Fixed rig finds its sea legs for Royal Navy School. Monday 9pm, Channel 4.
Twofour chose The Collectv to provide logging and record facilities for Royal Navy School on location at HMS Raleigh in Plymouth.
This is one of the largest fixed rig set-ups The Collectv have undertaken. Roll to Record provided nearly 80 cameras and we were on location for 7 weeks. The Collectv provided a full EVS record system including two logging stations on location, purely due to the amount of stories and content going through the gallery.
Being on a Royal Navy base was a unique experience and we had to be respectful at all times of what was happening around us. Not only that but as you would expect security was tight and although we tried to make good use of Twofour's nearby facilities in Plymouth, planning of movements and logistics were critical and took a lot of communication between ourselves and Twofour.
Due to the training that the navy recruits go through our on site record and engineering team had to be on site at all sorts of hours of the day. There was also the occasional day when the recruits were off site undertaking further training. Twofour followed every story with a number of PSC crews and generated a huge amount of material, the likes of which we had never encountered before. All of the PSC footage had to be backed up and checked along with the streams from the rig. Following the record it was all made available on logging and viewing stations once back at the edit facility.
Twofour say, "It’s an emotional, yet heart-warming insight of a new generation making a life at sea." We can't wait to see how it's turned out.
Royal Navy School is a 6 x 60' series made by Twofour for Channel 4 and starts Monday 8 February 2016.