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TX expands base to keep providing Drama Facilities in the Midlands

Midlands Drama Facilities = Transmission TX have expanded their base in the Midlands, relocating from Selly Oak, Birmingham to our new office and kit store in Stratford-upon-Avon, helping us better serve the area and keep providing Drama Facilities.

We still provide drama units, camera kit, facilities, lighting, sound, grip and power to productions all across the UK so contact TX today, and let us quote to kit out your next production. Experienced and helpful crew also available, as required.

From getting Teletubbies up and running in the 1990’s to helping to make Period Drama ‘Father Brown’ their biggest earner in terms of revenue generated from a BBC Drama. From Fixed rig cameras to more specialist systems, we have done it all.

With decades of experience in TV Drama, use Transmission TX for your next project and get more than just kit delivered to your front doorstep.

VR Experience In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats wins at VR Awards

Another fantastic VR experience from East City Films, ‘In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats ‘ scoops the Best Location Based Experience at the VR Awards.  Congratulations to all those involved. TX are proud to have been involved with this project, providing the team and equipment to shoot VR video, fly drones and provide motion control rigs.

Winner of IDFA’s DocLab Award for Immersive Non-Fiction, In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats is a visceral, ecstatic ode to a time when what mattered most was chasing that next dance-floor high.

“Akin to a time machine – or at least the closest thing we have to one so far … Surrounds you with sound, senses and the thrill of being young.” – Why Now

Read the full article on the WhyNow website: https://whynow.co.uk/read/coventry-acid-house-exhibition

Read more at the Melbourne International Film Festival website: https://miff.com.au/program/film/in-pursuit-of-repetitive-beats#:~:text=Winner%20of%20IDFA’s%20DocLab%20Award,that%20next%20dance%2Dfloor%20high.

Watch the trailer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/xvAWT0MuQ-0?rel=0&autoplay=0

BBC Doctors comes to an end after 23 years, 24 seasons

It is unfortunate news to many, that the long-running and hugely popular daytime TV drama BBC Doctors has not been renewed by the BBC after 23 years. On 18th October the BBC has confirmed Doctors will not be renewed for 2024, citing “super inflation in drama production”.

 

With over 4,500 episodes shot and produced to date, and Transmission TX are immensely proud to be a part of this long running drama, providing Crew, Equipment and Vehicles for every season since it started in 2000.

 

We have always seen BBC Doctors as a proving ground for hopeful Technical crew (Camera, Sound and Electricians amongst others) as well as many other departments, to ‘cut their teeth’, giving them a chance to work on a television set, whilst learning the ropes and getting vital experience for future roles on other productions in their careers.

Shadowing also allowed many an eager trainee to experience the thrill and drama of being part of a technical crew while learning essential skills and set etiquette.

 

Understandably, this has raised a number of queries and concern from many people and sectors in the Midlands, and how axing BBC Doctors will affect the jobs and livelihoods of many in and around the Drama Village at Selly Oak in Birmingham.

 

You can read the BBC press release statement here: https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/statements/doctors

 

There have been a number of petitions setup, the most popular currently setup by the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain who have vocally criticised this decision. You can show your support and try to save the show by signing one of these petitions, the most active currently being the one set up by the WGGB:

You can sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/stop-doctors-from-being-cancelled

Read the Writer’s Guild statement here: https://writersguild.org.uk/wggb_campaigns/save-bbc-doctors/

Read the article from the BBC regarding Doctors here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-67133791

 

As well as decades of experience in the TV and Film industry. TX have a number of Drama Units for hire (Single and Double Cameras), Camera/Sound and Lighting vehicles and experienced crew.

 

Contact us to discuss how we can assist your next project, and help continue giving opportunities to the highly-skilled crews, based in the Midlands.

Three New VR Films launch at The Illinois Holocaust Museum

Education via VR Film – TX are incredibly proud to have to have helped create this set of powerful Virtual Reality films for East City Films for the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Centre in Skokie, Illinois, USA.

These three films tell the stories of three incredible women: Rodi, Doris and Marion. Each of whom tells their personal story of how they survived the holocaust with the odds stacked against them.

Each of their stories are remarkable and it was a real honour to help tell them.

TX provided a complete solution of VR cameras, specialised grip, lighting and drones, together with the crew to make the shots possible.

 

Find out more about this Exhibit on the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Centre website:

https://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/exhibitions/virtual-reality-film-experience-letters-from-drancy/

 

Read more about this VR Film project on East City Films website and Blog:

https://eastcityfilms.com/blog/illinois-holocaust-museum-collaboration

https://eastcityfilms.com/ihmec

 

Virtual Reality Experience at South by Southwest Festival 2023

If you’re headed to South by Southwest Festival 2023 (SXSW) next month be sure to check out ‘In Pursuit Of Repetitive Beats’ an interactive virtual reality experience by award-winning filmmaker Darren Emerson, produced by East City Films.

We shot the 360 element and can’t wait for you all to watch it!

 

TX provided 360-degree Cameras, Lighting, Grip, Sound and Crew.

 

For more info about this Virtual Reality experience, check out – https://schedule.sxsw.com/2023/films/2078864

Read about this particular VR project more on East City Films site: https://eastcityfilms.com/inpursuitofrepetitivebeats

Enjoying Wimbledon?

Here’s a 360-degree experience we shot in 11K 360 Video for this Wimbledon inspired Vodafone Commercial featuring Emma Raducanu:

 

 

Filming in 11K Provides it’s own challenges, having to make sure everything in the shot is meant to be there (across all 360-degrees!) and of course stitching together to present the footage best as possible once captured.

 

A great production to work on, and an interesting alternate angle into Wimbledon Tennis via 360-degree experience. TX provided 360-degree cameras, kit and crew.

 

 

Read more about Vodafone’s Summer Marketing Campaign on their website: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/newscentre/tag/wimbledon-uncovered-in-360-powered-by-vodafone/

 

Fixed Rig Fanta Halloween Commercial

TX provided Fixed Rig Systems, using 16 hidden remote PTZ cameras around a convenience store to capture unsuspecting customers’ reactions for a Spooky Fanta Halloween Advert.

 

Watch the result below, what do you think? Would you have been scared if you went to this shop?

 

 

Crew, Cameras and Grip provided by Transmission TX.

 

Read more about this fixed rig project at: https://www.cocacolaep.com/gb/news/2021/fanta-back-on-tv-for-halloween/

 

 

IN PURSUIT OF REPETITIVE BEATS

Coventry City of Culture presents a euphoric interactive 360 Video VR experience, an adventure that transports you into the heart of the Acid House movement, where finding the party is the only thing that matters.

TX are proud to have shot the 360 Video content for Darren Emerson’s (East City Films) latest VR Experience.  TX utilised a range of our 360-degree and 180-degree Cameras mounted on our custom motion control rigs, drones and Mantis Stabilised dolly in challenging low light conditions.

 

 

A great project to work on, read more about this fantastic project at on the East City Films website: https://eastcityfilms.com/inpursuitofrepetitivebeats

Alternately, read more on the Wales Millenium Centre website: https://www.wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2022/in-pursuit-of-repetitive-beats#:~:text=IN%20PURSUIT%20OF%20REPETITIVE%20BEATS%20is%20an%20interactive%20virtual%20reality,of%20a%20revolution%20in%20dance.

Winter into SpringWatch

BBC Winterwatch 2022 has come to an end and we’re helping prepare for BBC Springwatch 2023 with our Remote PTZ Camera systems, using Bradley Engineering Camball PTZ Cameras, among others.

 

BBC Springwatch is a favourite for people of all ages, and we’re always pleased to help produce a fantastic show.

Transmission TX provide Fixed rigs, PTZ Cameras, Grip, Control panels, Switchers and more.

 

Find out more about the show and see how our remote ptz cameras bring Springwatch to life on the BBC website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qgm3

DJI Ronin 2 Now in Stock

TX have added several DJI Ronin 2s to our stock together with:

DJI Force Pro Motion Sensor and DJI Master Wheels

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