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WHO WE ARE

Out Filming was founded by Ben Norton in 2010 and represents a collective of full time staff, freelance film makers and technologists who have a passion for film. We have a unique set of talents covering everything from creative form and narrative journey to binary and aeronautical engineering. We love to be challenged and believe that quality and on-time delivery are paramount.

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GEAR & TOYS

At Out Filming, we’ve got a big soft spot for our gear. We have an ethos of using the right tool for the job, meaning that some days our production is simply a guy with a camera on his shoulder, while other days can be a bit more techy.

We take pride in having awesome toys – here are some of our current favourites:

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DRONES

Drones, UAVs, multirotors, hellcams… they’re all names for effectively the same thing. Our aerial craft are capable of lifting cameras into the air, providing stabilisation and control over camera movement. We operate a fleet of drones of different sizes and capabilities, meaning we can scale productions from a single operator craft, right up to cinema grade camera rigs. We are fully qualified, CAA approved and insured to fly and our crew consists of commercial pilots, professional camera operators and UAV instructors, so we have the perfect skill set for aerial productions.

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CAMERA STABILISERS

We use a variety of camera stabilisers, but it’s fair to say that Freefly’s incredibly versatile Movi range is our favourite. We’ve spent many hours using the entire Movi range and we own both the M5 and M15 to cover a broad range of camera weights and sizes. We’ve used our Movi systems whilst skateboarding, running, from the back of a truck, on horse back, lowered on climbing ropes and of course flown them on our drones. Our Movis enable us to create stunning shots for a variety of applications, including highly choreographed shots with quick turnaround times, to super stable slow motion tracking shots.

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OUR CREATIONS

We enjoy making and improving gear for specific applications or to help a client solve a technical problem, and we’re constantly in R&D with our own custom builds. We have backgrounds in aeronautical engineering and electronics, and we enjoy being challenged and putting our skills to the test. In the past we’ve designed and built 3D timelapse rigs, 100mph remote control camera cars and drones capable of delivering beer bottles!

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THE BRIEF
Kondor approached us with a very fixed idea of a promotional music video that they wanted to produce. Quality of output was paramount and they looked to Out Filming to help them deliver their vision.
THE APPROACH
In order to help Kondor realise their fixed, creative idea, we provided camera, stabilisation and lighting services for them and crewed the set with an experienced team. We shot on the Alexa Mini over several days and at multiple locations. Out Filming advised the Kondor team on various aspects of production along the way, ensuring that their ideas and expectations were met.
THE BRIEF
Working with the team at Urban Reef, Out Filming led the creative process to develop a series of ideas to help increase traffic flow to the Urban Reef YouTube site. Owner Mark Cribb was keen to demonstrate the beach front location of the restaurant and we decided a viral video was the best approach.
THE APPROACH
The underlying aim of the project was to gain a social media response from Heineken, which we initiated by creating a drone capable of delivering Heineken beer to customers at Urban Reef. Two weeks after the launch Heineken flew their full size helicopter to Bournemouth to deliver Urban Reef and Out Filming 850 bottles of beer to say thank you.
THE BRIEF
We were commissioned by event agency TRO to make a film to accompany the launch of BUPA’s new health app BUPA Boost. The brief was to include movement, excitement, people participating and achieving their goals at all levels, for a healthy lifestyle.
THE APPROACH
Out Filming masterminded the entire project, from devising the concept, to pre production and production. We also graded and delivered, sourcing all the crew along the way. We used a camera stabiliser for every shot in the film, including aerials, tracking alongside swimmers and sprinting up hills. Deadlines for the project were very tight, despite this we delivered on time ready for the launch.
THE BRIEF
Whilst working on behalf of Equine Productions, we were commissioned by Goffs UK to audit their existing audio and video infrastructure. The environment was out of date and Goffs UK were keen to ensure they were leading the way.
THE APPROACH
Every cable and system in the building was reviewed and tested resulting in an audit that not only identified technical issues but also business risk. A number of recommendations were made and Goffs UK commissioned Out Filming to design and install a brand new infrastructure to bring the site up to date.
TESTIMONIAL
“Out Filming have revolutionised our business. Their expertise is unrivalled, no project is too tough, they work tirelessly to deliver a world class service and they are a wonderful team to work with. We can’t recommend them enough.”
THE BRIEF
Mercedes required an update to their multi-screen installations at Mercedes Benz World, Brooklands. They challenged us to keep up with the fastest of their fleet and show what a client would experience.
THE APPROACH
Despite having dedicated use of the Brooklands site, we had limited track time available. In order to capture everything we needed, we ran an extensive multi camera shoot with several camera operators, drones, tracking vehicles and on-board cameras running at high frame rates and resolutions. We took charge of directing and post production of all the deliverables, including the development of a workflow to allow us to work with the unique 3×1 and 5×1 screen array resolutions, which were up to five times the width of full HD.
THE BRIEF
Priocept, a software development company, asked us to help them increase brand awareness with video, focusing on their involvement in the GT3 category of the '24H Dubai’ endurance race. Primarily for consumption online, a documentary style approach was required to cover the run-up and the 24 hour race.
THE APPROACH
Priocept wanted us to capture the excitement and unpredictability of an endurance race and demonstrate the clients' persistence and commitment in a challenging event. Telling the story of a 24 hour endurance race along with the necessary build-up and preparation in just over ten minutes gave us the opportunity to showcase our production and editing talent, as well as our location filming skills.
THE BRIEF
ATS Heritage commissioned us to shoot large, sweeping movements through the interior of St Paul’s Cathedral and to provide new, never-before-seen perspectives of the building, for use on their multimedia guides and for special effects plates.
THE APPROACH
We were privileged to have been given dedicated unrestricted access to the building for two consecutive nights and we worked closely with St Paul’s during an extensive pre-production phase to ensure all parties were happy with the filming process, given the sensitive nature of the location.

As the first people to ever be allowed to fly a drone in the building, we were able to capture stunning and cinematic aerial shots of even the darkest parts of the cathedral, as well as using our Movi to achieve long seamless moves down the enormous length of the building. We even lowered our camera and gimbal straight down the middle of the cathedral – an extremely striking perspective not seen by anybody since the building was completed.
THE BRIEF
Out Filming was commissioned by Equine Productions to help create a unique, extreme sports styled video to promote a new perspective on horse jumping, as well as acting as a technical consultant for the project, listening to what Equine wanted to capture and advising on how best to achieve that goal.
THE APPROACH
Due to the nature of working with horses, we had limited takes in which to get the shots, some of which were extremely technically difficult. By using a tracking vehicle with the Movi on board, we were very quickly able to capture smooth, high speed and high frame rate shots of the horses jumping from a much closer perspective than usually seen. Our drone provided the perfect platform for getting aerials of the horses, as it was easily able to keep pace with them, whilst being discrete enough to not spook the animals.
TESTIMONIAL
"The team at Out Filming were vital to help get some of the shots on Get Your Heart Jumping, their skill set in the technicalities of film making are outstanding. They also bring a fun but professional feel to the set."
THE BRIEF
Out Filming was invited to develop and deliver a surreal music video for Yann Tiersen’s album Skyline.
THE APPROACH
Logistically the shoot took place in multiple locations and included green screen studio work. The results required extensive post production and compositing to create a sense of free moving engagement with nature. Our work has continued with Yann Tiersen and now includes a series of video animations for his recent tour and album artwork.