The making of a movie

The snow falling outside serves as a somewhat humorous reminder about how unusually wild the weather has been the past few weeks, which can make filming a DVD interesting at times. But besides from the challenge of rain, wind, snow and a blizzard or two, things went really well, and the camera work is now finished!

A wall display at Kayaks North West, the original home of Pyrahna and P&H Sea Kayaks

A wall display at Kayaks North West, the original home of Pyranha and P&H Kayaks.

Mark examines the original roto molding oven.

Mark examines the original roto molding oven.

Part of the collection.

Part of Graham Mackereth’s (owner of P&H) collection.

After picking filmmaker Bryant Burkhardt up from the airport. Mark, Bryant and I met up with Pyranha/P&H at Kayaks North West. We got a tour around, and were lucky enough to get to see P&H’s private collection, which includes everything from prototype whitewater kayaks, to baidarkas, to gorgeous wood strip canoes. After picking up a Cetus MV and a Delphin 155 for the DVD (thanks P&H!), we were on our way. Although the Anglesey Outdoor Centre served as our base, filming was done in various locations throughout England and North Wales.

Bryant sets up on a bridge to film rolling action below.

Bryant sets up on a bridge to film rolling action below.

A roadside stop, which included the throwing of a few snowballs.

A roadside stop, which included the throwing of a few snowballs.

A fantastic spot for yoga.

A fantastic spot to film a yoga sequence.

Bryant has now headed home and will begin work on editing hours and hours of footage of stunning scenery, rolling, kayaking, climbing, and the focus of the DVD… yoga. The DVD is planned to be released in late May or early June.

Bryant films Penrhyn Mawr from the cliffs above.

Bryant films Penrhyn Mawr from the cliffs above.

After dropping Bryant off at the airport, Mark and I stopped to play in the snow.

After dropping Bryant off at the airport, Mark and I stopped to play in the snow.

We also enjoyed a little geocashing.

We also enjoyed a little geocashing in an historic spot.

 

 

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