“We made it on Zoom and WhatApp – we were never in the same room as a production team, thinking and talking about what we were going to do.”
Candour Productions creative director Anna Hall was talking about making Channel 4 film A Day in the Life of Coronavirus Britain at an RTS Yorkshire webinar in early June.
The Leeds-based indie planned the doc in two and a half weeks – and shot and edited it in just three days.
It was a ‘fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants’ experience,” recalled Hall. “We had nine people shooting across the country and the biggest team ever of people sitting in their pyjamas at their kitchen tables producing.”
There was an army watching the huge amount of footage sent in by the British public and a team of six editors to pull it all together. “It was an incredible collaborative experience,” she said.
Anna Hall was in conversation with RTS Yorkshire Chair Fiona Thompson.