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Underwater platform

Hyde Park, London

 

Jun 2011

Brief

A temporary jetty/platform to be installed and removed in one day for the film crew behind the advert for Barclaycard Visa.  Positioned out on the water to capture the shot of Usain Bolt running across the bridge.  Positioned 20ft out into the serpentine to hold 20 people and three tv cameras to capture the shot needed.

Solution

A 12' x 8' fixed structure with an 8' access ramp secured to the bed of the serpentine.  Extra robust contruction and fixing to ensure stability and load bearing capacity.

Challenges

Access and timing. The temporary platform had to be moved into position on the morning of filming and removed from the water once filming had completed in the afternoon.