Design out Drowning: An RNLI Campaign, researching reducing drowning in the South West UK.
Claire and James recently worked on behalf of Made Open Communications as filmmakers within the Design out Drowning team, a community project supported by the RNLI. The aim was to find new solutions to reduce the number of people that drown in Cornwall and Devon.
Claire and James attended ethnographic research days as filmmakers, recording interviews and filming observational footage. Claire also worked on the project as an Assistant Project Manager, aiding Project Manager Kathryn from Made Open Communications with the organisation of the project and managing the ethnographic data.
Claire has created a series of social media videos using the ethnographic footage gathered so far. They also worked on a longer film that gives local businesses and communities an overview of the project, and details of how they can get involved in Design out Drowning: an RNLI campaign.
Design out Drowning had a survey running, which is still open for the public: https://designoutdrowning.org/survey
James and Claire provided sound and camera, and provided Made Open with an end-end video production service, including editing, sound mixing and colour grading.
Camera Operator: Claire Stevens | Sound Recordist: James Chatwin | Edit & Sound Mix: Claire Stevens
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