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We've been super busy-busy

We've been super busy-busy

VMI has been busy-busy over the past 12 months and have supplied camera equipment for 17 drama series, 5 x Natural History Series, plus several features, promos, commercials,corporates and feature films.

From the ubiquitous Alexa Mini and Sony FS7 to Canon ME20 super low-light cameras and Phantom Super-slow motion cameras, VMI has assisted you to making some really great TV.

Whilst VMI have had super-busy year, we know that many of you have had a really busy time as well, so let's look forward to seeing what we can help you to make in 2019.

Team VMI.

Manolo Blahnik Commercial

Manolo Blahnik Commercial

Director: Graeme Montgomery

Cinematographer: Joe Dyer

Equipment Supplied: Phantom VEO 4K 1000fps Super Slow Motion Camera

Production Company: Gramco.studio

Phantom VEO 4K super slow motion camera used to good effect to film a series of commercials for premium shoe label, Manolo Blahnik, by slowing down images of balls, giant connect 4 and other props against a backdrop of shoes.

Turn Up Charlie

Turn Up Charlie

Cinematographer: Rob Kitzmann

Equipment Supplied: Double RED EPIC-W Kit and Cooke S6 anamorphic primes

Production Company: Green Eyed Boy (Netflix)

Emmy nominee Idris Elba is ready to celebrate in a brand new UK comedy sequence from Netflix titled Turn Up Charlie. The celebrity of BBC’s brutish crime drama Luther, in addition to one of the vital key gamers within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Elba will embody a lighter tone with this new sequence as an established bachelor and suffering DJ who receives one ultimate shot at discovering good fortune.

The Athena

The Athena

Equipment Supplied: Triple Alexa/Mini Package/Cooke S4/Optimo

Production Company: Brycoed Productions for Sky 1

26 Episode Drama for Sky 1. Holly Phillips’ transformative show about a young model, Nyela played by Ella Balinska. Nyela decides that she wants to do more than just wear the clothes, she wants to design and make them! We follow Nyela as she struggles to find her voice and herself at Athena, London’s leading and most demanding Art School. Produced by Bryncoed Productions for SKY1, shot using 3 x Alexa/Alexa Mini with Cooke S4i lenses and extensively utilising Movi Pro Gimbal.

Love Nature ‘lemur soap’

Love Nature ‘lemur soap’

Equipment Supplied: Multiple Sony F55/AXS R7 camera systems and Phantom VEO 4K

Production Company: True to Nature

5 x 50 minutes series documentary follows four warring ring-tailed lemur troops in the forest reserve of Berenty in Madagscar. Shot with multiple Sony F55/AXS R7 camera systems and Phantom VEO 4K

Nocturnal Britain

Nocturnal Britain

Equipment Supplied: Multiple Canon ME20 fsh Super low light cameras

Production Company: Pioneer Productions

The 3 x 60 minute series from Pioneer Productions explores the secret nighttime lives of Britain’s animals. Lindsey joins Steve Backshall, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Philippa Forrester to reveal the secret night-time lives of Britain’s animals. Over three consecutive nights the presenting team track the life of nocturnal animals in the wild, in zoos, back gardens and rescue centres across the UK. With the use of low light camera technology, the series unveils what Britain’s creatures, both native and non-native, get up to after dark. From a location in Stockport, Lindsey will focus on the incredible wildlife in your own back including badgers, foxes and the odd cat or two! Produced by Pioneer/Tinopolis for Channel 5, shot with Canon ME20F-SH Super-low light camera and Sony A7S Mk II.

Agatha Raisin Series II

Agatha Raisin Series II

Equipment Supplied: Double Alexa Mini Package/Cooke S4/Optimo

Production Company: Company Pictures for Sky 1

Starring Ashley Jensen and Matthew Horne and based on the much-loved books by M.C Beaton, our favourite Cotswold dwelling amateur sleuth returns to Sky 1 for a second series of entertaining murder mystery adventures.

Bad Move Series II

Bad Move Series II

Equipment Supplied: 2 x Alexa Mini Cameras

Production Company: Open Mike Productions for ITV 1

A married couple move to the countryside from the city to escape the rat race, but it soon all goes horribly wrong when they soon realise they have bought a house in `The Dip', a place where internet does not reach, but floodwater definitely does.

Apple Tree House Series II

Apple Tree House Series II

Equipment Supplied: Panasonic VLT and EVA 1 cameras/Ultraprime lenses

CInematographer: Kelvin Richard

Production Company: BBC

Drama series about an ordinary boy who moves on to an extraordinary inner city estate.

The Dead Room

The Dead Room

Equipment Supplied: Alexa Mini/Celere Primes/Optimo

Production Company: Can Do Productions for BBC 4

One-off drama is written and directed by Gatiss and stars Simon Callow as a veteran radio presenter concerned by spooky goings-on at a recording studio, where he returns to present the latest edition of a long-running horror series.

Two Wolves

Two Wolves

Equipment Supplied: Alexa Mini/C300 II/Cooke Anamorphic/i primes and Optimo anamorphic zoom

Production Company: Lupine Films

A decade-long family story of a disconnected past is uncovered when two combative brothers re-enact their brutal Christmas fight tradition.

Danny and Mick Series II

Danny and Mick Series II

Equipment Supplied: ARRI AmiraPackage/Cooke Mini S4/Alura Zooms

Production Company: Tiger Aspect/CBBC

Aimed at 6-9 year olds, this laugh-out-loud physical comedy follows the antics of Danny and his very big little brother Mick. Danny is a dogsbody in a leisure centre where his brother, Mick, works as a security guard. Danny gets called upon to assist in all manner of jobs and Mick is always on hand to be as helpful as he can be. With knockabout clowning and slapstick comedy this show will appeal to a wide audience.

Warren

Warren

Equipment Supplied: Double Alexa Mini Package/Cooke S4/Optimo

Production Company: Hat Trick Productions for BBC 1

Original comedy series penned by exciting upcoming writers Paul McKenna and Jimmy Donny Cosgrove, which centres around the life of Warren Thompson, a pedantic driving instructor who thinks the world is against him.

Ballantyne Heritage Whisky  Campaign

Ballantyne Heritage Whisky Campaign

Equipment Supplied: ARRI Amira/Zeiss Superspeed Kit

Production Company: Adjust Your Set

VMI supplied camera, grip and lighting for Adjust Your Set shooting a Ballantyne Whisky Commercial for the Ballantyne Whisky Campaign.

Clarks' MTZ Commercial

Clarks' MTZ Commercial

Equipment Supplied: Phantom VEO 4K 1000fps Super Slow Motion Camera

Production Company: Viewpoint Photography and Film

A 30 second TV Commercial featuring paint dropping paint at 1000fps and images falling in super slow motion, was made the subject of a new promo for Clarks shoes to release their MZT footwear range. Around 15-seconds of super slo-motion featured in the final 30-second promo which was shot and edited at Viewpoint's Bath studio, and intercut with Viewpoint’s still images and CGI and 4K capturing meant that the video could be cropped to suit all deliverable formats such as portrait and square which Clarks required. Produced by Viewpoint Photography and Film for Clarks Shoes, shot using Phantom VEO 4K Super Slow-Motion Camera.

On-line Marketing Campaign for Irwin Tools

On-line Marketing Campaign for Irwin Tools

Equipment Supplied: Phantom VEO 4K 1000fps Super Slow Motion Camera

Production Company: McCann

A 3-minute documentary-style commercial filming a high-speed stunt, filmed at 1000fps using the Phantom VEO 4K was used to produce an online campaign for Irwin Tools by the agency, McCann. The stunt was filmed at Bentwaters Park, the former USAF airfield turned film and TV location facility in Suffolk and a special ramp was designed and manufactured to be held together using Irwin clamps, which was the basis of the production. Produced by McCann for Irwin Tools, shot using Phantom VEO 4K Super Slow-Motion Camera and Sony PMW-F5 cameras.

NALEDI - A Baby Elephant's Tale

NALEDI - A Baby Elephant's Tale

Cinematographer: Mark Payne-Gill

Equipment Supplied: Canon ME20 FSH Super Low Light Camera

Production Company: Off the Fence Productions/Vulcan Productions for NetflixThe extreme low light Canon ME20F-SH (4m ASA) has been used by Off the Fence Productions on assignment for Vulcan Productions to support the US TV premiere of Naledi: One Little Elephant. The production team also filmed stories about the elephants and other wildlife at Abu Camp in Botswana, as well as capture the daily lives of the elephant handlers who work there. Produced by Off The Fence/Vulcan Production for PBS/WNET, shot with Canon ME20F-SH Super-low light camera.

Palladium Hong Kong & New York Promo

Palladium Hong Kong & New York Promo

Cinematographer: Ben Thomas

Equipment Supplied: Sony PMW-F55/ Cooke S2 Vintage Primes

Production Company: Palladium

Fashion brand Palladium promo featuring rule-breaking New York-based super model Jazzelle (Zanaughtti), London Grime artist Octavian and Arthur Bray in a production shot on location in New York and Hong-Kong and vintage lenses.

Earths Natural Wonders

Earths Natural Wonders

Equipment Supplied: Canon ME20 Super Low Light Camera, CN7, CN20 and major camera kit

Production Company: BBC Scotland

The "Earth's Natural Wonders" series tells the stories of some of our planet's most spectacular places and how they have shaped the lives of those who live there.

 

 

 

 

 

Good Karma Hospital

Good Karma Hospital Series 3

Director: Alex Winckler, Lisa Clarke

Cinematographer: Graham Frake

Equipment Supplied: 2 x Alexa Mini/Cooke S4/i

Production Company: Tiger Aspect Productions

Series 3 of the sun-drenched drama, which is set in southern India and shot on location in Sri Lanka, sees a return of all the main cast members, with Amanda Redman, Amrita Acharia, Neil Morrissey, James Floyd, Darshan Jariwalla, Sagar Radia and Nimmi Harasagama.

No Offence Series 3

No Offence Series 3

Director: Catherine Morshead

Cinematographer: David Marsh

Equipment Supplied: Alexa Minis & Cooke S4s

Production Company: Abbottvision

Series 3 will see the Friday Street detectives combating political unrest and far-right activists.

Triple Word Score

Triple Word Score

Director: Carl Hunter

Cinematographer: Richard Stoddard

Equipment Supplied: Alexa 4:3 plus & Kowa anamorphic lenses

Production Company: Triple Word score Ltd

A detective fantasy / family drama where a love of words helps a father reconnect with a missing son.

Urban Myths

Urban Myths

Director: Ben Palmer

Cinematographer: John Sorapure

Equipment Supplied: Alexa Minis & Kowa anamorphic lenses

Production Company: Happy Tramp

Comedy imagining the rap group Public Enemy gettting stranded in North Devon.

This Country Series 2

This Country Series 2

Director: Tom George

Cinematographer: Nick Martin

Equipment Supplied: Panasonic VLTs and Canon HJ lenses

Production Company: BBC

Charlie and Daisy Cooper are back with a second series of the BBC3 Cotswolds mockumentary – and so is their dad...

Two Doors Down Series 3

Two Doors Down Series 3

Director: Sasha Ransome

Cinematographer: Sarah Bartles-Smith

Equipment Supplied: Alexa Minis & Masterprimes

Production Company: BBC Scotland

Comedy centred around a couple and their insufferable neighbours.

Hang Ups

Hang Ups

Cinematographer: Oli Russell

Equipment Supplied: Alexa Minis & Ultraprimes

Production Company: Slam Films

After the collapse of his previous group therapy practice, Richard is no longer able to conduct the traditional 50-minute sessions most therapists have with their patients. Instead, he's developed a new form of therapy - weekly quick-fire sessions with his patients which take place online, through a webcam.

Blue Planet II (Underwater Sequences)

Blue Planet II (Underwater Sequences)

Equipment Supplied: Canon ME20 FSH Super Low Light Camera

Production Company: BBC Natural History Unit

An award winning BBC nature documentary series on marine life produced by the BBC Natural History Unit. VMI supplied the Canon ME20 FSH super low light cameras for the Mobular Ray, Bobbit Worm and Humboldt Squid Bio luminescence sequences, which had never before been captured digitally.

Article Details

Author: Barry Bassett

Date: 2019-01-07 16:27:46

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Barry Bassett 6 months ago

Thanks Richard - updated on our pages.

Kelvin Richard 6 months ago

Please update/correct your details We've been super busy-busy APPLE TREE HOUSE Series III Cinematographer: Kelvin Richard It all helps Kelvin

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