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CTBF Christmas Family Film: Ferdinand

CTBF Christmas Family Film: Ferdinand
16 Dec 17 @ Ham Yard Hotel, London W1D 7DT

GTC Connect: Christmas Get-Together at Top-Teks

GTC Connect: Christmas Get-Together at Top-Teks
21 Dec 17 @ Top-Teks, Bridge House, Park Lane, Harefield, UB9 6JA

Sony PXW-FS7 operations and 4K workflow course

Sony PXW-FS7 operations and 4K workflow course
9 Jan 18 @ Sony DMPCE, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, SL0 0NH

Sony PMW F5 and F55 operations and 4K workflow course

Sony PMW F5 and F55 operations and 4K workflow course
16 Jan 18 @ Sony DMPCE, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, SL0 0NH

Sony PXW-FS7 operations and 4K workflow course

Sony PXW-FS7 operations and 4K workflow course
23 Jan 18 @ Sony DMPCE, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, SL0 0NH

BSC Expo 2018

BSC Expo 2018
2–3/02/2018 @ Battersea Evolution, Battersea, London

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Best Regional Documentary filmed by GTC Council Member

Somerset media company GRACE Productions has picked up a top award at the Royal Television Society’s West of England presentation night. Beeching’s Tracks with Simon Calder, shot by GTC member John Samuels, was named Best Regional Documentary, against stiff opposition, when the area’s television professionals gathered in Bristol Watershed for the Awards evening, on Friday 30 January. 

In the BBC West documentary, travel journalist Simon Calder took a journey from Portishead to Minehead exploring the legacy of the Beeching railway cuts and, along the way, examined the arguments for reopening some of the branch lines axed by Dr Richard Beeching in the 1960s. 

The film’s director Ray Tostevin and producer Margaret Vrublevskis received
the award from the RTS chair of judges, Charles Wace. Ray said: “I’m absolutely
delighted. This is a great honour for the entire GRACE Production team, who
worked so hard to produce a wonderful film – and against such strong
competition, too.”

The journey began in Portishead, where Calder listened to the frustrations of commuters who have to endure the daily grind into Bristol, before hitching a ride with Lisa Metcalfe as she used her car to reach her work as a marketing officer with the Soil Association in Bristol. The journey would have taken just over half an hour on the 1960s railway service but on the day Simon joined the queues on the Portbury 100
it took more than two hours.  

Lisa told Simon: “It’s just a nightmare…if they had a rail network from
Portishead I would not drive.”  

Somerset-based GTC Council Member, John Samuels, found it a
pleasure to find himself filming steam trains on the West Somerset Railway
near Taunton. "Steam is just so visual," says John "but it was a complete
nightmare trying to fit in with the railway timetables – the trains would
leave whether you had finished filming them or not!"  

Coming Up

CTBF Christmas Family Film: Ferdinand

CTBF Christmas Family Film: Ferdinand
16 Dec 17 @ Ham Yard Hotel, London W1D 7DT

GTC Connect: Christmas Get-Together at Top-Teks

GTC Connect: Christmas Get-Together at Top-Teks
21 Dec 17 @ Top-Teks, Bridge House, Park Lane, Harefield, UB9 6JA

Sony PXW-FS7 operations and 4K workflow course

Sony PXW-FS7 operations and 4K workflow course
9 Jan 18 @ Sony DMPCE, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, SL0 0NH

Sony PMW F5 and F55 operations and 4K workflow course

Sony PMW F5 and F55 operations and 4K workflow course
16 Jan 18 @ Sony DMPCE, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, SL0 0NH

Sony PXW-FS7 operations and 4K workflow course

Sony PXW-FS7 operations and 4K workflow course
23 Jan 18 @ Sony DMPCE, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, SL0 0NH

BSC Expo 2018

BSC Expo 2018
2–3/02/2018 @ Battersea Evolution, Battersea, London

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