We have just recovered from filming THE food event of the year in the home counties, and thought it was really an event worth shouting about. It was our third year supporting the fantastic Thame Food Festival based in the beautiful town of Thame in Oxfordshire, and the atmosphere was electric.
The SPS team were on site with the stall holders from 7am helping local volunteers distribute stands, tables and chairs and setting up our wares, namely free sweets, DVD’s, and a tempramental HD Screen. Our talented crew of 12 was headed up by MD Emma Lowndes and her AD Nikki Flint, directing three camera crews and the photographer. Each crew covered key areas of the event-The cookery demo theatre in the centre of town, Interviews with Celebrity Chefs and Sponsors, and Stall holder wares and events across the festival.
Shooting began with six delightful Celebrity Chefs. Lotte Duncan begun proceedings, a local celebrity chef with regular appearances on the Food Network and a beautiful shop “Lotte’s Kitchen” based in Chinnor. (Try the lemon cup cakes, they are to die for) Beverly Glock, Adam Simmonds, Laurie Gear and the Caldesi’s were so enthusiastic and on -message, and a joy to interview.
Finally the time came for our producer, Sue, to interview the one and only Raymond Blanc about his work as festival ambassador. As always, RB gave a fantastic interview and was great on camera. It wasn’t until we got the rushes back to the edit suite that we witnessed the aftermath of the interview as Sue was clearly knocked off her feet with his suave, passionate answers about pig breeding and local fungi! (Sorry Sue)
After 12 hours of filming and three incredibly full days editing, our Festival Video was finished. Take a look in our projects pages over the coming months to see the final product!