Southampton Maritime Festival – Day 2
23 August 2014
Southampton Maritime Festival Day 2 and we’re filming again for Associated British Ports, this time to catch a flypast by a Hurricane and a Spitfire. After a vain attempt to chicken out and get my Maritime Films UK colleague Andy Jones to do the aircraft while I do crowd reaction, I’m left holding the baby! Trouble with these events is that you have just ONE chance … no good asking the Battle of Britain flight for a retake. Plus, it’s a bright day so the viewfinder is hopeless for catching where they are in all that sky. Plus, they come from where I’m not expecting them. But manage to get some OK shots. Odd, though: as they come for their last pass I can see them clearly – quite close – but not hear them till they’re even closer. Weird!
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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