The Midas Touch continues with new tv commissions

With ten hours of new tv commissions this year, we are busy busy busy right now!

Filming is almost complete on season 4 of our very successful vets series for BBC ALBA and we're flying high once again as we start filming for our second "Highland Airports" series.

While we can't reveal too much about our other television work just yet, let's just say we'll be "all at sea".

Stay tuned, more follows shortly!

Vets post production

The post production editing continues on our Vets series in tandem with our filming schedule.  For those with interest in the technical side, we offline on Avid and we have developed a neat workflow that allows the producer to send guide voiceovers to the editor regardless of where she is in the world. 

She records them on her Mac laptop using QuickTime’s audio recording, and because it goes straight into Avid the editor can work with the MPEG4 files which saves her having to convert them to AIFF files (which she used to do in iTunes using her previous workflow).

Busy July

Vets’ filming continues with our focus on more severe or specialist small animal cases that have been referred from other vets practices.  We spend a few days at Dick Vets School in Edinburgh, and at Vets Now’s referral centre in Glasgow.

And, our team is beavering away on the pre-production phase of our new airports TV series – watch this space!

It has also been a very busy month on the corporate front as work finishes on a major offshore video induction for one of our oil & gas clients. 

May Media Training

The Midas Media team has been busy running several media training courses this month for oil operators.  Despite the downturn in the oil price, our clients understand the importance of reputation management and how critical it is to practice their skills. 

And, how media in the 21st century has changed: with the growth of social media and smartphones - everyone is a reporter!

Our trainers still actively work in the media and have numerous offshore trips to rigs, platforms and FPSO’s under their belt, which helps us deliver authentic and credible training to our oil & gas clients (UK and worldwide).

TV documentary airs

30th April 2015: “Air na Rigs (Life Offshore)”, our hour long documentary was first shown on BBC ALBA to great review.  With unprecedented access, viewers were taken on a journey to see what it is really like to work offshore in the North Sea. 

Before anyone can travel to an installation, even for a day they have to complete a five day survival training course.  Starting at the heliport, and following a group doing their survival training, we then fly to Buzzard and Golden Eagle where we learn about daily life on an oil platform, including the E120 drilling rig.

April Filming

Filming continues for our 10 x 30 min observational documentary TV series on Scottish vets.  This month we’ve been to Highland Wildlife Park with vet Jane Harley as she knocked out some animals for treatment or tests, including a young Bison, a lively Markhor and a beautiful Kiang stallion. 

The Wildlife Rescue Centre at Fishcross in Clackmannanshire has been busy dealing with injured or orphaned newborns.  We film vet Romain Pizzi on one of his weekly visits as he treats baby red squirrels, baby rabbits and fox cubs. 

And, we had a week in Wick during the calving and lambing season, which included a late night Caesarian section on a farm, where the calf’s life was in danger.  

New Midas website launched

We're delighted this week to launch the new Midas Media website! In the weeks to come, we'll add lot's of new video content and exciting news!