Exclusive behind the scenes footage of how we utterly destroyed some routers in the interest of science in the making of our broadband movie
Most of you will have seen the broadbandrating shotgun movie by now. Actually to call it a movie is a bit of a stretch. In fact we would have to stretch the footage by an hour an a half or so to do so because the original is only 52 seconds long.
52 seconds of pure gold nevertheless. What people don’t see in these 52 seconds is the immense amount of work that has to go on in preparation and on the day to make such a blockbuster. Take a gander at this introductory video.
Many years ago I worked as an extra on a movie called “Experience preferred but not essential”. It was made in the Isle of Man and I was home from Uni for the summer. One thing I specifically remember was the frequent meal stops. We had breakfast and a full blown 3 course lunch and I got ten quid for the day.
No meals were provided on set during the making of this broadbandrating movie. We were all back in the office before lunchtime and got our own sandwiches from the caff downstairs.
Four old routers were destroyed in the making of this video including a BT Homehub, two netgears and a technicolour. The Technicolour proved to be very resilient. However this was, ahem, down to the fact that our marksman missed it three times from very close range before thoroughly despatching it with his fourth shot.
We have to thank marksman Clinton Slingsby for turning up to do
pyrotechnics shooting, Farmer Bill for the loan of his location and local Lincolnshire weather forecasters for keeping the rain away until we had the last reel of film in the can, so to speak. Also in the various media in this post you will see me and Sasha, able member of the trefor.net staff. Finally thanks to Tom at Eyup Media for putting the film together so professionally.
I do have some stills but seem to be having problems uploading them right now – I’ll do a separate post later.
No potatoes were destroyed during the making of this broadband movie.