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Anthony Dow

Company Director / Director of Photography
Commercial Cinematography
Over 35 years in the industry!

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Franklin Dow

Director of Photography / Company Director
Drama / Commercial / Documentary Cinematographer
Primetime EMMY Award winner and DP on OSCAR winning documentary, The White Helmets

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Rafal Tyslewicz

Colourist, Editor, Camera Operator
SLV Technical Supervisor

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Juan Minotta

Camera Operator


Holly Smyth

Camera Assistant / Operator






Crew rates for television commercials are set by APA. Crew rates for other work varies depending on the type of work and the experience of the individual crew member. We have some guides rates here but the best thing to do is give us a ring so we can recommend the best people for your shoot and give you an accurate cost.

APA Commercials Rate Card

Guide crew rates for non-APA work:

Director of Photography £350 to £850
Camera Operator £250 to £350
Sound Recordist £260 to £360
1st AC / Focus Puller £275 to £350
Camera Assistant £240 to £275
Steadicam/ Gimbal/ Jimmy Jib Operator £400 to £600
Gaffer or Grip £330 to £440
Spark £250 to £300
Prompt Operator £220 to £260
Driver/Runner £120 to £180


SLV is open as usual - Coronavirus Update - January 2021

With yet another lockdown announced we are staying open for business as TV and Film production has got green light to keep running but have altered the way we work to maintain a safe working environment. As a small but resilient company and we are always happy to tailor our services to your specific requirements.

Here is an update about the procedures and facilities we have put in place.


You must wear a face covering when indoors unless you are a talent in front of the camera but then yo have to keep safe distance.

Studio 2 is now available for full 10-hour day hire only and comes with the the extra room above it as standard to accommodate extra crew numbers. Contact us for more details.

Our studios have fresh air ventilation systems which provide a constant supply of fresh air as opposed to a recirculation system. They are also quiet enough to run whilst recording sound

We have just installed a dual internet system that runs on fast 5G in addition to fibre broadband so that we can offer a very robust internet connection for live video streaming etc.

We can provide a reliable online video stream from the studios so that your client can monitor the shoot remotely

There is remote audio and video monitoring provided from the studio to the client room and both dressing rooms for Studio 1 and to the client room for Studio 2. Studio 1 also have a microphone set up in the green room so that you can communicate remotely via the PA

We have opened a roof garden in addition to the private yard so we can offer clients more outdoor ancillary space

Safe equipment handling

All equipment supplied by SLV is made safe using a combination of quarantining, disinfection, UV-C light and ozone sanitising

Our staff members wear appropriate PPE whilst handling equipment

Workstations are being sanitised before and after use

Our vans are sanitised before and after use

Studio sanitation

Hand sanitiser is provided on main entry to the premises and around the building

We ask that crew and clients arrive with their own PPE, however we have it available to purchase if required

Everyone, including SLV staff, entering the premises will have their temperature measured and we reserve the right to refuse entry of anyone displaying symptoms of Covid -19

Client facing staff wears PPE

The Studio 1 showers are still available to use however we ask that people bring their own towels

Studio 1 and studio 2 are to use separate toilets and kitchen facilities provided if both are in use on the same day

We are currently limiting the maximum number of people inside each studio space to 10 people for Studio 1 and 3 people for Studio 2.

The premises are being sanitised at the end of each working day

We strongly suggest all the productions and clients coming to our studios to read the latest APA COVID-19 Shooting guidelines. You can find the most up to date version by clicking link below:

APA COVID-19 Shooting Guidelines

We now have the NHS Covid-19 App venue QR code in place.


We know that things are very difficult in our industry right now, however we would like to reassure our clients that we are here to help get the industry back on its feet.

Take care and hope to see you soon,

SLV Team