We would like to introduce you to a few companies and their services that have tailor made products and services toward TV and Film production.

Rosco

Founded in 1910, Rosco is a leader in products for the entertainment, film & television industries. Best known for lighting filters, the company offers product in more than a dozen categories, including LED fixtures, fog machines, green screen paint and backdrops.

SoftDrop® - Enormous, All-Natural, Fabric Backdrops that are Easy To Use.

Rosco's Academy Award® winning backdrops are now available on a woven cotton fabric, offered in all of our Frontlight, Backlight or Day/Night Backdrop technologies. Innovative technological advances in digital printing allow us to precisely register a daytime image on one side of the drop with the matching night-time image on the other side of the drop. This allows for one, stationary drop to render a daytime image when lit solely from the front, a night-time image when lit solely from the back, and dusk/dawn effects when a mix of front and rear lighting is employed.

SoftDrops can be produced as large as 11.89m H x 51.82m W - seamless! Choosing a Rosco SoftDrop makes installing a backdrop onto your set easy:

  • Easy to customize: our global, world-class Rosco Digital Imaging team will work to make sure the image in the background of your shot is perfect - no matter where in the world your production is shooting.
     
  • Easy to ship: SoftDrops can be folded into convenient, standard shipping boxes, which eliminate the extraordinary shipping and handling issues of the extra-long and extra-heavy tubes that traditional backdrops typically ship in.
     
  • Easy to hang: the woven cotton fabric on which SoftDrops are printed unfolds easily from its packaging and smooths out quickly as it's hung, with minimal wrinkle treatment.
     
  • Easy to light: SoftDrops produce an image with an ultra-matte finish  means Cinematographers no longer need to worry about the hot spots and lamp reflections they experience using traditional vinyl or polyester drops. Plus SoftDrop is inherently semi-translucent, requiring fewer lamps to backlight for night effects, which results in significantly reduced set up time and power consumption.
     
  • Easy to frame the shot: because SoftDrops are available in extra-large, seamless sizes, filmmakers are able to shoot from any angle or position avoiding visible seams.
     
  • Easy on the environment: thanks to its natural cotton substrate and its water-based, non-solvent inks - SoftDrop has a much smaller carbon footprint than other backdrop technologies.

Check this video, starring cinematographer Mike McMurray CSC, showcases all of the features Rosco’s new SoftDrop® technology has to offer.

 

 

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+44 (0)20 8659 2300
Data Reprographics Film TV Services bfdg

Data Reprographics

Graphics props and printing have been our speciality for a good many years now, evolving to the needs of art departments with regards to skills and machinery.

We have managed to "save the day" on many occasions which bears testament to our ability to see and solve the problems assoicated with the creative process as usually we would have seen it before and have invested in fast high-end machinery to make it work.  That said, our machinery is available remotely for all to use, just send us your drawings and artwork and we'll do the rest

So whether its plan printing, colour printing or graphics give us a call
and take advantage of our discount scheme for BFDG members or why not talk to us about bulk plan printing,
we could certainly help your budget bottom line.

PRINTED PROPS - NEWSPAPERS - PLAN PRINTING in large format - VINYL - OFFICE SUPPLIES

Data have their very own FILE TRANSFER SERVICE specifically designed for large files that your email can't handle.

Mobile: (John) 07958 782452  Fax: 01784 256 290

Data Reprographics Ltd,  Unit 1 West Surrey Estate,  Ashford Road ,  Ashford,  Middlesex,  TW15 1XB    (Near Shepperton Studios)

Open Monday - Friday 8.30 - 5.30   Other times by arrangement

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+44 (0) 1784 243 996
geerings 100 years of exceptional service bfdg

Geerings

Geerings of Ashford Ltd: We are a family run business, established in 1903, and trusted suppliers of a range of quality equipment installed and serviced by our own team of specialists. 

With our expert knowledge and advice, market leading equipment, and friendly and efficient support team, we are proud to have provided a market leading service to the film industry for over 20 years. 

Long and short term rentals on:
Photocopiers, Wide Format Devices, Printers, Fax Machines, Data Storage, Production Printers, Equipment sales & Consumables

3D PRINTING MACHINES NOW AVAILABLE

Geerings are now offering short/long term rental on 3D printers (option to purchase also available) our added value gives you the comfort of a 4 hour telephone response on service and should we be unable to offer a fix over the phone we will despatch an engineer within 24hrs to either replace or repair the equipment.

We are renting devices offered by the current market leader in 3d Print "3D Systems" and this includes ranges from the CubeX, duo and trio leading into the Projet range.

Guide pricing from £350 per month inc service.

On site small and large format copying and printing service. Please call Michael Smoker  M: +44 (0) 7775 841 377

Shepperton Office: Geerings of Ashford Ltd, Room 507, Building 500, Shepperton Studios, Studios Road, Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 0QD
Ashford Office: Geerings of Ashford Ltd, Cobbs Wood House, Chart Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 1EP - T: 01233 658053 / 610602 F: 01233 610649

 

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+44 (0) 1932 593 061

Construct Scenery

Construct Scenery

We are a Set Construction company based next to Pinewood studios in Langley and only 30 min from Shepperton and Black Island studios. Specialising in Feature film Construction Management and Set builds for Commercial, Promo and Editorial work.

With over 20 years experience and access to the best freelance crew the industry has to offer, we are well placed to help you on your next production. With the addition of new HD formats the days of "The camera will never see it" are long over and with this in mind we pride ourselves on the quality of the finishes we achieve.


We have large,fully equipped workshops, with easy access to all the main studios and West End. A range of stock scenery for last minute builds is available, along with the ability to set up a full workshop in any location or studio you choose, both in the UK and abroad. A wealth of excellent freelance talent is in our database, enabling us to put the right people together for each project. We try to match working practices and personalities as much as possible, because we love the industry and believe it should be good fun as well as hard work.

We are BBC approved Contractors so are well versed in current HSE legislation and carry both BBC production passports and full BECTU membership.

Recent work includes spots for RSA, Academy , Blink, Drum, Crossroads and Streetlight. Also editorial campaigns for Paul Smith, Vogue, Prada and many others. Features Directors last year include Roger Mitchell, Peter Howitt and Jeremy Lovering.

CONSTRUCT SCENERY Unit 4c, Canal Wharf, Langley SL3 6EG

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+44 (0) 7961 428 510
Eccentric Trading film tv prop hire

Eccentric Trading

Founded in MCMLXXXVI Eccentric Trading has a celebrated reputation for hiring fine antique furniture and small props. Located in the heart of the UK’s film industry, near the major British film and television studios our stock has been used to dress classic films, television series and other productions where authenticity is required. Whilst born in the UK, we are an international company and have exported our props to every continents (apart from Antarctica!)

It is our mission to restore madness to an otherwise sane world. As exhibitors of the archaic and purveyors of antiques we proffer an antidote for the mundane. One aspect of said treatment is the administration of Espresso, shortbread and fudge in order to prevent fatigue. Verily we entreat you to wander our warehouse of wonder.

Specialising in early medieval, Georgian and Victorian furniture our pieces are exhibited with alterocentric thought and care. Our stock list swells frequently with new works and old friends so no two trips are the same.  Visit our website to view the full stock www.eccentrictrading.com or contact us on 02084531125.

Eccentric Trading’s small props stock has been enriched augmented and enhanced through purchasing HRH. Currently it includes antique textiles, costume jewelry and accessories, toys and action props.

Unit 2 Frogmore Estate, Acton Lane, London NW10 7NQ

Fax 020 8961 4080

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020 8453 1125
compuhire film tv video computer services bfdg

Compuhire

Graphics & Programming Fully cleared stock graphics for lots of different sets (General Office, Finance Office, Doctors Surgery, Radio Studio etc).
Customized scripted graphic design and programming.

Digital Projection We have a range of high power LCD projectors for presentation graphics, video footage or slide shows, plus back projection.

Playback Services Delivery set-up and operation of a single computer or video playback to a whole spaceship filled with screens!

Main Office Compuhire, 10 Metro Centre, Dwight Road, Watford. WD18 9SS  Telephone Graphics Direct +44 (0) 191 370 9494
Collections & Returns: Monday to Friday: 08:30 to 17:00 (Outside of these hours the office is frequently manned 7 days a week but please call first.)
Additional Returns Address can also be made to Eccentric Trading Company, Unit 2, Frogmore Estate, Acton Lane, London NW10 7NQ

Opening hours (excluding bank holidays & Christmas period) Monday - Friday 08.00 - 17.30

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+44 (0) 20 3137 0599
TLO Film Services vehicle hire build design

TLO Film Services

Established in the 1950's, TLO is a family-run business.  We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a professional service whilst maintaining a personal touch in our dealings with our clients.

We own all of the vehicles we supply and know each of them inside out, so you can be sure that you are getting what you want.  We guarantee to supply the vehicles you want when you want them, and in the condition you expect.

Based near Windsor, TLO's  premises are ideally located for filming with studios in Pinewood, Bray, Shepperton, Ealing, Wembley, Teddington, Twickenham and Elstree all within a few miles' travel.

We are the UK's leading supplier of specialist vehicles for the film and television industries with over 50 years of industry experience.TLO is the only choice when it comes to providing vehicles for your film or television production.  
 

We have the experience and expertise to advise you on vehicle use, and a huge supply of vehicles to meet your requirements, whatever they are.- The largest stock of vehicles for hire in Europe.- Vehicles instantly available for hire from stock.- A wide variety of vehicle types.- One of the best specialist vehicle reference libraries in the country. - Service with a personal touch.- Competitive rates for hire.

At TLO we work hard to ensure that the service we provide is second to none.  All of our vehicles are available for inspection at any time, and can be ready for filming at short notice.