Great Canal Journeys

VE Crew have recently completed filming the next instalment of Great Canal Journeys for Spungold TV. This eight part programme, presented by Timothy West and Prunella Scales, follows the couple as they navigate through some of the most beautiful canals in Britain and France.

The third series of this much-loved programme was shot over the late summer and early autumn of 2015, and our brief was to supply cameras and supporting equipment of high specification, which was compact and suitable for on-board filming.

We provided a Sony PDW-F800 with Canon HJ22 and HJ14 lenses and, for a slightly more lightweight and mobile option, a Canon C300 camera with Canon EF zoom and prime lenses. We offered a switchable Transvideo wireless clint monitor for the Director and a selection of on-camera lights and battery powered 1×1 Litepanels to avoid any unnecessary cable runs in such a small shooting space.

The journey continues on Channel 4 and More 4…