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HotCam Chosen As Camera And Lighting Supplier For Groundbreaking New PBS Show

Broadcast equipment rental company HotCam is supplying camera and lighting kit for PBS' groundbreaking America Revealed series.
Produced by Lion Television and based on the BBC's award-winning Britain From above, the four-part documentary will use aerial footage, HD video and real-time satellite data to trace the movements and communications that come together to manufacture goods, transport people and materials, grow food and power the United States of America.
For the duration of the project HotCam will provide individually designed Sony PDW-F800 XDCAM shooting kits complete with Fujinon lenses, filters and associated peripherals including wireless transmitters.
HotCam was also involved in America Revealed at pre-production stage, helping out with crew recommendations and assisting with advice on workflows.
Technical Supervisor Daniel Farmer and Engineer Marge Janssen at HotCam will provide support throughout the shoot.
HotCam CEO Trevor Hotz said: "HotCam is regularly involved with some of the biggest and most exciting factual and entertainment programmes, but America Revealed looks like being something really special. With that in mind, we've provided the producers with a bespoke shooting set-up that will be highly flexible and incredibly reliable so that they can get on with the important business of making the show. Should they encounter any problems however, our team of technical experts will be on hand to help solve them. It's little extra things like that which makes HotCam more than just an equipment hire company."
Producer/Director Jesse Sweet said: "We filmed everywhere from a glacier in Alaska to the Arizona desert to the subway tunnels below New York City and at every step of the way HotCam provided the gear and expertise to realise our vision for this show."
America Revealed is Lion Television production for PBS. The executive producers are Nick Catliff and Tony Tackaberry. The executive in charge of production is Ruth Johnston.
The series is fronted by technology expert and communications attorney Yul Kwon, the winner of Survivor: Cool Islands.
America Revealed is scheduled to air in Autumn 2011 on PBS. It is currently in production across the US.
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