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Behind The Scenes – BBC Inside Out Shoot

This was a fabulous behind the scenes project to work on. BRADLEY.TV were commissioned by BBC Worldwide to shoot some exclusive footage at St Paul’s Cathedral for an Inside Out programme. Not only did they let us loose with the Red One and a steadicam in this magnificent Baroque church (designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1673) we gained access to areas that the public never see and had never been filmed before. We spent a day at the iconic building, a day filming the surrounding area and also provided some stunning aerial footage leading up from the Thames.


BRADLEY.TV was delighted to have been selected by BBC Worldwide to create an iconic series of 30 short films at London landmarks as a precursor to the 2012 Olympics and for ongoing use in programme creation and general broadcast.


The client wanted viewers to feel like they were actually there and to show London in a new way. The footage had to have an international appeal and be suitable for edit with the BBC’s own content at a later stage.


Locations were shot on RED ONE and steadicam to give that ‘you’re actually there’ feel. We also used aerial footage and crash zooms to get us in and out of the points of interest.


All footage was supplied to the client on time and on budget and we received the follwing testimonial; “Over the past 5 years I have found BRADLEY.TV to be a highly creative, passionate, cost-effective and reliable TV and video production company.” Paul Maidment, MD, BBC Worldwide.


The RED ONE is pure digital cinema, shooting incredible 4K quality. It utilises an S35mm image plane and displays a natural depth of field from 2K to 4.5K resolutions. You can seize every moment with the ability to capture anywhere from 1-120 fps onto high-speed RED CF or SSD media. When you combine this kind of horsepower with a steadicam expert like Doug and a director with a keen creative eye you quite literally hold Hollywood in your hands. Just watch out for the insane file sizes and extended post-production processing time.

This is only one of many behind the scenes shoots we have been commissioned to do over the years. Others assignments include BBC Motion Gallery sports, nature and transport content, fashion and lifestyle events, news footage and some simply stunning aerial content. Notable event content and coverage that we have been involved with includes two World Cups, the 2012 Olympics, The European Championships, major horse races (Cheltenham, St. Ledger, Ascot), The World Darts Championship, The Scottish League and The Tour de France. We have also enjoyed filming behind the scenes content for several Hollywood productions in the UK, stock content for many of the worlds leading archives including National Geographic and Thought Equity as well as domestic TV shows, documentaries, news bulletins and music festivals.

CONTACT us today if you’d like us to capture behind the scenes video content for your project.

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