A Day at Marwell Zoo





During the summer of 2014, Ben Grace spent two weeks looking after his 12-year old cousin Tom. During that time they visited a variety of skateparks around the country, making Thomas’s first scooter edit. However on the last day Ben and Tom visited Marwell Wildlife Zoo, a Wildlife zoo in Owslesbury, near Winchester. This day edit from Marwell Zoo features footage filmed entirely from that day, with Ben’s following Tom as he walked around Marwell Zoo. The aim of this video was two-fold, partially to create a professional-quality video that retained a home-movie feel and partially to try and capture the experience of visiting Marwell Zoo from the perspective of children. Some of the animals featured in this video include Lemurs, Penguins, Zebras, Giraffes, Snakes, Monkeys and Baboons. Oh, and a rogue dinosaur as well. Tom’s favourite animals from that day were the Giraffes, although he also has a fondness for large cats and alpacas. Ben prefers Baboons and isn’t afraid to admit that he finds their brightly coloured bottoms very amusing. Marwell Wildlife, previously known as Marwell Zoological Park was originally founded in 1972 by John Knowles and is currently the home to over 1200 animals (from 235 differing specifies). Beyond the park itself, Marwell Wildlife is dedicated to the conservation of endangered animals across the world. It has a particular focus towards animals at risk of extinction in Africa. Marwell Zoo is open everyday (except for Christmas and Boxing Day) at 10am. Although children are welcome, under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Photography is encouraged by Marwell Wildlife who have an annual photography competition. In an online poll in 2007, Marwell Zoo was voted as the location Hampshire residents were most proud of.


Thomas Grace

Ben Grace

Filmed and Edited on location at Marwell Zoo by Ben Grace


Canon 600D
Canon 50mm 1.8 Lens
Canon 70-200mm 4-5.6 Lens
Edited with Adobe Premiere CS6

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