Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been filming for a documentary series called Anatomy of an Athlete on the Olympic Channel. This is for series two and each series has six episodes, each featuring a different athlete being put through their paces, undergoing a series of tests in a lab.
Another year, another Sussex food and drink video! I shot this one towards the end of last year but it’s been under wraps until after the Sussex Food & Drink Awards ceremony had taken place on the 1st February.
It’s always fascinating to see artisans at work. Jewellery makers are no exception. I spent three days in Paris at a specialist atelier to film the design and manufacture of rings, bracelets and earrings. We packed a lot into three days and I look forward to seeing the finished edit when it’s completed.
Sometimes filming conferences can be interesting! For the past two days I’ve been filming for an American multinational technology company who were hosting a summit in London for their partners. My role was to provide footage for a ‘sizzle reel’ of the two days.
Jewellery filming fascinates me as often I am required to shoot very close up macro content. This shoot for House of Garrard was no exception. Over several days, with one other cameraman, I filmed footage for a bridal collection as well content to be used in several other videos.
In 2014 I went to Malta to film preparations for the 2014 Rolex Middle Sea Race. Some of my footage from that event two years ago can be seen here. In April this year I was again filming for IMG on behalf of Rolex but this footage was for a piece to be included in the 2016 Rolex China Sea Race documentary.
Back in May I went to Lords cricket ground to film Jimmy Anderson for a series of online promotional videos for Brut. Production company and photographic agency rb-create directed, produced and edited a number of videos with my footage also putting together some fantastic graphics. The day was split between a sit down interview in front of a greenscreen and then some slow motion footage out on the pitch.
I’ve just returned home after spending the day with supermodel Karlie Kloss. I was filming behind the scenes footage during a Swarovski photoshoot. She was a true professional – a long day with lots of costume changes and lots of cameras pointed at her. Rather her than me!
The Etape Caledonia is an 81 mile cycling sportive over an 81 mile course through the Scottish Highlands. I went to film it as part of a small team for photographic and video agency rb-create at the start of May. This edit has just gone online.
Atelier Swarovski have been busy recruiting yet more top level designers to collaborate with on their collection of home design objects. In March I went to film four designers, Ron Arad, Tord Boontje, RawEdges and Tomas Alonso talking about the pieces they designed and the inspiration behind them. I particularly enjoyed filming Ron Arad in his London studio. You can see the Tord Boontje video here. All direction, production and post production by Video Marcoms.
Last year I filmed a number of interviews and some background footage for a video to promote the Financial Times Corporate World Championships. This event is owned by corporate hospitality and event giant Sportsworld.
Back in October last year, contenders for the Sussex Street Food and Drink awards fought it out at a special street food event in Lewes. I went along with my camera to film for Bon Vivant Films. It was a long day, tempted by the sights, sounds and smells of delicious food, but I loved it. Bon Vivant put together this edit of the event and I’m looking forward to filming this years event in just over six months time.
In the first world war, members of the 12th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters found an abandoned printing press near the front line at Ypres, Belgium by . One of the soldiers had been a printer in peacetime and he salvaged the press and printed a sample page. With Captain F. J. Roberts as the editor, the satirical trench newspaper, the Wipers Times was born.
I’ve filmed lots of projects for Sussex Food & Drink in the past few years. They have reached a ten year anniversary and Pendulum Productions have just edited this fantastic video with my footage. I do love filming food and drink but it makes me so hungry watching it! Here’s to many more years…
Dallas Clayton is an American childrens author and illustrator. Geox make shoes that breathe. They came together and created a story about shoes coming to life and launched a campaign called “Let Your Imagination Breathe”. I went along to the Oxford Street branch of Geox to film a day to celebrate Dallas’ book “Gerald’s Missing Shoe” along with some young fans. We also got to interview him about what he does. Once again I was filming for Video Marcoms who produced, directed and edited this content.
The Royal Albert Hall. What a place to film. Add a couple of tennis greats in the form of Fernando Gonzalez and James Ward as well as some award winning wines from Anakena, and you have the perfect recipe for a good days filming.