Black Stump Films


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Black Stump is the work of James Boucher and Mel Toal, a creative duo based in Nottingham, UK.

On the film side we create short films, documentaries and music videos. Although most of our work is in narrative fiction we've been known to shoot weddings, open mics and other events - we like a new challenge! We oversee the whole process - planning, shooting, editing, colour correction and delivery - and regularly work with a great network of collaborators.

On the photography side we specialise in model shoots, live music events and theatre and film production stills. This is a relatively new area for us - we were shooting events and models well before we moved into cinematography but, after a few years of making films, we've recently come back to stills. We hope to expand this area soon and have some exciting work coming up with local models and theatre groups!

Our main kit consists of Canon 60D and 550D DSLRs, Canon lenses (including a set of beautiful primes), M42 primes (for that soft vintage feel) and a GoPro HD Hero 3 (Black Edition). We have the usual tripods and monopods as well as a half steadicam rig and a radio controlled quadrocopter for aerial work.

For sound we have a pair of Zoom audio recorders, a wide variety of microphones, desks, cables and other associated sound equipment.

Please contact us about any photo or video projects you'd like us to be involved in - we look forward to hearing from you!

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