Discussion in 'Royal Naval Reserve (RNR)' started by soleil, Sep 4, 2013.
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How out of date is this video? The pictures in it are from Northern Area "Big bang" recruiting weekends that have been stopped for about three years. I really don't think that people my age (or younger really as I'm starting to get on a bit) will be enticed by this video one bit. No pictures of the Olympics, Cyprus, Mobilisations or anything. There are some honestly amazingly "cool" things the Reserves do but the video is all so static and boring.
*EDIT* Holy shit on a second viewing i see im in this video!! Christ i looked so young....
And it was going to show all that in 1 min 11 secs??
O reallyyyy which one?
He's got a fair point. From that 1 min 11 secs, I deduced that the RNR do very poor drill while wearing civvies, lots of weapon handling tests, some standing around listening to people and PT. There were some photos of them doing other stuff, but these pictures were not even moving so they didn't catch my attention. This vid is a proper stand easy production.
What it should've shown is a RIB jumping over some waves, some people running around shooting guns, even if it's just blanks, a few seconds of footage from the DRIU, some firefighting stuff with flames shooting about, some quality AT and some decent drill, i.e Remembrance Sunday at the cenotaph.
All of this would've fitted into the time provided, it's all stuff the RNR actually do so no issue of misrepresentation and most importantly it's sexy, eye catching and interesting. Are we trying to recruit people or bore them to death?
Sorry to keep bleating on about the HAC, but check this vid out. Ignore the wanky soundtrack, the vid is over a decade old, but you'll get the idea, guns, drill, sport, helicopters, a little bit of pissing up and lots of running around in the hills which is the primary activity of the unit.
Honourable Artillery Company - YouTube
It gets the message across and with a soundtrack change and perhaps some better font, it is still as relevant today as it was ten years ago. Best of all it was produced in house with no budget.
Agree with 2DD - it should be slick. The RNR needs the sort of people who want to run around and for want of a better expression 'do cool s***' because they're the ones who inject energy in to the whole setup.
Never seen that HAC video before - I love the bit about "covert surveillance" which shows them blatting off rounds on auto & then getting to ze chopper...
I still show the recruitment DVD that was superseded a couple of years ago because the new one is gash.
There are loads of different one's out there some good, some not so good.
The last one is sh*te and i still rib P*** D******y about it.
What I saw was a softly softly approach, not necessarily supposed to be a slick all-action extravagancy like the adverts on national goggle-box (the life without limits one).
But then maybe the youth of today are not sure how to deal with reality and can only process their infotainment in Call of Duty format?
Don't disagree with you about updating it, but the implication was that to attract people into the Reserves (assumption being they are all mainly from the yoof of today of course) then it didn't have the right pizz-azz to grab and hold their limited attention spans.
But the main question should be - this came from YouTube, so is it the current recruitment video (if so then yes, it is woefully out of date) or is it an archived one? If the latter then this is all discussion for nowt and that ship has already sailed (nautical pun intended).
It's not the current recruitment video.
I think you'd be surprised at how many "Yoof of today" actually want discipline in their lives. They don't want to be treat like kids as they do in the army but they have joined the military, albeit the reserve arm and expect professionalism.
I admit, those are much better!
What's particularly disappointing is that we have a Media Ops branch, presumably the notion of consulting a reservist who is an expert in the media and marketing didn't occur?
Or more worryingly they did involve the branch...
Dont be ridiculous, MOS are far too busy air kissing, supping champagne and coming up with reasons why they cant possibly send someone to a proper op tour, but explain that only a MOS specialist can possibly do the forthcoming sea day in Tahiti ...
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