Ensign - Dover Castle

Installing wireless technology in an English Heritage site threw up many challenges. Thunder and Lightning Films were commissioned by Ensign Communications to document a case study on how they equipped Dover Castle with microwave Siklu links whilst maintaining the integrity of the beautiful building.

Our first challenge was to conduct a site survey in order to fly our drone to get breathtaking aerial shots of the castle and grounds. Our crew then headed down to film within a day on site, capturing gliding shots of the surroundings with a camera mounted on a handheld gimbal rig. We interviewed the lead technician from Ensign who described the interesting challenges of making the technology blend in with the castle surroundings. Technology partners from Siklu also appeared to add their approval on how the microwave links were disguised. A spokesperson from Historic England completed the story by expressing how pleased they were with the project.

A case study is a great way of showing off what a business does. Often the work speaks for itself and if you have very enthusiastic clients testifying about what you do then the result can prove to be a very effective advert for your business. In this case we were able to do what we do best – tell as story.





We love the moving image. In fact, we have a passion for it. Big or small screen and wherever your viewers watch, it is an irresistible opportunity to fill a space with colourful pictures and words, to make a statement and say something.

We have the knowledge and expertise to produce film, video, motion graphics and animation for all mediums: broadcast or non-broadcast television, events or commercial film. Whether it is internal or external communication, we can help you say what you need to say in a memorable way.

There is no point in making a program that nobody wants to watch. We want to make things interesting. Very interesting. We are Thunder and Lightning. The electrifying film company.

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