Grand Day Out
Project in collaboration with Paul Foxall, retired of the BBC,
and the DEVS Show committee.
film recording the 2014 edition of Collingbourne Ducis & Everleigh Village Show.
VIDEO PLAYER HERE
Once a year,
the people of the villages of Collingbourne Ducis and Everleigh work hard to produce a fun family day combining the
traditions of the Church Fete and the Gardening Society's Flower and Produce Show, with a new activity or event
documents 2014's donkeys, bouncy castle, award winning flowers, fruit, vegetables and crafts, military pipers,
local brass band, children's races, petting zoo, food and trade stand and a classic car and tractor
with organisers and attendees provide the narrative that leads through the context of the show, a brief delve into
its history and the hard work that was put into its organisation in 2014.
This film was made as a
collaboration between the DEVS committee and students from Falmouth University.
My role was originally camera operator, but broadened out, as I became
Producer/Director and then editor.
Camera Operators: Luca Parasiliti, Ingrid Holstad and
Timelapse Sequences: Lewis Gillingham
Grading: Ollie Chater
Executive Producer: Paul Foxall
Documentary - The Life Of A Train
(featuring Sir Tony
The film depicts the social
impact that the small local Railway line had on my local area of the Collingbourne villages and the large
military Garrisons at Ludgershall and Tidworth.
The film is 50 minutes in total, and features interviews with 14 people, including
locals of the area, an author and historian, a world record breaking pilot and Sir Tony Robinson.
This complex and demanding project taught me many things, not least
the value of ‘many hands make light work’, as shooting solo frequently caused me to call on the assistance and
advice of others.
Watching the direction of the film change as each new person volunteered their
story made this project much more than my EPQ AS Level film. It developed into a community interest, which was
highlighted at my well attended Film Showing.
Here are a selection of segments from the Film.
Segment One - Introduction
Segment Two - How The Line Started
Segment Three - Collingbourne Kingston
Segment Four - Collingbourne Ducis
Segment Five - Military Build Up
Segment Six - World War One
Segment Seven - World War Two
Segment Eight - Drivers Memories
Segment Nine - Childhood Memories
Segment Ten - Decline & Closure
Segment Eleven - Could It Return?
Segment Twelve - Closing
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