New Video: DofE Bronze Expedition – 13 July 2011


WATERTIGHT_Special camera equipment was used on the water

Last night, at 4 Marlow Road, my Bronze DofE group showed our projects to the assessor. My friend Jake Smith did a joint-project as a music video, and during the trip he filmed all of us dancing along to the S Club song Reach. The choice of the music was because, during our practice expedition, the eight of us had had an argument over the lyric “Reach for the stars”, with my friend Jack Clifton certain that the line was in fact “Reach for the sky”. Whilst I say that it was a joint-project, in reality I think sadly Jake ended up doing all of the work, with his two ‘colleagues’ leaving him to do it for them. You can watch his video here.

I did my project in video form also, though as a more documentary-style. Actually, I think I probably spent vastly too long on it – compared to my peers, who mainly did theirs as they went along, I spent hours in front of my computer yesterday (in addition to the time spent filming it during the event). I am pleased with the result, especially how I managed to “recycle” the aborted edit of the practice expedition, and use its footage and one of the sequences in it on this film.

So then, below, for your viewing pleasure, my Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition!

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a twenty-something from Maidenhead in Berkshire, working for ITV News.

1 Response

  1. I’m liking your singing in the music video. XD

    Also excellently made video. Good job.