Last January we filmed a series of four short films which aim to challenge the perceptions of policing in England and Wales. To do this we utilised the ‘time slice’ technique, to give the impression of a frozen moment in time. Think The Matrix. The films are richly cinematic, spell binding to watch, but their editorial content is still grounded in gritty realism.
We produced four scenes that demonstrate a broad variety of police activity, rooted firmly within our communities. The films have been designed to evoke empathy, pride and a sense of solidarity, the feeling that we are all in it together and that the police are one of us, performing a vital, tough role.
In three of the scenes, a state of the art, robotic, computer-controlled camera moved through the set in a pre-programmed, fluid path. Precise art direction and seamless CGI effects gave complete authenticity to the scenes, so that it feels like you have witnessed a real moment in time.