At one point on the shoot we had to reroute straight into an Indian restaurant as we were about to get mugged by a low life walking the streets who took a liking to my camera!Read More
he final video is now live from our ‘content’ day back in December. This, an original song by the band was recorded live and had a slightly more complex look to the others. In this post I also talk briefly about editing and the two other videos I directed on this day.Read More
I've finally managed to put together a new show reel. It's nice to have had a short break recently which has allowed me to find the time to do it. Around 90% from the past year it encompasses my work and life from 2016. I travelled to over 20 countries and was in the air for almost 5 days in total.Read More
The shoot would take place in the Venice Beach area of Santa Monica straight after we'd shot a scene for the music video where the band arrive at the beach in their car. As I was out of money (all spent on the video) I was fighting against the sunRead More
It's nice to have a reason to take a trip back down memory lane. This past spring I had that opportunity. I spent days going through photographs and collating a batch, which eventually amounted to more than 500 photos, in preparation for the bands first book.Read More
It's been a very busy end of year for me. It often happens, but not normally quite this busy. I've Directed 9 videos in the past three weeks, 6 of which I have also filmed and i'm in the middle of editing them all. I have 2 left to edit.Read More
Its been a while, again. Same excuse, thankfully, I guess. Been a fun few weeks of producing, directing, filming, editing and some photo shoots thrown in as well. Below is a brief overview of some new work of mine that has been released recently.Read More
I've just arrived in Lima, Peru for the start of The Vamps World Tour, South America leg. Was a long old day travelling with two flights and an airport stay of about 3 hours in Miami, pretty much didn't sleep for 24 hours. Did sleep when I got to the hotel though! First morning/afternoon here me and James decided to go for a trek just outside the city.
It was an eventful journey which I filmed for the start of the first episode from down here, so won't say too much, but it's safe to say our driver had no idea where he was going. I filmed on my Sony A7RII with the Sony 16-35mm F4 lens and the XLR-KM2 recording audio. I almost didn't have this mic for use here as when I opened up my camera bag after transit it had snapped clean off at the mic holder. Luckily I had some Gorilla Gel Glue with me, and combined with a bongo tie it was fixed within a few minutes.
The show was great. Atmosphere wise one of the best i've ever been to. Unfortunately due to how small the stage was I struggled to film with the Movi in the fashion i have been, but managed to get a song, there just wasn't room on that stage. My glue came to the rescue again, fixing Connors sunglasses! I ventured out with Glyn, security, to get some vibe shots of the city for my edit. Keeping it 'touristy' with my RX100 IV camera so I fit in and don't draw too much attention.
The next day we arrived in Chile. The flight was pretty great, LAN airways have a really nice fleet of new planes, I've never had so much space. I slept the whole way, feeling the effects of my cold kicking in and when we arrived at the hotel I went straight to bed for an hour to relax some more. It wasn't until a few hours later I realised how beautiful the view was from my room, so i setup my tripod/camera and Lens shade and took some photos and a timelapse before bed.
Show day in Santiago, Chile and the cold is at full power right now. It hurts moving my eyes, not just my limbs! James and Joe are going on a walk around the Andes and I'd love to go but need to get better. I think at present i'd make about 10 steps before becoming a wheezing mess!
The show in Chile is great, apart from a brief pause when power to the desks goes, it also features, for the first time i've ever seen a kind of sitting room area on the side of the stage. We make the most of it, and when I say we, I mean the tight seven. Myself, Fin, Joe and the band all eat a KFC order which is delivered to the 'live lounge'. In between songs the band come over and sit down when they can and eat (well, apart from James of course, who tucks into bottles of water instead of chicken drumsticks).
The tour ends after trips to Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. By the time we are ready to head home i've finally shaken off the cold. Here's a few more photo's from the tour and the episodes from South America. Apart from mine and James' trip out in Peru I think one of my favourite parts of the videos is the 9 minute opening to the Brazil video. That's one long take on the Movi and about as close as I can get to the band for that long, you can see it in the video below.
Over the course of the tour I have put together just over an hour's total footage nearing half a million views on the bands YouTube channel & here's each episode from the series.Read More