As a photographer and videographer based in Surrey, it’s great to be asked to do work for local causes. That’s why I was only too happy to lend my event videography services to HealthWatch Surrey, who were holding a local event called Living Well with Dementia.
Event videography for HealthWatch Surrey
One facet of my event videography services is interviewing – I love the opportunity to talk to people from all walks of life, especially those who have deep and meaningful stories to tell. Whether it’s a wedding or an important cause, there’s nothing better than talking to people and capturing this with my mobile studio.
HealthWatch Surrey invited me to attend the Living Well with Dementia event, and asked me to interview patients, partners, children and carers of those living with dementia.
The interview consisted of three main parts. The key message we wanted to get across was how all of these people deal with the problems they face as a result of dementia. As such, we discussed the initial diagnosis, from the first symptoms to clinical information, and how to care for dementia patients, including the everyday problems that we might not previously have even considered. The third element was NHS involvement – learning how to get the most of the National Health Service, and how to fight for our rights as carers and sufferers.
Of course, as I was directing these interviews by myself, I was free to ask anything I wanted. It was a deeply emotional experience, not just for me to hear these people’s stories, but also for the interviewees, who gave a deep and honest account of how they dealt with dementia.
To get the best from the final edit, I filmed the interview with two cameras – this would allow me to make the final changes seamlessly without needless jump cuts. When the final footage was put together, it was used as an educational piece for those who wanted to know more about dementia, as well as a showcase for future events from HealthWatch Surrey.
I feel very proud and honoured to have worked for such a great cause and to promote its message. If you would like to know more about my event videography packages to spread awareness of your campaign, please get in touch with me on my contact page.