Solent NHS Trust are currently running elections for 14 new Public Governor seats in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton. The elections are open to all Trust members, and the Trust needed a video aimed at members who may have difficulty understanding the written information they receive in their voting pack.
I was approached by the Trust a few weeks ago, and working with their Membership and Community Participation Manager, I arranged to record the voting process last week at St James’ Hospital, Portsmouth. After a quick run-through with a Speech and Language Therapist and a Trust member with communication difficulties, I found a suitable location in the hospital, and recorded the Therapist talking through the voting process and showing the various stages. I was particularly concerned to record as closely as possible what would happen in a real situation and clearly illustrate the voting stages.
Including rehearsal, filming this 10 minute video using two cameras to record the action twice from different angles, took about 5 hours.
Because I had prepared graphics (including a small amount of motion graphics) in advance of filming and had plenty of coverage from the two takes and two cameras, editing the first draft was very straightforward and took about 6 hours to complete.
My client was very happy with the finished video and requested that I upload it to my Zemedia Vimeo account. They have embedded it in their ‘Voting in the Elections’ webpage (scroll down to view) where it will remain online until the end of August. [Update: the video is available to view on Zemedia’s YouTube channel.]
The video was shot on my Sony Z1E and Canon 60D cameras, graphics were prepared in Abode Photoshop and After Effects and it was edited in Avid Composer.