WIDER

The Making of a 9:1 Video

WIDER, is a mini-documentary series about the making of the 9:1 custom format video we made in Malawi, for the Gates Foundation in 2017. The video was made for a special screening in Geneva for a closed audience, with the aim to raise free medicine for the 3rd world. The film follows a local health worker in Malawi and how the method of drug distribution has helped to eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (Elephants Foot) in Malawi. 

WIDER - Episode 8
The Making of a 9:1 Video

 

We finally get to the village were we meet Dorothy who is infected with LF and we walk around filming Godfrey's interaction with the villagers. Joe does a special appearance as 'Kindergarten Cop' - must watch!

WIDER - Episode 7
The Making of a 9:1 Video


We move on to the next location where we meet our main subject, Godfrey. We also have to change how we approach the 360/VR version of the project and we get the drone out. Enjoy!

WIDER - Episode 6
The Making of a 9:1 Video


We are finally filming in Malawi. In this episode, you get to follow us on the first day of shooting. The arrival of the crew draws some attention from the locals and we run into some communication challenges, but we roll with the punches. 

WIDER - Episode 5
The Making of a 9:1 Video


In this episode, we have finally arrived in Malawi. We start our 6-hour drive to Phalombe and I get some time to talk over the script with Laston, the head of the MDA program in Malawi. And we run into some problem already on our first day.

WIDER - Episode 4
The Making of a 9:1 Video


In this fun episode, we get our last jabs, empty the bank for Dollars, pack up all of our gear and off we go to the airport and Malawi. 
 

WIDER - Episode 3
The Making of a 9:1 Video


In this episode, we do our first export in the required codec and have a chat with the projection team in Holland.

WIDER - Episode 2
The Making of a 9:1 Video


In EP2 we see the first test we did with the 3 camera setup on the costume plate. We then explore different ways of filming with it to see what options we have when in Malawi.

WIDER - Episode 1

The Making of a 9:1 Video

The first episode of the mini-documentary series, WIDER. 
A quick introduction to the project details and how we approached the first phase of the pre-production. 

WIDER - Episode 9
The Making of a 9:1 Video

Our final day of filming in Malawi and we have a lot to cover. But we have a setback from the very outset when Godfrey has changed from his uniform to a suit and it's starts raining, really raining.

WIDER - Episode 10

The Making of a 9:1 Video

The last episode set in Malawi see us battling a rainstorm, getting around continuity with a wet background and getting the drone out in the village. We say goodbye to our new friends and make our way home.