Here is my Directing and Cinematography showreel for 2016 featuring my most recent work. All of the films featured can be found in the film section on the site.
While shooting a new Longboarding video with Ella Howlett we decided to do a quick impromptu photoshoot on tank that we found in the abandoned site we were shooting in. Here is a selection of the best shots. The film we shot is currently being finished in post and should be up in the next couple weeks and will be shared here. It was great shooting with Ella as we haven't made a longboard film for about two years.
2015 was an amazing year and i've really enjoyed producing films and photos for some great clients! It has been especially great working everyday on something I love. I plan to do even more next year.
Bring on 2016!
Recently I did a photoshoot with FIX to give them some shots for them to use on their social media as well as for press usage. I wanted the images to have a really clean look to them keeping it very simple and monochromatic. The image was editing in a very contrast heavy black and white style to give a very gritty and artistic feeling.
I was contacted by Spa ely to produce a short promotional video showing off their beautiful spa and all that it offers for them to use on social media and their website.
We decided on creating a guided tour showing the different areas of treatment as well as the other products that they offer. I love using movement in my films and this was a really great opportunity to use it and have the camera float effortlessly through the Spa.
We wanted people to feel the relaxation of the spa radiating through the video and the way to do this was through music. I licensed a track from Jordan Critz called 'Ascension' which really captures the feeling that the spa has. The speed of the track also allowed me to have a calm pace to the video.
Overall, I am really happy with how the film turned out and how it captures their character and style.
I was contacted by Josh (Mosaic) with the task of creating a short promotional documentary about a DJ set he was doing at a fashion boutique store in Cambridge called Giulio, where they host an event every month with a DJ. We wanted to tell the story of the store and how it started and then discuss the connections between fashion and music and why it is so relevant to have a DJ like Mosaic in their store.
We felt it was very important to have a highly stylised film so I decided to go for a very contrast heavy, black and white style for the film, as this suited the high fashion look of the store as well as Josh's branding. During production I shot a lot of slow motion footage which is used throughout the film, as again this really suits the environment as creates a really interesting visual atmosphere.
For the soundtrack I used two tracks: the first 'Producer' - Herzeloyde and the second 'Hovercraft' - Memorecks. I knew the music was incredibly important for this project so I chose these two electronic tracks which had strong melodies and drums. This enabled me to use kinetic editing to get across this very stylised look and feel to the film.
It was great working with Josh on this project and I hope you enjoy it too.
Last Friday I shot this photo story about FIX and their set at the Junction, Cambridge, Fiverfest. FIX were incredible and I had a great time shooting with them and I got some really great shots telling their story on stage and behind the scenes.
This is a really fun short video I shot this week at fireworks night! I really wanted to experiment with this style of editing using reflections and repeated images. Using this creates some really interesting abstract shapes.
Recently I was asked to shoot a series of images for the clinical trials group Simbec Orion for a new brochure they were planning to put out about their labs in Wales. I focused on capturing images that showed small close up sections of the machines creating some really interesting and dynamic imagery. The images will also be used for other marketing purposes as well as internally. Here are some of the images that were used, more can be found in my Corporate photography section.
Also, while I was there I also shot headshots for most of the staff for use internally as well as their own personal use. Here is a selection of some of the shots, click here for more of my headshot photography.
Yesterday I went to Brick Lane, London, with my friend Richard Taylor. Brick Lane is a vibrant street in the heart of London filled vintage shops, curry houses and street art. It has become a hub for the youth of today looking for an alternate approach to fashion. While we were there I captured some portraits of Richard while we walking around the streets and exploring the area as well as some street images capturing some of the characters surrounding us.
I entered my sculpture 'Construction' into the Saatchi Gallery's Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools along with 20,000 other applicants. I was shortlisted to the top 20 and my work was displayed in the gallery in London for 1 week. Unfortunately due to the size of the sculpture I displayed the work using an 8 foot print and a 3 minute video which looped and can be found below.
It was an incredible experience to have my work shown in a nationally recognised gallery. It was especially interesting watching people look at my work and discuss what I had done and how I had done it.
Been doing a lot of work over the last month on a sculpture/installation that I have titled CONSTRUCTION. It is from cardboard and polystyrene balls and then painted in conform to an industrial steel style.
After a couple trips to London and around Cambridge, managed to get some great images which are now featured in the 'Photography' section. There was a lot of influence form Matt Stuart and Henri Cartier-Bresson in these images, so go look at theirs if you enjoy this. Here are some of the best from the day:
All photos shot on a variety of film and with a Canon 30 and 50mm 1.8.
A test for an upcoming project that I am about to start work on. Created using After Effects and features the song Lullabye by Left Boy. This is the first ever video that I have animated before using AE and I am very pleased with how it turned out and can't wait to start work on this next project.
Philip Bloom does it again in this truly inspiring video shot on a DJI Phantom and a GoPro. I would love to get my hands on this gear and get some stunning shots as well.
Sorry, had to do it!
Here is your stereotypical first 'Hello World' blog post on my new website. I will look back on this moment with fond memories!
So yeah, here is my website which I have laboured over for the past week or so, I hope you enjoy what you see. Very happy with how it turned out! Good job SquareSpace!
Now what you can expect to see on this blog I hear you ask... (sorry again for being silly haha). Basically I am going to try and update this as regularly as I can with either what I am doing like a twitter, as well as videos (mainly from Vimeo) which I find particularly awesome or inspirational.
So yeah, I won't waffle on any longer! Stay tuned for more...