Category Archives: Blog

Adventure Filmmaking

Alongside corporate, commercial and music video my background is actually in adventure travel photography. From shooting great whites in South Africa to WWII Wrecks at Bikini  and remote atolls in the Pacific. Alongside shooting doc for TV (Channel 4 / 5 amongst others) I've also taken this experience into my corporate filmmaking . In particular I've…
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BBC Children in Need – Sleigh Ride

Heres' the Christmas 2017 charity single for Children in Need and Great Ormond Street - I shot back in August at Metropolis studios featuring celebrities from various BBC auction shows - James Braxton, Charles Hanson, Charlie Ross and Philip Serrell, who star in Antiques Road Trip, Bargain Hunt and Flog It!

 

 

latest Music Video news..

The Christmas single video I shot for Great Ormond Street and Children in Need is out on the 1st December. Here's the latest bit of news info and some very unrevealing shots....!! http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/national/article/TV-antiques-experts-cutting-Christmas-charity-single-4f57dfee-8d65-42f8-9703-ce1cf0cd6021-ds
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On To You

I recently shot a music video in the Green Room at the Backstage Centre in Purfleet. This was a great venue that gave us access to two completely different environments as well as a working space. Lighting was key and working with an experienced music video director  - Brad Carter (www.bradcarter.co.uk)  - was also a…
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Skate Dolly..

Shooting a music video this week and the shot requires a dolly pull across a long boardroom style table. Lots of ways to do this but with a tight budget I came up with this. Fs7 on a beanbag on a skateboard - here's a test shot below. It works great where the surface is…
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Behind The Scenes

A quick "Behind The Scenes" shot from a shoot last week including a green screen shot for a short compositing piece.    
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Red Epic-W at Pinewood

Had a recent two hour one-onoone workshop at Pinewood Studios on the new amazing 8K Red Epic-W. Great bit of kit. Might be adding it to the imaging arsenal in the next couple of months...!! Watch this space.  
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John Buultjens – A BMX Story

Heres a couple of shots of a great interview with BMX legend John Buultjens (bottom pic taken by Zach Shaw). John has a great life story  - so much so thats it's being turned into a Hollywood movie due for release in 2018.    
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Lights, Mirrors….Action

Here's a quick shot of a setup in a gym from a couple of weeks ago - Using a Lav mic and a boom with a sound man is great as it really reduces the extra workload of worrying about sound as well as everything else. When you're shooting with 2 cameras as well this…
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Just Eat Summer Campaign

Here's my latest DoP job and some behind the scenes shots. As a London based director of photography I often end up working all over the world or at the very least navigating the congestion zone, motorways and underground stations of the capital. For this shoot I managed to persuade the client and production team…
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