I have been commissioned by the British Antarctic Oral History Project (BAOHP). I am capturing the reminiscences of scientists, technicians and ship staff from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), who have worked in this inhospitable part of the world. BAS is an institute of the Natural Environment Research Council and is one of seven Research Councils operating under the Department of Business. Its aim is to be a world-leading centre for polar science and polar operations.
I have many years experience filming organisations that need to record milestones and company history. It’s a cost effective way of capturing information that can be used for PR purposes or to give to staff and customers. I can build a picture of the organisation by shooting in different locations, recording and reliving special events, scanning old documents, and inserting historic footage to make an engaging corporate video.
“We think John’s films for the British Antarctic Oral History project are great. He is a skilled interviewer and he has managed to capture the spirit of our staff as well as documenting their roles and contributions to the success of the organisation. The films preserve an important piece of our history in an appealing format.”
Joanna Rae, Assistant Archivist, British Antarctic Survey