The Project

Client: Channel4

Location: New Forest

Date: 2018

A Year in the New Forest

Despite its name ‘The New Forest’ its cultivation can be traced back as far as the Bronze Age. The 1000 year old forest in heart of Hampshire was first recorded in the Doomsday Book as Nova Foresta in 1086. It’s the destination for millions of tourist and day trippers every year, it is also home to spectacular wildlife, including wild ponies, badgers and deer, living side by side with their human neighbours.

This new series, hosted by Tamsin Greig, tells the fascinating tale of the New Forest through all four seasons. Beginning in September with the ripening of acorns, the Autumnal equinox signals the start of the red deer’s rutting season. As the golden leaves start to fall so the snow begins to drift and the harsh edge of winter quickly makes the summer a forgotten memory.

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Filmed in 4K using our medium lift drone equipped with the Panasonic GH4R camera and filming around the beautiful villages and countryside of The New Forest. Filming in the villages proved to be particularly challenging, requiring road closures and notifications to the inhabitants, local council and police authorities.