So… what would that be then? Camera? Camera skills? Good sound? Luck with the weather? Luck with interviewees? Luck with picture sequences? (Not generally a problem when you’re dealing with ships – cameras just love ‘em.) But there’s one thing more that will make or break you. A good Executive Producer, representing your clients. Well, that’s him up there, in checking mode – Nick Harvey of Seafarers UK, who commissioned our 2015 Seafarers Awareness Week films. You see him at St Katharine’s Dock while we were shooting Anshie Patel linking the film compilations (another must-have: a good presenter. And she’d never done TV before…) Calm, creative, firm and clear about what he needed, responsive and encouraging – Nick was great to work with. So, next task for him: a short course for other Execs on how to behave. And how not!!