Archive | August, 2011

On top of the World

While shooting the second episode of the Bald Explorer I have had to do some very odd things, but certainly one of the most interesting has been clambering up Lord Hill’s Column in Shrewsbury and then yesterday, ascending the very cramped spiral stair case inside the old parish church of Myddle in order to shoot […]

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BBC at the Column

The second episode of the Bald Explorer is now under way. The filming has commenced in Shropshire and this time I am looking at historic travel. With me to assist is my media student daughter Georgie, who just discovered she got an A for photography. Normally I work with Steve Pegram on these projects, but […]

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Consult the Coracle

I have been working on the next episode of The Bald Explorer and putting the basic script together. As I have done so, I started to think about the visuals and ways to make the episode more interesting than just standing by a building and spouting some facts and figures about it. Its very difficult […]

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Shrinking the Bald One

Over the last few days I have been agonising about the approach to producing these Bald Explorer videos. I naturally aspire making them look and feel like a television programme, but the Lewes episode has taught me many things. For example, just the overall time to produce a 30 minute episode is very long and […]

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The Lion Hotel

I have been researching for the next video exploits of the Bald Explorer in Shrewsbury. The town is such a fascinating place and steeped in history. One particular focal point is naturally the busy coaching inn, The Lion Hotel at the top of the curiously named street, Wyle Cop. Luckily for me some one has […]

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