Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Very Special Event

All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church, Bolton
I was invited at very short notice to film last Sunday the Baptism of the child of a friend of the family in Bolton, in the North West of England. This was rather a special baptism, for the first child of young parents, supported by close family and a good many friends. The brief was "to film the Baptism".

How do you do that and make it interesting?

The filming in the Church was easy because the priest had indicated from the start that I could film the ceremony from wherever I liked. And this, I had to do. But to create a film of nothing but the service would not have reflected the excitement of those involved.
So, I was pleased that Parents, Grandparents, Godparents, Aunts and Uncles were all prepared to sit in front of the camera at the reception afterwards to talk about what the event meant to them. The support for the baby, only 9 months old, was overwhelming.
The net result has been a 20 minute long film interlacing the ceremony (Ukrainian Catholic) with the short interviews with friends and family.
The parents seem pleased with the finished product!