facilities Ltd : July 1st, 2016 at 7:40 pm : Posted in Latest Credits




SNG – EU Referendum, Sunderland [BBC News / Sky News / ITV News] – Steadicam

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Following on from my Steadicam work at Downing Street in the General Election 2015, I was asked to travel to Sunderland for the EU Referendum results count and declaration. Sunderland is a key count, in that they are normally first to declare, and have a well-rehearsed rapid execution of the ballot box arrival process. In this EU Referendum, Sunderland was also expected to be the first to Vote Leave (which they did).

The EU Referendum was a landmark political and life-changing moment in our country’s history, and the subsequent Leave win sparked huge political upheaval, with both the Prime Minister declaring his resignation and the Leader of the Opposition coming under severe pressure to do the same. Both the government and opposition are currently in turmoil, and the markets and currency rates are yet to stabilise. 46.5 million people were eligable to vote on this incredible day.

Steadicam coverage was demanding, whilst working for the BBC’s coverage, I was also part of the syndicated pool feed for BBC, Sky and ITN (being directed from Sky’s SNG van) to cover ballot box arrivals outside the count. For down-the-lines and results coverage, I was working for the BBC’s coverage, and working to their SNG van and director. Two earpieces and two directors always makes for an intriguing live job!

A PMW-500 complete with RF link and iso recording was used on the rig.

Written by Steadi Facilities Ltd : July 1st, 2016 at 7:36 pm : Posted in Latest Credits