In my job as Social Media Manager here at The Kimberley Hotel, I come across many different companies and products on a daily basis across the various social media sites. I chat and network with a whole array of people and learn many interesting things along the way!
During one of the evening business hours on Twitter last week, I spotted a tweet by The National Trust. They were going to be filming a coastal video and needed people to help out. I retweeted to our followers as thought this may be of interest, but then thought why not give this a go myself!
Many moons ago during Sixth Form, I did some extra work on an episode of Heartbeat for ITV, also filmed in Whitby!
I was excited to learn that if able to take part, I would be returning to Whitby, namely a National Trust site called Boggle Hole to film the video with a Northumberland based company, Time and Motion Films. The video is based around the unseen work that The National Trust do, restoring footpaths and things like that.
Boggle Hole is on the southern end of Robin Hood’s Bay and an area of outstanding natural beauty. When you see our pictures, you will see why!
I travelled over to Whitby around lunchtime yesterday with my friend Pete who was also coming along to help out.
The scene required a couple for a romantic stroll along the cliff tops of Boggle Hole and since I don’t have a partner I brought along a friend instead!
I thought it would be much more fun with a friend and I’d be a lot more at ease with someone I know. I wasn’t wrong, we had an excellent afternoon, full of sunshine and giggles and we were lucky enough to enjoy some stunning scenery on one of the best days we’ve had all year (weather wise)!
We had to climb quite a few steep steps until we reached the cliff tops of Boggle Hole. With the sunshine beating down and armed with bags, this wasn’t an easy task!
When we reached the top however, it had been a worthwhile climb. I can’t begin to explain how beautiful the views truly were up there. I can’t quite believe I had never discovered this place before either. I will certainly be returning that’s for sure!
We met up with some more of the crew at the top and they began to talk us through what we were going to be doing. I even had a line to say – “We can get out of the way!”
Alongside the usual recording equipment and camera, the crew had use of a drone that day too. This captured swooping aerial shots and was very cool to watch in action! Never seen one before!
All in all, we had to do three different bits, although we did a few different takes on each part!
Firstly, we had to go halfway back down the steps and start as though we were walking up the steps, reaching the top, admiring the view, then walking straight past the camera.
Secondly, we walked past the camera, then I had to turn and say my line, then continue walking away from the camera along the cliff top pathway.
Lastly, we walked over from the path onto the cliff’s edge and stood and admired the coastline as the drone sweeped over us, along the coast and back again.
And that’s a wrap! It’s great to think that I’ve been eternally immortalised on film by The National Trust!
The film will be ready in 2-3 months and will feature online and be available across most social media sites.
It was such a fun day and left me with a thirst for more, so watch this space!
Here are some photos from our day;