MAY 07 2019

Race Across the World

Mandarin Film worked together with Studio Lambert, an award-wining British TV production company, to produce an original travel documentary program, “Race Across the World”.

华影青橙与英国获奖无数的电视制作公司Studio Lambert联合制作了原创旅行纪录片节目Race Across The World。

Broadcast during primetime in the UK on BBC2, and attracting more than 2 million viewers, “Race Across the World” spans six-hour-long episodes. 

《Race Across the World》每集时长一小时,共六集的系列纪录片,在英国BBC第二频道的黄金时段播出,每集都有超过200万人的固定观众。

In this series, 6 teams of British contestants travel from London, through Europe and Asia, to reach their final destination, Singapore. Their journey shows the history, landscape, local culture, and food of each country that they pass through along the way.

在这个系列纪录片中,六支英国队伍将从伦敦穿过欧亚大陆前往最终目的地:新加坡。在他们的旅途过程中展示了各个国家的人文历史、优美风景,以及当地文化和美食。

Mandarin Film commenced the production of the China segment. We helped to research potential interesting stories and obtain location permits across Gansu, Shan’Xi, Sichuan and Guangxi Provinces. 

华影青橙承担了这部纪录片在中国部分的制片工作。我们帮助调研和搜罗潜在的有趣故事,以及获得甘肃、陕西、四川和广西各省的场地拍摄许可。

The format of “Race Across the World” gives contestants limited time and money to make their way over land to reach their destination. Audiences get to explore the wonder of China alongside the contestants as they try various ways to get to their goal. From taking a bamboo raft on the Lijiang River, to queuing up to board a high-speed train, and squeezing into an old-fashioned tuk-tuk, anything goes, except boarding a plane!

该纪录片的比赛形式是,参赛者在有限的预算和规定时间内到达旅程目的地。观众将通过参赛者尝试多种交通方式实现目标时,感受与探索精彩美丽的中国。例如在丽江上乘坐竹筏,排队乘坐高速列车,挤进老式的三轮车,无所不用其极,但就是不能坐飞机。

From the border of Horgos in North-west of China, to Pingxiang, the China-Vietnam border in the Southeast, Mandarin Film followed 4 teams of contestants across half of China to make this challenging show happen. 

从中国西北部的边境霍尔果斯到东南部的中越边境凭祥,华影青橙为了完美展现节目的挑战性,让4支参赛队伍用自己的方式跨越半个中国。

This is not your standard travel documentary. This British reality show is characterised as “unscripted”. Producers cannot pre-plan the routes or schedule shoots beforehand like on a usual travel program. Instead, the contestants were the “bosses”, where they wanted to go, the film crew followed.

这並不是一般的普通旅行纪录片,这档英国真人秀节目的特点是“没有剧情脚本”。制作者不能像平常的电视节目一样预先计划所有路线和日程安排,参赛者才是这个计划的“掌控者”,拍摄队员也由他们掌握。

The uncertainty of at what time and by what route the contestants would arrive posed the biggest challenge to our producers. We had to be prepared for every possible path and be flexible with last minute changes. Acting on the contestants’ decisions, we needed to make logistical arrangements very swiftly and quickly contact locations to keep the filming going smoothly.

再者,参赛者非固定性的参赛路线以及不确定性的到达时间都对我们的制片工作构成了巨大的挑战。我们必须充分做好每一条參賽者可能走的路线的准备工作,並灵活地做出最佳决定好随时应变一切。我们也会根据参赛者的决定,紧急安排后勤工作和迅速联系地点来保证拍摄的顺利。

After 8 exciting days, contestant Joshua Nawras declared, “China is the best country we’ve been to so far!”

约书亚·瑙拉斯作为一名黄瑶古镇的参赛者,在中国经历了8天激动人心的历险之后,他感叹:中国是迄今为止我们到过最棒的国家!

“Race Across the World” is currently airing on BBC 2. Click here to watch the show!《Race Across The World》现在已经在英国广播公司(BBC)的第二频道播出。点击这里观看节目!

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