What is Black Flag TV Ltd?
Founded in 2012 by Stuart Keasley and Adam Parkes, Black Flag TV provides specialist cameras and crew to the Film, TV and corporate media sectors.
The founders bring a diverse set of skills and experience to an increasingly technological and interconnected field of image capture, the easiest way to explain what we do here is to say we solve problems. Along with all our normal kit, some of the equipment we supply for rental is rare or completely unique and won’t be found in a regular rental company. Beyond that, we often create bespoke solutions to unique problems, typically when others have said it can’t be done.
Based in the iconic Shepperton Studios we have access to trades and craftspeople on our doorstep, a community of specialists and engineers that love a challenge enabling Black Flag TV Ltd to quickly scale to the needs of the job while maintaining sensible overheads.
We can add value to your next project, allowing your budget to make it to the screen along with your vision.
How can we help?
If you’ve ever had a meeting or an on-set discussion where someone has used the following phrases:
- “I’ve no idea how it works…”
- “is that even possible?”
- “surely there must be a way we can get that shot…”
- “can we do that safely?”
- “won’t that be way over our budget?”
- “looks broken, now what do we do?”
Give us a call.
Stuart’s career in media began as an underwater cameraman, a skill he still employs at Black Flag TV to great effect. Stuart is the one you’re most likely to contact first as he tends to look after the bookings and hire side of the business. Out in the field Stuart is an accomplished camera operator, though it’s his skills in IT and network infrastructure that set him apart. As cameras and computers become increasingly indistinguishable, it’s a vital skill to have.
Adam’s career has been long and varied, giving him a background in almost all elements of production from capture to delivery. At Black Flag TV he looks after the kit and post production end of things. He’s motivated by a challenge and is often the one tinkering on a new solution or pondering the physics behind a particular problem. Out in the field he’s an accomplished camera operator who can fix or improvise a solution in any environment.