The Solitary Rambler

CHAPTER IN CHAPEL
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  2. Title 2
  3. Title 3
  4. Title 4
  5. Title 5
Filmed 9th November 2014
Post-production completed 1st January 2015
Running time 18 minutes
Synopsis
 
I tour around an area of the  Peak District , which lies outside the National Park boundaries due to its industry. However, in spite of the towns and villages being more commercial and industrial I am convinced that this region can still just be as spectacular in its own way.....
Locations
 
Filmed in the  Peak District  in the county of  Derbyshire . Locations include  Sparrowpit Chapel-en-le-Frith Eccles Pike Combs Whaley Bridge  and  New Mills .
  1. Title 1
  2. Title 2
  3. Title 3
  4. Title 4
  5. Title 5
Background and production details
 
The following days after I had filmed “ Epidemic of Eyam ” turned very wet, so going out to film a third film of “The Solitary Rambler” that week looked unlikely. I must admit though it was nice to have a few days break as, although it had been enjoyable going out to shoot the previous two films, the days had been tiring too. However, Sunday 9th November was due to be a dry day again, so I aimed to get out to on that day to make one more short film.

I wanted to film around the more industrial areas of the  Peak District , i.e. some of the towns outside the National Park boundaries. So rather than doing a circular walk for this film I decided to visit  Chapel-en-le-Frith Eccles Pike Combs Whaley Bridge Furness Vale  and  New Mills , all of which fall outside of the Park boundary (although half of the village of Combs is inside).

I started my filming in  Sparrowpit  to then shoot a few scenes before heading outside the National Park boundary near Slack Hall. I filmed many shots around Chapel-en-le-Frith, which was busy with locals that morning. Nearby  Chapel Milton  was my next location, but this was mainly to shoot the railway viaduct that splits into two. I walked onto Eccles Pike after this, where I shoot various scenes on the hill as well as the great views from the top. Moving onto Combs I recorded lots of cutaways of this village before shooting just a few scenes in Whaley Bridge. Furness Vale was next on my list and I filmed a few takes alongside the  Peak Forest Canal . The longest shoot of the day was in New Mills as there were lots to get in the can in this town. I started in the main town before dropping down to the  Torrs walk  and the  Millennium Walkway . The last stop was at  Bugsworth Basin  to get some shots of the Peak Forest Canal where it starts.

During post-production I composed a darker musical soundtrack as I wanted a contrast to the pleasant music of “Epidemic of Eyam” and I decided not to record any versions of my main Peak District themes for this new film, “Chapter in Chapel”.
 
 
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