Flying Scotsman Productions, Inc. newest project is Alexander Jamieson and was written produced and directed by Brad Batchelor A Doctor of Chiropractic and CEO of Flying Scotsman Productions Inc. Since childhood Batchelor has been involved in movie making and obsessed with movies in general. Spending time with a 8mm camera since his very early childhood years to vhs cameras etc it was only natural to take advantage of the latest digital technology as an adult. Since playing a cavalry officer in the Mel Gibson film, The Patriot, and spending time with crew and analyzing the whole process behind the scenes, watching over the shoulders of the director Roland Emmerich and producers as they controlled The Patriot. After Batchelor worked on the Michael Mann movie, Miami Vice starring Jamie Fox and Colin Farrell he made a commitment to add the profession of filmmaker to life.
“At no time in movie making history has technology changed the way moving images are captured and edited. For the past 5 years since writing the original story and digitally filming around the world 2012 was the year that it all came together. In the latest completed production the”Alexander Jamieson”story moves from the WW1 Lafayette Esquadrille French flyers around 1916, to fighting Opium traders in the 1920s, to challenges with racial abuse and murder in the 30s.”
As an actor in independent and major productions he was allowed to connect with some of the foremost authorities on pre and post production technology. His capabilities were enhanced by learning from editors, cameramen, cinematographers and sound engineers. By attending many post graduate seminars such as Shane Hurlbut’s ILLUMINATION, RED CINEMA classes of REEDUCATION, using tudors in producing, editing, hundreds of hours of valuable tutorials, high definition camera work, light and sound attending the American Film Markets and classes in Santa Monica California, attending the National Association of Broadcasting Conventions in Las Vegas coupled with his business experience he has excelled in the demands of movie production.
Batchelor relates well to actors and crew due to his experience in both areas. He has been involved in a variety of activities and sport such as Triathlons, Karate, Polo and Aviation. His experience in life blends well into putting together the ingredients to create a real movie with real props on a tight budget. Batchelor says “you have million dollars to spend you will spend a million. You only have a cigar box full of money and you will make things happen and everyone wants to help. CGI is great but what is wrong with reality.”
“I have created a streamlined and simplified crew with very high tech equipment to speed filming, take advantage of the moment and maintain a momentum of accuracy in filmmaking as well as the ability to travel internationally. Time is money and I value both.”
Digitally acquiring moving images edited on MacPro Computers, the Hp Zbook WORKSTATION and the new Zbook Z840 MacBook Pro with Final Cut Pro Suite and Premier Pro Suite has made the creative process affordable and of high quality. Along with greats lenses Digital Filmmaking has been made possible outside the Holiywood studios over the last 15 years by the use of cameras such as the Panasonic Hvx200/redrock, Pansonic GH2 and Gh4, Canon 5D Mk 111, Canon 1Dx, GoPro2 and famous Red Epic.
“The small footprint of filming digitally in difficult locations and environments such in the jungle, rivers, mountains or in a biplane opens up a new dimension of telling a story. I love shooting in natural light in forests, jungles, rivers, mountains old towns and of course the beach. Harsh environments add to the realistic experience as well as brings acting to reality.”
Some of the recent films he has worked in are Miami Vice with Jamie Foxx & Colin Ferrell a Michael Mann movie, The Patriot, Grave Dancers and has a principal role in and co-produced, co-directed/etc. in “A Tale About Bootlegging (2007). He has worked with the History Channel in The Assassination of Lincoln other independent films, and commercials as well as performed as a stunt rider and flyer. Batchelor directs, is Director of Photography, editor and seriously involved in every crew position as well as stars with Ron Nummi, Randy Jones and others with a cast of over 100 in his Production Alexander Jamieson 2015. (seeking distribution) Post Production was completed September 2015.
Shooting digitally for some time Dr. Batchelor expanded Flying Scotsman Productions into Sport Photography and has captured images high speed in most sports including NFL, University, High School Sports, Club, Adult and Childrens sports and recently covered the NFL Super Bowl in San Jose California.
Batchelor was born in Michigan and practices as a Doctor of Chiropractic over 30 years in Boone, N.C.. He has created one of the busiest Chiropractic Practices in the U.S.. Dr. Batchelor has lectured internationally regarding management, profitability, efficiency and quality service and has been a consultant to doctors around the world. He has received most of the honors within the North Carolina Chiropractic Association and was one of the youngest to hold the office of NCCA President. When asked how he fits two professions in he says “ I surround myself with winners to create a winning team on the set and the clinic with a small but professional crew. Caring for the health of others and making movies is an art and science and what I will do forever, what I have done since childhood. Batchelor is married to his wife Marina from Malaysia with the best part of their life raising their little girl Asha.
“Filmmaking is an adventure that fulfills my need to create and provide entertainment to the masses.”
Batchelor is honored to be able to Cover NFL football across the country including the Super Bowl 2016.