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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

A must-have in film production

05 August 2015

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!!

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About Rob

Rob WhiteRob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times 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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