Saturday, May 18, 2013

Making The Cameron Foster Foundation corporate video

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 "Sound running .... camera one running .... camera two running .... action!"
We are at Robin Park running track, Wigan, at 3 o'clock on a sunny May afternoon, starting the filming of a short corporate video for Cameron Foster, just about to be 18 years old, and very focused on raising money for sports for children with disabilities. This is what The Cameron Foster Foundation is all about.

It is windy, so we have a shotgun microphone inside a blimp, perched on the end of a microphone boom, linked to a portable 4 track digital sound recorder. It is our habit to record the voice through this type of arrangement when out of doors, to be synchronised with the camera sound tracks afterwards. We have two cameras set up, one on a standard tripod, static, which can catch Cameron's profile while he speaks. The other is mounted on a jib (the first time that we have used this for a film production), the jib arranged so that it can raise the camera from ground level up to face level in a flash as Cameron walks towards it at the start of filming. This will help with the first shots of Cameron and will be mixed with other shots of disabled children on bikes at a session immediately after the filming, named "Wheels for All". Some of this is filmed using our GoPro HD camera mounted on the handlebars of Cameron's bike. We have clips also which we took last year indoors at Robin Park of one of Cameron's coaching sessions.
The whole purpose of this corporate video is to allow the viewer to meet Cameron, to hear about  the Foundation and to see first hand what he does to help disabled youngsters as well as raise money for them. To date, he has raised around £30,000 and has ambitions to go much much further. Further information can be found on his website at

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