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Author Topic: Aurelia Berlina, Ardea or Aprilia required for BBC shoot in West London  (Read 2734 times)
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« Reply #15 on: 01 September, 2010, 12:29:16 PM »

Does anyone have any advice or experience to offer on the level of fee payable for the use of a car for filming?  Or indeed any dos and don'ts from experience?
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« Reply #16 on: 01 September, 2010, 02:39:19 PM »

not exactly the same but wedding hire on a vehicle like that would be in the region of 350>450 for approx 2.5hrs work if thats any help  Huh?
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« Reply #17 on: 01 September, 2010, 09:44:01 PM »

That's quite a tidy amount there ... out of interest , and probably needs a separate thread Smiley but does it affect the insurance doing weddings (as it's usually one of the clauses)?
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« Reply #18 on: 09 September, 2010, 03:08:26 PM »

For info., and to share experience with the Forum, me and my Aprilia did half-a-day's filming with the BBC team yesterday at Black Park, near Pinewood.

The programmes being filmed are a 3-part series called 'Modern British Artists' , starting with Alfred Munnings followed by Paul Nash, John Piper, Stanley Spencer etc and finishing with Hockney in the 1960s.  There were 3 BBC crew and the presenter, a young academic art historian, Dr James Fox.

The set-up was exclusively driving interior shots (so no external Aprilia pictures) either with me driving and the director shooting James in the back seat; or James driving, doing a piece to camera. The Aprilia hook was that, apparently, Paul Nash owned one in the 1940s.

James, never having driven anything other than a modern, adapted to pre-war practise and double-declutching very quickly. After a short time he proved to be a v. competent driver. The crew respected the car, despite the tight fit getting a camera and a tripod in the back seat.

Our experience was immeasurably improved by finding a full-house feature film-crew set-up with a cast catering truck adjacent at Black Park and blagging our way into their coffee and Danish. Doncha luv Hollywood ?

The rest of the filming will take place in Jan/Feb and the series may get on-air on BBC4 Freeview in Summer 2011.

Summing up, a very good experience with a careful, thoughtful and capable crew. I think I was lucky, judging by what I have heard from others.
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« Reply #19 on: 09 September, 2010, 05:54:14 PM »


Wonderful news - I can't wait to see it.

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« Reply #20 on: 09 September, 2010, 06:27:15 PM »

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YES doing wedings does affect insurance if you are being payed as you are then using the vehicle for "hire or reward", so there is additional risk and additional premium!

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