Over 1,000 walkers recently braved the Bank Holiday Monday challenge of completing the 2016 Guernsey World Aid Walk. Since the first World Aid Walk in 1970, the public have raised around half a million pounds which has supported people in need all around the world. This year Action Aid, Christian Aid, Oxfam, Save the Children, The Tumaini Fund, The Eleanor Foundation and Standard Chartered Bank’s ‘Seeing is believing’ benefited from the funds raised.

It was a late call on Saturday morning from the Chair of the World Aid Walk, just two days before the event took place, which entered this annual event into my filming diary. I was up for the challenge of capturing the walkers take on the course, which saw them walk anti-clockwise around the Bailiwick as part of this annual event now in it’s 46th year. I brought along my mono-pod for the day, which allowed for quick adjustments between semi-stabilised shots of walkers getting ready in Market Square and luckily had use of my car to transport a regular tripod for the remainder of the other wide angle and zoomed in shots. I was out on the route for 5 hours and managed to capture the spirit and enthusiasm of just some of the walkers who took part in the event. I was happy with the finished result, managing to pack in a day’s filming into just over 5 minutes, and hope that it goes some way to showcasing how much fun the participants had on the day hopefully ensuring those on the cusp of entering the event next year do so without any hesitation!

Equipment

  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Sony PXW-Z100
  • Rode NTG 4+
  • Manfrotto 546GBK Tripod & 504HD Head
  • Sirui P-204S Monopod

Location

  • Guernsey, England