Friday 11 November 2011

Planning a nights filming on the flashes

As I have not done any major filming projects over the past few months I have decided to to a nights filming/camping at my little island Otters pass which is surrounded by water so as it can only be reached by kayak we know that there will be no disruptions and the wildlife should be very active from Otters, Owls, watervoles and many other water birds can be seen in the area. On the river banks nearby Foxes patrol looking for food or a mate and at this time of year so there should be plenty of Fox calls from the surrounding countryside. The island will be our base camp and we will be filming with 4 CCTV cameras connected to a monitor with DVR ready to film any action. I have yet to finalise the camera positions but on the map below I have placed blue dots in the areas where I may be placing them overnight. 
I have all the equipment to camp there from a comfy pop up tent to thick sleeping bags to keep out the winter frost so we should be warm enough but as we already have a bench there and I have spent a a few cold and dark early mornings contemplating future projects at Otters pass so I know how relaxing and quiet it is there once the sun goes down and night falls. I cannot reveal any more yet but I am planning a test next weekend with two cameras and I will reveal more on tomorrows blog on the camera positions and what else we will be doing on the test run.

Thanks for reading



  1. Keeping my fingers crossed and sending extra good mojo your way for some excellent filming!
    Good Luck!

  2. Thankyou for that this is the end plan but we are doing a test nights filming with two cameras I will be posting in one of the next three blogs.

  3. It looks like a lovely spot Mkike... Good luck.

  4. Certainly is Andrew, going to prep the area tomorrow.