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Best of the BSC Expo 2016

It’s the morning of Friday 29th January, and the world of cinematography is descending on the Battersea Evolution venue in Central London for the 2016 BSC Expo. Continuing what has become a sterling tradition for showcasing the latest products, services and knowledge within the TV and Film Industry, the BSC Expo this year once again blew attendees away with the innovation and creativity on display.

Without a doubt, this year’s BSC Expo has featured more drones than ever before, with the flying cameras dominating the show. From companies offering aerial video as part of wedding photography packages, to a German-made specially constructed unmanned helicopter for feature films with Hollywood bud gets, there was a drone for everyone.

As ever, the featured seminars were inspiring and educational, particularly the broad and in-depth seminar on Creativity through Discipline in Digital Film Making, introduced by Nigel Walters BSC. The panellists included Iain Smith OBE (most recently praised for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road) and other industry professionals, leading to a full hour of not-to-be-missed exchange of ideas on examining aesthetic and financial options in restoring discipline in digital film making.

Unfortunately, most of the team at Optical Support were too busy demonstrating the latest and greatest in Steadicam technology back at stand 504 to attend all the seminars. The Inovativ carts exclusively distributed in the UK by Optical Support were particularly popular, while the Preston Light Ranger 2 continued to make waves. The OS Power Block (designed and engineered by Optical Support) was also in high demand; the inventive block attaches to the Pro Rig, displaying the voltage output on each of your three batteries, enabling you to switch the power distribution and even remove a battery to make your rig lighter or provide more room for other attachments.

For a glimpse of what else we got up to at the BSC Expo, visit our Youtube channel, where you can watch a Flowcine demonstration of their innovative Serene arm, and take a look at what exactly the OS Mantis Rickshaw and Flowcine Black Arm combo can achieve. (Flowcine are currently taking pre-orders for the Black Arm, more details here.)

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