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Famous project flashback: The Royal Wedding

Famous project flashback: The Royal Wedding

1 March 2016 Email this article

We’re never ones to shy away from a big project here at Facelift, so we’ve decided to introduce a new series to look at all the famous projects we’ve worked on. This week, it’s our role in preparing for the Royal Wedding back in 2011…

For that job, we were tasked with ensuring that camera and recording equipment had a suitable vantage point to be able to broadcast the festivities surrounding the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton all around the world.

We came armed with 34 metre and 61 metre platforms which were used at Canada Gate to be used for overhead filming of the festivities.  As it’s never the done thing to make a spectacle of yourself at someone else’s wedding, we covered up our trademark yellow on our Bronto 34m with black net cladding to ensure we stayed discreet. The cage was mounted with three ‘Hot Head’ remote control camera’s to give coverage to Sky BSB News, BBC News and ITN News. Elsewhere, the 61m platform was fitted with satellite communication equipment, helicopter link-up devices and microphones to capture the atmosphere outside Buckingham Palace. 

Royal Wedding Panorama