This annual event is always very popular with people in the Southwest of England. The narrow streets are crowded with visitors of all ages eager to enjoy the traditional dance groups. Filming the parade is a challenge - no chance of using a tripod and constantly being jostled! This year the sun was very bright and the shadows beneath the famous Minster very deep.Thank goodness for my Fader Variable Neutral Density filter. Minimal editing was done in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 very slowly on a laptop with far too little RAM.
Now in it's third year, the engine's are back for another run.
Filmed mainly on a Canon XF100, slow shutter effects done in camera, edited in Premiere Pro and After Effects on a home made PC.
If building an engine from scratch is beyond your DIY skills, as it is mine, you could always buy one in kit form. If you can follow this video vimeo.com/56034186 you would be able to build the rest of the engine.
Now in its third year, Poole’s Mini Steam on the Quay will see some of the most beautiful and detailed miniature steam traction engines, some which have featured on the Discovery Channel, on display and running from 10am-5pm.
Featuring up to 20 unique miniature traction engines, there will be everything to keep steam enthusiasts young and old happy. Organised by local enthusiasts Richard Harvey and Nigel Moody, the event will include the chance to ride on the special engines.
Richard Harvey, said: “It’s always a pleasure sharing our knowledge and experience and it is great to see how enthusiastic the public are about these wonderful engines. Poole Quay is a fantastic setting and the engine owners are delighted to be back. We look forward to seeing everyone.”