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Updates from Maritime Film UK’s Rob White, TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN


16 February 2024

That bold recruiting call by the Royal Navy clearly didn’t apply to me on Future Maritime Engineers – no filming of anything RN during the FME harbour tour. (The students had a blast driving the tender, though). Evidently my shots would be a deadly threat to Britain’s maritime security. ???? The Royal Navy is desperately short of engineers, and the more our film might do to promote such a career would surely help. So hard-up are the RN they once launched a ‘RELIVE a Life Without Limits’ campaign, to re-recruit engineers who’d left the navy. Anyway, I had to find a solution, since I couldn’t film the whole point of the harbour tour, i.e. RN in being – had to have that. To see what I did, go and at 05.19 look very quickly at the bottom left of the screen…

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About Rob

Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years of experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four-time award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with the Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995 when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.

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