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The Atlas Television Team has a solid record of delivering a friendly, reliable service. Our bookings people know the crew and kit well. Our camera crews can be trusted to deliver to the highest of international standards. Our camera rental stock is up to date and thoroughly maintained.
We regularly work on high-end corporate productions, television shoots primarily for British and American programmes and multi-camera events.
Our experience includes Corporate and Commercial Shoots, Documentaries, Reality TV, Sports events and multi-camera shoots for Music Gigs, Comedy and other such events – the whole range typically covered by professional television location crews.
Cal is Managing Director of Atlas Television.
He started his career in Canada in 1982 as a television reporter with CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). In 1988 he moved to London to join the international agency, Worldwide Television News, as a writer based at the company’s headquarters. He was soon directing coverage in the field and his assignments included the Bosnia War, the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela and the Rwanda civil war. In 1995, he moved to Hong Kong as WTN’s Asia Bureau Chief, responsible for 17 bureaux in the region. In 1998, Associated Press bought WTN and Cal left to concentrate on starting his own businesses with various partners.
His initial focus was Procam Television, started as a sideline crew/kit hire business in London in 1991. It wasn’t long before Procam had developed into one of the leading crew and kit hire companies in the UK and in 2013 Cal sold his shareholding.
In 2003, Cal co-founded Atlas Television in Dubai and these days he spends his time between Dubai and London.
Antoine St-Amour joined Atlas in August 2016 and we are delighted to have him on board as General Manager. Antoine started working in broadcast television at CBC in Canada.
He worked in location, studio, MCR and satellite transmission operations so has a well-rounded background in the industry. In 2013, he moved to London and did freelance work in various roles at CBC, CNN, CNBC, Al Jazeera and TIMA. We worked on a big job with him near Dubai and we were so impressed we asked him to join us. A solid, knowledgeable manager committed to delivering a reliable, top quality service.
Crew and Kit Hire
Kevin has been our dependable and loyal kit preparation man since 2007. As you would expect he is fastidious and methodical which means we at Atlas very rarely have issues with kit.
Originally from California, Kevin’s claim to fame is that he used to work in Hollywood.
He loves Classic ‘rock n roll’ and owns at least one pair of cool cowboy boots.
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Another one of Atlas’ loyal team members, Bilal joined us back in 2006 and has gained experience in all aspects of our operations and is currently on our bookings desk helping clients.
He knows all there is to know about kit and crew hire requirements.
Bilal also loves to get out on location occasionally as a Camera Assistant.
Meet Our Camera Crew Team
Miles is a top rate DoP with credits on more than 50 TV commercials credits. He also has an impressive list of television and documentary credits to his name and has worked as a Second Unit DoP on several Australian feature films. Miles trained under acclaimed DoP Nick Matthews ACS who has worked on such prestigious productions as the Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks HBP series BAND OF BROTHERS and Working Title’s ABOUT A BOY. Highly skilled and a great guy to work with.
Fawad Ul Hassan
Fawad joined Atlas back in 2008. His background is editing so as a Lighting Cameraman he knows what’s needed in the edit suite. He knows our full range of cameras inside out, has a good eye and offers strong lighting skills.
He has also previously trained and worked as a sound recordist so is a great choice for one-man band jobs.
Faisal joined Atlas in June 2014 as a kitroom and camera assistant. He has proved to be extremely valuable on location shoots, so is working on location most of the time, generally as an assistant but also as a junior cameraman, He has a good eye and decent lighting skills. Also a qualified DIT.
Shane is top-notch DoP/Lighting Cameraman. He developed his skills in Ireland shooting factual entertainment and documentary programmes for television as well as by working on film projects and corporate videos. He has a great eye, solid lighting skills and a thorough understanding of what is needed for an edit, helped by the fact that he has also worked as an editor. Shane brings creative, positive energy to a shoot and is a pleasure to work with.
Jaxx has been with Atlas since 2008. Before joining us, he trained as a sound engineer.
He is easily one of the best location sound recordists in Dubai. A great guy to have on any shoot.
He also writes songs, plays guitar and sings!
Santan joined us in 2013. He had previously worked as a driver/assistant on productions for several years.
Knows his way around Dubai and the UAE, knows his way around a location set, quick to jump in and help. Takes care of the stuff that has to get done to keep things going. And does it all with a smile.