Drugs: The War We Never Fought: Peter Hitchens vs Chris Snowdon

Media: DSLR Videography / Photography / Post Production / Social Media


Behind the scenes
We filmed this debate with available light at the IEA premises in Westminster on 2 x Canon DSLR cameras and one Sony FS100.

Always expect the unexpected. Although our three cameras were set up for the whole debate to be conducted sitting down, one speaker was adamant that they would speak standing up,
which made filming a little difficult for a short time but we adapted to the situation.

The audio was via 3 lapel mics which ran through a sound mixer that was monitored live and then into the clients amplifier and speaker system.
This is something that the IEA requested and we needed a little extra time before to organise the cables that were required and connect everything up to make this possible.

The debate is 1hr and 40mins in total, it’s an interesting topic and we hope you find it visually engaging so if you have the time have a look [select HD for high quality playback].

If not then a 6 minute KM production style edit is also uploaded. This is simply 3 selections from the event, one of which includes one of the audience questions, which can be one of the most difficult moments of event filming to capture.

As usual for our post production a multi camera timeline is created and edited and then every clip is graded and we upload directly to the clients social media sites in up to full 1080p resolution.
With this length video clip in HD we had to keep an eye on the 5gb Vimeo limit.

Gear and Tech
1 x Canon HDSLR 5dMKII / 1 x Canon 60D / Sony FS100 HD camera
Lenses: Canon 24-70mm F2.8L / Canon 70-200mm IS F2.8 L
Pluraleyes for syncing the 3 cameras
3 x Sennheiser EW lapel mics
Sound mixer
Lots of cables for the audio setup.
3 x Video tripods

“I’m absolutely delighted with the service we receive from Karim at Creative Visual Services. The photos and the multi camera video productions we receive are always imaginative, elegant and beautifully shot. Very highly recommended indeed.”
Mark Littlewood, Director General of the IEA