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SPITFIRE PRODUCTIONS

Tel; +44 (0)1245 225803 or +44 (0)7850 209755                            

  • Broadcast, Corporate and Commercial  TV Filming
  • DVD Production from Script to Screen
  • Video News Release (VNR's) Produced for distribution to Regional and National News Broadcasters
  • Product launches filmed
  • Streaming of video for web,  iPod and mobile phone  
  • Staff Training                        
  • Leading specialists in aviation still and  moving photography
  • Standard and High Definition NL Editing facilities
  • Now shooting in full 1080 HD.

 

We provide Broadcast camera crews though our sister company,  HVC.  Overthe past 25 years HVC has supplied pictures to many International and UK Broadcasters including:  TVNZ New Zealand,  APTV,  CNN,  Discovery,  ABC,  Sky,  Reuters, BBC,  ITV,  Granada,  Ch4,  CH5,  ITN and GMTV. We have worked on such programmes as: ' Ibiza Uncovered',  'I'am a Celebrity',  'Britain's Best Dish',  'BBC Watchdog' , ' Tonight with Trevor McDonald',  ' Trinny and Susannah',  'Jimmy's Farm' and 'Inside Out'.

Watch Stephen's work on the Grace Spitfire, 25th Anniversary flight, courtesy BBC Look East. Please click link here:  Grace Spitfire video.


 

TF-51D Mustang, air to air, taken from B-17G 'Liberty Belle'.

Thanks to Don Brooks, CEO, Liberty Belle Foundation and IWM Duxford, who enabled me to take this picture

Aviation is one of our specialties.

Derek and Stephen's Corporate TV Aviation work includes Promotional DVD's for 'The Blades' aerobatic display team, made up from former RAF Red Arrow pilots. They  include former Team Leader, Red 1, Wing Commander Andy Offer RAF (Ret.) OBE.

Stephen's Broadcast TV Aviation work includes documentaries for the BBC. These include films on the R 101 Airship, a Hawker Hurricane restoration by 'Hawker Restorations', 'Secret German WWII Airfields' in East Anglia and the Imperial War Museum's Film Archive Unit at Duxford.


 Of particular interest is a film for the BBC about President John F Kennedy's

older brother, Joseph P Kennedy, Jr. a USAAF pilot. He was killed in a massive mid-air      

explosion over Suffolk in 1944 when the highly modified B-24 Liberator packed with 10 tonnes

of Torpox explosives, exploded prematurely. He was part of a two man crew flying the plane 

on the secret  'Operation Aphrodite' mission to destroy a V-3 super cannon site in France. The     

plan was for the two pilots to get the aircraft airborne to 10,000 ft and once the explosives were

armed, bail out at  150 knots. The plane would then be flown by remote control from a mother

ship on to the target. The plane had two television cameras fitted, one on the instruments

and the other forward facing to help the bombardier guide it onto the target. The pictures

were transmitted back to the mother ship. This was in fact, the first 'Cruise Missile'. 

(Pictured below & right, filming reconstructions at IWM, Duxford).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Stephen was also involved   in the filming of the renowned 'Phantom Phinale'  &  'Phantom Phinale II' videos in 1992/93 for his friend and former ATC colleague, Wing Commander Mark Manwearing.

Stephen has also worked on five series of 'Airline' for ITV including the very first day's filming of Series One, when it was Britannia Airways and not easyJet.

     

                                                            







 

 

Pictures courtesy Squadron Leader Phil Pidgeon

 

Gornji Vakuf, Bosnia 1998


Stephen filming the Army Air Corps and 2RGJ for the BBC in Gornji Vakuf, Bosnia where he flew in RAF Hercules, Army Air Corps Lynx & Gazelle helicopters      


 

  Do you own, fly, run or restore vintage, WWII 'warbirds' or a modern aircraft?

How about your aircraft staring in a movie alongside YOU?

We offer a bespoke service producing short films featuring aircraft with period re-enactors in RFC, RAF or USAAF uniforms cut with modern day footage, to give a lasting memory of a piece of aviation history.

Not only are we aviation enthusiasts, our fathers served in the RAF during WWII (as a Bomber Pilot) and post-war, working on Lancaster Bombers & DC-3 Dakota.

 

 

 

 

 


Stephen filming a piece for BBC Breakfast regarding

'James Mays at the Edge of Space' July 2009

 

 

 

Stephen is the MCO (Media Communications Officer) for 6F (Romford) Squadron, London Wing, ATC. Stephen was the first and only cadet on his Squadron to go solo in an RAF powered glider, the Venture T Mk2. He completed his Gliding Course with 644VGS, Central Gliding School, RAF Syerston. The week before this, Prince Edward went solo and Prince Andrew also learned to fly at RAF Syerston a few years previously.

 

 



                                                                                                                                                  Fokker DR-1 'The Red Baron', flown by Matt Boddington over Sywell, Northampton     

                                                                                                                                            Thanks to Martin Lovell, MD, of SkyTech Helicopters, who enabled me to take this picture


We are also a team of award-winning Broadcast Television documentary film-makers, so why look elsewhere?

 

 

Your film/stills can also be used to market your aircraft to airshow organisers and Big Screen Motion Picture Producers.

If you would like us to make make a film for you, be it a vintage /modern aircraft or a long term restoration project,  please call  Stephen or e-mail NOW for further details.

 

 

 

                                        +44 (0)1245 225803 or +44 (0)7850 209755


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All Rights Reserved....All photographs copyright © Stephen Huntley ARPS/HVC/Spitfire Productions 2010

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