Filming in my studio

Filming in my studio

The BBC production of Escape to the Country came and filmed me showing a couple Keith and Carol how to do rubbings. The programme if you are not familiar with the format is about couples who want to move to the countryside and the researchers find 4 homes in the correct price bracket/area and living requirements and they are shown the houses currently on sale and see if any of the properties are suitable. This particular couple are retired and are keen on craft/hobbies to use in their new home.

We started filming on Constantine Beach so I could talk about the strand line and suitable things off the beach that I use and teach them what some of the findings are. Amazingly it was not just sunny but hot! we had to leave our warm jackets on for continuity, but the film crew all wore sunglasses, a nice change for March!

setting up the cameras

setting up the cameras

The couple were really nice and interested, they had come down to Cornwall wanting to relocate here and were impressed how lovely the North coast is. The film crew were also super

nice and everyone was very easy to get on with. After the beach shots we headed back to the house for a pasty lunch and resumed filming in the studio, which was a bit of a squash.

jammed in for filming!

jammed in for filming!

It is always fun explaining the process I use to do the rubbings, and both Keith and Carol got stuck in with the messy paint and loved the simple technique I use, they had no idea what they would be doing until they arrived in the studio and really enjoyed it. During the filming Sam the cat pooped in check all was in order.

Sam making his grand entrance.

Sam making his grand entrance.

Although the process doesn’t take that long , because of continuity and close ups we had to stop a lot so that the final editing flows seamlessly. The final rubbings that Keith and Carol did turned out really well, these images can be then scanned in and used for large prints for their new walls, or printed on to cushion covers etc for original coastal themed art work. I have included some of their work, showing that you need no special skills to make lovely detailed images fairly quickly.

selection of their work.

selection of their work.

My personal favourites, some seaweed and a feather found earlier on the beach.

My personal favourites, some seaweed and a feather found earlier on the beach.

I really enjoyed the teaching aspect and the whole day that it involved. I was asked to do a fish rubbing of a John Dory first to show the rubbing style I have adapted, we had a lot of laughs and could not have imagined that since I started my rubbings a couple of years ago that this would be the second time I have been filmed by the BBC doing this. The programme will probably air in 3/4 months, so keep a look out!

The new John Dory on the easel.

The new John Dory on the easel.

 

Susie x