1. This started out as my contribution to a Nike sponsored arts based project, where we were asked to create a piece that reinterprets the role of the shoes, in relation to sport. My take on this was that since Nike first started making running shoes, we no longer just use them solely for running, but that we LIVE our life in them. Anyway I ended up far too busy with client work to finish this for the deadline so I stepped away from the project and just finished this for itself.

    So I shot the shoes in multiple locations and scenarios, filming across Europe through the summer, including Manchester, London, Paris, Nice, Genova, Milan, Zurich, Frankfurt, Brussels, Edinburgh and Nairn!

    I shot it with the Canon 550D and my Iscorama anamorphic lens attachment (on a 35mm Carl Zeiss lens). So the resulting 2.35:1 (or close to) ratio is not from cropping/letterboxing the footage, since the Isco squeezes the image recorded by the sensor horizontally which I then unsqueezed to this ratio in post.

    Incidentally, all the feet/legs in the video are my own and I was filming this by an elaborate guerilla method of taking off one shoe, setting up camera, finding focus on that shoe, mark the spot and hop past the camera a few times. Needless to say, this was pretty hit and miss and I shot a lot of footage that didn't make the cut.

    Any other questions about the workflow, just ask. I might get round to putting together some before/after breakdowns for some of this, like the football shot that has three of me and a CG ball in it.

    The music's an edit of Peaches - 'Do Ya' and additional sound design for the intro was created by ZeligSound

    I've now uploaded a high quality/high datarate 720P QuickTime files.someofmywork.co.uk/nike_720.mp4

    # vimeo.com/16144453 Uploaded 72.5K Plays 58 Comments
  2. A viral video I produced, filmed, edited for/at HGA Creative Communications, Manchester (where I work).

    A celebration of the World Cup 2010 fever that has taken over the planet, but with a twist.
    The idea is that no matter where you are you can still enjoy and get involved in the World Cup, even if you have to pretend you're actually there. With a ball at your feet and an African tune in your head, you can get involved - until it's time for your tea of course!!

    Shot on: Nikon D90
    Edited: Final Cut Pro
    Grading: FCP/Colour

    # vimeo.com/12454170 Uploaded 651 Plays 5 Comments
  3. Shot on Sony Z1
    Cut in FCP
    Music by David Bentley
    Track called 'Simmerdown'
    A snap-shot of my home city; Manchester.
    CTID

    # vimeo.com/9755039 Uploaded 617 Plays 0 Comments
  4. 'Lay Down & Die' was the first single on the E.P Champagne Talkers by Sheffield band 'The Monday Club'
    myspace.com/mondayclubuk

    'Best Music Video' - Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2010
    'Special Mention Award' - Sheffield's 2 Weeks 2 Make It 2010
    Ten Best Music Videos - Renderyard Film Festival 2010
    Official Selection - British Independent Film Festival 2011
    Nominated - The Walthamstow International Film Festival
    Nominated - Limelight Film & Arts Awards

    Director: Gavin Randall
    Production Company: Melting Point Media
    Canon 400D + Panasonic HVX200

    meltingpointmedia.co.uk

    # vimeo.com/11315749 Uploaded 9,902 Plays 30 Comments
  5. Been meaning to try something like this for a while, but being short of a few grand for Boujou or PFtrack and unsure whether to go for Syntheyes, I finally found out about Pixel Farm’s budget offering, PFhoe. Though it's no miracle worker and it failed on more solves than succeeded, after a day's messing around with it. But I managed to get enough information out of it to try this. I wasn't really intending to do anything or go anywhere with this, just messing about, but ended up doing that Fringe, Panic Room titles thing, which I still really like. And had my usual fun (over) grading the footage also.

    Anyway just a taster of what PFhoe can do for me.

    # vimeo.com/2469654 Uploaded 8,040 Plays 22 Comments

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Just thought I'd set this up to see if there's anyone on here doing what I do, doing what I want to do more of and hopefully doing what I do better, here in Manchester, or the North West, UK.

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