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video production london 2 – video still 12

07 Jan 2014
Video Production in London 2 – video still 12

Cutting again to the scene below, we go in tighter on a telephoto lens to compress the shots perspective and show the smallness of the huge Chinook against the sprawling Irish landscape behind, and the danger of the helicopter’s proximity the enormous transmitting aerials on the mountain top it has just flown from. While our cameraman was doing his best to steady his camera, a gyroscopic stabiliser would have come in hand on this video production for our London based client.

At this point we are listening to a voiceover running commentary, giving a background to Magnum photographer Donovan Wylie and his work history.
Video Production London portfolio video 2 - video still 12.

Video Production London portfolio video 2 – video still 12. Video production services in London.

video production london 2 – video still 11

07 Jan 2014
Video Production in London 2 – video still 11

Moving to a wide shot, we filmed photographer Donovan Wylie within the confines of his airborne transport, as he photographs the scenes below as the helicopter moves towards its destination, high above rugged mountain terrain in South Armagh, Northern Ireland.

This shot also reveals the fact that the helicopter door was open for the whole duration of the flight, allowing Wylie clear and unobstructed views of his subject matter at all times during aerial filming for this particular video production.

Video Production London portfolio video 2 - video still 11.

Video Production London portfolio video 2 – video still 11. Video production services in London.

video production london 2 – video still 10

07 Jan 2014
Video Production in London 2 – video still 10

Still hearing the chatter as Wylie shouts to be heard as he continues to direct the helicopter pilot above the noise of the Puma’s engines, we cut to a wide shot of a Chinook helicopter as it drops supplies at an isolated British Army lookout post on the South Armagh hilltops, as the Puma helicopter carrying Wylie circles above the Northern Irish countryside.

Filming hand held with the door off the helicopter proved to be our cameraman’s workout for the day, on this video shoot for BBC Worldwide.

Video Production London portfolio video 2 - video still 10.

Video Production London portfolio video 2 – video still 10. Video production services in London.

video production london 2 – video still 9

07 Jan 2014
Video Production in London 2 – video still 9

Cutting to a medium shot of photographer Donovan Wylie, we filmed the excitement and anticipation in his eyes, as he scans the landscape below, while being flown above the mountain tops in Northern Ireland’s South Armagh, and towards the first of the watch towers he will land at and photograph.

We can also hear him talk to the helicopter pilot as he tells the pilot where he needs to fly above to get the shot she wants. This was done by connecting our sound recording equipment directly into the helicopter crews intercom system – resulting in an extra audio dynamic within the final video production.

Video Production London portfolio video 2 - video still 9.

Video Production London portfolio video 2 – video still 9. Video production services in London.

video production london 2 – video still 8

07 Jan 2014
Video Production in London 2 – video still 8

To give a sense of scale, we pull back to reveal a wide shot of one of the stone perimeter walls of the army garrison, as our hero flies off towards the rugged mountain terrain of South Armagh, Northern Ireland, where the British army watch towers are being dismantled and removed.

This shot was taken after we had returned from filming photographer Donovan Wylie at work on the mountain tops, and was set within the edit in the appropriate place – as part of our video production work for the London based client.

Video Production London portfolio video 2 - video still 8.

Video Production London portfolio video 2 – video still 8. Video production services in London.