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Heroes on the water

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:49 pm
by john ingham
here is a short film, i did where we take injured soldiers out on kayaks to do a little fishing..
the results have been fantastic…i know there are a few filming hic- ups, but i hope i am getting there

and this is the progression

Re: Heroes on the water

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:05 am
by Dave Watterson
Good work, John, as a film maker ... and great work as a volunteer.
For those who do not know it will tell you about what Heroes on the Water is all about.

Re: Heroes on the water

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:39 pm
by TimStannard
I echo Dave's sentiments.
I thought the colours of the kayaks/safety equipment gave a natural vibrance to the images which helped keep them entertaining without resorting to excessive grading.

I would have liked a bit more nat sound (although I appreciate you probably had your hands full enough as it was) and thought that the 2nd film in particular might have benefited from a voice over - thus giving a bit more of a personal feel, rather than the rather clinical impression left by captions alone.

If you're planning to film more of this (and I think you should as this is great publicity for what I suspect is a little known charity) I suggest maybe some interview snippets from both volunteers and participants.

Re: Heroes on the water

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:18 am
by john ingham
yes that is the next step Tim,
sadly time and weather often don't work in our favour… I have been thinking of buying a go-pro 3 black edition to take on the water, but after last years experience with finances , we tend to be watching every penny, and now we are looking to buy a plot of land to turn into a smallholding..every penny will count

i am looking forward to doing an interview, something i have not done before,

the 1st film is the result of 30 minutes filming, the 2nd was done quicker..the two biggest problems being, (A) i won't take that camera out on the water, (B) i need to be out there with the lads incase things go belly up as they say :lol:

can i also mention, the charity does not just point towards soldiers…we would take out injured fire personal, ambulance and police as well as coastguard or any other public service