While Olympic fever sweeps the nation, Humanoid have returned from a 4-week shoot in central London to begin post-production on the WJ ORN Video Blog. Commissioned by the WJ Linkline Group, the film follows Transport for London’s massive operation to re-route traffic through 30 miles of London’s road network.
WJ, the UK’s biggest temporary markings specialist, were assigned to make 8000 modifications across the capital, and Humanoid shadowed crews and supervisors as they worked against torrential rain, public opinion and red tape to meet the ambitious deadline.
The documentary provides a unique perspective on the games lane – Humanoid’s 2-man crew travelled light, using a mobile camera and lighting setup to shoot inside moving vehicles, on active roads and inside Transport for London’s operations centre, capturing events as they unfolded in a raw, fly-on-the-wall style.
Humanoid’s Martyn Lomax, on the experience behind the camera: “Following the WJ road crews around with a camera has been a mad experience. The job was a huge undertaking for WJ and its was great to see the sheer drive and determination to get the job completed on time, to budget and to a high standard. The unrivalled banter from the lads throughout should make for an interesting viewing experience!”
The film will premiere at a private screening for insiders involved with the Olympic Route Network project, before a wider release. Watch this space for details!