Video / Gallery: Spectacular production for post cards underway
VALLETTA, MALTA – “Filming one postcard of 40 seconds takes a whole day to film”, says Charles Ahar, cinematographer of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC).
With five weeks to go to the contest, the shooting of the postcards is in its final stages. This year’s theme for the postcards is action sports, including exciting activities such as abseiling, zip-lining and jet skiing amongst others.
All these activities are being filmed at different locations around the Maltese Islands, creating a contrast between modern sports and historical sites.
Public Broadcasting Services Ltd. (PBS), the host broadcaster is currently filming the postcards to accompany this year’s sixteen JESC entries. Today, the production team was busy at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta, filiming several shots including zip-lining from one bastion to another with the support of the personnel from the Civil Protection Unit.
The contest targets a teen audience especially since the participants are aged between 10 and 15 years. The postcards will illustrate extreme sports to reflect the teen-oriented environment of the contest.
PBS says filming has been going on for more than two months, with an average of 400 hours and 600 shots worth of footage. The postcards will introduce each performer on the night of the final on the 15th of November.