I have been fortunate to be able to travel with family and friends while doing film projects. This late spring, I filmed with a crew in the United Kingdom for the upcoming season 5 of Trekkit TV which airs on Bell Aliant TV1 and also filmed a documentary I hope to release later this summer. Rodney, David, Duncan, Peter and Alex – it was a hoot!
One of the best parts about filming is working with various people and organizations that help us get the “magic shots”.
Without TV1 none of the adventures would have been possible, period. Checkout all the great TV1 programming at http://tv1.bellaliant.ca
Special thanks to Microsoft Canada and the Band and Surface teams. During our 13 days of filming in the UK we took over 180,000 steps, walked nearly 150 km, and climbed the equivalent of nearly 1,100 flights of stairs each! We used the Surface to preview footage in the field and transferred all the video from the various cameras to 2 portable hard drives. Checkout the Surface and the Band at https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msca/en_CA/home.
Without the help from Historic Environment Scotland many of the magical shots of Edinburgh, Stirling and Urquhart castles would have not been possible. The staff at each location were energetic and enabled us to get the shots we needed. The biggest treat of the trip was getting into castles before the crowds! “Móran taing” Visit Historic Environment Scotland at https://www.historicenvironment.scot/ to help plan your next trip to Scotland.
If you watch any of our episodes you know Rodney loves maps. These folks helped Rodney get a cloth washable map of our mountain adventure. If you want a map for your own adventure visit http://www.splash-maps.com. Check out Trekkit on Splash Maps site! http://www.splash-maps.com/national-walking-month/
We got to discover what life was like 2,500 years ago in Scotland at the Scottish Crannog Centre. We got unique footage at this location which will air in this upcoming season. You can checkout their project at http://www.crannog.co.uk.
Once again these guys make us look good. Thanks for polishing the expedition crest, it adds special flavor to the trip. To take a peek at others they make look good too visit http://www.orangesprocket.com .
Super thanks to Pete for taking the Trekkit gang on an epic hike of Hadrian’s Wall. This is something I have wanted to see for a long time and we even got to see the tree that was in the movie Robin Hood Prince of Thieves! No link for Pete, he is just awesome!
So …. lots of video to watch and the massive task of taking this raw footage and turning it into something 2 or 3 of you might want to watch. Please keep on eye on our Facebook and Twitter page for the news about when new content from us will be available.
Safe and Happy Trekks,