On tonight's program we reveal the shocking truth
behind one of the British Amry's most reclusive and
shadowy units- the all-female SDS. We are privileged to be
speaking to Agent Ariel Anderssen, the first member
of the SDS to grant an interview, with special permission
of the Ministry of Defence. Tonight we find the true story
behind the SDS's daring rescue of kidnapped diplomat's
daughter Anastasia Richardson...
Hywel's Note: this video was shot as part of a
"sort-of" video shooting tutorial which Ariel and I ran
for some of the other photographers who work with us on
the site. Although we're still very much getting up the
learning curve ourselves, it was very interesting to try
to pass some of what we've learned on to the others and
try to get them involved on the video side of the site.
We're still trying to devise a good pattern of working
for video shoots and it was fun to have a go at shooting
something in a different style... and also in a very
unusual working condition where we shot a few scenss, went
into the edit suite and tried to put it together, then
went and shot a few more scenes.
We also tried to shoot something a bit different for
us, in the style of a TV show and with framing voiceovers
and interviews (inspired by watching Amadeus the weekend
before, although you wouldn't know it!) That way we would
have to be thinking a lot more about what we were doing
than perhaps we would if shooting something in a style
we'd done several times, which helped as we had to explain
all our thinking processes as we went along directing the
I put together a few notes before the session, which
you can see here if you are interested.
As always, many thanks to Steve, Merlin and Svampen for
giving it a shot, to Pling for being a very game damsel
distress who had to wait the whole morning before being
tied up, and for Ariel, without whose expertise and
inspiration the videos on Restrained Elegance would be a
very pale shadow of themselves. It was fun!