Timelapse long-exposure experiments with a Canon 550D and After Effects.
Music Video for The Chase by Rhesus produced by Jamie Scholes and Remy Lamont for ChannelFlip. I storyboarded, directed, shot (Sony EX3), edited (FCP7), and mo-graphed (After Effects), with Lee Skelly on lighting and grip.
Lead singer Baz put in a heroic performance after badly spraining his ankle two hours into the shoot, just before we were due to shoot most of his ‘running’ scenes. Three copies of the box-monster costume were made, which we had to carefully plan how to trash across an intense two-day shoot.
Following a rebrand, the guys at Channel Flip asked me to create a new animated ident. Here it is in action at the end of an episode of the excitingly popular David Mitchell’s Soapbox, which this week is in 3D! You’ll need to find some red/blue glasses, or make some out of some Quality Street wrappers.
Here’s the final trailer for New Light Stir. We’re not planning to upload the full film for a while as we’re submitting it to festivals, who are much less likely to screen your film if it’s already in the public domain. Meanwhile, we hope this gets you feeling curious.
Finally finished! And sent off to the first film festival on our hit list, Edinburgh.
The Trailer coming soon to a video hosting service near you…
I’m currently editing New Light Stir, a 30-ish-minute live action drama with the writer Mike Mallett, a tutor colleague from Trafford College. It’s looking pretty damn good. I’m declaring right now though that this is the last film I’ll make in standard definition DV. We shot it all on Sony PD170’s with the settings pushed as far towards ‘cinematic’ as we could – shallow depth of field, sharpness set to minimum, no gain etc . We ran a preview section of it back on a 40inch Sony Bravia and winced as it made mincemeat of our proudest shots. Still, it looks great on a CRT screen, and through a projector should be pretty good.
Over the summer I took on a freelance project for the college to update their promo videos (originally created by Mojofuel). This involved shooting new material and merging this with footage from the original Mojofuel tapes, creating titles and motion graphics, and plenty of soundtrack work to create 20 two-minute pieces that felt seamless and unified.
I’ll maybe post a best-of compilation up here soon.
080 was my graduation project . I developed the music in FL Studio while simultaneously devising the visuals with Maya. This enabled me to let the project evolve – a change of direction in the composition of the music would also affect the visual style and vice versa. The piece in a way became a reflection of the process that made it. 080 won Best Student Film at FilMid Festival 2006, was a finalist in both the Music Video and Student Film categories at the British Animation Awards 2006, and screened at over 40 venues internationally.