(7th April 2005) Infinite Vision, the innovative UK crewing company, announced today a major expansion and re-equipping to deal with the phenomenal level of interest shown in its services. The new enlargement only serves to cement its reputation as one of the country's fastest growing and most capable crewing companies. The expansion includes new premises and the appointment of three senior level staff.
"Much of our success is down to our unique selling point of running a large number of dedicated in-house crews," comments MD, Chris Keenan. "This means that a single crew can see projects through to completion, which is a really popular feature with broadcasters and producers. But our success is also thanks to the sheer talent and ingenuity of our staff. Which is why, as well as moving to new, larger premises, we are announcing a series of key appointments."
The first of those sees Patrick Lindsell appointed Head of Cameras. Winner of the Tony Randall Trophy for Cinematography and the South African Film Festival award for Cinematography, whilst still very much at home out on location he will also work closely with Chris Keenan overseeing Infinite Vision's new in-house training programme. His vast experience and expertise will help ensure that the company's present high quality of recruitment is maintained as staff numbers continue to grow.
Another recent member to the Infinite Vision team is Steadicam Operator, Craig Harman. "We had been looking for the right person to operate Steadicam on a number of projects," says Keenan. "Craig is young, enthusiastic and a fantastic operator who has worked on UK Living's 'Most Haunted' amongst other shows. I'm sure he'll be a great addition to the team."
With the massive increase in daytime formatted programmes, the company was also looking to bolster the number of handheld, lifestyle cameramen it supplies to shoot on BBC1 daytime hits such as 'Car Booty' and 'Cash in the Attic' produced by independent film company Leopard. Granada-trained Cliff Evans was recommended and swiftly hired. "He's brought an energy and a style to his work that has impressed our clients," says Keenan.