Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders
Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Barbour All Terrain Tracking Ltd

Company Name
Lyndhurst West
Dirleton Road
North Berwick, East Lothian
EH39 5DF
Work Phone
+44 (0)1620 892189
Mobile Phone
+44 (0) 7831 342 163
Duncan Barbour

Barbour All Terrain Tracking Ltd specialises in on and off road camera tracking, 4x4 expedition consultancy and management, 4x4 driving and driver training from City & Guilds Certificate of Competence level training to advanced off road driving techniques and event management and implementation.

The camera tracking side of the business has three vehicles including the "VampyreBATT" which is a true multi purpose camera tracking platform. It provides a tracking base for remote controlled cranes such as the Bickers / Panavison Russian Arm, Alpha Grip's Scorpio Arm and for standard camera cranes all the way up to 30' telescoping cranes like the TechnoCrane 30.

Duncan has retained the RAM camera crane from BATT 1 which is 12 foot vertical track that mounts front or rear on the tracking vehicle with a hydraulic winch that powers the camera and stabilised head package up and down when driving over any ground conditions.

The VampyreBATT will also operate as a re- positionable crane base taking up to a SuperTechno 30, ideal in off road conditions as well as carrying out normal camera tracking work with small conventional cranes...

All in the one high performance package for on and off road use, this is a unique vehicle in the film industry which is capable of both on and off road camera tracking with the ability to carry a variety of camera and crane packages on the one tracking vehicle.

In addition there is the Can Am Commander which is a lightweight, fast, agile, compact camera tracking vehicle built for on and off road applications. The Commander which is fully road legal is ideal for steady cam use, hand held cameras, hard mounted and remote heads. However given the modular nature of the vehicle and its scaffold system it is possible to mount other equipment on such as Camera Revolutions Lib Jib crane system.

Seating up to 4 crew including the driver, it has an tubular frame surrounding the existing roll cage which extends from front to rear, side to side and up to the roofline all of which is scaffold compatible to make for easy rigging of camera mounts and equipment. The frame allows for front, rear, side and roof camera rigs.

All seats are fitted with 5 point full harness seatbelts and are removable with the rear two being fully adjustable regarding their position on the rear platform of the vehicle. The rear seats potentially can be mounted elsewhere in the vehicle as required including on the bonnet or up on the roof. Crew communication on board is by means of a Peltor wired headset comms system.

Coming from a 4x4 vehicle expedition background with the Camel Trophy, (an expedition driving event that rivalled the Dakar Rally for its fame and easily surpassed it in its difficulty), Duncan Barbour has organised and led over 40 events and expeditions to every corner of the globe in some of the most challenging conditions on the planet as well as working on many films and features around the world. He carries this experience and knowledge through to his work in the film and events industry both on the driving side of things in his camera tracking work but also as a consultant with regards to 4x4 vehicles and use on films and TV, remote location access, event organisation, off road vehicle operations, training and off road recovery in the field.

Credits/Clients include:
- Outlander,
- BBC, Top Gear,
- Shetland,
- Game of Thrones,
- Fury (2014),
- The Mummy Returns (2001),
- The Mummy (1999),
- Sleepy Hollow (1999),
- The English Patient (1996),
- Goldeneye (1995),
- Braveheart (1995),
- Jeep, Mercedes, Lexus