Tvacom is pleased to be involved in season 2 of Crash Course with Richard Hammond. Show has updated its format where Richard now works different jobs that don’t pertain to large equipment. Check out the trailer here to find out what he is up to for this season. . .This show is a blast to shoot and we were the first show to shoot with the new Sony FS700 and we once again provided all the gear down to the walkie talkies. It premieres this month on BBC America.
Tvacom had a blast coming back again for Season 2 of Richard Hammond’s Crash Course for BBC America. This year the show is helmed by Tod Mesirow who was a big early adopter of the Sony FS700 and was always ready to lead us with a great vision. Richard brought his witty British banter once again and we all learned a lot from working with him again. The guy was really enjoying twitterverse during his down time.
Tvacom is first to hit the street with these new FS700 cameras. We met with Sony and they were able to get us two cameras three weeks before they were available to shoot Season 2 of Richard Hammond’s Crash Course on BBC America Premiering October 22. Demands of the shoot required SD Wireless Video transmitters, wireless audio, audio receiver, and electronic EVF, all on comfortable shoulder rig to shoot 12 hours a day. The Tvacom crew, Ryan VanAusdall, Will Shipp, Cari Miller and Dave Thies refined the rig over the first few weeks of shooting. In the end, a HDMI down converter, EVF, Wireless Video and Audio sends were powered with Anton Bauer style battery and distribution plate so that only two batteries were required. One for camera and one for everything else. This cut down on having to swap batteries throughout the day. The Metabones Canon adapter was used with a 24-70 F2.8 Canon lens. This combination was found to be sharp and covered the majority of the range for this type of shoot. We also used an 11-16 F2.8 and 70-200 F2.8 Canon lens when needed. This series took us from all ends of the US, from NYC to Texas to Hawaii and beyond. The camera performed in all temps and climates. Included with every rental is the most needed part of the rig for fine tuning Iris on the fly, the ND Fader. Find Details Here.
Tvacom was excited to participate in another Luigi Cani stunt. This time, Luigi drives a mini cooper out of a Skyvan. Super fun stuff, amazing Cineflex footage by Aerial DP Doug Holgate and John Tamburro of Blackstar Helicopters, produced by Kayhan Lannes Ozman. Enjoy.
Now renting Pix 240 which can be used with RED, FS100, 5D. Transcode to quicktime or DNX files in the field for instant editing.
Being a student of comedy, it was a great experience to work with super fun comedic talent. www.FreakDanceMovie.com
Premiering at Austin Film Fest Oct. 21-23 A film by the Upright Citizens Brigade:
Freak Dance, a dance musical parody in the vein of Electric Boogaloo, Step Up, Dirty Dancing, You Got Served and every other dance movie ever made. The sexy and wealthy Cocolonia must escape her roots and learn to street dance with the help of Funky Bunch, who dreams of being the best dancer ever. They must save the Fantaseez community center from the Building Department and the evil gang banger dancers before it’s too late. Will the duo be able to save their home? Only love can save them now.
It was always exciting 9and challenging) to have to figure out how to cover the crazy stuff these guys would dream up. Check out the series website www.g4tv.com/effinscience/ or the “It’s Effin Science” youtube channel
Tvacom had a blast getting to check out the hidden gems in cities across America. It was a super fun project and a great concept. Check out the entire series at http://www.rediscover.msn.com