Made In New York (via permits!)

Many a film and television production has left their unique stamp in New York City over the years.  Whether you’re an essayist-cum-English Teacher like Girls’ Hannah Horvath, or a brooding taxi driver in the Scorsese film of the same name, it seems the...

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Play to the Whistle (on ITV!)

These days, football (read: soccer, not that other sport) star Frank Lampard is working towards a different goal: that is, as a team captain for British panel television show, Play to the Whistle. The show, which airs on ITV, has two teams of three compete for points...

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Atlantic and the BBC Honor Tennis Greats

At Atlantic, we never pass up an opportunity to honor the greats. So providing a two-man camera crew for two tennis documentaries produced by the BBC let us contribute a little something in order to ensure the greats are never forgotten.  Just Call Me Martina (BBC...

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Atlantic Gives Red Bull Wiiiings!

Ask anyone who works consistently on film or video sets (under the age of 28): Red Bull is probably his or her drink of choice to keep the blood pumping on those long 12+ hour days. That person may even argue it gives them what might be lovingly called...

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Using An (Awesome) One Man Band

No matter the type of shoot–whether it’s for a broadcaster or a corporation, some companies with less complicated shoots keep their budget down by hiring a one man band: a single person who handles capturing a great image and clear audio, manages lighting...

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Atlantic Covers The Point Guard

Well, not directly, maybe. But recently, we provided an ENG crew in Atlanta for an interview with a young and up-and-coming player for the Atlanta Hawks. Shot on a Canon C300, our two-man crew covered the interview and got some b-roll of the athlete practicing ahead...

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Atlantic Awakens The Force at Lucasfilm

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Okay, so it wasn’t that long ago. It was right during the intense lead-up to Disney’s first entry into their somewhat-newly-purchased super franchise–Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And it wasn’t...

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Atlantic Visits Death Row For Channel 4

One of our favorite films of all time is 1990’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture “Ernest Goes to Jail,” starring Jim Varney. We’re pretty sure he won Best Actor for it, too. Or at least was nominated. (Sorry, we’re not about to fact...

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Atlantic Assists NOVA in “Making North America”

You could argue that Atlantic is the most North American of production services companies, and you might be right about that! So, it’s no more fitting that we were called upon to assist in the creation of an episode for NOVA’s “Making of North...

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Atlantic Goes to Mars…Sort Of

One of our big talking points is how we have experienced broadcast-quality crew members all throughout the United States. For a few days, we also had crew on location on Mars…by way of Torrey, Utah that is. We recently worked with PMA Films on some promotional...

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Red Carpet Coverage At The Critic’s Choice Awards

Atlantic helped out on the red carpet of the 2015 Critic’s Choice Television Awards, broadcast on A&E. We provided camera operators, sound guys, additional crew, lights, cameras, and even director’s chairs. The Atlantic crew was tasked with capturing...

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Ushering in the “Dawn of Steel”

If someone walks into our office and says, “Do you guys love video?” we would all nod our heads in collective and enthusiastic agreement. But if that same person were to bust in and say, “Do you guys love video games?!” we would take out our...

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Atlantic Celebrates America’s Birthday

Around the July 4th holiday each year, the video world tends to goes quiet for a bit. And understandably so! But to that, we say…nay. Much like our forefathers who rejected taxation without representation, we here at Atlantic celebrate not with hot dogs, bald...

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Helicopters & Drones – What You Need To Know

Aerial videography is something we’re seeing a lot more of these days. We’ve had our fair share of experiences up in the air, so we thought it might be helpful to shed some light on some of the finer details of taking to the skies. Helicopters Flying up in...

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Atlantic Under the Big Top

Cirque Du Soleil encapsulates basically everything that is great about entertainment: fire-breathers, worldly circus stylings, live music, outrageous costumes, mind-bending (spine-bending?) gymnastics, colorful lights, and an enrapturing storyline. The show has toured...

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Seamless Production

We were on set recently and used a seamless, or as it’s sometimes called in the UK a “colorama.” This normally isn’t a big deal; tons of productions we run and that others run use seamlesses all the time. What makes this one different? Nothing...

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Kibitzing in Video Village

All too often, bored crew members with little or nothing to do will gather ’round the monitors set up in video village and talk shop. Whether it’s about the fanciful images projected on the monitors, their union dues, or the latest tawdry industry gossip,...

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A Glimpse On Set

  Just recently, we shot a series of stylized corporate videos for a major Japanese bank. Pictured here is some of our crew at work on a two Canon C300s, with a smokehouse-gray seamless from Savage. What’s hard to make out here, though, is that we used...

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Don’t Forget About Sound!

Coming up soon, the Atlantic team will be shooting a live event in New York City for a major fashion distributor. We had calls, meetings, and then finally the scout happened. Floor measurements were taken, pictures snapped, and general discussion took place about...

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What We’re Up To: Week 1

It’s a whole new world out there. With the price of professional and prosumer production equipment within reach of even the most uninitiated of enthusiasts and burgeoning craftsmen, how does any one video/media company stand out amongst the rest? The consistent,...

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Making A Huge Broadcast Shoot Happen: Part 4

Last week, we left off on the topic of staying in sync. While this generally refers to audio keeping sync with what’s happening on screen, we’re talking about timecode sync here. “Timely” and “economic” wouldn’t be one way to...

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Making A Huge Broadcast Shoot Happen: Part 3

With so much happening inside and outside the flight simulator, the rest of the crew and the host of the show had to keep an eye on everything that’s happening. Without crowding the inside of the simulator while it’s, well, simulating, our crew had to...

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Making A Huge Broadcast Shoot Happen: Part 2

Following up on our previous post in this series, we were recording footage from 4 different Toshiba Ice Cube cameras, as well as 2 additional Canon C300s outside of the aircraft simulator. The Ice Cubes record to their own individual decks, and the C300s recorded to...

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