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Archive for August, 2016

OB – World Pipe Band Championships 2016 [BBC Scotland] – Steadicam

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In August, I was once again in Glasgow to operate Steadicam along with colleague John Richards for the World Pipe Band Championships 2016. ‘The Worlds’ features over 8,000 participants from 254 different Pipe Bands from countries all around the world. Bands compete for the coveted Grade 1 title, and this year’s winners were Field Marshal Montgomery.

I have worked on this event since 2007 for BBC Scotland. In addition to the live OB which is also streamed online, a highlights programme is edited from the iso records and SCU crews.

In addition to the Steadicam, this year with a Sony P1 in RF configuration, which is operated by myself and John, there is a hoist, Technocrane, Osprey Ped on track and long lenses to complete the coverage.

It is a demanding 14-hour marathon day, which, like the military and marching band work which I do a lot of, is physically and mentally draining – but is also hugely rewarding and enjoyable to work on, and it is good to see the same faces and bands returning each year.

Written by Steadi Facilities Ltd : August 14th, 2016 at 8:16 pm : Posted in Latest Credits