"Tiersen" - Box Room Short Cut

Recently I've been spending some of my spare time getting to know my new camera, the Sony FS5, a little bit better. To aid this I've shot and edited some music themed videos which haven't really had much of an use beyond being simple exercises. With my latest attempt however, I decided to film a piano piece by Yann Tiersen called "Comptine d'un autre été : L'Après-Midi". This required some complicated crane work to get the top down shots I required:

After about half a day filming I felt I had enough footage to cut the piece. The film was shot entirely on the FS5 with a Tokina 11-20mm, Tamron 24-70mm/70-200mm, and a Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 105mm lens.

"Comfort Food" Relaunch

My original webseries, before All Good Things, was the critically accliamed Comfort Food; a six part web series about a long distance couple who attempt to keep their relationship alive by learning to cook desserts together on the phone. Since the demise of Blip.tv, which had been hosting the series, it's been offline for about a year.

I'm now happy to announce that we've re-released it on our YouTube page with episodes arriving weekly:

Life Size Media - Cleantech Films

Since late last year I've been working on a series of cleantech films commissioned by Carbon Limiting Technologies for companies involved with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Energy Entrepreneurs Fund. Working directly for the clean tech comms agency Life Size Media as an editor, I'd been tasked with cutting 8 films all with a unique feel, and approach. As the project draws to a close I thought I'd share not only my favourite 3, but the ones that show the widest gamut of storytelling enlisted:

"Kite Power Solutions is developing a disruptive technology to harness energy from wind."
"Combining the expertise in F1, aerospace and automotive, Saietta are a world-leading designer and manufacturer of high performance electric motors and drivetrains for vehicles."
"Ventive have developed a passive air ventilation system with heat recovery. Their work with Greenwich council is helping tenants experience fresh, healthy homes, without any additional electricity use or noisy fans."

If these have peaked your interest you can find the other films by clicking here.

"Stupid" - All Good Things, Episode 6

After nearly two years of work the final episode of my webseries All Good Things has finally been launched, as such I'm extraordinarily proud to announce that with the support of Women's Aid, we've worked with the amazing Louise Brealey to make the final episode of All Good Things about the struggles women face after recovering from an abusive relationship.

If you have any time at all today, please give it a watch and send your support to Women's Aid for the amazing work they do.

"Blood and Cartilage" - All Good Things, Episode 5

After a long time in production we're now only a few days away from the final chapter of my latest webseries, All Good Things, being released. Episode 5 however is a little different as it's the only episode I wrote, which is something that hasn't happened for a number of years partly because everything I dabble in now is long form.

As such I thought the episode deserved a special mention as I did more than just direct. Hope you like it.

All Good Things Launch + New Box Room Logo

So after a very drawn out post-production schedule I'm happy to announce that my new webseries has finally launched on the Box Room Films YouTube channel. We've already got 2 episodes live with a new one every Tuesday. If you're curious, here's the trailer:

On top of that I finally have a new logo for my tiny production company Box Room Films. It's been something I've wanted to update for a while as I've relied on older variations for a number of years, and figured it was time to give it a refresh with All Good Things coming out.

My New Camera; the Sony FS5

For the past 2 years I've owned and operated a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. The original intention of purchasing the BMPCC was to shoot more drama in my spare time, a goal I somewhat achieved with my upcoming webseries All Good Things.

The difficulty came when I used the camera for more professional applications. For such a capable and tiny camera it has a fair amount of shortcomings that limit it's use in a more run and gun scenario without rigging it up. Wanting something I didn't have to build every time I used it, I eventually settled on the Sony FS5.

Fully set-up the camera is basically everything I'd been modding the BMPCC to be, but it goes further than that. The FS5 has slow-mo, better internal audio (by a large margin), internal ND, 4k, built in EVF etc etc. While I'll miss internal RAW for drama, it's not something the FS5 will be without for long, which will hopefully turn it into a adaptable camera for whatever the job entails.

Now I just need go out and use it anger...

Shipwrecked Mariners: Ultimate Sea View 2015

Following on from last years video the Shipwrecked Mariners relocated to the wonderful Cutty Sark for this years competition. Once again myself and Liam Allen ran 2 cameras, both BMPCC's, and covered the entire event within 3 hours.

The Judging panel included: Ray Wells, picture editor of the Sunday Times, Sophie Batterbury, head of pictures at the Independent and Nigel Atherton, editor of Amateur Photographer.

Royal Alfred Seafarers' and Shipwrecked Mariners' Society

After last years filming of the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society's photography competition, I was again contacted by their PR Agency Acceleris for 2 similar videos.

The first was the Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society 150th anniversary celebrations. During the day they had a new Royal Charter unveiled by HRH The Princess Royal, launched their commemorative anniversary book 'Home From Sea', and officially opened their new care home wing at Belvedere House.

The second film was to help launch this years Shipwrecked Mariners photography exhibition, as  they were also present at the event displaying a selection of last years winning photos.

Both films were shot on two Blackmagic Pockets Cameras, and edited/graded in Adobe Premiere.