Category Archives: Blog

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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Sony FS7 – My setup.

After working with the Sony FS7 for the past couple of years I've got a pretty good handle on all it's intricacies and settings . It really is a beast of a camera in terms of it's functionality but at the same time it can be stripped down to the bone for a really small…
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