The Guardian's travel video maker Edwin Hasler came
and joined us just before Easter to make a short video for their website.
It was a rather windy day over on Telegraph Hill (Batcombe) but the flying
was great. After a few shots of me from the ground, Edwin joined me in the
air on the tandem. Despite the strong wind the air was gorgeous and before
long we bumped into an irresistibly mellow and wide thermal and went off
on a quick XC to Piddle Hinton. Edwin was a little taken aback to find
himself whisked up to over 2 grand but kept filming. (The boot shot in the
vid feature his feet hence the lack of Hanwags!). Many thanks to Gary for
very quick retrieve.
Have a look at the video here
Still from the Guardian video
Video Shoot 2
After an afternoon of windy ground handling at the bottom
of Eggardon with Jono, Peter and Harry we noticed a handful of chaps going
up and down along the top road on a bike with one of them sat on a trailer
attachment. I flew up to them and had a quick hover-chat. It turns out they
were from the up and coming band Clock Opera and were filming for the video
to their single Belongings. I had to offer them a tandem for a new camera
angle and before too long we were making numerous passes over singer Guy
stood on the edge. Sadly our footage didn't make it into the final cut
and the bit on the top road was only a few seconds.
Have a look at the video here.
Andrew and Clock Opera's cameraman (photo; Jono Hands)