A short promo filmed at Abbey Road Studios for Tinder and The Vamps. This was shot on my Canon C300 MKII and a MOVI Pro so there was constant movement throughout the piece. The sit down interview was lit using a Kino DivaLite and three Dedo lights. The Dedo's are adding background fill and hair/rim separation. 

Tiger Feet Music Video

After Good Day had been finished talks started about shooting a video for the other track New Hope Club put together for Early Man, Tiger Feet. Initially Studio Canal were going to get involved and it would follow the same format as Good Day, to include film footage. I already had the idea of the diner, and to incorporate the film into the edit I was going to have an old projector in the restaurant and make it into a slightly surreal [but pretty cool] party where you have the diner, a dance floor and a home made cinema section too. 

After a few days of talks it was decided that this would just be a standalone music video without footage from the film. It was also suggested that Lisa & Lena, friends of the band, could be made available if the treatment fitted. 

Once the treatment was signed off I went about trying to source a location which along with my production team we found and myself, Murren (my DP) and Sophie (Producer) all went to see if the Diner could work. It did, but we had a small problem in that the Diner was letting in too much light and as this was a Diner party we need it to have a night feel. That meant changing our schedule to a predominantly evening shoot, which we could do, but the location was more expensive in the evening and our budget was mega tight! 

Once we'd made the budget work I needed to have a rethink about the treatment, I now had a few hours spare that would be during daylight at the start of the shoot. That's when I came up with the simple narrative idea that Blake goes off into a daydream meaning we could shoot the start and end of the video first, then shoot the walk into the diner during twilight and the party scenes / performance scenes would fall into darkness. 

Here's the video, which I also edited as well as Directing...

War Child & The Brits Promo

I just shot and edited a short promo from The Vamps BRITs week show at Dingwalls in London (below). Not an easy shoot, but this was a 'get what you can' kind of brief so the only pressure was from myself to produce something people might actually want to watch. The band were 

hungover after the Brits the night before so I knew getting them to talk to camera wasn't going to be something they'd want to do, hence the emphasis on a visual narrative of the day. Below are some still photos I took during the show as well.

Good Day - New Music Video

First Music Video of the year out now. I Directed this one, produced by Globe Digital, Exec Producers were Studio Canal. It's a 'movie music video' as you'll see. The film the song is for is called Early man and it's a new animation by the fabulously talented Aardman Studios. 

The Great Ocean Flight

Continuing my drone flight theme, here's a video I made whilst travelling the Great Ocean Road down the East coast of Australia near Sydney. I hired a car for two days though the first day I was hardly able to fly at all due to high winds. The second day was similar but patience prevailed and I was able to get some shots I really liked. 

My Mavic and my lovely hire car. Thank you to Hertz for the free upgrade!

My Mavic and my lovely hire car. Thank you to Hertz for the free upgrade!

Day one was a No fly day for many reasons!

Day one was a No fly day for many reasons!


More photos taken with my drone from this trip can be seen here on my Flickr page. Here's the video...

If you haven't seen it yet here's my drone video from New Zealand as well..

Flight Of The Kiwi

A day off on tour in New Zealand meant one thing, get a car and go fly! I drove for around 5 hours in total to get to these spots from base in Auckland. High winds made some of the flights pretty tough, especially in Waitakere by the Ocean. Light wasn't great at the Hunua Ranges for the waterfall but I still like the shots. Here's the video I've just edited and a few photos from the day.