DARLOW SMITHSON – PROJECT INTERIORS

VE CREW recently worked alongside Darlow Smithson Productions to provide shooting facilities for an exciting new factual entertainment series for BBC2 and Netflix – ‘Project Interiors’. The eight part series, hosted by Fearne Cotton and Michelle Ogundehin, follows ten up-and-coming interior designers as they compete to transform a new space each week in a bid to win the ultimate design contract.

VE CREW were involved from the outset to help create a seamless workflow and provided kit and crew for the show’s two main elements – ‘The Hub’ (where competitors are given their challenges and results) and ‘The Location Challenge’ (the task itself).

For The Hub, which was shot in a London factory/event space, we provided 4x Sony F55 and 2x Sony FS7 cameras, along with a selection of Canon CN7, Cabrio 85-300mm and Canon EF zoom lenses. We supplied a custom-built gallery for the Director to run the production and a multi-view screen for the production team’s general reference during filming.

The cameras needed to continuously move between various positions in the factory, so we worked with the DOP to place cable drops and create a mapping system to enable seamless routing to the multi-view gallery at all times.

For the location shooting we provided 2x Sony F55s and 4x Sony FS7s, along with the same selection of Canon and Cabrio lenses. Jimmy Jibs and sliders were also supplied to provide movement throughout the space as the designs progressed.

The production utilised wireless monitoring via Teradek and Boxx Atom systems and all cameras were synchronized using the new UltraSync timecode units.

The ambitious nature of the shoot’s format meant that there were a number of logistical challenges along the way, but our talented team of technicians were on hand at all times to troubleshoot and provide the necessary technical support. We look forward to watching the show in 2019!