The Paralympic Movement began in 1944, at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire, with the original purpose of rehabilitation for veterans and civilians. From this moment, the games developed into recreational and then competitive sport, instigating the birth of the Paralympic Games. As per tradition and in celebration of the start of this year's Beijing Paralympic Winter Games, we were invited to film the lighting of the Heritage Flame for a social media video, by Buckinghamshire Council.
Here's what Calum had to say about working at this event:
“The experience of being part of the crew for the filming of the Paralympic Flame Lighting Ceremony was one I have thoroughly enjoyed. It was a completely different setting to what I’m used to, and so we all had to be able to adapt quickly which added extra excitement. Seeing and speaking with the athletes has also given me a far greater appreciation for the games and the willpower that the athletes show. I would definitely like to do something similar in the future and hopefully, we get the chance to!”
It was a privilege to have been asked to film this event, and a real experience to meet the athletes and all those involved, you can check out the video below!