Treak Cliff Cavern is a well known showcave in the heart of the Peak District, but there is more to the cave than just the tourist route.
The brief was to create three short films that show what goes on behind the scenes that could be shown to visitors in the new visitors and interpretation centre.
(Click the links below to view each film)
Treak Cliff Cavern UNSEEN (Above) looks at the areas of the cave that are not on the tourist route, this includes a new section of natural cave passage that was only discovered in 2014 and each of the famous Blue John veins that are still mined to this day amongst other areas.
Treak Cliff Cavern MINING is the story of how the world famous Blue John Stone is mined from the cave and processed in the on-site workshop to create anything from ear rings to chalices. It also looks at how the availability of high powered modern tools have transformed the mining process and why the miners only extract less than half of their annual allowance each year.
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery have recently launched a new app, known as the Pocket Wonders App. The app allows a user to view an artefact in the museum, follow an interactive map to the point where it was found and then read more about the artefact from the comfort of an armchair.
The brief was to create three 60 second social media video’s to advertise the app and its features in an exiting and engaging way whilst also emphasising the diversity of the museum.
The other films can be found here:
Aleks Kashefi is a British endurance athlete and experienced mountain runner who has become an expert in running barefoot.
Following an epic run from the North to the South of Europe in 2016 Aleks was searching for the next big adventure, only this time he looked much closer to home.
Summit to sea is the story of a man who was terrified of the water exploring the Lake District in a different way and overcoming his fears.
Its the story of a Swim Run adventure from the summit of Scafell Pike to the Irish Sea.
“Wow, what a feat - climbing Scafell Pike, highest mountain in England, then swimming across freezing cold Wastwater and running to the sea. An incredible achievement, especially as Aleks is new to swimming and still panics.”
Claire Maxted SHAFF Judge
Peak Cavern, also known as ‘The Devils Arse’, is a showcave in the heart of the Peak District, UK. It is the big brother to Speedwell Cavern slightly higher up the valley.
It has the largest cave entrance in the British Isles at 100m long, 20m high 35m wide and is packed with History and Geology.
The brief was to create a cinematic and engaging short promotional video for web and social media use.
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