Last week, the Standby crew headed 89 miles up North to Lake Windermere for a busy few days of ideation sessions, impact filters and Kolbe tests! The trip was a great opportunity for the whole crew to get together, share ideas and talk about the amazing future ahead of Standby.
On the Thursday, the crew had an early start and headed to Windermere for 8am (just in time for breakfast at the hotel). We then had a morning of presentations from Simon (Standby’s MD) who talked all about Standby’s incredible progression and growth over the past 8 years. After the presentations and some well deserved lunch, the team headed to Coniston for an afternoon of (highly competitive) tag archery! With no one in the team having done tag archery before, it’s fair to say we all became ‘experts’ pretty quickly (see picture below).
On Friday, the team had a full day of presentations from Simon, Ellen (our Producer) and Ash (our DOP) on new and exciting processes Standby are introducing in the coming weeks. We can’t say too much, but there’s some big changes coming to Standby and we’re all really excited to bring our ideas to life! We finished the day with a Standby Productions Award Ceremony, with awards such as ‘Best Brew Maker,’ ‘Toughest Cookie’ and ‘Most Energetic Person’ it was all up for grabs. Afterwards, we all headed into Windermere for a lovely meal before all heading home Saturday afternoon.
It’s fair to say everyone had the best time away, with a big thanks to Simon for organising the trip. It was so successful that we’re already in the process of organising the next Standby away trip! Now that we’ve ticked off Windermere, we were thinking New York? We’ll leave that one with you, Simon!