Camera Work, Editing, Graphic Design, Photography, Video Projects

2012 Camera Operator/Editor Showreel

After months of collating footage, editing, reediting well over 10 drafts, it’s finally here! It still needs a bit of tweaking (end title sequence) but other than that, its 99.97% done.

I’ve also uploaded it to YouTube, so the YouTubers can ‘like’ & ‘comment’ etc

Footage featured in the showreel and alongside, my project role(s):

The videos music was produced by the Electro-Swing guru Captain Flatcap,

Track – ‘Funky Farmers’

As mentioned in my previous blog Showreel Update, 2013 is already shaping up to be a good year! This week I shot a charity music video for Macmillan Cancer Research with Shaun Reynolds & Lauren Verrier – new blog on that video – Stand Up for the Love – will be released after the video is live (late Feb 2013) and I have a list of other shoots that will be working on. I’m in the latter stages of creating a Timelapse showreel, since I now have substantial footage; I’m aiming to release this in March.

All collaborations are welcomed with warm open arms!


Camera Work, Editing, Graphic Design, Video Projects

Showreel Update

Righty so my showreel is on the verge of completion. Its taken ages to finalise the right clips to use and i’ve had to leave out some lovely footage but hey ho, it can’t be too long and needs to be diverse.

Footage featured in the showreel and alongside, the role(s) I took on:

The music was produced by the Electro-Swing guru Captain Flatcap, track – ‘Funky Farmers’

All thats left is to complete the title sequence using blender, which has been both an experience and a challenge having never really worked with 3D animation before. Here’s a little preview of what I’ve conjured up:

Blender Titles Test

I’ve so far got the (very enjoyable) camera movements down, but I’m having some issues with  shadows and lighting, so its a bit of a trial and error project. I’ll do some more research and try to sort it as soon as I can and then add it to my showreel. I’m confident in stating that it WILL be up this Feb, hopefully in the next couple of weeks if all goes well!

2013 is starting to get very busy too. Collaborations and talks of a documentary which I can’t wait for, promo videos for a handful of other artists (mainly music), sketches to be filmed, a couple of wedding videos, lots of graphic design, a few claymations written and ready and also finalising my zombie short film sketch before I get tired of it, fingers crossed for everything!

Directors Notes Posts

Directors Notes: An Alien Claymation

My latest post for Directors NotesLee Hardcastle pays homage to 1950s B-Movie Horror films in ‘An Alien Claymation’,

“T is for Toilet segment director of The ABCs of Death and claymation master, Lee Hardcastle returns with….

Read it here:

An Alien Claymation - Lee Hardcastle

An Alien Claymation – Lee Hardcastle


Santa, A Christmas Claymation

For those of you that don’t know (how could you not, i spammed it so much), last year I made a themed Claymation called ‘Santa – A Christmas Claymation‘.


This was an awesome project that was mostly fueled by Morgan Spiced and biscuits..

Shortly after the video release, a comment popped up on the video (If you know a bit about claymations, this will appeal to you) and Lee Hardcasle (T is for Toilet, Pingu’s/Claycats the Thing) commented on the video. Which to me was amazing!


Sadly as I’ve been busy with ‘normal’ shooting and my full time job, I’ve been unable to make as many Claymations as I like, but I plan to do some over the winter holidays. I’ve planned 6 episodes for a series and written 3 of them already.

More news to come!