Tomorrow I am off to the West Country to shoot a Discovery Channel project for TwoFour Broadcast. This is the second little project I have done for them and I am really liking working with them. The projects are funded pilots for Discovery Channel, one themed around archaeology and the other on weather science. It’s the first time I have worked on archeology since Time Team for Channel 4, and I’m really loving it.
Pilots and development are always very exciting and challenging – one the one hand you have the chance to really shape things, and cast the faces that will make or break the project. On the other hand all programme makers will have run the gauntlet of changing needs of broadcasters – it’s not unusual to be commissioned to make a pilot that is excellent, only for the strategy of the channel to have changed by the time the project is complete.