Behind the Lens: Our Blog

  • New Theatre Royal Portsmouth

    We finally got to see inside the New Theatre Royal Portsmouth at the weekend. Its a really unique building having the influence of two famous theatre designers (Phipps and Matcham, suffered fire which gutted the backstage area fly tower and stage, and been threatened with demolition more than once over the years. The restoration is beautiful, and the combination of modern stage and backstage with vintage auditorium should ensure this unique theatre lives on for another 100 years. 

    New Theatre Royal CircleNew Theatre Royal CeilingNew Theatre Royal StageNew Theatre Royal CircleNew Theatre Royal CafeNew Theatre Royal CafeNew Theatre RoyalNew Theatre RoyalCamerasNew Theatre Royal Outside

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  • Kent Dance and Vocal Challenge 2015

    We had a fantastic day filming at the Kent Dance and Vocal Challenge 2015.

    The films are available to order here

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  • Anne Gale School of Dance

    Anne Gale School of Dance

    Posted by School Video on Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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  • Shoshana Burns School of Dance

    Check out the trailer for the MAGIC! DVD! Available to order now from http://www.schoolvideo.co.uk/shoshana.aspx

    Posted by Shoshana Burns School of Dance on Monday, 23 February 2015

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  • What we need to know to produce a great film of your show

    When you book us to film your production, we need to know a few things to help us plan how we are going to produce a great film for you.

     

    How is it staged?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/drama/performing/stagerev1.shtml

     

    Proscenium – i.e. the audience sites on one side only, also sometimes called end—on staging.

    In the round – the stage is positioned at the centre of the audience

    Transverse stage – the audience sit on two sides of the stage.

     

    It could be a combination of the above, and our camera location would depend on the staging.

     

    Does all the action happen on the stage?

    Do you have a choir /band that is positioned to one side of the stage.

    Do you have actors entering from the front of house?

     

    Are you using lighting – if so is everyone well lit?

     

    Are you using microphones?

    If you are, we would normally ask to plug a ...

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  • Filming @ St Albans C of E Camden

    We had the pleasure of filming "The Stable Boy" at St Alban's C of E Primary and Nursery in Camden yesterday.

    (Photo linked from school website: St Albans Camden)

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  • Why have a professional film your show?

    Since cine cameras became available to the masses, parents have wanted to capture the achievements of their children to allow them to share their milestones with family and friends, or to look back on them in later years.  Few people have not enjoyed looking back at film of their children or themselves and marvelling at the changes over the years. 

    In the past filming required a dedicated camera, these days with the proliferation of smartphones everyone seems to have a camera in their pocket. So why should you use a professional company to film your show when parents can do it themselves?

    1. Better technology

    The HD film cameras which professionals use have big lenses, huge chips and exposure control, meaning we can capture the action in almost all lighting conditions.  Yes you can film with a smartphone, but the results are very often disappointing, as the camera’s aperture is tiny, ...

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  • Glenlyn Academy

    We had the pleasure of filming Glenlyn Academy's summer show "Hooray for Hollywood"

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  • Aardvark Artwork

    We love the drawing made by one of the Pupils for their recent production:

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  • Leicester High School for Girls - Scheherazade

    We recently filmed their production of Starshine music's Scheherazade

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