The Team

Frank Considine: FC Media Managing Director and Lighting Cameraman

Frank Considine provides broadcast location shooting facilities in the UK and Worldwide. He is an experienced TV cameraman, having worked extensively on current affairs, documentaries, magazine and arts programmes, drama, sport, OBs and live inserts for BBC TV. Since 1985 he has worked in over 44 countries. Frank became freelance in 2004 and continues broadcast work for Documentary and Factual programmes including Newsnight, the Money Programme, Hardtalk and the Politics Show. Frank provides Media Services to the Police National CBRN Centre on the Strategic and Tactical Multi Agency Command courses providing camera support and expert media input. Other major clients include the Department of Health, the Home Office, Sky, ITV, Channel 4 and the Ambulance Service Association.

 

Recent Awards
2008 Sundance Awards Florida, finalist for Best Arts Documentary

2008 Cannes Film Festival, one of only 2 BBC films to be shown at this festival

2007 Grierson  Award –  shortlisted for the British Documentary Awards

2007 Nominated Rory Peck Award for Features – Best Arts Documentary

2007 Nominee for Foreign Press Award for 60 minute documentary in Colombia about artist Fernando Botero

2006 Runner up for Foreign Press Award for Angola – child witchcraft film

 

I have worked with Frank Considine in some of the most dangerous places in the world. He remains calm in the face of the unknown. Frank has an incredible eye for detail and his work shines on small and big screen. He will not let you down, working all hours of the day to produce over and above what has been asked for in the original story outline. read more

Richard Collings, director & producer, BBC.




Ian Pritchard: Lighting Cameraman

Ian Pritchard’s experience has been gained by working on location for the BBC on all their key television News and Current Affairs programmes. During his career he has been at the sharp end of most major World and UK news stories. These range through natural disasters, civil unrest, war and politics. During the first Gulf War he was embedded with the British Army and given War Correspondent status. 


1980-2003 BBC Staff /  Senior Location News Cameraman:   World wide coverage of major news and current affairs.
2003- to present date: Freelance.
Since becoming freelance he has been able to broaden his experience. In addition to regular location camerawork for network TV (Newsnight, Politics Show, Panorama, Hardtalk) h e regularly works for the BBC College of  Journalism shooting and producing training videos for new recruits.
This last year has involved a world wide variety of non-broadcast video.  He has produced promotional videos for Emirates Airlines both in Australia and the Far East . In short he is a highly experienced cameraman/producer with unparalleled experience.




John Morris: Lighting Cameraman

John Morris is one of the most respected and experienced Lighting Cameramen working in Television News and Current Affairs today. As a BBC staff cameraman he spent 5 years travelling the world as one of Newsnight’s permanent crews, and 10 years working for the elite BBC Crewshop, working in 32 countries, covering assignments of national and international importance.


For 20 years he has been responsible for the photography of the internationally famous, from King Hussein to Paul McCartney, from Tony Blair to Boris Yeltsin, from Janet Jackson to David Cameron. John was the first cameraman to be allowed to film in Rampton, the ultra high-security hospital for the criminally insane, and the first non-Russian to film in the Lublianka – the KGB headquarters in Moscow. As a freelance, John has continued his association with the BBC, working for Newsnight, the Politics Show, Country File, Panorama, Newsround, and shooting features for BBC News.


John is the chief instructor in camera and lighting techniques for BBC News, lectures for BBC Journalist Training Department, and is a training consultant to TV News London and the College of Journalism. 




Bernard Glancy: Lighting Cameraman

1993 - Freelance Lighting Cameraman working on a broad range of UK & International assignments.
1978 - 1992   Cameraman/ Director for ITN & Ch4 News. An extended amount of overseas filming, covering major current affairs.
Previous Experience:  The Parachute Regiment – Five years service.

 

Recent Awards

New York International Film & TV awards – Gold Prize Ch4

USA International Film & Video festival – The Delta People

Film Council of Greater Columbia – The Delta People

Royal Television Society: The Iranian Embassy Siege




Paula Middlehurst: Head of Media Training

An experienced media messaging mentor and reputational resilience trainer, Paula Middlehurst is perhaps best known for anchoring Sky News where she fronted live news coverage from their London headquarters for twenty years. Paula now delivers bespoke media training to senior government diplomats, corporate executives, NATO military commanders, senior politicians, paramedics and leading corporate industry players. Critically, she remains an active practitioner in TV broadcasting, presenting British Forces News for Forces TV and StockTube for ProActive Investors (City of London) as well as interviewing leading financial experts at The London Stock Exchange for The Wall Street Journal.

Media Resilience Coaching clients in government/corporate spaces include: UK Foreign& Commonwealth Office; UK MOD; Public Health England; NARU- National Ambulance Resilience Unit; EY (formerly Ernst & Young); Amdocs (Israel); Hilton Worldwide; Halfords; DAN-Dentsu Aegis Network; Live Company Group; The London Business School and Hewlett Packard.


Paula Paula also regularly works alongside NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps as a Media Consultant/SpAd within live military exercise environments. Polly consistently receives ‘five star feedback’ from clients, particularly from ambassadors and heads of mission at the FCO in London, many of whom stay in touch with her to refresh training or seek advice before significant public speaking events.
Middlehurst has UK Govt Security Clearance (SC1).




Isobel Eaton: Broadcast Journalsit

A highly experienced broadcast journalist, with a strong track record in creative News and Current Affairs programme making. These include:
Kenya’s Bloody Summer & It’s Our Oil
2x 30’ features for Radio 4’s investigative history series Document.
Great Lives
Radio 4’s biography series with Matthew Parris
The Black Middle Classes - 2 X 40’ documentary series for BBC Radio exploring social mobility within Britain’s Afro-Caribbean community.
Archive Hour: Fastnet - 60’ feature for BBC Radio 4, telling the story of the 1979 Fastnet Race yachting disaster with the use of the BBC’s archive recordings.
The Public Services Debate: Newsnight Special
Day in the Life of a Commander  - special feature for BBC Newsnight from Northern Afghanistan ahead of the Allied bombing (October 2001).
Return to Salome - 15’ special for BBC Newsnight on return of controversial former High Commissioner, Peter Penfold, to Sierra Leone, West Africa (January 2002).   




Hemmy Cho: Producer

Hemmy Cho has a BFA in Film and TV Production from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She is fluent in Korean and English, speaks French very well, and gets by in Spanish and Polish.   She is currently working on TV Training packages on interactive content production across multiplatforms, including not only TV but web, mobile, radio, and gaming, for various clients including the BBC.

 

She has edited Commercial packages that have been shown on the big screen in the USA, and shot on 35mm film.




Alex Newberry: Graphic Artist

Alex Newberry is a talented graphic designer with over 18 years’ experience (16 with the BBC) producing quality title sequences and content graphics for a wide variety of clients.  As a member of the BBC TV Centre News Graphics and Current Affairs team he worked as a lead designer on the O ne, Six and Ten o’clock News programmes as well as World News, Breakfast News, Newsnight, Newsround, News 24 and Working Lunch.  As Senior Designer at TSI Video he produced graphics for broadcast, satellite, pilots and corporate programmes.  He has also produced title sequences and complicated content graphics for clients working in education, broadcast and internal training videos, often dealing with highly sensitive information including Terrorism for BBC This World.