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Blog - Tue 23rd Jun 2009 - Working with TV - Heason Events

Working with TV

23rd Jun 2009

A couple of weeks ago we were awarded a grant from Yorkshire Forward for Cliffhanger. We didn’t get the money we'd applied for for additional PR and general event growth, but we did get the money for a couple of TV projects which is very exciting. The larger of the two projects is a sizeable amount of money to pay a production company to attend the two day event, filming the British Bouldering Champs and the rest of the activities at the event, and to produce a TV programme which will be aired on national TV. Brilliant. And a bit daunting at the same time. The last fortnight has been busy with tenders, bids, proposals, meetings and score sheets deciding who will get the job. It's a Sheffield City Council event and everything is done by the book which is frustratingly time consuming at times, but educational, and dare I say illuminating at other times.

 

The other project funded by Yorkshire Forward is to produce a short viral video to associate with the event. A similar process was undertaken to select the production company (Blue Hippo Media), with inspiration coming from the Danny McAskill Youtube video I blogged about a few weeks back. Given the time constraints we've been working to it's a miracle that we have anything to show, but by tomorrow morning I'm promised that the finished film will be online for the world to see. Will be very interested to hear what people have to say about it