The Knowledge to host event on Filming in Extreme Locations

Filming in extreme locationsEver thought of filming in extreme environments? Then join The Knowledge's Doug Marshall and a panel of experts on 25 February at BVE in London to gain practical advice on filming in challenging locations.

Experienced panellists from the TV, film and commercials industry will share their experiences and provide practical advice on filming in mountains, deserts and other extreme terrains.

Getting that dramatic shot needs careful preparation - you'll need to consider the costs, logistics, insurance and how to protect equipment and keep your crew and talent secure.  And extreme temperatures also demand you to consider what to pack.


Speakers include:

  • Phil Coates - Phil is an accomplished remote location director cameraman with a proven track record of working in challenging and extreme environments in temperatures from -43°C to +48°C and up to 8,000 metres on factual productions for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Discovery and Nat Geo. Phil is a Canon Explorer, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a member of the Guild of Television Cameramen and SanDisk Extreme Team.
  • Jonas Blanchard - Producer at Mad Cow Films. Jonas has spent the past decade producing TV commercials, short films and music videos around the world, working on a broad spectrum of projects from global advertising campaigns to cutting edge micro budget documentaries.
  • Jay Espindola - Producer/director for the award-winning ITV programme This Morning. Jay has been involved in productions across the globe, from remote desert islands in the Caribbean, to the snowy depths of Russia.
  • Jeff Brown - CEO of Brownian Motion. Jeff has experience in overseas shoots for movies, TV and commercials and can share a wealth of knowledge on how to safely and efficiently take care of equipment and equipment insurance.


This event is free to attend and will take place at the Production Theatre from 12.35 to 13.20 on 25 February at BVE in London's Excel Centre.

For the latest updates and added speakers, please check out the event's page.