‘Head to Head’ at Oxford Union for Aljazeera
‘Head to Head’ is Aljazeera’s debate based show hosted by Mehdi Hasan held at the Oxford Union. The show has just completed filming its second season and has included much controversial discussion with guests such as Richard Dawkins, Martin McGuinness and General Mike Jackson.
The Oxford union is a small traditional debating hall and the programme is shot as live with a live mix. The producers of the show wanted to raise production values without being too intrusive so a big jib was out of the question.
The Polecam was ideal as it only had a footprint slightly bigger than a tripod and I was able to use the Sony PMW200 camera on the end so that all the pictures and codecs matched with the other larger Sony |XDCAM cameras.