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The making of Wreckers 11: Hitting the books

Updated Sunday 13th May 2007

The Timewatch Wreckers series reaches the edit stage.

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Friday 11 May

Chris and Nick Packer [editor] have been in the edit suite for several weeks now chopping the film up, moving around sequences and trying to craft the story. It’s the hardest part of making a film and where the real story telling and creativity comes in.

Meanwhile I – with the help of Caroline Rough [production coordinator] – have been sourcing stills and texts that we want to include in the film.

Old books [Image: ryan franklin az under CC-BY licence] Creative commons image Icon ryan franklin az under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Not quite the books about maritime crime the team had in mind

Down in the Isles of Scilly, the Gibson family have a wonderful collection of beautiful black and white photographs of sailing shipwrecks taken in the early 20th Century, which they are kindly letting us reproduce. Tracking down some of the texts we want is proving quite hard as many of the books are obscure local histories and out of print.

Find out more

It's not just what's written on paper - the paper itself can tell a historical tale

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