We've yet to start creating the film that this project will culminate in, but we have been filming and recording sound in the field, collecting footage, cultivating ideas and discussing themes as to what form the finished piece will take. As well as filming from the river bank, from bridges, and even underwater, there is one angle that we can't manage by ourselves, and that is from the air.
A few months back Ruth bumped in to Nick Allen (of Allen Aerial) as he was flying his drone on the riverside whilst filming Sudbury to the Sea in 2016, and asked him if had the capability of filming, to which he said yes. He was also interesting in capturing some images for us, so today he popped round with his business partner, and father, Phil, to show us how the drone worked and what kind of angles and quality was possible. It certainly was impressive kit and their knowledge and experience gave us confidence that they can contribute a unique perspective to the film.
After a cup of tea and a good look at the Ordnance Survey map to discuss where in the valley would offer great views (there is a lot of it!) we're all set to go and can't wait to see what they get.