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« on: February 07, 2006, 10:13:00 pm »
Just had a call from my Uncle who works for a production company, to cut a long story short they are wanting to make a TV commercial that requires filming someone (sadly not me :( ) caving.

Basically the cave needs to look like a "cave" and be fairly acsessable to the film crew and kit, baring in mind they are not undergroud people, now Iam thinking Goatchurch as the obvious choice or maybe GB if they are feeling adventurous.

Any thoughts ?

Also would the CSCC have any issue's with this ? they will offer a donation £££££ to the MRO if any of the filming causes dissruption, which i would of thought would be minimal as it would take place mid week in the day.

Any advise ...............

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2006, 11:58:21 pm »
Based on my experience of filming in Mendip caves I would suggest contacting Cheddar Caves (01934 742343).  Gough's Cave is the most ideal location you could hope to find; it provides a superb variety of passage types with the bonus of extremely easy access.  Of course it doesn't come for free but you will need to discuss that with the management.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2006, 12:29:00 pm »
When is the new Secret Underground showing on HTV?

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2006, 06:32:38 pm »
The new Secret Underground series of four programmes is schedule for broadcast on the HTV region; first programme showing on 23 February. I will have full details this Friday and will post the information.

Avelines Hole (but not the very rear section) would be very suitable for the filming project -

Only 10 feet from the road - so not a long carry in.
Do not get too dirty.
Close to the Burrington Cafe (it has a Bar)

However it does depend upon what type of caving they wish to film - do you have any more details?

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2006, 09:11:09 pm »
I think they just want a very basic caving overview, just someone wriggling about abit, nothing too technical or pretty formations.

My uncle is coming upto Mendip on Saturday, so i will give him a guided tour and let him decide.

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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2006, 07:45:17 pm »
CSCC would have very few problems with this, I am sure, but the landowners would have a few more. Filming in G.B. would require the express permission of CCC Ltd and any of the Burrington options would require approval as well.

I have experience of overseeing such things in both these areas and can liaise with the relevant landowners.

Aveline's is definitely not suitable. It is way too close to the road & therefore way too noisy when the lorries go past & can be dangerous to access with heavy kit from the car park.
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2006, 06:15:45 pm »
I doubt if Gough's Cave is suitable because in this day and age we charge a commercial fee of about £100 per hour, filming can only take place after opening hours, and a member of staff has to be present at all times.

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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2006, 06:32:03 pm »
Blimey! - that means that after they've deducted the cost of staffing the place, they're only left with £100 per hour.

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2006, 06:34:41 pm »
Quote from: "Stupot"
...  bearing in mind they are not undergroud people,  ... or maybe GB if they are feeling adventurous.


Should have made this point earlier. Novices are, as is well known, not allowed in G.B.
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2006, 06:35:43 pm »
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Blimey! - that means that after they've deducted the cost of staffing the place, they're only left with £100 per hour.


Doesn't Mr Castle pay for the privilege of working there?
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2006, 07:27:07 pm »
Showed them around Mendip today, GB was a silly ideal and is off the list, as they have a 42kg camera + other heavy kit :shock:

They really liked Goatchurch as it had everything they required, although they asked me whether they could write on the walls, to which i replied "No f'ing way, you do that and we all die horrible death" so that bit is going to be done in a studio.

I have been informed that it's for a Capatial One credit card advert where they basically portray a man doing Caving, Diving, and Motor Cross, stating that it's just not "ordinary" people who have credit cards, it was the interest rates they wanted to put on the walls !!!!

There is also a considerable budget for location fee's, so this may go to the MRO.

Graham,

When i know dates etc, could i take you up on the offer of arranging with landowner, this would be much appreciated.

Watch this space.

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2006, 08:58:05 pm »
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Quote from: "cap 'n chris"
Blimey! - that means that after they've deducted the cost of staffing the place, they're only left with £100 per hour.


Doesn't Mr Castle pay for the privilege of working there?


No, its money for nothing and chicks for free.

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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2006, 03:07:07 pm »
So, Andy, how did it go? Did they get their twelve seconds of footage?