A Trip Across The Border – Our first video shoot in Europe since lockdown
Last week saw our first shoot in Europe since just before the lockdown in March. It was refreshing to have a change of scenery but somewhat strange at the same time.
The destination was Tilburg, in the Netherlands shooting a product marketing video for a long-standing customer. For many weeks prior to this trip we had been keeping a close on the travel restrictions and what we would need to be permitted to cross the channel to work. However, from June 15th all the internal land borders were lifted and free movement was once again possible.
Crossing over into Calais and within a few hundred miles we arrived at our destination, it was somewhat strange. Although not totally normal, the way of life in the Netherlands was a great deal different to the UK. Firstly we were able to stay in a Hotel, the Bar, Restaurant and Gym were open and it took some time to adjust having not 5 hours earlier come from the UK.
It served as a glimmer of hope of what we can hopefully expect in the UK this July providing people use their common sense! From a video shoot perspective we were able to work just fine, although slightly different, observing social distance and taking the right precautions did not pose any problems and we got the job done.
With other shoots on the horizon, I am looking forward to beginning some form of normality and hope we can all continue to build ourselves back up and avoid a second wave.