Help For Heroes Aerial Film – Polo Charity Event
Birds Eye View Productions were incredibly proud to be able to take on the task of producing a Help For Heroes aerial film. The event was played at Tidworth Polo Club on May 29th, the event was held in aid of Help for Heroes and featured The Heroes Cup, where injured Servicemen and women played alongside members of the Army team. ‘’ The match has been a huge success for the last two years and has proved a real catalyst for Para Polo’’. The day also featured The Duke of York Cup, where The Royal Navy took on The RAF and in the last game of the day, a top Army quartet played a WIP (Women in Polo) foursome – this was the highest handicapped match of the afternoon and was an intriguing contest.
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What we wanted
We wanted to show off the incredible settings that the main polo pitch held, its stunning surroundings in Tedworth Park and the fantastic atmosphere and crowds during the whole day. We were keen to interview a number of the competitors to find out what polo meant to them and how the day was received.
How we achieved it
Starting first thing in the morning, we captured some initial aerial shots, with the edit in mind, capturing the stunning Tedworth House and its surroundings. As the day moved on we placed one of our microphones on the polo commentator who gave us a great overview of the day. We were also able to capture some great audio during the matches as the game unfolded.
We then proceeded in capturing aerial footage of the games, the slow walk up of the horse before the match and some action shots, whilst ensuring we captured the amazing settings and crowds in the shots. We filmed the aerial footage at 50fps to give us the option to have some slow motion clips in the final edit.
Ground shots were a combination of tripod, slider and hand-held cameras and interviews were lined up throughout the day.
Challenges and how we overcame them
The main challenge when aerial filming when animals are involved, was to ensure the drone was not flown in a way as to get too close to the horses and to cause them to be spooked. Also, before the flight we were with the polo riders who were aware that a drone would be filming them.
Aerial Video of Tidworth Polo Club
Help For Heroes Aerial Film
Set in the beautiful grounds of Tedworth Park.
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