Time to share our Secret...
It feels so great to finally be able to share the news of our secret project! Last October (2020), a crew from Channel 5 came to film with us. They interviewed Steve and I, and after school the small boys joined us. "Million Pound Mega Motorhomes" was the first in a series of "Million Pound..." shows featuring Motorhomes, Barges and even Garage Conversions!
We absolutely were NOT interviewed because we own a Million Pound Motorhome!!! The producers wanted to speak to us to get a family perspective, and talk about our plans to turn the Roaming Radfords into an income source.
The crew of 3 arrived at 11am, they didn't bring a Hair and Makeup trailer with them, so that was a DIY job! The first task was to get some fabulous "Top Gear" style footage of us Driving our Kontiki 649 around Milton Keynes and the surrounding countryside. After that we moved furniture around and settled in for a good chat. We covered our past trips, our plans for the future, our thoughts on the future of Motohoming in the UK. We even discussed our plans for our YouTube channel.
The whole process was fascinating. It was really interesting to compare how we film our vlogs with their professional approach to documentary making. Their camera was certainly bigger than ours, but I think the main difference comes down planning. We capture events and activities from our daily lives. The Crew arrived with an agenda or "story board" and that's pretty much what we followed.
Over the last year, Steve and I have had to train ourselves to look right down the lens. We actually imagine the person we are talking to, so that when we speak, we speak directly to them. I can't tell you how difficult I found it speaking to the Director just to the side of the camera, especially as he was wearing a mask and was partially obscured from my line of vision.
We also found it odd that the Roaming Radfords logo on Steve's T-shirt and the Motorhome were were blocked out, but they showed our whole intro in the show! Within 2 minutes of our intro being broadcast we gained 500 new subscribers!!
The final show was broadcast at 8pm on Sunday 21st February. There are some incredible motorhomes featured in the show including one that is rented our for £4000 per night! Our full day of filming was distilled down to 3 minutes of airtime at the end of the show. We think they left the best for last! Here is the link so you can see the watch the show yourself!
Channel 5 - Million Pound Mega Motorhomes
We also filmed our own "Behind the Scenes" video which you can see here...
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