We’re not going to lie, when we first arrived at Castle Cornet on the morning of the 2021 Battle of Britain display here in Guernsey we didn’t think any of the planes would be flying. However, by the time the first plane was coming into view we were blessed with better visibility and dry conditions and at times we even enjoyed filming the planes against a background of blue skies.

This was the second time we had been asked to film the annual display and we built upon the experience gained from last year’s display which was blessed with bright blue skies throughout. This year we had our work cut out as there was low cloud cover upon arrival and rain hampered our setup, however we pushed on in the knowledge that ‘the show must go on’. We do like to go the extra mile to make all of the videos we produce stand out from the crowd, and this year we worked alongside the team providing the official commentary to tie this in directly to our video coverage.

Incorporation of the official event branding was part and parcel of the service, as well as the quick turnaround, but with the positive relationships that we maintain with our extensive contact base we were able to obtain some cockpit footage from the RAF Red Arrows themselves, which we were able to seamlessly integrate into the video. We were proud of this short 12 minute highlights package which benefitted from two licensed music soundtracks, which, after you have watched the video below, you will agree are perfectly suited to illustrate the great acrobatic skills of the pilots and planes on show.

Equipment

  • Sony PXW-Z100
  • Sony Z90
  • Manfrotto 546GBK Tripod & 504HD Head
  • Vinten Flowtech Tripod & Manfrotto Head
  • Final Cut Pro X

Location

  • Guernsey, Channel Islands