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Filming at Southeast Asian Games

04 December 2019
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The 2019 Southeast Asian Games, officially known as the 30th Southeast Asian Games or 2019 SEA Games and commonly known as Philippines 2019 will be the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian Games.  It’s a biennial regional multi-sport event which is being hosted by the Philippines from 30 November to 11 December 2019, with games from selected sports started as early as November 25.  Aerial Camera Systems (ACS) are on site providing coverage of the aquatics and athletics. 
The SEA Games, involves participants from the current 11 countries of Southeast Asia. The games is under the regulation of the South East Asian Games Federation with supervision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia. The South East Asian Games  were founded by six countries: Burma (now Myanmar), Kampuchea (now Cambodia), Laos, Malaya (now Malaysia), Thailand and Vietnam. These countries agreed to hold the Games biennially in June 1959 and SEAP Games Federation Committee was formed thereafter.  The games are seen as a way of showcasing the aspirations and vision of the host country as well as preparing athletes for bigger global competitions. 

The South East Asian Games Logo 

The Southeast Asian Games logo was introduced during the 1959 edition in Bangkok, depicting six rings that represent the six founding members and was used until the 1997 edition in Jakarta. The number of rings increased to 10 during the 1999 edition in Brunei to reflect the inclusion of Singapore which was admitted into the Southeast Asian Games Federation in 1961 and Brunei, Indonesia, and the Philippines which joined the organisation in 1977. The number of rings was added again to 11 during the 2011 games in Indonesia to reflect the federation's newest member, East Timor which was admitted in 2003. 
The Games' slogan is "We Win as One". 

SEA Games Locations 

As per SEA Games traditions, hosting duties are rotated among the SEA Games Federation (SEAGF) member countries. Each country is assigned a year to host but may choose to do so or not. 
This edition will be marked by the first major decentralization in the history of the Games, with competition venues spread in 23 cities across the country, divided into 4 clusters or hubs.  These are Clark, Subic, Metro Manila, and "Other Areas”. Previously the fourth cluster was reportedly known as the BLT (Batangas, La Union, and Tagaytay) Cluster.. The Opening Ceremony will be held at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan while the Closing Ceremony will be held in New Clark City.  Manila will host boxing, basketball and volleyball events while Subic will host water sport events. 

SEA Games Schedule 

This year is most notable for being the first edition to include esports and an obstacle course as well as having the highest number of sports in the history of the games, at a total of 56.  The Games in Clark, Manila and Subic, which run through to 11th December, are particularly complex with a record 56 sports across dozens of venues that are in some cases hours' drive apart, even before Manila's notorious gridlock traffic is factored in. The full schedule can be found here.

Aerial Camera Systems (ACS) at Southeast Asia Games (SEA Games) 

Aerial Camera Systems crew and kit will be covering the Aquatics with: 

50m Railcam with Cineflex the HD Cineflex V14 
Underwater Polecam 
Underwater fixed minicams 
Underwater Remote  
And the Athletics with:
100m railcam with Cineflex HD Cineflex V14 
If you would like to find out how our award winning crews and huge inventory of specialist cameras could enhance your next filming project, then please visit our website and get in touch.