The GTC Council are very pleased to announce that this years TiCA award is being presented to Paul Berriff OBE.
The TiCA (Television Cameraman’s Award) is awarded to an individual who, in the opinion of the Council, has furthered the cause of the GTC by fostering and improving the art and craft of the professional television cameraman over many years.
Paul Berriff spent forty years behind the camera, either shooting or producing but his career actually began in stills and his portfolio of work features his photographs of, amongst others, The Beatles, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd and The Rolling Stones.After moving from stills to moving images Paul found his niche as the youngest cameraman at the time to work for the BBC in a career that saw him cover major stories from the Piper Alpha disaster to being on the ground during the World Trade Center attacks on 11 September 2001. He subsequently made the documentary film, 9/11 A Firefighters’ Story, for Channel Five.
At the GTC Awards this year Paul will receive his award and talk to members and guests of the GTC about his career, while showing examples of his work. A captivating and entertaining way to wrap up the GTC Awards.
The venue for the Awards Day is A Day in the Country, near Banbury and the date is Sunday 14 May, from 8:45 to 22:00.
Headline Sponsors, so far, are Panasonic UK and Camera Corps. Additional sponsors include Dan Greenway Ltd, Performance Film & Media Insurance, Presteigne Broadcast Hire and Zerb. Generous support is also pledged from ARRI, Aerial Vue, Portaprompt, SNG Broadcast and Video Europe.
GTC members will be able to try their hand at four fun activities in one-hour sessions throughout the day. This year these activities will be: Hovercraft (sponsored by Panasonic UK), 4 x 4 Driving, Dog Agility/Ferret Racing and Archery.
At the end of the morning activity sessions, the GTC’s 45th AGM will take place. Free food and soft drinks are supplied all day and the evening bar is being sponsored by RED UK.
The GTC Awards 2017 will be presented from 19:00 in The Great Barn. These include Awards for Excellence, Seal(s) of Approval for great kit, and the most prestigious prize: the Television Cameraman’s Award (TiCA), which is awarded to an individual who has fostered and improved the art and craft of professional television camerawork over many years. The awards ceremony will be streamed live on the internet and an edited highlights package will later be published on the GTC Vimeo page.
There will be a charity raffle with prizes generously donated by industry companies; this year the proceeds will be split between the CTBF and Fight for Sight. So far, we have received generous donations of great prizes from Cache Media, Dan Greenway Ltd, Miller Fluid Heads Europe Ltd, Over Exposed, Panasonic UK, Peli Products UK, RED UK and Top-Teks.
The whole day will be a great opportunity for networking, making new friends and contacts, seeing new kit and generally having a fun time. On site during the activities part of the day there will be drones from Aerial Vue, the ARRI Trinity, a chance to try out the latest Panasonic cameras and a 360° demo from VE Group.