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 Départ 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. –
I shot this short piece over 3 days at the MYB mill in Ayrshire, what an absolutely stunning place.
Shot this mainly on the 5D mk II using a tabletop dolly rig I had made. I love the black and white nature of the ad and also the minimal use of the set.
A 20 sec ad for Carevisions shot mainly using my timelapse motion control kit and shooting in RAW.
A long overdue update to my blog, this video should have been added almost 3 years ago. Not sure how many hit’s it’s had on youtube but I’m pleased i was part of it. A good few of my shots made it into this cut, which I’m stoked about as the youth would say.
I’ve just shot and cut this short edit for GT bikes, we’ll be including a longer edit on our next film “Find”
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.
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.
A bottle, a glass and a handful of Barley.