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Shift 4 attracts clients who want the best kit and support to enable them to achieve the best possible job. They share our desire to reach the highest production values where creative aspirations are delivered on time, on budget and without difficulty.

Shift 4 is a highly regarded facilities house whose reputation is built on recommendation and long-lasting relationships. We’re proud to have been involved with the following projects:

MURDER IN SUCCESSVILLE

MURDER IN SUCCESSVILLE

Tiger Aspect for BBC3

Shift 4 are proud to have supplied kit and crew to this acclaimed comedy drama. A surreal place with a high celebrity homicide count and a detective who enlists the help of a genuine celebrity sidekick. Shot on our AMIRAs, Angenieux Optimos and Zeiss Primes.

KEVIN McCLOUD’S ESCAPE TO THE WILD

KEVIN McCLOUD’S ESCAPE TO THE WILD

Optomen for Channel 4

Featuring British families who've swapped their old lives for a far flung wilderness, this series was filmed using Shift 4 kit (mainly C300s) in remote parts of Tonga, Chile, Belize and Sweden.

PAMPERS #EVERYBABY

PAMPERS #EVERYBABY

Bare Films

We had kit poised for this Bare Films project for a number of weeks, in anticipation of the new Princess Charlotte's birth. Shot on a fleet of our C300s with Zeiss, Canon and vintage Canon lenses, the campaign was eventually turned around in quick time, ready for TV commercials to be aired the following day.

FESTIVALS, SEX AND SUSPICIOUS PARENTS

FESTIVALS, SEX AND SUSPICIOUS PARENTS

RDF for BBC3

Shocking antics in series 2 of Festivals, Sex and Suspicious Parents, shot on our XF305s and C300s across Europe. We have also supplied several series of Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents and Snow, Sex and Suspicious Parents.

BIG BOX, LITTLE BOX

BIG BOX, LITTLE BOX

Initial for ITV

We provided XF305s and C300s for this brand new consumer show series in which five households test the latest gadgets to find out if they live up to the advertising hype.

CLAIMED AND SHAMED

CLAIMED AND SHAMED

Curve Media for BBC1

In a continuation of our work with Curve Media (previously Cineflix), this is the 5th series of the insurance fraud factual documentary shot with our gear.

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN…

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN…

Blink Films for Nat Geo Wild US

We regularly work with Blink Films and they once again chose us to supply kit for this two part series featuring dolphins, snakes, cats, chimps, cockatoos and rats.

KLEENEX KISS

KLEENEX KISS

The Outfit UK

Shift 4 worked closely with The Outfit UK on this multimedia campaign, including TV commercials. Technically complex and with no script, the spots featured real people being genuinely surprised by their loved ones. They were shot on our AMIRAs and C300s.

CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER AND BIG BROTHER’S BIT ON THE SIDE

CELEBRITY BIG BROTHER AND BIG BROTHER’S BIT ON THE SIDE

Endemol for Channel 5

We are currently supplying Endemol with kit for Big Brother's digital content as well as Big Brother's Bit On The Side for this, the 8th series of the show.

REWIND THE CHRISTMAS HITS

REWIND THE CHRISTMAS HITS

Fresh One for Channel 4

This festive special, shot using Shift equipment, uncovers the real stories behind the UK's favourite Christmas hits, featuring performances, reunions and interviews.

THE SUPERVET

THE SUPERVET

Blast Films for Channel 4

We supplied kit for this Blast Films series following Noel Fitzpatrick, the 'Bionic Vet', and his crack veterinary team as they treat hard-to-cure pets from around the country.

STARS AT YOUR SERVICE

STARS AT YOUR SERVICE

Remarkable Televison for Channel 4

This prime time, interactive entertainment show raised money for Stand Up To Cancer and gave viewers the opportunity to pick from a range of celebrities and submit a task that they’d like them to do.

SHUT-INS: BRITAIN’S FATTEST PEOPLE

SHUT-INS: BRITAIN’S FATTEST PEOPLE

Blink Films for Channel 4

In a continuation of our working relationship with Blink Films, Shift 4 gear was used for this project following Brits who are so overweight they no longer leave their homes. It was mainly shot using our Canon C300s.

BEYOND MAGIC WITH DMC

BEYOND MAGIC WITH DMC

Windfall Films for Nat Geo

Magician host Drummond Money-Coutts takes his tricks to the streets of London, Paris, Barcelona, Mexico City and Singapore. We supplied Windfall Films with all gear and helped complete carnets for international travel.

STRIP THE COSMOS

STRIP THE COSMOS

Windfall Films for The Science Channel

Shift 4 kit was used to shoot live action footage to run alongside the stunning CGI animation of this series stripping planets, moons, black holes, stars and galaxies – layer by layer – to solve key mysteries of the universe.

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED

Hat Trick Productions for BBC3

Shift 4 gear was used to shoot Series 2 and Series 3 of this BAFTA-winning, satirical comedy for BBC3.

LIFE IS TOFF

LIFE IS TOFF

Oxford Film & TV for BBC3

This factual entertainment series follows the eccentric and aristocratic Fulford family at home on their 800-year-old country estate as the children grapple with coming-of-age.

GRAYSON PERRY: WHO ARE YOU?

GRAYSON PERRY: WHO ARE YOU?

Swan Films for Channel 4

We were delighted to work with Swan Films on this documentary series for Channel 4 which The Guardian named the sixth best TV show of the year in their end-of-year countdown.

BIG DREAMS SMALL SPACES

BIG DREAMS SMALL SPACES

Lion Television for BBC2

Shift 4 worked with Lion TV on this series in which Monty Don helps amateur gardeners up and down the country to create the garden of their dreams.

THE CHOIR: NEW MILITARY WIVES

THE CHOIR: NEW MILITARY WIVES

Twenty Twenty for BBC2

Twenty Twenty Television chose us to supply kit for this two part documentary following Gareth Malone as he forms a Military Wives choir to perform at a WWI centenary prom.

LOVE FOR SALE WITH RUPERT EVERETT

LOVE FOR SALE WITH RUPERT EVERETT

Swan Films for Channel 4

Written and presented by actor and writer Rupert Everett, Love for Sale is a bold and highly personal take on “the world’s oldest profession". We supplied all camera, sound and lighting for the project.

NOEL FIELDING’S LUXURY COMEDY

NOEL FIELDING’S LUXURY COMEDY

Secret Peter for E4

DOP Roy Estabrook chose Shift 4 to supply F5s and F55s for this comedy drama shot in studio and on location, alongside lenses, auxiliary equipment and Shift 4 crew to assist.

ORANGUTAN RESCUE: BACK TO THE WILD

ORANGUTAN RESCUE: BACK TO THE WILD

Bearkatt Productions for Nat Geo Wild

We supplied kit to be transported to Borneo for the filming of this magical documentary following the work of International Animal Rescue’s orangutan rehab centre.

THE CRYPT SESSIONS

THE CRYPT SESSIONS

www.thecryptsessions.com

We work with The Crypt Sessions, the online music video channel that films live sessions with the best established and emerging artists. Our ongoing relationship sees us supply gear for specific projects.

BORN IN THE WILD

BORN IN THE WILD

Windfall Films for Channel 4

The 4 episodes of this wildlife series were shot in hostile locations all over the world using kit from Shift 4 and feature the baby-making stories of elephants, orangutans, kangaroos and dolphins.

JAMIE’S MONEY SAVING MEALS SERIES 1 and 2

JAMIE’S MONEY SAVING MEALS SERIES 1 and 2

Fresh One for Channel 4

Continuing our successful relationship, Fresh One chose Shift 4 to supply kit and crew for these two series which use the restaurant trade's money-saving secrets to inspire the nation.

DISPATCHES: TRICKS OF THE JUNK FOOD BUSINESS

DISPATCHES: TRICKS OF THE JUNK FOOD BUSINESS

Matchlight for Channel 4

Matchlight (part of DCD Media) used Shift 4 for this one off doc hosted by reporter Harry Wallop which finds big name brands marketing fattening foods in children's games.

THE COMPLAINERS

THE COMPLAINERS

Dragonfly for Channel 4

We worked with Dragonfly on this 3 part series for Channel 4 which meets some of the country's most persistent complainers and the organisations who deal with their complaints.

DEL BOYS AND DEALERS

DEL BOYS AND DEALERS

RDF for BBC1

This documentary series following the nation's colourful collection of wheeler dealers was shot using our equipment, primarily XF305s. Another successful project with RDF and Zodiak Media.

WEEKEND KITCHEN WITH WAITROSE

WEEKEND KITCHEN WITH WAITROSE

Spun Gold TV for Channel 4

This live, studio based programme features VT inserts shot on our C300s. The series spans 12 episodes over 12 weeks.

WILLIS RESILIENCE EXPEDITION TV

WILLIS RESILIENCE EXPEDITION TV

Captive Minds Communications Group

Following the progress of adventurer Parker Liautaud's expedition between the Antarctic Coast and the South Pole, the driving force behind this ambitious project was Captive Minds, with Shift 4 providing MCR facilities in the form of the S4 TriCaster Studio.

PET SCHOOL

PET SCHOOL

Cineflix for CBBC

Cineflix chose Shift 4 for series 2 of this animal-based children's show, using C300s, PMW-200s and GoPros amongst a mass of other kit.

RONNIE’S ANIMAL CRACKERS

RONNIE’S ANIMAL CRACKERS

Plum Pictures for BBC1

Several of our C300s were taken out on long term hire by Plum Pictures for this series where Ronnie Corbett takes a wry look at Great Britain's obsession with pets.

THE WONDER OF DOGS

THE WONDER OF DOGS

Windfall Films for BBC2

A team of canine experts reveal the secrets of man's best friend. Windfall once again chose Shift 4 to supply kit for this 3 x 60" series which was shot on C300s, NEX-FS700s and PDW-F800s.

ANIMAL MATERNITY

ANIMAL MATERNITY

IWC Media for Channel 5

This series visits the UK's top zoo breeding programmes, animal sanctuaries and farms and used Shift 4's kit including PMW-500s, XF305s and GoPros.

SECRET EATERS

SECRET EATERS

Endemol for Channel 4

A ground-breaking series about the psychology and science of eating. Endemol chose to work with Shift 4 on both series 2 and 3.

SALVAGE HUNTERS

SALVAGE HUNTERS

Cineflix/Curve Media for Discovery Networks

Modern-day treasure hunter Drew Pritchard on the search for rare finds. We have supplied Cineflix/Curve Media with kit for series 3, 4, 5 and 6.

TRAUMA: LEVEL ONE

TRAUMA: LEVEL ONE

October Films for ITV

An unmissable 2 part doc behind the scenes at Southampton's major trauma centre. We supplied cameras, sound and lighting for all shoots.

FIGHTBACK BRITAIN

FIGHTBACK BRITAIN

RDF for BBC1

Shift 4 supplied RDF with equipment for the whole of this series about crime and anti-social behaviour, including C300s and PMW-200s.

BIG BROTHER’S BIT ON THE SIDE

BIG BROTHER’S BIT ON THE SIDE

Endemol for Channel 5

Shift 4 has provided XF305s for several series of these catch up, gossip and banter shows which back up the main BB programmes.

BIG BROTHER

BIG BROTHER

Endemol for Channel 4

We've also supplied Endemol and Endemol digital with various equipment for BB's main show.

WORLD’S TOP FIVE

WORLD’S TOP FIVE

Blink Films for Discovery

Shift 4 are continuing their successful relationship with Blink Films by providing equipment and support for this series, which searches for the ultimate giants in engineering genius. Cameras used include PMW-800s and 5Ds.

ULTIMATE SHOPPER

ULTIMATE SHOPPER

Betty TV for Discovery

This series sees shoppers facing fashion challenges and Holly Valance amongst a panel of judges. Shift 4 provided several XF305 kits for each day of shooting as well as sound and lighting equipment.

KING OF CHEATS

KING OF CHEATS

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ABC contacted Shift 4 to help with this project, which brought cinematic treatment to one of the greatest stories of the modern era. One of our C300 PL mount cameras, plus lenses and accessories, was used on shoots in the UK, France and the USA.

CATCHING A KILLER: CROCODILE TEARS

CATCHING A KILLER: CROCODILE TEARS

Mentorn Media for Channel 4

A look at crimes where people who've appealed for information committed the crimes themselves. This programme TX-ed in July 2013 and was shot on Shift 4's C300. In addition we supplied sound equipment and lighting.

THE ROUTEMASTERS: RUNNING LONDON’S ROADS

THE ROUTEMASTERS: RUNNING LONDON’S ROADS

Blast! Films for BBC2

Using Shift 4’s XF305s and minicams (including HXR-MC1Ps and GoPros), this documentary series follows the people who keep London’s road network running smoothly.

JAMIE’S 30 MINUTE MEALS

JAMIE’S 30 MINUTE MEALS

Fresh One for Channel 4

Another Fresh One series, produced using Shift 4's kit and crew.

PANORAMA – THE DERBY FIRE: SECRETS AND LIES

PANORAMA – THE DERBY FIRE: SECRETS AND LIES

BBC Northern Ireland for BBC1

The truth behind the Derby fire that killed 6 children. Shot by DOP Roy Estabrook using C300s from Shift 4.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: HAVING A BALL

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE: HAVING A BALL

Optomen for BBC2

This 90 minute special was shot on location at Chawton House in Hampshire. Working alongside production staff at Optomen, Shift 4 supplied crew members and kit, including ARRI ALEXAs for the main programme and C300s for behind the scenes.

GOALMOUTH

GOALMOUTH

A Disney in house production for Disney XD

Shift 4 worked closely with Disney to produce this, the third series of the successful football magazine show. With involvement from the development stage, we provided equipment, crew and production support. Cameras used included C300s, 5Ds, PMW-500s and GoPros.

ANOTHER FILM COMPANY

ANOTHER FILM COMPANY

Various commercials

Another chose Shift 4 to supply equipment for a number of their commercial projects, including for client KFC.

PARTIZAN

PARTIZAN

Various commercials

Shift 4 has provided kit, crew and support to several commercials produced by this award-winning production company, including a campaign for Sainsburys.

IAIN FORSYTH AND JANE POLLARD

IAIN FORSYTH AND JANE POLLARD

Various projects

Shift 4 enjoys a successful working relationship with renowned artists Iain and Jane. We have provided them with advice, support, equipment and crew for a selection of projects, including work with Pulse Films and, most recently, the promotional campaign for Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds’ new album.

BRITAIN’S BEST BAKERY

BRITAIN’S BEST BAKERY

Shine TV for ITV

This series for ITV1 Daytime celebrates bakeries around the UK and used at least five of Shift 4’s XF305 kits per shoot day.

JAMIE’S 15 MINUTE MEALS

JAMIE’S 15 MINUTE MEALS

Fresh One for Channel 4

Shot on Shift 4’s ARRI ALEXAs and 5Ds and using our crew, this series from Jamie Oliver’s production company Fresh One also utilised our grip equipment and lights.

BEAT THE ANCESTORS

BEAT THE ANCESTORS

Dragonfly Film and Television for Channel 5

Dragonfly chose Shift 4 to provide PDW-800s and EX3s, amongst other kit, for this series which explores and recreates engineering triumphs.

THE TUBE

THE TUBE

Blast! Films for BBC2

This series traces the history of the underground and how upgrades improve it and was shot using C300 and XF305 kits from Shift 4.

NEIGHBOURHOOD HEROES

NEIGHBOURHOOD HEROES

Blast! Films for ITV

About the frontline workers that fight to protect Britain’s Neighbourhoods, this series used Shift 4’s XF305s and C300s.

PARALYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY

PARALYMPICS OPENING CEREMONY

Christy HQ

Shift 4 was proud to be involved with London 2012’s Paralympics and provided the production company of director Mike Christy with ARRI ALEXAs and Prime Lens sets for a series of films and promos for the event.

BOX TELEVISION

BOX TELEVISION

Various projects

Shift 4 frequently work with Box Television’s production team to deliver content for Box TV’s 7 channel portfolio. Providing kit, crew and production support, programmes include interviews, gigs, takeover charts and real stories as well as large scale awards shows.

SHOW ME YOUR WARDROBE

SHOW ME YOUR WARDROBE

Alaska for Sky Living

Shot on Shift 4’s C300s, this series sees fashion blogger Jackie Dixon and presenter and model Zara Martin delve through the UK's wardrobes.

BRITAIN’S SECRET SHOPPERS

BRITAIN’S SECRET SHOPPERS

Optomen for Channel 4

Optomen chose Shift 4 to supply XF305s for this first series, where business expert Justin Preston turns Britain’s shy shoppers into savvy shoppers.

ANDREX WASHLETS II AD CAMPAIGN

ANDREX WASHLETS II AD CAMPAIGN

The Outfit for Kimberly Clark Europe

Featuring Dawn O’Porter and an impressive Airstream caravan, this campaign was shot in various locations around the UK using Shift 4’s PDW-800s plus crew members and vans.

MONSTER MOVES

MONSTER MOVES

Windfall Films for Channel 5, National Geographic and SBS

As with Monster Moves, Shift 4 provided equipment and advice, this time for filming in Europe.

MASSIVE MOVES

MASSIVE MOVES

Windfall Films for HGTV Canada and UKTV Home

Forget how stressful moving house can be, this series is about moving entire houses. Shot in the US and Canada, Shift 4 provided equipment for all 39 episodes including advice and information for international carnets and packing kit for overseas travel.

JAMIE OLIVER’S DREAM SCHOOL

JAMIE OLIVER’S DREAM SCHOOL

Fresh One for Channel 4

Jamie Oliver brings together some inspirational and expert individuals to try to persuade 20 young people to give education a second chance. Shift 4 was heavily involved in pre-production for the series, and supplied kit and crew in its entirety.

INSIDE NATURE’S GIANTS

INSIDE NATURE’S GIANTS

Windfall Films for Channel 4

Natural History from the inside out. Shift 4 provided PDW-F900Rs, XF305s, EX3s, camera accessories, lighting and sound equipment.

THE TRUE STORY

THE TRUE STORY

Blink Films for Smithsonian Network, Channel 5, History Channel (UK), CanWest, Discovery Canada and BBC WW

The true stories that inspired well-known movies like Platoon, Scream and Die Hard, with Shift 4 supplying kit including PMW-800s, 5Ds and accessories.

THE CULTURE SHOW

THE CULTURE SHOW

BBC for BBC2

Shift 4 provide the weekly arts magazine show with C300 kits as well as lighting, sound and grip equipment.

HOW HIP HOP CHANGED THE WORLD

HOW HIP HOP CHANGED THE WORLD

Fresh One for Channel 4

Shift 4 provided equipment and production support for this documentary revealing the defining moments in street music and culture over the last 35 years, including interviews with Snoop Dogg, Goldie and Jessie J.

MARY PORTAS: SECRET SHOPPER

MARY PORTAS: SECRET SHOPPER

Optomen for Channel 4

This series, which sees Mary Portas expose shoddy customer service, used Shift 4 kit throughout.

VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE

VERY IMPORTANT PEOPLE

Running Bare Pictures for Channel 4

Shift 4 supplied all kit for Morgana Robinson and Terry Mynott’s celebrity impression show which was shot on ARRI ALEXA by DOP Roy Estabrook.

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