Production / Television

Specialist filming

Sometimes a programme requires footage that takes particular skills and equipment to capture. Planning ahead and working with specialists to understand how to use the techniques properly can greatly enhance a production. Find out more about the skills of specialist filming.

CBBC’s Our School: Fixed rigs and children

Cameras, children and Castle Vale. The BBC's Kez Margrie, indie Twofour’s Richard Marson and teacher Trevor Evans discuss the full Our School experience

Shark: meet producer Simon Blakeney

Bloodthirsty hunters or social and complex creatures? Natural History Unit producer Simon Blakeney talks to us about the making of the landmark series Shark.

Fixed rig productions

From the school to the chicken shop, fixed rig productions have given us unparalleled access to familiar worlds. We talk to the makers of two of the format’s biggest hit – Gogglebox and 24 Hours in A&E.

How to be a natural history producer

Want to work on some of the planet's biggest nature programmes? Here are some tips from the BBC Natural History Unit.

TV in the wild

How many media professionals would swap their safe locations for a genuinely hostile environment? We look at the unique challenges of filming in extreme locations.

Secret filming

The art of filming in secret - four guests discuss what goes on behind the scenes of secret filming and the safeguards that need to be in place before filming even starts.

Our War

A talk with the producers behind the hit BBC Three documentary which tells the story of the ten year war in Afghanistan through the eyes of the soldiers who have been fighting in it.

Life Story: discovering new life on film

New animals, new behaviour and new filming techniques: series producer Rupert Barrington tells us about taking technology from drama into natural history, with BBC One's Life Story.

I made... Attenborough's Fabulous Frogs

What's it like working on a nature production with David Attenborough? Studio assistant Jessica Mitchell tells all.