Ghost Peloton

I shot and directed this short film which was created as part of the Ghost Peloton live event. The filming took place around the Dales in Yorkshire in the lead up to the TDF. The work created for the film was used as part of the live event and also in it’s own right. I’m not quite sure how I would describe the film – have a look and make up your own mind. It was also a staff pick at Vimeo.

A monumental public artwork created in response to the Grand D├ępart of the Tour de France 2014, Ghost Peloton fused performance cycling with athletic choreography within the varied landscapes of the race route through Yorkshire, in the UK. Each rider, bike and performer was illuminated using bespoke LED light suits, which can be controlled remotely to instantaneously change colour, flash-rate and luminosity. –

Audi Ad extended cut

This is an extended cut of the new Audi ad I’ve just finished. I shot the ad over 6 visits during Novemeber and December 2009, with addition shots around Edinburgh and on the Forth bridge. I had the luxury of time to get the job completed so I only shot when the weather was good. It’s been a great experience working closely with the agency who managed most of the production. One of the big benefits of traveling light is having the luxury of cherry picking shoot days depending on the weather. It has made this job a real pleasure and very similar to how I handle my own mountain bike films. I’d love to shoot more ad’s this way.

Reset landscape sampler.

Most of the material on this short sampler clip has been shot with using kit that you can fit in a rucksack. A lightweight high quality camera and tripod with the occasional addition of a small dolly track to get some additional movements in to the shots. I’ve also used some timelapse motion control kit which works well tracking or with pan and tilt heads.

I love the fact that I can shoot from the top of a mountain with 35mm kit and walk the kit up the hill on your back, not to mention street shoots where people simply don’t notice your shooting and leave you to it.

Having spent years working as a editor/compositor it’s been a great to get away from the computer and to actually work hard physically to get the shots I want. I’ve been really keen to try and keep the work I’m doing as natural as possible.

Having just completed the filming and editing on an Audi ad and also a short corporate in September. I can honestly say that I think my passion is firmly being planted in shooting and directing my own material once again. It seems a distant memory now but I actually directed a lot more when I first started out back in Newcastle many moons ago. It’s an exciting time and I’m hoping to get my teeth into more shooting this year, a passion relit.

Audi advert just completed.

Moving Shadows

Just thought i would post a couple of stills from a Audi ad I’ve just shot. It was a mix of timelapse and live action and all shot around Edinburgh. i’ll post the extended cut once the ad goes to air next week.

Audi Advert
Audi TT part of servicing sequence