Drakelands Mine Opening


We had worked with Wolf Minerals, a United Kingdom based tungsten and tin miner, during their start-up phase so we were really chuffed to produce this short video to play at the opening of their new mine, Drakelands.


The Challenge

The challenge of working in the UK is always the weather. We work with a filming partner in Devon who shoots to our script then sends us the footage to edit in our Perth edit suite, so we stayed put and enjoyed Perth weather while he did the hard yards on-site.


The Process

We started with the idea of revealing the mine over the rolling green hills of Devon. Our video team in the UK captured stunning drone footage and we used stock footage to set the scene of the area’s mining past (think Poldark). Aerial footage helps to build drama, particularly with the right music track, so we decided on no voice-over, using just text on screen to tell this story.


The Result

The video helped to celebrate the first metals mine to open in the UK in 45 years. The team at Wolf felt immensely proud of what they had achieved and the video helped to commemorate their milestone achievement.


“Lasso Productions are a very professional team to work with and would highly recommend. Their ideas, vision and execution of our corporate video time after time were second to none. Big thanks to Donna and her team for all their hard work.”

Linda Altieri, Wolf Minerals

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