On set for Ladbrokes again, this time Frank Bruno. Here I am trying to direct the legend himself.
Trying to make the shoot happen the best we can int he rain this weekend. Due to a tight deadline and availability we needed to shoot rain, wind or shine.
I have been making some short films for clothing brand Always Wear Red. Here is the final film combining 4 stories of independent business owners for clothing brand Always Wear Red. Founder Michael Owen explains the the connection between them and their passion why they do what they love.
I personally can complete relate to their passion about doing what you love, and have really enjoyed telling their stories. It’s been a pleasure and thanks to everyone involved and Michael at AWR for allowing me to create the films.
All films can be found via the motion page.
The endless instagram posts, but, I do love the journey and places and people we meet along the way. Everyday is different, and the last few months have certainly been that.
Here’s a grab from our (Adam my assistant) locations filming 5 films for North Yorkshire National Park and onset of Ladbrokes tv ad in Liverpool and Manchester.
A new set of short films following 4 independent business owners and why they live, breath and love what they are passionate about.
New image shot on the set of Gala Bingo’s new TV ad.
Shot at Chief studios in Manchester, we were there shooting on set and campaign images for the new web and print campaign.
More personal portraits on the set of yet another tv ad. The biggest crowd gathering of the week was when the mariachi band came in to do their bit.
The final ad should be a nice one to share.
A few recent Clarks campaign images. We managed to set up after the film crew had finished their shoot relighting the scenes to capture the same atmosphere but more control for our stills layouts we needed to achieve. These can be seen across both print and web media.
The new Ladbrokes Rocketman advert is now released. It was a pleasure to shoot James Buckley in the studio for campaign images. We spent a day on set and achieved only behind the scenes images. That's the way it goes sometimes on tv sets.
World Cup has been and gone, but left a very permanent mark on a united nation.
Along with the England football team, Brian Blessed is also a nation treasure, and here is riding a bear.
You can see our technical set up to create the exact position.
A recent week filming for the Great Yorkshire Show, I managed to test the stills on the Panasonic GH5 for the first time.
I passed this rider at the end of the day having a moment. I stopped and asked for a portrait and he was reluctant. I asked him if he’d had a good day and he replied “not really, that’s why I’m sitting trying to meditate.” I thanked him again.
To me this portrait tells the story of his day.
The full highlights film can be for on motion page.
On location in Liverpool myself and Creative Producer Amy, setting the tone and standing in as we test our set for a new BBC drama.
This is a drama I know will be a one to watch.
Following a long month on the set for a new TV ad, I was fortunate enough to shoot Brian Blessed. He was in person as I had imagined and hoped.
There was a single light bulb hanging next to our set up and I wanted to shoot a personal portrait, within a very quick, quiet moment, the complete opposite to our advertising shoot.
A big part of my daily routine and life is exercise. Keeping fit and active is a passion/hobby of mine (I hear the groans of enthusiasm).
It helps focus, clear the head, motivate, strengthen and also trigger creativity as well as keep your body in tune along with a solid healthy diet.
A good friend of mine opened a gym a few years ago from a passion of his, which has grown from strength to strength, building a local community of people looking for similar mindset and somewhere non commercial to train on a daily basis.
I must admit that it is the best gym I have ever used, which covers all platforms of skills from olympic lifting to intense cardio. You can chat to personal trainers for advice and drink the best coffee in town.
This place has it all and it was a pleasure to be able to shoot a promo film using gym members who attend every day.
New campaign images for Virgin Money now up online. It was another on-set shoot, which is always a challenge to get your own images for a campaign, add additional lighting and have time to get what you need. I have done this many times, but it is never easy. you always want full control, but you have to adapt and get what you need in-between the crews set ups.
In between set ups on a recent tv shoot I saw this grey background with the light from the HMI spilling nicely for me to take advantage and grab a few portraits whilst waiting.
Recently on-set working on cinema graphs for Gala Bingo's new Spinners game.
Great to work with the talented real street performers
On a recent set for a film shoot at Newcastle Falcons I managed to grab a portrait of he big man Tevita Cavubati
New campaign shot for Skipton Building Society is now in branches throughout the country and online. Great team in Manchester at Seventy7 Studios, who helped create the build for our window and doorway sets.