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.
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.
Matthew Eaves (Ultralab)
Colin Elsey (Ultralab)
Mark Constable (Ultralab)
Pete Bradshaw (Ultralab)
Micky Slatford (RNLI)
James Vaughan (RNLI)
Some images from the event: