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The Centenary Film
Filming took place on 31st May and 1st June 2019 at the Twickenham Apiary.
Producer: Laurel Parker
Writer, director: A D Cooper
Camera: Candida Richardson
Camera Assistant: Alexandra Voikou
Sound Recordist: Rory Smith
Editor: Roberta Bononi
Composer: Henry Bird
Narrator: Holli Dillon
Sound Post Production: 5A Studios
Grade: Wash TV
Spring recce with Candida Richardson the cinematographer.
This is a BAFTA-qualifying festival, taking place in September and October.
Microphones were dropped inside the hive to get the normal buzz of a colony.
Broadcast on NVTV (25/6 March) and Latest TV Brighton, KMTV Kent, Notts TV Nottingham and Sheffield Live Local TV (18 April 2021)
The film crew in bee suits
This is an online competition in July 2020 and a live showcase at the British Museum in 2021.
Not just in the festival catalogue but to be screened n Hungary in mid September.
Sound and vision in the hive
Recording the buzz track takes on a new meaning
Pollen and honey stocks
Relaxed bees but no posing for close ups.
Making use of the crowd marshal’s high chair to film the rugby crowd.
Getting ready to interview local MP and TTVBKA patron Sir Vince Cable.
Sir Vince Cable on screen
Bringing some colour to beekeeping.
The crew trying to film a bee on a blossom. Not easy.
Roberta Bononi working on the first edit.
Caroline completing the edit at Wash TV
Actor Holli Dillon reads the narration.
Recording the narration at 5A Studios
Sound Design at 5A Studios
The film is also now streaming on the BBKA website.
The British Beekeepers Association like this film so much it's embedded on their website. https://www.bbka.org.uk/find-beekeeping-near-you
An article in the BBKA Newsletter 2020.
Behind the scenes footage showing the challenges of filming through the middle of a huge rugby crowd.