The NSR has been growing exponentially in both size and reputation. To illustrate this, we (The Liquid Satisfaction team) decided that we would make a series of promotional videos for the event. The short films were directed and edited by Nick Horwood and myself.
- The Trailer – This short film was a sneak preview of the more elaborate videos to come. Much credit goes to Nick Horwood and Mat Morrissey who, while I was buried in coursework and exam revision, went out onto the Yorkshire mores to film hills and things.
- Episode 1:The Showdown – Filmed at the home of Tom Laws’s parents’ house in the wild west of England, This exciting saga sees Matt Renolds and Owen Jackson battle it out at sunrise.
- Episode 2: The Ho-Down – Big thanks to Danny at Desperate Measures for use of his shop. This scene (a barroom brawl in a kayak shop) was extremely difficult to choreograph (yes, we actually did some planning!). As they say in show business: Never work with children, animals or lazy kayakers whom you ain’t paying.
- Deleted Scenes – This is a short montage of some clips that never made the final cut; mainly because they were completely random and pointless. The video starts with what should have been episode 3. Episode 3 was meant to continue with a big explosion followed by an elaborate chase through the streets of Nottingham and down the National Wite Water course at Holme Pierrepont. However time restrictions and bad weather prevented this cinematic masterpiece from being finished.
Plans are already being devised to commence the filming of the NSR 2008 promo videos this August.
On Set: Tom Parker, Owen Jackson and Dave Fairweather
Max: “We’ll get it in the edit”
Photos courtesy of Tom Laws.