their 19th year, Awfully Nice Video Company Limited
was started in 1987 when Graham Maunder and Keith Darbyshire
decided that there was room in the facilities market for a
that specialised in top quality ENG/EFP units.
Since then, Awfully Nice Video have worked for just about all
the top broadcasters in Great Britain as well as the main networks
in the U.S.A., Australia and Japan. Based in Greater London
they now run several units in PAL and N.T.S.C. and were one
of the first companies in Europe to take delivery of and shoot
with High Definition (HDCAM) equipment. They remain one of
the premier ENG/EFP/PSC companies in the U.K.
Having originally worked almost entirely in the television
side of the industry they have now expanded into shooting commercials
and promos using the very latest HighDef (HDCAM) technology.
Awfully Nice Video Company are also proud to be members
of the I.V.C.A.
Maunder (Lighting Cameraman)
|Starting at the BBC, Graham worked
on a multitude of programmes based in the studio and on location.
He was then asked to work for Television International, a London
based facilities company, who were at that time the largest
company of their kind in Europe. When Trilion took TVI over
in 1983 Graham became Head of Cameras in the new company until
setting up Awfully Nice Video with Keith.
Since that time, Graham has worked on a multitude of programmes including features
and profiles for major sporting events to inserts for comedy programmes and documentaries.
Graham has also worked on many commercials, receiving numerous awards along the
Graham has been one of the pioneers of High Definition shooting in the
U.K. and has been flown as far as New Zealand and America to shoot projects for
clients in those countries on HDCAM.
Graham is also a member of B.E.C.T.U.
the Guild of Television Cameramen.
Darbyshire (Sound Recordist)
|After failing as a concert pianist,
international rugby player, county cricketer and potential
Wimbledon men’s singles champion Keith started his career
with Martak Studios in Manchester before being asked to join
Fleet Studios in London, one of the countries leading recording
and radio production studios.
With the launch of Channel 4 and the inevitable expansion of the independent
television sector Keith joined Trilion Video in 1982 as a sound recordist and
worked in studio, broadcast, post-production and single camera locations on a
wide rage of dramas, entertainment programmes, live sports events, commercials,
pop concerts and promos. In 1988 he teamed up with Graham to form Awfully Nice
Video and now has 24 years of sound recording experience to share with production
Keith is a member of B.E.C.T.U.