3rd November 2010
The team (Michael, Lee and myself) made use of the morning session to go into Bournemouth to take photographs of locations and possible routes to be considered for the shooting of the Viral Video. At the same time we identified a number of camera positions and shots which we’d like to achieve.
Whist in Bournemouth we also discussed the possibility of using some of the businesses in Bournemouth either as camera locations or to feature in the Video. One location ‘Hot Rocks’ offers an elevated camera position overlooking the Pier approach which would be ideal to film the cycles as the circle in front of the Pier. Another possible location is the Aquarium itself – we are currently seeking permission to film some cycles as they move through the tunnel running through the Shark enclosure.
The next step is to use the photographs taken to develop a storyboard, supplementing where necessary with drawings detailing particular shots that we would want to achieve.
The recce proved to be an essential step in the development of the project helping the team to expand upon the ideas for the film and to discard unnecessary or unrealistic ideas given limitations in time, equipment and access requirements etc.
We’ve emailed key people and departments to seek necessary permissions for filming and have had initial responses from Bournemouth County Council events department asking us to support our application using the attached forms.