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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

No bumping about please!

29 July 2015

It’s what you want when filming out on the water but fat chance of getting it if Father Neptune has other ideas ruling the waves. But you improve your chances of getting good picture if you have a decent-sized boat with enough space to work in. Ideal are launches like the one in the picture above – Wilventure II, one of Williams Shipping’s smart fleet of vessels. The Southampton company is a family firm, well-known and respected round the port. They deserve to be, with Wilventure’s crew consistently delivering where I needed to go for shots as Shieldhall made her way up Southampton water with passengers aboard for one of her regular excursions. Still a big challenge though and all the time you’re conscious of cost and the need to deliver– though the rate was very reasonable. Seemed to work though…

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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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