All footage imporated for Lifeboats.TV Video Edit

colinandmatt.jpgColin and I are pleased to announce that all the footage from the eight locations which we’ve visited over the past year for the RNLI’s innovative Lifeboats.TV project have been imported ready for editing. Before the editing begins I’ve cut a movie with all the people we’ve interviewed, in the exact order they were interviewed. 180 people were interviewed, 20 hours of footage created.
We were sad to hear that the very last person to be interviewed (last in the below film) passed away suddenly and respect the families wishes that material recorded should still be used in Lifeboats.TV. Colin, myself and the team from Ultralab send our most sincere condolences to the families of the Tobermory lifeboat crew.
The following film will take a while to load, but should be worth the wait.
Watch 180 people the movie – made by Matthew Eaves this film includes nearly everyone who played a part in the Lifeboats.TV project: Play NowPlay in Popup

Tobermory becomes last Lifeboat Station filming location for Lifeboats.TV

17th to the 20th of March 2002.
Tobermory, the last and most ‘eventful’ of Ultralab’s visits to lifeboats stations for the lifeboats.tv project. Missing a plane, hitting a deer, arriving four hours late, and finally staying in a haunted hotel with two RNLI representatives that were scared of ghosts, what could possibly happen next?
While interviewing on the Tobermory lifeboat a real life shout came in and the Ultralab team joined the lifeboat crew at sea to record this chance in a lifetime event. We’d like to thank the Tobermory crew for all you did, we’ll never forget our days on Mull.
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For the Ultralab team Tobermory helped us to understand what it really was like to be a crew member, I remember standing on the back of a lifeboat looking in the the sea, in the dark, in a storm thinking “Matt, please don’t miss seeing someone needing help in the water”….. I remember my heart beating fast.
All the research conducted so far on this project has been done in conjunction with young people, exploring how creative use of technology could be used to enhance their learning, bringing the RNLI bang up to date with its uses of technology at the same time.
Watch a male crew member being asked if he has ever been scared on a shout by our Hamish.
Team:
Matthew Eaves (Ultralab)
Colin Elsey (Ultralab)
Alex Blanc (Ultralab)
Micky Slatford (RNLI)
Aileen Thomas (RNLI)
Some images from the event:

Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Station becomes new focus for Lifeboats.TV (28th – 31st January 2002)

Hamish Scott-Brown, Colin Elsey and Matthew Eaves headed over the sea to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland to begin the second lot of filming for the Lifeboats.TV project.
The crew there were amazing, providing excellent stories and accounts of rescues which were turned into video and audio files, and incorporated into the Lifeboats.TV website.
All the research conducted so far on this project has been done in conjunction with young people, exploring how creative use of technology could be used to enhance their learning, bringing the RNLI bang up to date with its uses of technology at the same time.
Watch a male crew member explain what it is like to be in a lifeboat on a shout.
Click to watch a movie about the kind of person do you need to be a lifeboat crew member.
photos_dunlaoghaire.jpgThis movie explains why a female crew member does what she does.
A young male crew member explains what he thinks a person has to be in order to be a lifeboat crew member.
View the pictures taken at the Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Station.
And finally…
This film is one of the best we managed to capture, and explains with emotion why it is that lifeboat crewmembers are prepared to risk their lives to save those of others.
Team:
Matthew Eaves (Ultralab)
Colin Elsey (Ultralab)
Hamish Scott-Brown (Ultralab)
Micky Slatford (RNLI)
Peter Bradley (RNLI)
Some images from the event:

 

Ultralab's Lifeboats.TV project main project begins in Weymouth, Dorset 22nd and 23rd of January 2002

One year after the initial pilot in Burnham-on-Crouch we were off. Colin, Mark and Matthew headed to Dorset to meet and interview the Weymouth Lifeboat crew and their families. With 40 people to interview it was no easy task, we had to break up into three film crews to capture the footage. Pete Bradshaw from Ultralab joined the project as the local Ultranaut based in Weymouth.

The initial research conducted over the previous year meant the Lifeboats.TV crew would begin to film lifeboat crew and volunteers for their lifesaving stories, ready for compression and delivery on the internet on the lifeboats.tv website. Construction of the ‘virtual lifeboat station’ would also begin once the panoramic images were constructed from real images captured in each of the six lifeboat stations.
Weymouth’s crew room would begin as the first location on the tour, tricky with its unbalanced floor.
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All the research conducted so far on this project has been done in conjunction with young people, exploring how creative use of technology could be used to enhance their learning, bringing the RNLI bang up to date with its uses of technology at the same time.
View a film showing one of the crew from Weymouth explaining why he is a volunteer.
Team:
Matthew Eaves (Ultralab)
Colin Elsey (Ultralab)
Mark Constable (Ultralab)
Pete Bradshaw (Ultralab)
Micky Slatford (RNLI)
James Vaughan (RNLI)
Some images from the event: