Saturday, November 24, 2012
The Strider UK World Champion, Ashton Heron, winner of the previous event in Manchester and runner up in the World Championships in Florida in October, interviewed by Mike Bushell of BBC Breakfast TV, proved just how good he is, by winning again in the 3-year old group. Put him on a bike and no one can beat him!
What was particularly obvious was just how determined and brave many of the children participating were. One small boy, aged 3, fell from his bike just yards from the finishing line, landing painfully on his face. He picked himself up, got back on his bike and rode across the finish ...... and then he burst into tears!
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To make this film, we used four different HD video cameras, including a palm sized Sony HandyCam fitted onto a Steadicam, and a helmet mounted GoPro camera, ably used by two of the young contestants!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
We are there with three video cameras, two of our normal Sony "work horses" which can operate in most conditions, and a very diddy palm sized HandyCam, all capable of producting high definition results. Being a live recording we are up against relatively poor lighting, even though we brought along one of our own portable LED lights. We are also up against a public address system which if you are not careful will drown out our own microphones linked to a portable 4 channel digital recorder. Our highly directional microphones are focused as well as possible on voice and guitar.
But after nearly 2 hours of filming, we have something in the can to take back for post production. The results are going up on YouTube, subject to the agreement of the performers.
The camera operators: Michael Thompson, Nigel Anderson and Richard Green.
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