How can we create a training film about the role and importance of Grease Pot Lubrication – and make it interesting?
With so little to film, we chose to focus on the experts delivering the story of this educational film. Relying so heavily on a few experts we needed to establish their credibility as seasoned practitioners. The documentary-style narrative was designed to both convey the importance of the job and establish the credibility of the speakers. This is managed by cutting between interview footage and on-track Cinéma vérité footage.
We used techniques like a hand-held camera and over-cranking (high-speed shooting) to make the visuals more personal and interesting. This technique also helps give the viewer a sense of being on track as part of the team – where the action is – so we can get a first-hand look at how it all works, and more importantly, what it all means.
Video Production company: Good Eye Deer – Newcastle
ARTC Project manager: Kegan Lacey
Director / DP: Gavin Banks
Producer: Olivia Olley
1st AC / Sound recordist: Jesse Banks