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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


17 June 2018

So… the next phase for our film about the training Trinity House offers needed to feature our presenter, Cadet Deck Officer Lotty Astbury. This is the first ship she filmed with for us – THV ‘Alert’, the highly up-to-date and efficient Trinity House buoy and lighthouse tender. Only… it was meant to be her THV sister ‘Galatea’… but when we arrived at Harwich to join up with her, we indeed saw no ship – as she’d been called out on a last-minute emergency task, to wreck-mark, for a fishing vessel that had gone down in the Channel (thankfully, the two-man crew were OK.) This location was important as the opening “piece to camera” of our film, which has to be right in one take – you can’t put right any mistakes in the edit. Lotty came through with flying colours.

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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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