The Tour de Sez is just one of the many events that takes place here in the Bailiwick to remember the life of Sarah Groves, who touched an incredible number of people with her selfless nature and infectious smile during her short lifetime. Whilst we didn’t take part in the ride last summer, we were invited to record some of the riders’ testimonials and stories earlier this year for their documentary film. Now that the Tour de Sez 2017 has officially launched to the media, and the video of last year has been made public, we thought we would share the great work of their foundation which included a small piece of our camerawork.

The interview was relatively simple given that the hard work had been done already, securing great weather and a beautiful background, which in this case was the garden of Sarah’s parents, Vic and Kate. A lot of thought had already been put into who should be interviewed on camera. Given the stories that the riders shared with Leon & Gary, who help found the Tour, I was sure that they picked those who had the best stories to share with us, after they rode the 650 miles between Guernsey and Bilbao.

We are more than happy to put our skills to the test in whatever form that may take. This task was simpler than some, as post editing was not required, as a production company in the UK were taking care of the whole Tour video, so they just required the flat interview files. We were pleased to watch the video of the Tour its entirety, as it put skin on the bones of the stories shared by the riders. We hope that this year’s tour is equally successful and that our contribution helps to boost the profile of the Tour and helps to raise more funds for the deserving Sarah Groves Foundation.

Equipment

  • Sony FDR AX53
  • Manfrotto 546GBK Tripod & 504HD Head
  • Rode NTG4+ & Rodelink Kit
  • Sennheiser AVX Lav & Mic kit
  • Final Cut Pro X

Location

  • Guernsey, England