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  • Starter Pack Plus in Media School Work

    Polecam in action

    Polecam Distributor TEKNOAV presented a Polecam workshop using the new Starter Pack PLUS with a Wide Head at the Media School in a town called Virrat (at campus) , Finland. The School name is TAMK (Tampereen ammattikorkeakoulu /Virrat.
    (TAMK=Tampere University of Applied sciences)

    20 students and two teachers took part in the workshop.

  • Mazda, Polecam and the Wall of Death

    This was a job that Polecam Owner Operators, Cutting Edge Productions, did for a production company called Dumpling Productions. They were woking for Mazda cars, and the brief was to drive a Mazda 2 round a Wall of Death.

    Yes, you did read that correctly, drive a Mazda at 90 degrees around a Wall of Death!

    They loved the Polecam, and it gets a specific mention in the behind-the-scenes clip.

    Tim Matthews of Cutting Edge says "The challenge was to show the viewer the sheer height of the walls. To put a camera into angles that just wouldn't be obtainable without the Polecam. The brief was to defy gravity with the camera while a few foot below they did the impossible."

    Here's a clip of the final edit:

     

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  • Grab a Polecam at 0% finance with CVP in April

    Check out the CVP Deal Here

    Polecam has always been competitively priced – but it just got more affordable, with broadcast equipment seller CVP offering 0% finance on the Starter Pack version of the crane until the end of April 2012.

    The company’s strong but portable, lightweight jibs are designed by cameraman-inventor Steffan Hewitt, Polecam’s Managing Director.

    He said: “Our kit will enable you to get you a massive variety of shots you simply could not achieve so quickly, professionally or cost-effectively by

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  • Polecam 3D in Spain

    This week a reference centre for new visual technologies and 3D production, The Walqa Technology Centre, opens in Huesca, Spain.

    For the inauguration a 3D virtual tour of the building is being prepared. This LaPolecam of Aragon commissioned Broadcast (www.onbroadcast.es) and expert operator, Luis Miguel Cordova, recording moving images using a Polecam fitted with a Wide Head and a Panasonic AG-3DA1 Full HD 3D Camcorder.

    "We used the new Polecam Wire Strut System offering some very smooth flights with 4 sections (4.5m reach) and a 3D camera on the Wide Head!"

    "The result is a spectacular

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  • Two polecams are better than one..

    Polecam Cadbury's shoot

    Richard Hookings and John Gillan working together for Cadbury's on a two-polecam shoot filming a one day event jam packed with craziness including crowd surf racing, toilet roll goggle football and mattress jousting.

    The producers of this event had used polecam before so it was no surprise that they chose two polecams - polecam was the perfect choice due to multi locations, lots of action and general nuttiness that needed a birdseye perspective.

    Having two polecams simply meant extensive coverage and more sexy shots; we worked together on some of the larger events and split into separate units later in the day. The two

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  • Polecam Starter Pack stands high at NAB 2011

    Polecam has reconfirmed its position as the global leader in truly portable systems for digital film and television content creation with the US launch of Polecam Starter Pack at NAB 2011 in Las Vegas. Aggressively priced at under US $10,000, the new rig is designed for use with latest-generation compact camcorders and D-SLR heads while retaining all the versatility for which Polecam systems are renown.

    Polecam NAB

     

  • Coronation Street First for Polecam

    Polecam Coronation Street

    Polecam has scored a "First" on Britain's longest running TV Soap.
    Tom Paterson of Forager Films Ltd was called onto the soap to provide crane shots from a rooftop where Jimmy Jibs would fear to tread.
    In a dramatic finale to a major character, the rooftop of the Granada building was the scene of a night shoot where Tom's HD Polecam proved its worth enabling the director to call for off roof shots and vertigo inducing moves from 4 stories high in the air. This was the first time a Polecam has been used on "Coronation Street" which has been running since the early Sixties. Now shot on

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  • Polecam/Medcam in action again - Tuesday 29th March 2011

    Polecam filming in a medical theatre

    Steffan has just been in theatre again with the Smith & Nephew Orthopaedic Department.

    Using a very short Polecam fitted with a Toshiba IK-HD1 and just one section with an elbow and a further half section, 5 hip resurfacing procedures, in two different theatres, were filmed live to 15 surgeons from China. The Polecam was covered in a sterile surgical drape allowing unrestricted access over the site of the operation which took place at the BMI Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

    World renowned surgeon and developer of the the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing technique, Derek McMinn, was in action again with Polecam providing

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  • Polecam and Basketball

    QUAI 54 is a basket ball tournament held every year in Paris in July.

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  • Polecam makes video news at NAB 2010