Outdoor Location management and planning

Land and water safety


We play both in the water and on the land and by doing this we have very broad experience and respect for our natural surroundings. With our adventures being both personal and work based, we have an expansive knowledge of safety and managing both groups and crew in what could be challenging and dangerous environments if not understood and controlled well.

We have found our experience and love for the outdoors, along with the understanding and knowledge of the UK especially an ability to assist with productions. Our skills have helped in finding locations and seeking access, planning the shoot, training the crews and participants, developing shoot safety plans along with support on the day. The ability to think outside the box and be safe, approachable and flexible is the key to our success.

We can offer many services for planning and running filming days and events; below are what we can offer in greater detail:

LOCATIONS

Having extensive knowledge of the outdoors, especially in the UK, we have been able to support productions with finding and presenting the best locations to make their production including arranging access and obtaining the required venue permits. A good knowledge of access in the UK, a respect for the natural environment and a love for adventure; we find our skills can save you valuable time.

2020 saw our MD Jet taking on the role of Location Manager for BBC Wales Natural History working with Onetribe TV. When informed about what we needed to shoot in UK waters, Jet, working with the crew, developed a plan to shoot the near impossible i.e. in unpredictable UK waters, poor visibility and changeable weather. We were advised of the need to capture a whale feeding on a bait ball; where most productions would need to go to Baja - WE DID IT! A plan, a safety plan and some free diving!

I'm a celebrity

We had the privilege see the show brought to Wales and run the first challenge.

I'm a Celebrity

LOGISTICS PLANNING

Every production is a logistical challenge and this is where we thrive! The ability to understand and meet the often time sensitive movement of people and fragile equipment to remote rural and challenging environments is a skill we have found very useful in supporting productions. Being very approachable and flexible, we have been able to work with Production Managers to help make the logistics work for their team in these very challenging environments e.g. helping to produce the all important workable call sheets we all require to ensure that the productions run smoothly. As an example, in 2020, we helped to produce the all new ‘Don't Rock the Boat’ and ‘I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here’ which were both incredibly challenging yet, with our input, successful. The most challenging (and exciting) project of all in 2020 was supporting the production of a new BBC Natural History in the Celtic Sea with all the challenges of UK weather, water and marine life. Despite these ever changing challenges; we succeeded where others simply resort to easier filming in the aforementioned Baja. Our skills in logistics come from many areas of expertise and experience such as working with the MOD, in adventure tourism, adventure education, coaching elite athletes, adventure racing, global expeditioning, and life itself.

Don't rock the boat

From the coast to the hills, from Wales to Scotland this was a fun show to be part of.

Don't rock the boat

RISK ASSESSMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Having worked in the outdoors for many years, we have a wealth of knowledge in the development of workable, realistic policies and procedures to support your productions. Our team is well known in the outdoor industry for our breadth of knowledge and ability. "Jet set up his adventure company at the age of 18 and has safely and successfully led adventures all over the world, has been a member of the Adventure Activities Advisory Industry Council (AAIAC) who give advice to the UK government on workable, outdoor safety along with having been a founder member of organisations like the National Coasteering Charter (NCC) to develop safe coasteering nationwide”. Having a wide ranging skill set and experience in many areas of risk, we have found ourselves in a very strong place to support productions on land; above and below the ground, on hills and mountains and in, on and underwater.

Workable, adaptable safety is essential for everyone to come away safely from a successful production. We have overseen and supported productions for many years helping make them a safe success. To name drop but a few below:

  • Don't Rock the Boat
  • Extreme Wales (series 1 and 2)
  • Cariad Ar laith/ laith ar Daith
  • I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (Opening scene, 2020)
  • 20th Century Fox (Staff team adventure race challenge)

  • Our work has found us putting camera crews on the most remote offshore islands, 40 nautical miles offshore in big seas, safely shooting feeding frenzies with very large whales while free diving and filming, sending celebrities off on many unique new challenges and rigging venues to put cameras in places that would challenge the birds! Flexibility with the ability to work with the crews and producers along with being able to think outside the box has made us one of the leading outdoor production support teams in the UK.

    Give us a challenge and we will create a workable solution!

    Where there can be lots of moving parts during an event we can manage the environment for the crew, cameras and contestants to make the shoots as safe as possible. No matter what the environment is, we are at home in the outdoors and able to provide events in remote locations to easily accessible locations where a trained eye is required.

    Extreme Wales

    During this filming we were fortunate to have a wonderful adventure with Rich and crew.

    Extreme Wales

    Water safety - examples

    Extreme Wales - saw us put together an epic journey down one of the longest rivers in Wales from source to sea, filming and looking after the safety of the crew and presenters. Having done a great job of this we were then commissioned to support series 2, which saw us plan and support 4 epic adventures on land using bikes, being underground for 16 hrs moving through the UK's largest cave system with the crew, In the air paragliding the length of Offa's Dyke and in the sea taking the crew and presenters through one of the largest tide races in the world.

    Wonders of the Celtic Deep (out in 2021/ filmed in 2020) saw us taking on location management and safety for the crews to film in some of the worlds most challenging water around the coast of Wales successfully filming what most productions would only attempt to film in hot clear waters abroad. We were able to work from boats and ships diving, free diving, kayaking, canoeing, coasteering and providing rope access to shoot the smallest and largest animals that inhabit the world's oceans, travelling through and/or living in UK waters.

    Its a secret still

    When the time is right more details will follow.

    Its a secret

    Land safety - examples

    Examples have seen us setting up safe challenges over many years for all kinds of productions along with getting crews in remote places so they can share the epic environment with people in the warmth of their houses, inspiring generations.

    Don't Rock the Boat - saw us come up with land challenges from Lands End to Reiff in the top of Scotland. Working with the production team, we found locations, gained access and designed with the crew challenges down waterfalls, over the edge of cliffs, from mainland to islands and scaling cliffs. This also involved some very unique out of the norm moving and static camera positions.

    I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here 2020 - again working with the production to find a workable location and set challenges for the celebrities along with getting the cameras and crews in the correct positions to allow for successful filming.

    Extreme Wales - Running and filming on the rugged mountains, exploring the largest cave systems of the UK with presenters and crew, setting the highest mountain bike trail in Wales while filming and keeping the crew and presenters safe.

    Caraid Ar laith - setting challenges and events for celebrities to encourage learning. This project saw us come up with locations, set up the safe camera locations and support crews.

    Rich kids go skint

    We provided a venue and activity for the show. 

    Rich kids go skint page

    EQUIPMENT

    We have the specialist equipment and the skills to use it, so as to support shoots in all kinds of outdoor environments. The equipment we hold is the best and most practical to help make the production safe and successful.

    What we don't hold ourselves we have access to from climbing equipment, diving equipment, underwater photography equipment, kayaks to helicopters and ships and ribs to name a few things.

    Y Gemau Gwyllt

    Fantastic youth television show for S4C

    Y Gemau Gwyllt page
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