What’s new with our crew - October

Welcome to a new monthly segment where we share some top behind-the-scenes moments from our members’ whereabouts and any exciting news. To get more frequent updates from our crew, make sure you follow us on Instagram.

Brett Danton

Brett is a super talented director and DoP and recently shared how the Boston Dynamics robot Spot® helps to scan in a production’s location. You’ve probably seen videos of this robot online, especially Twitter, but Spot is well known for being able to navigate terrain with unprecedented mobility and capture data accurately and frequently.

They’re mostly used in the world of construction or manufacturing but Brett has managed to innovate and make the most of the agile robot’s capabilities by adding a LiDAR scanning head to it. This way Brett can build a complete physically accurate model of the location prior to shooting and then also use the data for visual effects. Super impressive stuff!

Grant Studart

Grant is a sound recordist and mixer with fantastic experience from the film and drama genre. Linked here is the latest teaser trailer for Living which Grant worked on last year.

There are rumours of the film being nominated for Best Picture at The Oscars and that Bill Nighy might get his first nomination for best actor. In cinemas from next week (4th November), this is definitely one to watch and best of luck to the cast and crew for the upcoming awards season!

Chris Bates

A BAFTA award-winning specialist drone pilot, Chris always has exciting updates from projects he’s working on. October marked a major milestone for the UK and Cornwall’s future ventures into space and Chris was part of the drone team that captured the arrival of Virgin Orbit’s rocket launching jumbo jet “Cosmic Girl” from Florida into Cornwall Spaceport.

Sam Green

Here’s a sneaky behind the scenes look at something wholesome and enjoyable to look forward to this December. Sam Green was camera operator on Classic FM’s Live at the Royal Albert Hall. The December feature will have the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra playing all of your favourite film scores.

The video was captured during rehearsals so that’s why there’s no audience yet or the fancy tuxedos. Tune in in December for those!

Paul Keyworth

The talk of the town this month has been surrounding the quick turnover at Downing Street… Many of our crew are often on the ground, capturing these important current events and sound recordist Paul Keyworth was on the ground for BBC News during the resignation of Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak’s first speech outside 10 Downing Street. Scroll down to enjoy these behind-the-scenes shots!

By Danielle Agtani

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