In January of 2016, some of our team went on a ten day filming trip to Haiti with Compassion UK. The aim of the trip was to collect footage for three films; one celebrating the 100,000th sponsored child, one focusing on a specific child, and one for raising awareness of the hospital on the island.
It was a huge privilege for us to be able to see the work of Compassion amongst some of the poorest children. Since the Haiti earthquake in 2010, Compassion have been working on rebuilding the hospital on Haiti’s forgotten island – La Gonave.
We took the Arri Amira camera out for this trip, and absolutely loved it. Using it with a polarizer really brought the blues out in the sky and in the overall colour saturation. The combination of Arri Amira + polariser + CP2 Prime Lenses meant that the footage captured during this trip is some of the best we’ve ever got. It was a game-changing discovery that has meant our output level has never been the same again.
Due to the nature of this project, meticulous levels of pre-production planning were required; shot lists and filming schedules were highly detailed as we wouldn’t have an opportunity to reshoot anything. The footage that we captured during the trip ticked every box and left us we a treasury of usable shots.
The finished films have received thousands of hits on YouTube, and countless comments of positive feedback. Compassion were thrilled with the final result, and the project has been labelled ‘unforgettable’.
As well as creating a visually innovative and successful video campaign our client feedback is of the utmost importance to us and some of Compassion UK’s feedback can be found below:
‘Working with Fruitmedia has been a great experience. From the highly professional production of an excellent film, to the warmth of the team and ease of communications. I couldn’t have asked for more. I would definitely recommend them.’
Events & Ambassadors Director, Compassion UK