The Team

Meet the people

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.

Frank provides media services to the National Ambulance Resilience Unit on tactical and operational courses providing camera support and expert media input. Other major clients include the Department of Health, the Home Office, the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives amongst others.

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 – 60 minute documentary in Colombia about artist Fernando Botero
2006 Runner up for Foreign Press Award for Angola Child witchcraft film

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) he regularly works for the BBC College of Journalism shooting and producing training videos for new recruits

Ian has been in 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.

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.

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

Mark Thompson Lighting Cameraman/DOP

Mark is a Lighting Cameraman/DOP with over twenty years shooting experience of broadcast television and corporate productions in the UK, Europe, USA and Africa. He shoots features, current affairs, entertainment and factual programmes and documentaries. With a keen eye for creative shots, Mark brings energy and enthusiasm to a shoot which ensures the output is well-crafted and the working day is enjoyable.

2000 to present  – Freelance Lighting Cameraman / Director of Photography – Clients include all major UK broadcasters (BBC, Ch4, ITV and Ch5). Filmed major events for the BBC including Trooping the Colour and Cenotaph and the Newsnight interview with Prince Andrew in 2019.

Mark benefits from the following degrees and courses:-
1986 to 1989 – BA(Hons) degree in Social Science (Economics and Politics), University of Hertfordshire
1993 to 1994 – MSc Management, Loughborough University
1995 to 1996 – PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education), University of Greenwich
2000 to present – Numerous professional camera, sound and lighting courses via Ravensbourne College and BBC

Mark Thompson has UK Govt Security Clearance (SC1)

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 also regularly works alongside NATO’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps as a Media Consultant/SpAd within live military exercise environments. Paula 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.

Paula Middlehurst has UK Govt Security Clearance (SC1).

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 One, 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.