Film & TV Location Safety
As well as teaching people to climb, Snowdonia Mountain Guides have worked alongside several TV and Film production companies to provide safety cover and location scouting in and around the magestic mountains of Snowdonia.
Here at Snowdonia Mountain Guides we are well aware of the constraints of modern production, both in terms of budget and time. As such we offer a unique service to our production company partners, in that as well as offer on-site safety cover for extreme locations in the mountains and cliffs of North Wales. We also offer a location finding service, so that we can help you meet your shooting needs.
What this typically intails is a phone conversation as to your needs and if possible a view of the project treatment. Then with this in mind we can trawl our encylopedic knowledge of the Snowdonia area, along with an almost as impressive catalogue of location shots, and return to you with a clear image of several locations, their ease of access, associated risk assessments, possible shooting locations, number of crew and based on that give you an idea as to the number of safety officers we feel we'd need to provide to keep you all safe and well. By a process of elimination we can then find a loaction that suits your needs for that specific shoot, and send you a full risk assessment and safety brief for you records.
On the day or in the build up to the specific shoot we can meet you either at the location or at your local accomodation, and run through the very specifics of the shoot, and be part of a shooting brief for that day. We are very flexible with the requirements for the TV and Film industry and appreciate that you need everything to be just right.
By using Snowdonia Mountain Guides on your next film shoot in Snowdonia, North Wales, you'll get an unparalleled service from build up to completion.
Through Snowdonia Mountain Guides and my work with the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team I have provided safety cover for many TV and Film production companies these include:
Institution LLC - Film due 2013 - Rigging and hoisting actors for CGI scenes.
BBC - Countryfile - featuring Julia Bradbury
BBC - Bryn Terfials Wales - Grand piano and performance on Snowdon. Keeping the crew safe on an exposed hillside, high on Snowdon. As well as keeping a Grand Piano from safe as it was hauled into place.
BBC - filming Leo Houlding on Rainbow Slab - Help getting the camera crew into difficult to acces locations.
Lime Pictures - Hollyoaks Later Special - Killing off Naill - Involved keeping crew safe during a day of filming on extreme cliff top locations and five days managing the safety of building and disasembling a large scaffolding structure that overhung a cliff by 6m
Blink TV - Samsung Advert - Location finding and safety solution for a short internet advertorial for Samsung. Then keeping the talent and crew safe and well during the shoot. We managed to help turn the shoot around in under three hours.
Channel 4 - New Series - As well as doing a days safety work for the production of a new series, when working for Plas Y Brenin. Snowdonia Mountain Guides also helped during the research phase of this project, advising hte production company on climbing concepts. We'd like to tell you more but this series isn't due out till 2012.