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Does anyone know Nigel Meakin from UK?

 

Hi…does anyone know Nigel Meakin? 

I have a viewfinder extender (long viewfinder in other words) - with a sticker that has his name and address on it on my Aaton XTR XC!!!!

I got it from Alan Giles in the UK when he serviced my camera and bought extra bits from him

Would be nice to contact him to see what this piece of metal and glass has been up to seeing he’s worked all over the world on the Michael Palin series for example!

Stephen Perera
Aaton XTR XC 16mm film shooter
Gibraltar
+34667661936

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He's Michael Palin's long-time Cinematographer.
I don't have his contact details but in 2002 he won a BAFTA for Best Photography (Factual) for Sahara with Michael Palin (2002).
BAFTA are bound to have his contact details.

mike southon
 

I’ve spoken to Nigel
he's happy for you to email him
nmeakin@...
regards
Mike Southon bsc
Sent from iPhone X
http://www.mikesouthon.biz
mikesouthon@...

 

Nice of you to do this for me....appreciate it!

Stephen Perera
Aaton XTR XC 16mm film shooter
Gibraltar

Stephen Perera
Design + Photography
T: +34 667661936
T: +350 22240028


On 11 May 2018, at 13:10, mike southon <mikesouthon@...> wrote:

I’ve spoken to Nigel
he's happy for you to email him
nmeakin@...
regards
Mike Southon bsc
Sent from iPhone X
http://www.mikesouthon.biz
mikesouthon@...

john@...
 

You might be interested to read Henry Farrar's book
http://www.woodrichardson.co.uk/news/working-with-henry-farrar-to-produce-a-book-a-golden-age-in-film/ 
I can recommend as a great read and feedback to Henry would be really good for him, retired now in Yorkshire.
Henry worked in BBC Film Department from 1958 and I assisted him for a couple of years in the mid 70s when we went to the South West Pacific and shot a documentary "Man B'long Custiom" as part of the series The Tribal Eye, presented and written, as we shot, by Sir David Attenborough. It has a great pic of us with David and the director Mike all on location dressed in only loincloths as we could not film the custom areas without being formally dressed. It was all a great adventure in the BBC Film Department from the 50s to the late 90s, travelling the world continuously shooting 16mm on all sorts of docs, drama and current affairs. 

There is also a good store of information about shooting 16mm in the BBC Film Department made by a research project going on at Royal Holloway University London.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1tyHL_QPD-Awgl71JHdYqA

John Adderley FRGS
Kinematographer & MoCo
john@...

 

Fantastic response from you all thanks a lot….will definitely get hold of Henry Farrar’s book! so kind to comment for me…..

I am already speaking to Nigel Meakin…..this is what he told me about my/his/our viewfinder extender on my Aaton! I quote…..

"Hi Stephen,
Good to hear from you and great to know that your Aaton and my old eyepiece are still being used.
I left the BBC in 1999 after 35 years there and then went freelance for the next 13 years.
The address on the label dates back at least 16 years!

That viewfinder went with me on all the Palin travel series so it has been to both the North and South poles, across the Sahara, over the Himalayas and round the Pacific rim!
No wonder it looks a bit knackered!”


Stephen Perera
Design + Photography
Gibraltar
+34 667661936

On 13 May 2018, at 13:00, john@... wrote:

You might be interested to read Henry Farrar's book
http://www.woodrichardson.co.uk/news/working-with-henry-farrar-to-produce-a-book-a-golden-age-in-film/ 
I can recommend as a great read and feedback to Henry would be really good for him, retired now in Yorkshire.
Henry worked in BBC Film Department from 1958 and I assisted him for a couple of years in the mid 70s when we went to the South West Pacific and shot a documentary "Man B'long Custiom" as part of the series The Tribal Eye, presented and written, as we shot, by Sir David Attenborough. It has a great pic of us with David and the director Mike all on location dressed in only loincloths as we could not film the custom areas without being formally dressed. It was all a great adventure in the BBC Film Department from the 50s to the late 90s, travelling the world continuously shooting 16mm on all sorts of docs, drama and current affairs. 

There is also a good store of information about shooting 16mm in the BBC Film Department made by a research project going on at Royal Holloway University London.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1tyHL_QPD-Awgl71JHdYqA

John Adderley FRGS
Kinematographer & MoCo
john@...