Last week we were pleased to receive approval for a project we have been working on for the last 6 months. We began filming the latest awareness raising campaign with Guernsey Mind in August. We have been filming with a range of artists who practice their skills in our island of Guernsey. Filming included working with an artist, actor and musician to name a few. Their latest campaign aims to showcase the positive power of the arts on people’s mental health.

As with other Guernsey Mind projects filmed to date, including the Team Talk campaign, we filmed an interview to camera with the main subject of each area of interest, as Guernsey Mind were eager to hear the story they had to tell. Each of the respective interviewees told us their story of how their mental health had benefitted as a result of engaging in the arts. The thought provoking content was shot on two cameras enabling us to have more creative freedom in post-production.

The campaign relied upon us showcasing the wide breadth of activities in the Bailiwick and as a result took a little longer than was originally anticipated. But with anything, if you are going to do it, do it properly, so we were patient and took our time. The last session of filming took place in mid February hearing from Jill from Guernsey Hope Singers Choir who were eagerly preparing for their next concert.

By taking the time to watch the latest video below I hope you will agree that it was worth the wait and the short film highlights that the power of the arts should definitely not be overlooked.

Equipment

  • Sony FS5 & SELP18200 Zoom Lens
  • Sony FDR AX53
  • Manfrotto 546GBK Tripod & 504HD Head
  • Manfrotto 055 Tripod & Manfrotto Slider
  • Rode NTG4+ & Rodelink Kit
  • Sennheiser AVX microphone kit
  • Final Cut Pro X

Location

  • Guernsey, Channel Islands