in the Forest of Dean was my initial chosen subject for
this, the next high definition film in the series for the
tourism section of 'Wyenot'. I did not expect it to include
deer. When I specifically go out to film deer, they prove
to be extremely elusive. However, whilst I was filming the
bluebells today, two deer approached me and virtually
posed for the camera. I was kneeling on the ground at the
time, filming at bluebell level and imagined that as soon
as I moved to point the camera, they would run off but far
from it - I filmed them for about 5 minutes in total (though
I have only used a short clip here).
sequence was shot in the Forest by Soudley Ponds - an area
I know virtually every square inch of as I used to go walking
there most lunchtimes when the company I worked for bought
the old gaol building at Littledean. I worked in that building
between the years of 1984 and 1990.
whole of this film, from filming to editing was achieved
in one day, and I must say, it was a very nice day. It was
rather spur of the moment really as I was home alone, fed
up with looking at the computer screen and made the decision
to film it whilst eating lunch.
of the other HD tourism films are proving to be a big hit
with those looking to holiday in the area. The Symonds Yat
film has been watched 1,708 times as I type and I estimate
from average daily viewings that this figure will reach
2,000 on 21st May. The Wye Valley from the Air film has
been watched 1008 times as I type but this was only made
a month ago, so the viewer levels are pretty much the same
as for Symonds Yat.
hope you, and in particular, those looking to visit the
area enjoy watching this latest addition and that you find
it relaxing. Filming it was beautiful and lifted my mood
from being pretty grim back to feeling cheerful and positive