After working closely with Clinton Devon Estates for many years, we were contacted by Lord Clinton's Daughter and Chairman of the charity, Caroline Fowle, to produce a short video explaining what the Kingfisher Award Scheme is.
The filming for this was done over the course of 2 months tracking through the progress of participating in the Kingfisher Award Scheme. We started off filming on the farm and we found it was essential to capture all the emotions on the faces of the children on their 'field day'. The majority of the farm visit was captured on my Ronin M gimbal so I could make sure all my shots would be steady but I could still easily capture the moments that made the film.
I then visited the same school to document their next stages in the scheme. As you can imagine a classroom full of children doing their 'D.I.Y' projects wasn't the easiest location to film in however I was able to capture the shots that helped build up the story.
Finally, I attended the big ceremony in the summer to announce the winner. When planning for this shoot, I realised it was pivotal that I capture the audio of the announcement which I only had one shot at doing. For this shot, I found my location near a speaker and the presenter and I used a small Rode shotgun microphone which I knew would not only capture the big announcement but also the round of applause. I was really pleased with how this came out.
The most important part of the brief was to explain to the video audience what the Kingfisher Award is. The video has been very successful in doing this and hopefully the attendance will keep growing in the years to come for this award.
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