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Panasonic's back-up hire company

04th May, 2007

Panasonic has selected camera hire company On Sight to be its back-up hire company for the AJ-HDX900E camcorder.

The AJ-HDX900E is the "BBC's preferred camera for factual and learning," says Panasonic. On Sight has purchased five camcorders and says it is experiencing high demand for HD from all areas of programming.

Godiva strikes again

16th March, 2007

Film-maker Heath Jones’ first film, Lady Godiva: Back in the Saddle, had an unusual inspiration.

The chance purchase of a box of Godiva Belgian chocolates in a Detroit airport gave the film’s US based screenwriter and producer the idea for a film based on the famous lady’s naked ride through the city of Coventry in the 11th century.

Ghosts in the machine

22nd September, 2006

Nick Broomfield is leading the way for a new generation of film-makers turning to high-definition shooting.

Over the years, Nick Broomfield has perfected his own, individual filmmaking technique. His documentary portraits – from rock singer Courtney Love to white supremacist South African Eugène Terre’Blanche – have been intimate portraits shot with a skeleton crew.

Playtime for Sony

15th September, 2006

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the E3 games expo to a company like Sony.

As the electronics industry’s biggest annual showcase it’s where the next generation of cutting-edge gaming technology is unveiled to an eager audience of 60,000 industry professionals.

Rocket Man lands in Vegas

24th August, 2006

High-definition was the only choice for shooting Elton John’s musical spectacular The Red Piano.

Celine Dion’s legendary music extravaganza at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas now has a rival in the shape of Elton John’s The Red Piano – a similarly super-charged visual spectacular guaranteed to send Elton fans into raptures.