About One Box Television

One Box Television

One Box Television Ltd was born to aid the expanding requirements of programmes as budgets are cut. By producing a line cut on the day, there are massive savings in edit time and costs. Run by Richard Stevenson, a lighting cameraman with 23 years experience, One Box Television can guide you through the whole creative process, saving you money, time and stress.

With access to the finest crews available, One Box Television not only supplies the most affordable multi-camera solution available, but the right people to operate it. A hard-working team that strive for perfection on your project.


Meet the Team

Richard StevensonRichard Stevenson

After joining the BBC straight from school, Richard spent 10 happy years as a staff cameraman, training across a broad range of programmes. All Creatures Great and Small was an early highlight at Pebble Mill before a brief attachment to TV Centre lead to a job at BBC OBs. Here he widened his PSC and lighting experience, as well as working on some of the biggest OBs including two Olympics. Freelance since 1996, he became very busy with Jimmy Jib projects, at one point owning 6 cranes. In January 2008, One Box Television was born and this has been an on going development project where his keen eye for detail and customer satisfaction has meant constant investment in new equipment, much of it custom made. From the early days with 2 or 3 cameras, projects and demands have grown.

Jamie Barron

Jamie is One Box Television's staff assistant. Having thoroughly tested kit in our new base before loading into the vans, Jamie has a photographic memory and can always tell us where to find a piece of kit we all know is loaded - somewhere! He has fitted in well with the One Box team, enjoying the banter and making new friends along the way. A real asset to the team.

Lee CumminsLee Cummins

Having worked extensively with the team over the last 3 years, Lee has gained knowledge in all areas of the operation, and is always keen to learn more. It is not unusual for him to be the first to offer a solution to a request on site, proving there is always a "One Box way". Lee was Unit Manager for the massive "Release The Hounds" series, looking after a large crew, with 287 camera positions in 1 month. When not Unit Managing, he sits in the VT chair and is our tapeless king, happiest when surrounded by 3 Macbooks - and his ipad. Lee is also being trained in the art of vision control by engineer Richard Carroll.

John ShukerJohn Shuker

From stethoscope to vectorscope, "Doctor John" swapped an established career in medicine for a life in television. After a number of years training at The London Studios, John joined the freelance market, initially as a camera assistant, then as a jib assistant and camera operator. Equally at home running the touchline as he is handheld on music shows, John enjoys many of the challenges that One Box shoots bring. He has acted as technical manager on a number of shoots, and has taken major projects from planning to recce to transmission.

Ben Smith

After training in Technical Operations for TV production Ben pursued a career as a Camera Operator and has been working freelance ever since.  Keeping a varied work load he has worked across Broadcast, Corporate, Live Events and Rock n Roll tours.  Keen to not pigeon-hole himself he has always kept his hand in with editing and often shoots and edits his own material. Having an all round knowledge of production, being familiar with working in many different environments and always happy to 'muck in' Ben has been a great asset to the One Box team.

Tom Long

After 6 months full time training with us, Tom has become one of the most useful freelance assistants on the team. His knowledge of the kit is fantastic, and he is usually steps ahead during the rig having already done what others are thinking needs doing! As part of our passion for training, a spare camera was added to the mixer for "An Evening with Sir Michael Caine" at The Royal Albert Hall and Tom did a fantastic job operating on stage.

Peter Heaps

Awarded an MBE for Services to Broadcasting, Peter has been a part of One Box Television since day one. A former ITN senior engineer, he sailed to The Falklands aboard an aircraft carrier to deliver pictures and stories that we all remember only too well from the conflict. More recently, he was active in the Beijing Olympics, 2010 World Cup and was heavily involved in coverage of the Pope's visit. He has built and designed many aspects of the One Box kit, including the 8 camera unit, the new "Vision Box" and most importantly our unique fibre adaptors that have revolutionised the way we shoot. Like ourselves, Peter takes all feedback positively and is not happy with a design until it has been road-tested and approved by the end user.