Former teacher Gary Cunliffe is proving a class act behind the camera.
After 24 years as a French teacher Gary quit his job at Broughton Business and Enterprise College in Preston to follow his other passion - for the world of media and has just produced his latest film.
He created the Yellow Factory and has been working w with local stachydrine on a range of projects from podcasts to producing a Guild CD.
His is latest project is testimony to his new skill, which he has combined with his love of local history.
The result is a 14-minute film taken high above Preston from the vantage point of the tower on the Church of St Walburge.
It will be part of a series of short historical films of the area that Gary hopes to make accessible to the public free of charge.
He is also working on the second half of his project The Fulwood History Trail, which is currently a 40-minute film which he uses as a teaching resource in primary schools.
So far it features the history of the barracks, the Union Workhouse and the Harris Orphanage.
The second half, which is aimed more at an adult audience, will focus on the area around Lower Bank Road, Higher Bank Road and Victoria Road area of Fulwood.
He said: “This is where Preston’s first genteel Victorian housing was built.
“It’s obviously not acceptable to walk around filming people’s homes though, so a lot of the images are from Google Earth.”
He hopes to complete this in before Christmas.
While he was at the church Gary, 56, talked to volunteers about the history of the church spire.