Polecam used in Broadcast covers a range of documentaries, drama, game shows, cooking shows, music, concerts, magic shows, children’s programmes, motoring programmes, travel programmes, real estate shows – a long list with many examples.
What is common to all is that Polecam brings with it the ability to instantly ramp up the production quality and take it to the next level, by way of the camera moves it makes possible just by being there.
Couple that with the portability, the speed and the flexibility, now increased because of the new Polecam pan & tilt heads allowing then use of a wider range of cameras including the new large sensor film look cameras, and Polecam is becoming an essential part of the broadcast film maker’s kit.
An example is the Channel 4 series ‘Amazing Spaces’, where Chris Smith, the DOP, always takes his Polecam on every shoot, every location, getting all his quality moves from his Canon 5D MkIII DSLR or more recently his Canon C300 mounted on the rig.
Stef Otto uses his rig with a DSLR in the making of’ Country File’, John Gillan has used his rig on travel programmes, the Royal Chelsea Flower Show coverage, on many documentaries and dramas to name but a few.
Texas channel AMS Pictures have discovered the values of Polecam and are using it in the making of most of their programmes, using up to 7 rigs every week. Welsh owner op DOP Chris Taber has been shooting regularly AMS in the UK and Europe for their American shows.
Christoph Steuer in Germany has been using his rigs in top rating cooking programmes there for several years now.
Rob Wick, who specialises in Polecam music coverage has recently travelled the world providing Polecam cover on the Muse World Tour, highlights shown on broadcast television.