Vlog

Filming with St Christopher's Hospice

I had the privilege of working with the patients, staff, volunteers and executive team at St Christopher’s, a hospice based in Sydenham, London, late last week. With two days to film 9 interviews with a diverse group of people across the huge building, we also had to capture reams of Steadicam footage to help build the story of this video and truly build the narrative.

On site, I was assisted by Katie and Emily from the St Christopher’s team, who helped me to assemble our numerous interview subjects, build trust around the building ( you can’t just wander into any old ward with a Steadicam rig) and assemble the right shots for the right moments.

It was a blast working with them and creating some fantastic raw materials. I can’t wait to delve deeper into the footage and start building something special for them as part of this 90second to 2 minute ‘flythrough’.

Filming Cory Wong and Doctor Octave for a music video

Working with this amazing 18 piece funk band has been such a joy and their inspiring, rich sound was fun to capture. Plugging straight into the huge record deck via an XLR and getting the best possible quality sound was a fun first, as were the 3 Go Pros we hung up, around and amongst the band, who performed brilliantly.

Cory Wong of Vulfpeck was there right in the heart of things, with Doctor Octave leading a band consisting of experienced session musicians and a young brass section including a Young Musician of the Year. It was a fantastic night and I’m looking forward to turning timecodes into track listings soon.

In the woods with a Canon C100 MkII and a Canon 6D

The more chance I get to dive into the C100 the more impressed I am. With the right combination of lenses and lighting you can get a super sharp, super resolved image that almost bats with 4K without the ridiculous file sizes (my hard drives hate 4K). It’s superb and even though I love my Canon 6D as a back up and secondary camera, it looks remarkably soft in post and even in 1080p.

I tried to get around this by putting an ND filter on the Samyang 85mm I was using and stopping down to f4 (the lens can get to a mighty f1.2) but to be honest it made barely any difference. It looks like my 6D will be staying as my go to shooter for images and stills but a new secondary camera will have to be winging its way to me soon!

New vlog: Office space and 3 great new clients

This vlog takes in 3 client projects I'm currently working on:

  • A publishing company's Kickstarter

  • An art gallery's educational video

  • A hospice's work in communicating their mission It's been an exciting year so far and we're barely into it.

Plenty of great conversations with clients and some exciting work already in the diary for the year and for this month. Take a look at the video on YouTube and let me know what you think.

New lighting and some big projects coming up!

My latest YouTube vlog focusing on a few projects completed this month including a wedding, a huge event for a hospice and some Hastings-based interviews.

A busy month and lots of new film projects including weddings, a huge 1000+ person event and interview projects for a healthcare provider. Plus, actually using proper lighting in my vlogs now!
A quick video for a Hastings based arts collective showcasing a variety of mixed media pieces. I used to be a part of this group so it was fun to return a favour and provide them a bit of promotional material.

Wedding VLOG and a catch up on an Education film series

It's been a while since I last posted and lots has happened. I incorporated a business, got some new kit (kit overview soon), worked on some fun projects including weddings and an educational series on end of life care for those of different religious beliefs.

It's been a while since I last posted and lots has happened. I incorporated a business, got some new kit (kit overview soon), worked on some fun projects including weddings and an educational series on end of life care for those of different religious beliefs.