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Talks and Interviews

 

The Border Collie folk who I meet at these trials are usually really helpful. They are the top Border Collie handlers anywhere and so I am humbled by their generosity in considering me and my camera and in giving me the time for my talks.

The other thing that I need is lots of talks from all sorts of different people. There are the obvious people such as the organisers of the event, the management of the ISDS, some of the top handlers, just to mention a few. But, they are all very busy too and so I hang around like an old crow, at a road kill, waiting for someone to find the time to talk to me on camera. This can take hours. Often I’ll be told to come back in half and hour, only to return and then wait for the interviewee, who never shows up. So this takes up a big part of my day. I already will have a list of subjects to be covered and will be at the ready whenever I see one of my “road kill”. The other problem with getting interviews, and understandably so, is that many of these country folk don’t really like being interviewed, especially by me! If I was with the major TV company of the day, then they’ll go without a moments fuss, but for insignificant Rural Route Videos, it’s a different story. Certain handlers have been excellent to work with over the years, and I really appreciate their help. Many, unfortunately, run in the opposite direction when they see me coming. It makes my job much harder and very drawn out. I usually find them somewhere! I’m sure you’ll know some of these folk:

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The ISDS International Sheep Dog Trials 2004 DVD

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