In late August 2010 I was asked to join the England 2018 bid team as their pool video cameraman and editor, tasked with filming (Sony EX1), editing and distributing B-roll footage of the FIFA Inspection Team’s visit to London, the North East and Manchester. I covered Nick Clegg’s statement at 10 Downing Street, tours of Wembley Stadium, Rockliffe Hall, Stadium of Light, St James’ Park, City of Manchester Stadium and Old Trafford
and the closing statements and press conference from Manchester Central. Footage was edited, encoded and uploaded to the distribution platform within hours of being shot, including an edit which was completed on the team helicopter between Newcastle and Manchester.
At the end of the week I produced a montage of the visit which was used by FATV and England 2018 as well as distributed to the clubs involved and international broadcasters:
I also blogged about the week on this site; it was certainly one of the more memorable and taxing jobs I’ve done so far.
Later in the year I was sent by the team to Trinidad to cover The David Beckham Academy running a workshop for coaching staff and a tournament for local schoolchildren. I produced B-roll for worldwide media use and a quick edit of an interview with David Beckham which was picked up by many outlets: