Despite no public demand whatsoever, Hawkinsian Productions are proud to present Our Man in Harrogate.
This 13 minute video diary may not be of international importance but it did mark a significant step forward in the development of Hawkinsian Productions.
In February 2004, Ian Hawkins was sent to Harrogate to attend the National Tourist Information Centre Conference. This assignment seemed like a good opportunity for Ian to experiment with his recently purchased camcorder.
Unfortunately, this dull two-day conference resulted in dull diary footage. In fact, the project was deemed too boring to spend the time necessary to edit into a short film.
Throughout 2004 Hawkinsian Productions concentrated on other projects but alas, these proved slow to progress. To keep Ian's editing skills in tip-top condition, the decision was taken to ressurect the whole Harrogate video diary idea.
To everyone's surprise, Our Man in Harrogate turned out to be one of the most enjoyable Hawkinsian Productions so far. It's the universal story of an ordinary conference delegate finding it all a little too much.
This video was never meant for public broadcast. No permission was ever sought or granted for the use of any of the songs on the terrific soundtrack. If you have any vested interest in any of the featured songs, please bear the following in mind:
1. The video is only available to the public through this website and Vimeo. It is not for sale or a commercial enterprise of any description.
2. Hawkinsian Productions apologise if unauthorised use of music in Our Man in Harrogate upsets anyone. Please contact us before getting, like, really heavy with lawyers and stuff. We will abide.
Also, this video diary was filmed before Hawkinsian Productions had an external microphone. This means that background noise is sometimes intrusive.