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ProAV Workshop: Kinefinity Cinema Cameras with Phillip Bloom

ProAV Workshop: Kinefinity Cinema Cameras with Phillip Bloom
21 Jun 18 @ Proactive UK Ltd, Unit 1/2, Eastman Way, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7DU

ARRI Certified Training for Lighting Techniques – Uxbridge

ARRI Certified Training for Lighting Techniques – Uxbridge
29/6–1/7/2018 @ ARRI Cine Technik, 2 Highbridge, Oxford Road, Uxbridge UB8 1LX

Enhance your camera skills and master new trends like HDR - Milano

Enhance your camera skills and master new trends like HDR - Milano
04–06/07/2018 @ ARRI Italy, via Achille Grandi 50, 20017, Milano, Italy

ARRI Certified Training for TRINITY – Munich

ARRI Certified Training for TRINITY – Munich
23–24/07/2018 @ ARRI, Creative Space Munich, Türkenstraße 89, 80799, München, Germany

ARRI Certified Training for Lighting Techniques – Uxbridge

ARRI Certified Training for Lighting Techniques – Uxbridge
27–29/07/2018 @ ARRI CINE TECHNIK Limited 2 Highbridge, Oxford Road, Uxbridge UB8 1LX

ARRI Certified Training for Lighting Techniques – Uxbridge

ARRI Certified Training for Lighting Techniques – Uxbridge
28–30/09/2018 @ ARRI Cine Technik, 2 Highbridge, Oxford Road, Uxbridge UB8 1LX

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Success for GTC member Michael Brennan at the GoldenEye Festival

Congratulations to GTC member Michael Brennan who was announced the winner of the best 'Risk Shot' category at the Golden Eye International Festival of the Cameraman, Batumi, Georgia, on Saturday 22 October. Mike's winning submission was an incredible low-angle slow-motion shot of a large building imploding.

The 500 frames per second camera was built into a bomb-proof case made of laminated steel with an internal frame and ten millimetre polycarbonate front cover. But even the strongest of boxes would be crushed under the thousands of tons of rubble falling at thirty five miles per hour. The solution was to pull the camera out of harms way after it got the shot, but before it could be damaged or buried under rubble for a week.

So Mike organised a track, made of scaffolding tubes and purpose-built cross bars, secured to the ground with twelve inch spikes. The dolly was powered by bungy cords, like a huge bow and arrow, triggered by two separate explosive charges attached to a tether. The dolly and payload weighed 120 kg and ran at thirty two miles per hour for
150 feet.

Mike says: "Full credit is due to Director Michelle Carlisle for sticking with my idea of tracking a camera from the base of the building as the building fell, and to my camera assistant Johann Perry and Controlled Demolition Ltd. The shot was in the back of my mind after I had successfully shot numerous implosions with cameras in innovative angles inside and on top of buildings – and I still have a few tricks up my sleeve for more interesting angles."

For more information about the Golden Eye festival go to www.goldeneye.ge

Coming Up

ProAV Workshop: Kinefinity Cinema Cameras with Phillip Bloom

ProAV Workshop: Kinefinity Cinema Cameras with Phillip Bloom
21 Jun 18 @ Proactive UK Ltd, Unit 1/2, Eastman Way, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7DU

ARRI Certified Training for Lighting Techniques – Uxbridge

ARRI Certified Training for Lighting Techniques – Uxbridge
29/6–1/7/2018 @ ARRI Cine Technik, 2 Highbridge, Oxford Road, Uxbridge UB8 1LX

Enhance your camera skills and master new trends like HDR - Milano

Enhance your camera skills and master new trends like HDR - Milano
04–06/07/2018 @ ARRI Italy, via Achille Grandi 50, 20017, Milano, Italy

ARRI Certified Training for TRINITY – Munich

ARRI Certified Training for TRINITY – Munich
23–24/07/2018 @ ARRI, Creative Space Munich, Türkenstraße 89, 80799, München, Germany

ARRI Certified Training for Lighting Techniques – Uxbridge

ARRI Certified Training for Lighting Techniques – Uxbridge
27–29/07/2018 @ ARRI CINE TECHNIK Limited 2 Highbridge, Oxford Road, Uxbridge UB8 1LX

ARRI Certified Training for Lighting Techniques – Uxbridge

ARRI Certified Training for Lighting Techniques – Uxbridge
28–30/09/2018 @ ARRI Cine Technik, 2 Highbridge, Oxford Road, Uxbridge UB8 1LX

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