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Units 3&4 Teddington Business Park Station Road Teddington TW11 9BQ


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Event Overview
Join us for a remarkable personal insight into the world of extreme filmmaking with Producer, Director and Cinematographer; Phil Coates.

During this workshop, Phil will show footage and share in detail how he overcome the challenges of working in some of the most extreme, challenging and hostile environments on earth.

Discover some of the ‘trade secrets’ of shooting in the frozen Arctic Ocean and what it’s like to film with the Libyan rebels that overthrew Gaddafi and how to cope in temperatures above 40C!

As part of a limited number of attendees you will be able to learn from and question Phil, making the session extremely practical and interactive.

Described by Canon as “One of TV’s most experienced and intrepid cameramen”, Phil has worked on extreme location assignments across the world for over 25 years, for the likes of the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, ABC Australia, Discovery International and the National Geographic Channel to name but a few.

We are running two identical sessions, one from 10:00 to 12:00 and the other 14:00 to 16:00.
Each one starts with an interactive presentation which includes some remarkable footage from Phils many adventures followed by a Q&A session.

You will leave this session with:
  • A number of practical tips on how to look after yourself and the kit
  • Vital techniques on managing risk
  • Trade secrets on power management
  • How to do effective moisture management
Who should attend:
This workshop is perfect for newcomers to extreme filming and single camera shooters operating in remote and challenging locations. It is particularly relevant to people who have purchased or are specifying equipment for this type of shooting. Independent filmmakers, Cinematographers, DoP's, camera operators, freelancers Producers, Directors.

This event is a must for single camera shooters operating in remote and challenging conditions.

What attendees say..

"Thanks again for a great day; it was very helpful & informative."

Paul Myles - Manager Multi Media Journalism Training BBC Academy

"Thanks for organising the event at Teddington. It was enjoyable and interesting and helpful. A big thank you to all your staff who participated."

Chris Morphet - Cameraman

"Hi guys, watched the webinar. Just fantastic and so inspirational. Thank you all!"

Moxey Imaging

"The rightful thanks entirely belong to Visual Impact for this superb opportunity to learn from the genius Aistair Chapman"

Dhruv Gadhvi - Cameraman

"Thank you for yesterday's RAW/ Da Vinci Resolve webinar. It was excellent - well-presented and very useful for me."

Michael Cotes

"I really enjoyed the day found it so useful. All the staff we so friendly and informative."

Tony Jones - Director- Lighting Cameraman/DoP/Editor/PD

"Many thanks for sending the link to catch up later - really useful Webinar."

Kelvin Richard - DOP

"Absolutely brilliant - one of the best webinars I have attended! Thanks also to Rob"

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Units 3&4 Teddington Business Park Station Road Teddington TW11 9BQ