Dong Energy recently completed the installation of Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm, the biggest Offshore Wind Farm in the UK and the first in the world to make commercial use of giant 6MW turbines with 75 metre blades. The whole project was a huge feat of engineering, that had taken years of planning and will provide 1000’s of homes across the UK with electricity. The Wind Farm was to be officially inaugurated on the 1st of July 2015. To mark this huge occasion Standby were approached by Counter Context, a communications agency based in Sheffield and asked to produce a film to mark the completion of the project.
We were really excited to get stuck into the creative process for this project, creativity is at the heart of everything we do at Standby. We knew that their needed to be a huge focus on the visual spectacle of the Wind Farm, the location itself called for some stunning aerial shots to show off the scale of the project so we got in touch with the best in the business. We were also really keen to show the individuals who had worked to make this project become a reality, so therefore wanted to take an almost documentary style approach to the film, we chose to follow Ashley, a Wind Turbine engineer throughout a whole day maintaining the turbines from waking up in the morning, to returning home at night.
The filming for this project took place over a number of days and took place across Hull and Grimsby on the East Coast where the Wind Farm is situated. This was the first time that Standby had completed an offshore shoot. After the shoots were complete, we set about the post production stage of the film and liaised with Counter Context on a number of different edits. We’re thrilled with how the whole project looks and feel the extra details such as the soundtrack and voiceover really pull the whole film together.
“They captured some stunning footage... producing what resulted in a great final product.”