Films of the AONB

Working with local businesses, organisations and communities, five 2-minute films have been produced which feature and highlight the landscape of the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project. Nick Boulter and film cameraman Carl Stickley spent over 12 months filming in locations selected to show the diversity and attractiveness of the area.

The five films along the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley can all be found on the Heritage Coast Radio website, and are:
FLATFORD AND JOHN CONSTABLE
DEDHAM VALE RIVER LANDSCAPE
MANNINGTREE
STOKE BY NAYLAND
STRATFORD ST. MARY

The films are free for business and organisations to upload and embed on to their websites, blogs or social media. By doing so, the local community benefits from helping to raise the profile of the area in general, and local food, drink and accommodation in particular can be highlighted. This will increase visits out of season and assist local businesses to develop and build retail opportunities that do not currently exist.

“A growing number of people now use the internet to access information on-line,” says Nick Boulter, who has many years’ experience in radio broadcasting and internet technology. “This film making project is a modern, innovative way to gain information about the history and environmental issues which gives visitors more appreciation of the area.”

As part of the project, young people were invited to attend a workshop and practical demonstration on film-making with feedback given by Carl Stickley, who has worked extensively in television and films, and now teaches Further Education in colleges.

This project was funded by the Amenity and Accessibility Fund (AAF) and Sustainability Development Fund (SDF) with additional help from the AONB team. To use these films to promote your business please contact nick@pebble-media.co.uk

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