The Solitary Rambler

TIME OUT IN TICKNALL
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Filmed 12th March 2016
Post-production completed 21st April 2016

Running time 20 minutes
Synopsis
 
I explore part of South Derbyshire , an area of the county I know very well, but only ever visit for work purposes. Today I decide to take some time out in the area and go on a circular walk from the pretty village of Ticknall passing Foremark Reservoir and on to the lovely Calke Abbey .....
Locations
 
Filmed in the county of Derbyshire . Locations include Swarkestone Bridge , Ticknall , Foremark Reservoir and Calke Abbey .
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Background and production details
 
For a complete change of scene I decided to go to places where I wouldn’t normally have considered filming, so for my first video in 2016 I chose South Derbyshire . I know the area well as my work takes me to this part of the county regularly, but I’ve not spent much, if any, of my own time here. I found there was a 6-7 mile circular walk I could do starting in Ticknall , which was my favourite village in South Derbyshire. This walk also meant that I could include Calke Abbey on the route as I had not actually been here before.
 
The weather forecast for Saturday 12th March was looking good, so I opted to go out that morning to shoot my South Derbyshire video. I stopped at Swarkestone Bridge to begin with as I wanted to capture some shots of this impressive structure before moving on to Ticknall. Parking in the village hall car park I spent an hour or so filming around the village and then followed the footpath from the car park. I walked to Foremark Reservoir to take a few shots and then walked through Lamont Wood and Skaddows Wood towards the farm just off the A514 once owned by Ted Moult . The filming became more interesting for me as I walked through Calke Park before returning to Ticknall where my day’s filming ended. I was hoping to enjoy a drink in the Wheel Inn , but unfortunately it was closed due to risks of high chlorine in the water, which at this time was affecting parts of South Derbyshire and North Leicestershire .

The editing, recording the commentary and adjusting sound levels for each scene in “Time Out in Ticknall” was as straight forward as any video I make nowadays. However, the music was going to be more of a challenge this time. I first travelled around South Derbyshire with a work colleague, who often played CDs of vibraphone jazz in his work van, and I particularly remember hearing this music when we were in this part of the county. I wanted to capture this atmosphere in my video of South Derbyshire, so I tried to recreate this vibraphone jazz sound in my own soundtrack.


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