English Heritage Promo Video

English Heritage Promo Video

On Wednesday 10th May 2017, we filmed a promotional video for English Heritage on the Isle of Wight.

This shoot is now one of the best shoots I have ever worked on. We were organised, on time, professional, imaginative, and fun to be around. Everyone was on point and worked so hard to achieve their goals on this project.

The day started with a 06:00 call time which would allow us sufficient time stop in Lansdowne to collect Jon, our male actor I had procured, and proceed to Lymington for our ferry across. The drive is short of an hour but we needed to be ready to board the ferry at least thirty minutes prior to departure.

We arrive at Lymington port around 07:20 and we’re the first car in the loading bay. We depart for the Isle of Wight at 07:40 and gently cross the seas. It’s a beautiful and calm journey across the Solent.

08:30 we disembark the ferry and drive to our first shooting location, Carisbrook Castle. Carisbrook Castle is an amazing place to visit. The fortifications are virtually still intact and the view from the lookout is phenomenal! We would start the shoot by introducing ourselves to the onsite staff and setting up for our first shot. Due to how early we were, the gate and castle were still closed to the public, so our first intended shot (a mundane carpark) was devoid of cars. So instead, we just set up for the establishing shots of the castle entrance.

From the castle entrance we just carried through to the church, maze, lookout, wall, stable, and car park. Incredibly easy to set up and super efficient. We knew what we wanted going in and had devised a shot list to aid us in locations and scheduling.

Once finished at the castle, Jon’s role was complete until he was needed again at Osborne House for his final scene with Mimi. We packed up, and drove to a little town for lunch where we dined at The Wheatsheaf. It was so nice to have a proper meal for lunch. I’m used to snacks and sandwiches on film shoots, but this was ace!

We finally rock up at Osborne House and it’s like travelling to another country. The architecture is beautiful and has a great view of Portsmouth. We were given maps and a brief history of the site, and then given free reign to make our video. But just like Carisbrooke Castle, we followed a shot list and schedule, and were efficient in making the most of our time there.

I really was a fun day and I am so glad I had the chance to film on The Isle of Wight with such a lovely crew. Thank you.

Account Manager and good friend Ollie Tunmore edited a lovely behind the scenes video for you to enjoy 😀

4 Replies to “English Heritage Promo Video”

  1. Personally I’m totally with you in saying that it’s one of the best shoots I’ve ever been on, though I’m sure you’ve previously been on a handful more than I have!

    I thought as a team we worked tremendously well to get everything we needed done and I have to say you were fantastic on camera and did a really good job.

    I also want to thank you for helping me out with slating for the first time!

  2. I’ve seen a lot from the rest of your group and it all sounds like the day went so well.
    I think, especially with a shoot like this, on a location far away, planning is so important and it’s apparent that you all worked so hard on the pre-production side of the shoot and achieved a fantastic outcome.
    I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished piece and the rest of the work your group has produced for Client & Audience!

  3. This was really nice to read and reflect on considering the shoot was nearly two weeks ago already! It was definitely the best shoot I have ever been on also, and I think it is entirely down to how well organised it was, how well we all worked as a team and the weather definitely helped!! Can’t wait to be able to share the final product with everyone.

  4. Loved this post! Loved our filming day! AND I SUPER LOVE B2.

    This is a great post about our filming day. Really focusing on the key points of the day. Can’t wait for our final edit!

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