I’ve spent this time in lockdown making a Coronavirus edit – the intention is to get across a message that despite the troubling times things will eventually be okay. Made from a variety of footage shot around Edinburgh combined with stock footage and a voiceover from various leaders.
We are living through a moment in history, as significant as any war or revolution. Covid-19 is an indiscriminate leveller, literally affecting princes to pensioners, posties to prime ministers.
Life at this time looks different for us all, and undeniably tragic for some, but hopefully we will come out the other side with an even greater appreciation of the things we may have taken for granted.
The temptation is to be consumed by the macabre statistics on the news, but this limits our perspective, blinding us to the truly amazing things happening at this time. New hospitals being created in a matter of weeks, scientists working flat out, governments working flatout, the armed forces going all out on the domestic front, logistics on a scale we cannot really comprehend. The whole country coming together is something that is amazing to see.
We have seen society be truly united in an instant, the political divisions and factions that have been part of our lives for the past decade have been surpassed by one common aim.
And then there is the 100 year old Yorkshireman, Capt Tom Moore, who having lived through times far worse than this will ever be, stepped up and, with a dignified shuffle and heartwarming smile, became the embodiment of all that is good and will be good in our past and in our future and told us, simply;
“Tomorrow will be a good day!”
Grade & Additional footage – Tory Edige
Soundmix – Pete Smith
VFX – Gus Gonçalves