British Airways Boeing 777 Captain and Dreamflight Trustee, John Tye last week achieved recognition for his fantastic work on the Dreamflight ‘Glimpse’ DVD.
Each year, the children on the Dreamflight trip are accompanied by a film crew of ‘self-shooting’ cameramen, who film and edit documentaries for each of the 12 regional groups that come along on the life-changing trip to Orlando. This enables the children to take home with them a lasting memory of their magical holiday. Despite not being a professional cameraman, John Tye’s work with the Dreamflight camera crew is long-standing and he recently shot and edited the fabulous ‘Glimpse’ DVD, a 3-minute introduction to the work that Dreamflight carries out annually.
John was delighted to be awarded with the Guild of Television Cameramen’s (GTC’s) Mike Baldock Award for his work with Dreamflight. Mike Baldock was Head of Cameras at Thames Television, Teddington, at the time the GTC was formed. After his untimely death, an award was created to encourage cameramen at the beginning of their careers. More recently the Mike Baldock Award has been given to a person who in the opinion of the Council has rendered a valuable service to the TV industry or an organisation; that nominee need not be a GTC member.
John’s endeavours have raised the profile of camerawork in the charity arena. Former GTC chairman, Mike Solomons has acted as toastmaster for many Dreamflight events and felt that the Award to John would be excellent. As Mike says, “even if he is not young in years, he is certainly young in his television career and Mike Baldock would have been delighted to support such a worthy recipient”.
Dreamflight are most proud of their Trustee for his wonderful work and commitment to the charity. John is pictured receiving the award from Dick Hibbard, the GTC President. Speakers at the awards evening included TV presenter Nick Knowles and Chief Creative Officer of BBC Vision Productions, Patrick Younge.
Dreamflight are currently seeking a sponsor for their superb camera crew. If you or someone you know would like to support this important aspect of the Dreamflight trip that enables the children to have lasting memories of their magical holiday, please contact Emma on 01494 722733.
For more information about the Guild of Television Cameramen, please visit www.gtc.org.uk
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