Category Archives: Blog

Doctor Who: The Ghost Monument – Ronin 2

Here's the Behind The Scenes of the Ronin shot I was called in on back in February to help out on at the BBC Studios in Cardiff. This was a really long tough day out - I was remote operator of the Ronin sat alongside the DP, Director and Focus Puller whilst I controlled the…
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Rom Boys: Interview Lighting Anatomy

In the production of the doc Rom Boys I recently came across a great story from an old School BMX legend Rob Steele af Radii Ramps(www.radiiramps.co.uk) that I felt played a really important part of the recent history of the park. To really get this segment across I needed to shoot this in his storage…
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Rom Boys: The London Police

In this seemingly endless Summer I've been stacked with projects from shooting on the runway at Gatwick Airport to running around Ascot at ladies day chasing models. In the midst of all of this I've been really busy with the Rom Boys project. A couple of months back Rom received Heritage Lottery funding for a…
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Aerial Filming with the Ronin 2

With the seemingly unstoppable rise of the drone its easy to forget that helicopters are a still a thing when it comes to getting aerial footage. Costly yes - but to legally get really high shots over wide areas there's just no other option. I recently had the request from a client to undertake a…
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Doctor Who

Amazing experience working with 50 odd crew last Sunday  in Cardiff - you'll have to wait until the Autumn to see the results - the head camera op's comments at the end of the day  - "well we threw you in at the deep end - welcome to drama!"    
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New in : The Ronin 2

Having owned and operated a DJI Ronin for over 3 years I've seen the tech really evolve and lots of fellow camera guys sell their Ronins for smaller versions - MX or even Osmo.  I found the original Ronin great but certainly not without its limitations. Having been using a Sony FS7 over the past…
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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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