Here’s a link to our latest video for Art Fund, covering the Design Museum’s excellent look at Paul Smith’s work, from early days through to his plans for the future of the innovative fashion brand he built from scratch. Enjoy!
This past Sunday and Monday (3rd and 4th Nov) I had the pleasure of directing the photography of Iqbal Mohammed’s Revisited. We shot on Red Epic and I was ably assisted by wonderful gaffers Darren Stuart Neale and Fabio Cerveira. Above is a little iphone snap I took of my AC on the shoot, Bradley Stearn through the Epic’s monitor.
Post on the short begins first thing next week and I look forward to bringing you news of its progress! Do check out the imdb for the film at this link - we had an excellent crew on board across all departments so I highly recommend making a note of them if you’re looking to crew up!
Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia
Here’s another video I shot with director and camera operator Terry Wilson and producer Edward Morgan of Northern Town for the Art Fund, this time looking at the British Museum’s excellent Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia exhibition. We were lucky enough to get access to shoot the artifacts before the show was open to the public and I can assure you it’s really worth seeing up close in person. Enjoy the video!
Thrilled to announce ‘8: Magical Thinking’ by the amazing Runyararo and Rufaro Mapfumo (Aka DessyMak Productions) has been selected for the YoungCuts Film Festival in Montreal, Canada! I shot this one on Freelance Films's Canon C300 and L Series lenses with lighting by the super talented Fabio Cerveira. A pleasure to work on, and to work with the crew and cast. Finger's crossed!
Here’s the first official trailer for “The Watcher Self”, the British independent feature I shot last year for writer/director Matt Cruse. I’m really thrilled with how the trailer has come out - it’s got a great blend of tension and pace without revealing too much (it even has a little raunchiness if that’s your bag!). Please do watch, rate and share the trailer - this was a close knit crew and a shoot packed full of people giving their time and talent for the love of it so we really do appreciate your views!
Recently myself and Phil of Freelance Films shot a couple of promotional videos at the house and grounds of the Island Hall estate in Godmanchester. We shot on a combination of C300 and 5D MK II, and as you should see from the above clip the two formats blended seamlessly in post. Here’s one of the finished videos, edited by me in Final Cut X, demonstrating the use of the beautiful early Georgian house and grounds as a live event or wedding venue. Enjoy!
Here’s the second video I shot with director and camera operator Terry Wilson of PixelKisser for the Art Fund, this time looking at Tate Britain’s long overdue retrospective of the works of L.S. Lowry, Britain’s pre-eminent painter of the industrial city and the working class North. It’s an excellent retrospective and all the best loved Lowry works are there, alongside some less well known pieces and sketch work. Check out the video, and more importantly - check out the exhibition, which runs from now until the 20th of October 2013.
"Ficta voluptatis causa sint proxima veris: Fictions meant to please should approximate the truth."
In the past few months I’ve been working in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Sweden, getting to see a little of the world (and a lot of the Middle East!) with my camera in hand. After a brief trip to Berlin for my own work I spent from Friday last week to this Tuesday shooting in Göteborg, Sweden, with renowned British artist Sonia Boyce on a piece for the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art. The theme of the 2013 Biennial is “PLAY! Recapturing the Radical Imagination” and it was wonderful to explore the beautiful Swedish city with that thought in mind, and also to work with the exceptionally talented dancers, performers and visual artists Anna Bergström, Pia Nordin and Karolin Kent. The Biennial opens in September and I hope to be there to see Sonia’s finished work in person. I really can’t speak highly enough of Göteborg, so if you’re a fan of contemporary art you really shouldn’t miss what is sure to be a thematically strong, visually exciting show at the Göteborgs Konsthall and other venues.