With the rapid rise in fuel prices being a serious consideration in travelling to meetings now, the continued value of virtual meetings that began during the lockdowns has been noted by many companies and we have continued to help to add some polish and editing to full length lectures in the medical field organised by Bright Event Management, which can be quickly distributed to global meetings or watched at a later date.
It’s a familiar story though, as globally a sea change has highlighted that whilst it was a necessity during lockdowns, remote working and video conferencing can be a highly beneficial to businesses. There are some amazing stats floating around lately that really bring home how much of an impact this change in working has had.
With the easing off of COVID-19 travel and work restrictions, we were itching to get out shooting on location. Recent work filming for the BBC with the new DJI Mavic 3 aerial drone has meant we could do just that - despite storm Eunice making an appearance on the shoot day meaning we had to postpone one of the aerial shoots.
The Mavic 3 has a number of new innovations, including shooting in 5.1K Apple Pro res format through its 4/3 Hasselbrad camera and omnidirectional obstacle sensing, which our qualified drone pilot Andy reviewed as “Almost boring to fly’ as it is so stable when using!
Working with the BBC and Shackleton Films, Olaus Roe helped to produce a short film on the exciting new multi-storey F51 Skatepark in Folkestone. Presented by Matt Willis from Busted and featuring Olympic pro-skater Jordan Thackeray, aired on BBC One at 7pm on the 21 March, this short film celebrates this amazing facility and everything it will contribute to the local community.
Specialist camera and amazing Mavic 3 drone work from Olaus Roe. Directed & Produced by John Shackleton
A large part of 2022 for us so far has been working on visual effects and graphics for an exciting 3-part Natural History TV series on insects. Termites, Dung Beetles, Emperor Moths and more - it’s been a fascinating time, learning something new about the natural world with every shot we work on. There will be more on this once the programme goes out…
The new 4k projector arrives. Very exciting, what shall we watch first?
Almost exactly a year ago since he left, this stranger walked back into the studio… Interestingly his hair hasn’t grown.
This moment makes us pause and think of all those who have suffered this past year. Our thoughts are with you.
One of the interesting aspects of working in video is the variety of unexpected activities we can find ourselves filming. 5 years ago this month that turned out to be filming the glass craftsman Will Shakespeare. Not shy of the camera, he has featured on several TV shows including Inside The Factory and Kirstie Allsopp's Homemade series.
Hot work shooting next to the glass furnaces, and wary of melting our lenses, we shot at high speed to produce attractive slomo shots of the glass blowing process to make a glass apple for a Dental Healthcare promo. And once we had wrapped, Will let us have a (rather unsuccessful) go at glass blowing ourselves.
Hurrah! We've started filming again and it feels great - Dunkerswell Airfield a few weeks back and looking ahead we're filming more toys promos and have a couple of new on site corporate jobs in the offing. Some sense of normality at last :)
See one here: https://vimeo.com/433929741
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Safe distancing measures in place of course. With Coco on the crew and Iris as lead talent, where there's a will, there's a way...