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Camerapeople.Tv is a production company creating original content for films TV and the internet. We want to produce a puppet series in the style of Thunderbirds and other Gerry Anderson shows with a new gangster puppet series called Mob Street. Its based on classic comedy from the 1930/40 classic comedy shows such as Laurel and Hardy slap stick humour from Keystone cops.



 We want do more than create a puppet show. Its a channel that preserves the art of practical SFX. Behind the scenes recreations interviews with some of the top special SFX people in he industry.
The channel looks behind the scenes of film and TV and tells the untold story of the unsung heroes who work behind the camera. We will be producing regular online programs that look behind the scenes at how films are made with a particular focus on Practical and Visual SFX.
As well as online documentaries we will be recreating classic shots from the history of TV and cinema and interviewing the original creators.
There will be opportunities for Patreons to visit the set while we are filming and in a sense become part of the crew. As well as documenting and recording the techniques of TV and cinema history we will be creating our own puppet series called Mob street.
As a Patreon you will be able to follow every step of the production from script to screen and we will be having regular open days for our supporters where they can experience what its like to be on the film set. With Patreon support we be able to make documentaries about the people who work behind the camera and also create our own series. The people behind this Patreon channel are a group of film makers who are working currently in the film and TV industry.

David Graham Hicks

is a Director of Photography/Lighting Cameraman best known for his work recreating three new episodes of Thunderbirds (2016) and the award-winning documentary Filmed in Supermarionation (2014).




David’s fascination with the worlds of Gerry Anderson began with amateur filmmaking, emulating the model work of effects genius Derek Meddings and creating his own episodes of Thunderbirds. This fuelled his ambitions to become a professional cameraman. David spent 30 years shooting News, Corporate, Documentaries and Drama, but the chance to relive a childhood dream arrived in 2015. Life turned full circle when David worked as a cameraman on documentaries about Terrahawks and Supercar, before more challenging D.O.P. duties arose for the definitive feature-length documentary on the subject, Filmed in Supermarionation.This involved not just talking-heads interviews, but re-creations of puppet scenes in newly scripted linking material, matching the style of the 1965 classic.



Lessons learned from this experience were further developed in the three new episodes of Thunderbirds. David’s lifetime of skills were brought to the fore: shooting miniatures and puppet-scaled sets, high-speed photography of models, matching the original 35mm celluloid ‘look’ with to Arri Alexa HD cameras.
David trained at Gateway Films in North London, makers of educational films and early BBC wildlife series. Initially a runner, he worked his way up, quickly taking over as chief editor and cameraman.Assignments included helicopter shoots, off-road (for Suzuki) and Royal engagements at the Guildhall, before he turned freelance, filming political events and news items for the Spanish channel TV3, ITN, Sky and the BBC.
Outside Broadcasts or multi-camera large events: Princess Diana’s funeral, British General Elections, Tony Blair at No.10 and President Obama’s visit to the G20.Noteworthy concerts: Cirque du Soleil Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Whitney Houston at Wembley and Prince Live at the Formula 1, in Abu Dhabi. An early adopter of green technology, David owns both a hybrid and an all-electric car.He is interested in environmental issues, so enjoyed working on a documentary about climate change called Disruption (2014).His Science-Fiction credentials include cult projects for Sci-Fi Channel and the BBC: The Making of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy; The Making of Blake’s Seven and Dalekmania. David filmed the space drama Shakedown aboard HMS Belfast and more recently he’s been shooting for a documentary about Star Wars.

Andy Rolfe Model Maker and set builder.

Andy Rolfe is a Model maker and set builder.started when he met the BAFTA award winning VFX Director Steve Begg. Who introduced him to Gerry Anderson who asked him to work on S.I.G Captain Scarlet for the DVD release. Andy also worked on the original documentary for Thunderbirds DVD release. The Brains behind Thunderbirds/The companion. Went on to work on FAB Sunday celebration of Thunderbirds for Disney Channel.



Steve introduced him to Oscar winning Bill Pearson who also worked on Alien Flash Gordon, Outland, and Blakes Seven.
Working with Bill at Shepperton studios for many years making models and props for Tv and film.
He worked on host of different productions including Alien verses predator and James Bond Casino Royale as senior model maker on the one third scale Venice set. Modeling and dressing.
Then went on to work at Bray studios with Leigh Took of Matts and miniatures.
His work includes The Imaginarium of Doctor Paranassus, Wolf Man, Monuments men. Dark Shadows to name but a few. Started working at Pinewood studios in 2012 to help build the one third scale Aston Martin D5 model of the car that appears in Skyfall. Shortly after created sets and models for the Documentary Filmed in Supermarionation. This lead on to working on Building the complete Tracy Lounge set used in the filming of Thunderbirds 1965.
Was then asked to work at Shepperton Studios and work on Red Dwarf which included building the 17 foot Red Dwarf model and Star Bug Access hatch.
In 2016 he went on to Justice League making props then went on to work on Harry Potter crimes of the Grindelwald making props.Most recently working on the rebooted Men In Black. Making props.Like most people I grew up with Gerry And Sylvia Anderson's wonderful shows and I was fascinated by what the team at century 21 achieved so long ago so much so I learned as much as I could from people who worked on the shows and was fortunate enough to build sets for the original DVD releases of Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet.

David Finchett

Dave is a professional photographer with a longstanding interest in puppetry and the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. He has worked as a puppeteer on numerous productions including: Granada’s ‘Flantastic’ TV series with Brains, Channel Four’s ‘The Bird’, with Gerry on ‘The Brains behind Thunderbirds’, and he operated Parker on The Gloria Hunniford TV show. He was a puppeteer and voice artist on S.I.G. Captain Scarlet and for ITV’s DVD box set release of Thunderbirds. He has worked internationally, creating and operating Brains in four New Zealand Bank adverts for Saatchi & Saatchi. He has also created Idents for BBC with Brains. David is also a talented Voice Artist for our team and Gerry commissioned him to recreate the voice of the Hood for the official Thunderbirds Hood toy.

Mamas Pitsillis

Mamas is an incredibly talented model maker and is well-respected within the garage kits community there's his kits are highly sought-after for there now accurate reconstructions, Mamas is also a keen enthusiasts for Gerry and Sylvia's work , he worked on Thunderbirds 1965 creating TB 1 and 4 and more , he also worked on Star Wars , Blade Runner , Ready player one and many others. He heads up on model department .


Vaughan Herriott

Vaughan has had a keen interest in the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and the Century 21 team so much so he decided to start recreating the puppets from the shows. After 10 years. he now at the point where his work is second to none,
Vaughan creates the puppets from the ground up and does everything himself.
A few years back his work was recognised by Australian TV where they asked him to make a puppet for a safety advert,

David Mason

David works with fireworks and it is an accomplished pyrotechnic with many years experience , he has a keen fascination with special effects and is an amazing problem solver and David has fitted well in with our team making him the Effects supervisor he also worked on Thunderbirds 1965 and Filmed in Supermarionation alongside Malcolm Smith.

Ian Stewart


Ian is a keen puppeteer and puppet maker. He has studied various types of puppetry and particularly enjoys the works of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. He is a firm believer that puppets need to be ‘brought to life’ and has run interactive workshops on manipulating puppets at conventions and puppet festivals. As a member of the team Ian is chiefly involved in the various aspects of puppet performance, from preparing the puppets for filming to manipulation and creating special movement. He is a Member of the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild.



Tiers
Turnover
$2 or more per month

Thanks for getting involved. $2 is roughly £1.38.
Every little helps. We value every contribution.

Running
$5 or more per month

You get a personnel thank you online. $5 is around £3.45
Thanks for helping getting us get started on producing new content.

Speed
$10 or more per month

Early access to online updates of filming progress.

You get a personnel thank you online.

Camera
$20 or more per month

Early access to online updates of filming progress.

We are nearly in production with members like you.
T Shirt with Mob street.

Lights
$30 or more per month

Early access to online updates of filming progress.

Visit to the studio on 1 of our open days.
See the sets. Have a go at being a puppeteer.

Talk to the crew. have a go behind the camera.

25 backers mean that we can start our open days.

On your visit you will receive T Shirt with Mob street logo and supporters badge.

(Studio day only applies to 12 month membership)

Action
$50 or more per month

Early access to online updates of filming progress.

Visit to the studio on 2 of our open days.
See the sets. Have a go at being a puppeteer.

T Shirt with Mob street logo and supporters badge.

(Studio day only applies to 12 month membership)

VIP
$100 or more per month

Early access to online updates of filming progress.

Visit to the studio on 3 of our open days.
See the sets. Have a go at being a puppeteer.

Talk to the crew. have a go behind the camera.

T Shirt with Mob street logo and supporters badge.
(Studio day only applies to 12 month membership)

Superstar star backers. £200 and above.
$200 or more per month

Early access to online updates of filming progress.

Visit to the studio on all  5 of our open days.
See the sets. Have a go at being a puppeteer.

Talk to the crew. have a go behind the camera.
T Shirt with Mob street logo and supporters badge.

Bronze head cast of puppet.

(Studio day only applies to 12 month membership)

Goals
$308 of $500 per month
Goal 2.
Make second Puppet character.




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Camerapeople.Tv is a production company creating original content for films TV and the internet. We want to produce a puppet series in the style of Thunderbirds and other Gerry Anderson shows with a new gangster puppet series called Mob Street. Its based on classic comedy from the 1930/40 classic comedy shows such as Laurel and Hardy slap stick humour from Keystone cops.



 We want do more than create a puppet show. Its a channel that preserves the art of practical SFX. Behind the scenes recreations interviews with some of the top special SFX people in he industry.
The channel looks behind the scenes of film and TV and tells the untold story of the unsung heroes who work behind the camera. We will be producing regular online programs that look behind the scenes at how films are made with a particular focus on Practical and Visual SFX.
As well as online documentaries we will be recreating classic shots from the history of TV and cinema and interviewing the original creators.
There will be opportunities for Patreons to visit the set while we are filming and in a sense become part of the crew. As well as documenting and recording the techniques of TV and cinema history we will be creating our own puppet series called Mob street.
As a Patreon you will be able to follow every step of the production from script to screen and we will be having regular open days for our supporters where they can experience what its like to be on the film set. With Patreon support we be able to make documentaries about the people who work behind the camera and also create our own series. The people behind this Patreon channel are a group of film makers who are working currently in the film and TV industry.

David Graham Hicks

is a Director of Photography/Lighting Cameraman best known for his work recreating three new episodes of Thunderbirds (2016) and the award-winning documentary Filmed in Supermarionation (2014).




David’s fascination with the worlds of Gerry Anderson began with amateur filmmaking, emulating the model work of effects genius Derek Meddings and creating his own episodes of Thunderbirds. This fuelled his ambitions to become a professional cameraman. David spent 30 years shooting News, Corporate, Documentaries and Drama, but the chance to relive a childhood dream arrived in 2015. Life turned full circle when David worked as a cameraman on documentaries about Terrahawks and Supercar, before more challenging D.O.P. duties arose for the definitive feature-length documentary on the subject, Filmed in Supermarionation.This involved not just talking-heads interviews, but re-creations of puppet scenes in newly scripted linking material, matching the style of the 1965 classic.



Lessons learned from this experience were further developed in the three new episodes of Thunderbirds. David’s lifetime of skills were brought to the fore: shooting miniatures and puppet-scaled sets, high-speed photography of models, matching the original 35mm celluloid ‘look’ with to Arri Alexa HD cameras.
David trained at Gateway Films in North London, makers of educational films and early BBC wildlife series. Initially a runner, he worked his way up, quickly taking over as chief editor and cameraman.Assignments included helicopter shoots, off-road (for Suzuki) and Royal engagements at the Guildhall, before he turned freelance, filming political events and news items for the Spanish channel TV3, ITN, Sky and the BBC.
Outside Broadcasts or multi-camera large events: Princess Diana’s funeral, British General Elections, Tony Blair at No.10 and President Obama’s visit to the G20.Noteworthy concerts: Cirque du Soleil Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Whitney Houston at Wembley and Prince Live at the Formula 1, in Abu Dhabi. An early adopter of green technology, David owns both a hybrid and an all-electric car.He is interested in environmental issues, so enjoyed working on a documentary about climate change called Disruption (2014).His Science-Fiction credentials include cult projects for Sci-Fi Channel and the BBC: The Making of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy; The Making of Blake’s Seven and Dalekmania. David filmed the space drama Shakedown aboard HMS Belfast and more recently he’s been shooting for a documentary about Star Wars.

Andy Rolfe Model Maker and set builder.

Andy Rolfe is a Model maker and set builder.started when he met the BAFTA award winning VFX Director Steve Begg. Who introduced him to Gerry Anderson who asked him to work on S.I.G Captain Scarlet for the DVD release. Andy also worked on the original documentary for Thunderbirds DVD release. The Brains behind Thunderbirds/The companion. Went on to work on FAB Sunday celebration of Thunderbirds for Disney Channel.



Steve introduced him to Oscar winning Bill Pearson who also worked on Alien Flash Gordon, Outland, and Blakes Seven.
Working with Bill at Shepperton studios for many years making models and props for Tv and film.
He worked on host of different productions including Alien verses predator and James Bond Casino Royale as senior model maker on the one third scale Venice set. Modeling and dressing.
Then went on to work at Bray studios with Leigh Took of Matts and miniatures.
His work includes The Imaginarium of Doctor Paranassus, Wolf Man, Monuments men. Dark Shadows to name but a few. Started working at Pinewood studios in 2012 to help build the one third scale Aston Martin D5 model of the car that appears in Skyfall. Shortly after created sets and models for the Documentary Filmed in Supermarionation. This lead on to working on Building the complete Tracy Lounge set used in the filming of Thunderbirds 1965.
Was then asked to work at Shepperton Studios and work on Red Dwarf which included building the 17 foot Red Dwarf model and Star Bug Access hatch.
In 2016 he went on to Justice League making props then went on to work on Harry Potter crimes of the Grindelwald making props.Most recently working on the rebooted Men In Black. Making props.Like most people I grew up with Gerry And Sylvia Anderson's wonderful shows and I was fascinated by what the team at century 21 achieved so long ago so much so I learned as much as I could from people who worked on the shows and was fortunate enough to build sets for the original DVD releases of Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet.

David Finchett

Dave is a professional photographer with a longstanding interest in puppetry and the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. He has worked as a puppeteer on numerous productions including: Granada’s ‘Flantastic’ TV series with Brains, Channel Four’s ‘The Bird’, with Gerry on ‘The Brains behind Thunderbirds’, and he operated Parker on The Gloria Hunniford TV show. He was a puppeteer and voice artist on S.I.G. Captain Scarlet and for ITV’s DVD box set release of Thunderbirds. He has worked internationally, creating and operating Brains in four New Zealand Bank adverts for Saatchi & Saatchi. He has also created Idents for BBC with Brains. David is also a talented Voice Artist for our team and Gerry commissioned him to recreate the voice of the Hood for the official Thunderbirds Hood toy.

Mamas Pitsillis

Mamas is an incredibly talented model maker and is well-respected within the garage kits community there's his kits are highly sought-after for there now accurate reconstructions, Mamas is also a keen enthusiasts for Gerry and Sylvia's work , he worked on Thunderbirds 1965 creating TB 1 and 4 and more , he also worked on Star Wars , Blade Runner , Ready player one and many others. He heads up on model department .


Vaughan Herriott

Vaughan has had a keen interest in the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and the Century 21 team so much so he decided to start recreating the puppets from the shows. After 10 years. he now at the point where his work is second to none,
Vaughan creates the puppets from the ground up and does everything himself.
A few years back his work was recognised by Australian TV where they asked him to make a puppet for a safety advert,

David Mason

David works with fireworks and it is an accomplished pyrotechnic with many years experience , he has a keen fascination with special effects and is an amazing problem solver and David has fitted well in with our team making him the Effects supervisor he also worked on Thunderbirds 1965 and Filmed in Supermarionation alongside Malcolm Smith.

Ian Stewart


Ian is a keen puppeteer and puppet maker. He has studied various types of puppetry and particularly enjoys the works of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson. He is a firm believer that puppets need to be ‘brought to life’ and has run interactive workshops on manipulating puppets at conventions and puppet festivals. As a member of the team Ian is chiefly involved in the various aspects of puppet performance, from preparing the puppets for filming to manipulation and creating special movement. He is a Member of the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild.



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Tiers
Turnover
$2 or more per month

Thanks for getting involved. $2 is roughly £1.38.
Every little helps. We value every contribution.

Running
$5 or more per month

You get a personnel thank you online. $5 is around £3.45
Thanks for helping getting us get started on producing new content.

Speed
$10 or more per month

Early access to online updates of filming progress.

You get a personnel thank you online.

Camera
$20 or more per month

Early access to online updates of filming progress.

We are nearly in production with members like you.
T Shirt with Mob street.

Lights
$30 or more per month

Early access to online updates of filming progress.

Visit to the studio on 1 of our open days.
See the sets. Have a go at being a puppeteer.

Talk to the crew. have a go behind the camera.

25 backers mean that we can start our open days.

On your visit you will receive T Shirt with Mob street logo and supporters badge.

(Studio day only applies to 12 month membership)

Action
$50 or more per month

Early access to online updates of filming progress.

Visit to the studio on 2 of our open days.
See the sets. Have a go at being a puppeteer.

T Shirt with Mob street logo and supporters badge.

(Studio day only applies to 12 month membership)

VIP
$100 or more per month

Early access to online updates of filming progress.

Visit to the studio on 3 of our open days.
See the sets. Have a go at being a puppeteer.

Talk to the crew. have a go behind the camera.

T Shirt with Mob street logo and supporters badge.
(Studio day only applies to 12 month membership)

Superstar star backers. £200 and above.
$200 or more per month

Early access to online updates of filming progress.

Visit to the studio on all  5 of our open days.
See the sets. Have a go at being a puppeteer.

Talk to the crew. have a go behind the camera.
T Shirt with Mob street logo and supporters badge.

Bronze head cast of puppet.

(Studio day only applies to 12 month membership)