DGTL BTS Series

On our old site, we had a popular “DGTL BTS” page, with behind the scenes videos covering the full gamut of our work. These can all be found below:

BTS-001 – Film Making Society Talk

We visited the University of Nottingham Film making society to give them a talk about working in the industry and give them a chance to get hands on with our professional production equipment

BTS-002 – Run and Gun Kit

Matt and Sam talk us through their typical bags for a day out shooting on the slopes for a ski video.

BTS-003  Extreme Filming

While on the Edinburgh University ski trip, the weather was far from ideal. Sam and Matt explain how that affected the camera equipment (and them.)

BTS-004 Timeline TV in Dubai

Behind the scenes video from February 2018 where we worked on a film for Timeline TV. They wanted a film to show their innovations and technical capability in live broadcasting racing from the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.

BTS-005  Upgrading our aerial capabilities

We recently took the decision to upgrade our aerial capabilities and purchased an industry standard DJI Inspire 2 from Heliguy. We made a short video about initially setting up and testing the new drone.

BTS-006 – Run and Gun Vs 4k Workflow

We have already shown our typical lightweight run and gun kit for skiing in a previous video, but if the production requires it we go big! Full 4k RAW recording with a stabiliser and Easyrig and more. Sam talks us through the differences in this video.

BTS-007 – Matt vs Sam Rigging Speed Test

We have recently invested in a lot of new equipment, which has hugely increased the complexity of our camera rigs. There are times when we need to be able to quickly switch between them, and while practicing this our teams competitive nature rose to the surface. Who won? Watch the video to find out!

BTS-008 – Cable Cam

Check out the team setting up and using our new cable cam system. Capable of lifting up to 15kg, this brings a whole new aspect to our production capabilities. 

BTS-009 – Snowboxx

With winter starting again, we look back on our biggest festival film project to date, Snowboxx. We produced a range of content from an aftermovie to daily edits, all in challenging weather conditions. 

BTS-010 – Old Market Square Cable Cam

We set up a cable cam across old market square in Nottingham for the opening night of the Mellors Group Winter Wonderland. The location was a challenge, but using two rather unusual anchor points we pulled it off!

BTS-011 – Climbing centre Cable Cam

We set up a small, but very challenging cablecam in the Arch climbing centre. The large payload of a ronin 2 and red camera made the inclines needed hard to work with, but with a bit of ingenuity the team worked out a solution.

BTS-012 – CRXSS PLATFORM

We worked with Director Steffano Ottaviano to come up with a concept that delivered for CRXSS PLATFORM. The film was shot in 4 locations across London. Each location was chosen to capture movement and urban spaces in a seamless film that had a raw and urban feel to it.

We shot the film on 16mm film on an Arri Sr3 and Zeiss Super Speed Lenses to contribute to that raw unrefined look.

BTS-013 – WHP Cable Cam

We set up a double line cable cam for the opening weekend of the new Warehouse Project venue in Manchester. To ensure the highest quality content was captured, we flew our FS5 raw setup with cine lenses on a Ronin 2 attached to the cable cam.

BTS-014 – Trapping By Choice

In August DGTL got the opportunity to link up with a really promising young director from London called Yvonne Shelling. He had written a pilot script for a comedy based in London with some serious roots in today’s society. Our DoP Troy Edige wanted to bring it to life using his own unique creative vision and our job at DGTL was to make that happen. Part 1 was shot over three long days and we’ll be heading back down in a few weeks to finish off with part 2. Our aim is to get a finished version of the pilot ready to pitch to the video streaming giants ans hopefully secure the production of a first season!

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