Trickbox TV delivers Youtube talent on stage
Award-winning Internet icons Dan Howel and Phil Lester, better know as Dan & Phil, rose to fame after video blogging on Youtube and progressed to hosting their own programme on BBC Radio 1. Last year they travelled across the UK to present their first ever live show entitled "Dan & Phil - The Amazing Tour is Not On Fire" named after Dan’s Youtube pseudonym Dan is not on Fire. Alongside audience interaction and ‘some surprises’, each evening of entertainment promised to combine the pair’s best sketches and anecdotes from their book, Youtube channel, radio shows and online videos.
Having worked with Dan & Phil’s manager in the past, Princess Productions was commissioned to film the comedy duo’s finale show at the London Palladium and turned to Trickbox TV to provide cost-effective multi-camera capabilities for both the matinee and evening performance. Due to a tight 24-hour turnaround, Trickbox TV needed to work around the clock rigging and de-rigging the venue overnight.
Laura Green, Production Executive at Princess Productions noted, “We principally chose to work with Trickbox TV as it is a reliable and trusted company that really understands the way we work and the budget constraints we have.”
Trickbox TV provided Princess Productions with a multi-camera flyaway solution, including nine Sony HDC-2500 cameras and five Canon XJ86 box lenses. Alongside the equipment provided by Trickbox TV, the production also included a jib, a telescopic tracking dolly, a remote pan and tilt head and PGM record and full camera ISO record as well as a Trilogy Messenger digital talkback system.
With around 25 people working on the production including Trickbox staff, the event ran smoothly on the day, with the team overcoming several lighting technicalities and managing to deliver the footage immediately after the performance.
“Working alongside Trickbox TV is always great because they are fully accommodating to our needs, really appreciating the particular requirements of each individual production,” continued Laura. “They always go out of their way to be able to deliver exactly what we need.”