Following the success of our 2011 film International Exeter (the film got loads of hits and we got lots of plaudits!) we were delighted to be approached by the university to work with them once again – this time to promote its impressive science output.
We began brainstorming the project last June. Our challenge was to condense a huge amount of information – about Exeter’s scientific heritage and development; the department’s resources, teaching and ethos – into one coherent film around five minutes long. Eventually we came up with a script entitled Science and Progress, weaving in key aspects of the university’s vision and combining them with the neat metaphor of a yacht under sail .
We filmed on campus during 2011’s glorious Indian summer, and the result is shown here. Many of the ‘cast’ are students and the voiceover is provided by television presenter and Exeter alumni, Steve Backshall. He recorded his bit at the BBC’s South West facility.
We’re proud of this film. We think it showcases well both the quality of work the University of Exeter generate and the quality of work that we love to deliver.
What they said about us:
“Mitch Adams and Henry Davies of Three S Films have produced an outstanding movie. We gave them a demanding brief: to illustrate the wide range of science and engineering expertise at the University of Exeter. They have exceeded our expectations with a film that illustrates magnificently the world class research undertaken across Devon and Cornwall.”
Dr Shaun Curtis, Director of International Exeter