This is a short compilation of some of the trainers at The Flourish Academy.
I was the lighting cameraman, sound recordist and editor. There were three problems to overcome. The first was the sound. We were in a room above a pub on a fairly noisy road close to Paddington Station, so the sound was a bit of an issue. Occasional breaks in filming, some retakes and a polite request to turn the music down sorted that one out. The light from a very large window was hard to control, so the curtains were drawn and the daylight replaced with artificial lighting.
But the biggest problem was the background(s). We wanted a slightly different feel to each film, so we had to pick our backgrounds carefully and rearrange the furniture a fair bit (putting it all back at the end of the day, of course).
You can also watch Trevor’s full-length interview (15 minutes) with actor Ian Hart.