Making another promo for the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival after the success of last years films.
I went out to Malawi in February to film lots of Temwa's projects. It was an amazing experience to see first hand their projects and to see the difference a small focussed charity can make to an area and it's people. I'm currently editing around 20 short films to help promote and raise more funds for their work. There's a wide range of films from AIDS education, water filters, tree nurseries, a bakery, remote rural communities and many more!
2018 Click on some logos to watch the films
There is a predicted skills gap of engineers in the future so Renishaw have been funding a programme of workshops for schools in partnership with the Bristol Music Trust, where children get to work on hands on projects involving music, circuit boards, conductive materials and even fruit! I've made a short promo capturing the project.
Worked on a new edit for a promo film for this wonderful small festival. Wonder Fields is billed as 'Heaven in Devon.' I've done a re-edit from their three previous films giving it a bit of extra magic!
Filmed an interview with a staff member sharing her knowledge about good community participation.
I filmed and edited three performance videos for the Peanut Shuffle Club. They're a great three piece band who perform sweet and nutty pop songs from the 30s and 40s, old-timey swing tunes to fill your heart with gladness and your boots with dances!
I've been working for Falcon Productions editing three films for Manor Community who run a number of care home for people with Mental illness in Bristol. The films give an insight to the wonderful care they give to these vulnerable people and a look at the history of this family run business.
2017 click on some logos to view films
I filmed a talk from Temwa's new CEO and Programmes Manager who were over from Malawi to talk about how work is going and new initiatives. It was really great to hear all about Temwa's work from some of the people on the ground, especially as i'll be going out to Malawi next year to film the projects.
After filming about 12 events I've edited the Circus City Festival Promo capturing the hi-lights of the festival. I was really blown away by some of the shows and have a new love of 'circus!' A lot of the performances were not at all what I expected, and totally original, surprising, moving and funny. Great festival.
I produced a training film for the national trust around 'participation' using hand drawn animation for one section, and then photos and text for another. Something a bit different than my usual film making style, but it was really great to experiment with new techniques.
I've made three promo films for Fauna from their amazing circus/acrobatic show at Circomedia. Described as a spectacular and intriguing show of world-class performers. Each embodies a distinctly individual animalistic character, their traits weaving together as they interact and develop. Fauna creates a picture of animals and humans as complex as it is beautiful. It was one of my favourite shows from the Circus City Festival.
I filmed a talk with Scilla Elworthy (three time Nobel Peace Prize nominee) at Pukka's staff day. She spoke about her times campaigning for nuclear disarmament, working for Richard Branson, Feminine intelligence, and Pukka's new life as part of Unilever.
I made a promo film for the 'Playtopia' kids area at Shambala festival. Lots of kids having an amazing time, all filmed in slow mo tracking shots, and action packed clips.
I filmed the Whistlers Green area of Boomtown again this year. They were really happy with last years film which has helped them promote the area, and the fact that Boomtown is great for families and people who want a more chilled out time (but maybe still dip into the action now and then!)
Currently working on a number of promo films for the Help Through Crisis Project. They will be used to build the capacity of the six services engaged with the Help Through Crisis project; Citizens Advice Bureau Stroud, GL11 Community Hub, The Churn Project, Marah, Stroud Beresford Group and The Gloucestershire Credit Union.
Made three live videos for the amazing Gwyneth Herbert. I filmed her and band play at the Druidstone music festival in South West Wales. They are so good live, one of those acts you can't look away from, and her voice - you have to hear her voice!
I documented Boomtowns Carnival Arts Outreach workshop for children in Winchester. I made a short promo of the day which included making soca music, masks, costumes and theatre workshops for three age groups. Great day for all involved and they go on to parade in the the Boomtown Carnival on the Sunday of the festival.
I've been documenting a huge building and restoration project on a large house in Carmarthenshire, Wales for the last two years. Just done the final edit. Think stunning drone shots, and male voice choirs!
I filmed the Inclusive Music Conference for WYAP in Salisbury and have made a promo film
along with two films covering the main guest speakers.
I created a short promo for the building of Mount Pleasant's new church in Pembroke, South West Wales. They're in the process of building a modern church with facilities for all the community.
I made a 2 minute film of pukka's 'island of tranquility' at Whole Foods High Street Kensington store in London. Also made a film of Sebastien Pole's (pukka's co-founder) talk at the British Medical Association on 'The heart and science of wholistic healing.' I love working with pukka, great team and always lovely tea to drink.
I put together two promos for this great charity that work in Northern Malawi. The main question of one film is 'What would happen if Temwa weren't there?' This will really put into perspective the essential work that they do out there. The other film was a promo for their fund raising mountain bike challenge at Bike Park Wales.
I've made 4 short promos for Shambala festival, each highlighting a different area: families, dance, costumes and workshops.
I made another short promo as part of the festivals outreach programme a five piece swing band go out into about forty local schools and run an hour long workshop and performance. I've been out filming at a few school with the 'Festival Swing Band' and it's been great fun seeing the children at the school getting so excited and inspired by seeing live music up close and learning about music, musicians, bands and dancing!
I've filmed 7 mountain biking films for Commencal in Nepal. They've been a huge success, viewed by 100's of thousands of people across the world. Just edited a high lights film to celebrate the history we've created putting Nepal on the mountain biking map.
I spent 4 days filming at the Jazz and Blues festival filming the likes of Macy Gray, Quantic ft Alice Russell, Mud Morganfield, London Community Gospel Choir and a host of amazing jazz players. I was also impressed that there were about 20 free gigs in the foyer at the venue Colston Hall, and some great swing dancing sessions. I've edited a promo film capturing the magic of this great festival.
Filmed and edited a short behind the scenes doc at Bristol Airport during the filming of a new promo capturing the partnership between BMI airline and Bath Rugby team. Including dropped balls, passport photo shame, naughty rugby players, and super smooth Ronin filming camera team.
Edited a new promo film for the Genghis Khan Polo and Riding Camp using previous footage i'd shot and some new drone footage shot last year. It's all filmed in a beautiful location in the Orkhon Valley in Mongolia. Picture horses galloping across the vast open steppes, and polo being played in a location like no other. Genghis would be proud!
I went over to Nepal to film a promo for the amazing Kasara Resort on the edge of the Chitwan National park. Filming rhinos, crocodiles, monkeys and birds is really hard work (respect to those wild life film makers) especially from the back of an elephant! I'm never going to get over missing filming the tiger we saw, but to be fair it was gone in five seconds. Kasara are really happy with the film - we went with a doc style promo, interviewing and filming real guests as they had their jungle experiences.
I've been editing a couple of short promos promoting international trade in the south west. Deluxe ice cream to super wealthy Arab princess's, and computer programming to the Japanese. It's all going on out there..
Couple of short promos for the tea and herb giants. Letting the public know about them joining the fair for life scheme, and joining the B-Corp programme which ensures a company is a force for positive change in the world. They are definitely market leaders when it comes to corporate responsibility.
Promo film celebrating 20 years of Dubkasm at Teachings in Dub, Bristol's home of sound system culture. Dubkasm were joined by Solo Banton, Evermore Sound, Shanti D all performing on the mighty OBF Soundsystem from France. A night to remember!
Was a real pleasure to document the 'Whistler's Green and Kidz Town' areas at Boomtown Festival this summer. I filmed and edited a five minute promo capturing the more chilled side of this festival and really enjoyed the good vibes and perfect weather whilst there.
On this mountain bike adventure we travelled from the hot steamy jungles and plains of southern Nepal to the heights of the Mustang region deep in the snow capped Himalayas. We pass elephants, crocodiles, horses and goats along the way! Nepal never gets dull.
Made a short promo for the Thatchers Haze Sessions. A live music event in Bristol this July. Some great bands on the line up, worth checking them out.
Spent first four months of 2016 making a whole heap of short films for PHF looking at community engagement projects they've funded at museums and galleries throughout the U.K. Been away filming in Belfast, Wales, Newcastle and London. Who knew there's a Hackney museum?
Shot a little promo film for Teachings in Dub, celebrating DJ Stryda's 20th anniversary of his Sufferah's Choice radio show. 20 years - you can't test that! Vocal guests on the night included Levi 'Reggae Reggae Sauce' Roots.
Have been making a lots of shorts for pukka including promos showing their involvement in the '1% for the planet' organisation who's mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet. onepercentfortheplanet.org
I've been working for the Watershed as a mentor on their BFI documentary course for young people. My group made a doc about wether it's really useful to learn algebra and challenging the school curriculum.
Worked with a group of volunteers to take a mobile children's cinema to Nepal during November. We screened films to kids and families who were affected by the earthquake earlier in 2015. Also we'll run film making workshops and show their films on the big screen. We sent three groups over to Haiti after the earthquake there, and the trips were a great success. We aim to boost moral, create shared moments of joy and narrative, and raise awareness back in the UK.
I made some promotional films for teachers. One around BPM's new curriculum for music in Bristol primary schools. The other to promote a new project called a Minute of Listening, which tries to integrate music into their everyday learning.
As part of a three year project i've been documenting and making films for the Remix Youth Ensemble. I've just finished the final film, it's been truly amazing to see young people coming together and creating and performing music of such a high standard. The ensemble is part of Bristol Plays Music and is based an Colston Hall.
I made a short promo for these guys. They make outdoors musical instruments / sculptures for schools, estates, parks etc. They're beautiful and sound great too.
Made the mountain bike film Empire whilst out in Mongolia. Chasing a man on a bike down a mountain with a drone can be quite fun. The scenery out there is just stunning.
I was back at the Genghis Khan Polo Club in Mongolia again this August for the third time. Spending three weeks living and working on a luxury tented polo camp in the middle of the Orkhon Valley is a real experience! This is where Genghis started his empire from. I was back there making a promo for the camp and capturing the 'rebirth of polo.'
Music video for the remix of Dubkasm's classic 'Victory' tune by dubstep legend Mala.
I ran a documentary film making course for CYN this summer. I taught the basics of documentary film making to nine young people. Then they went out in three groups and made character films of a street magician, a radio presenter and a comedy film maker. I was impressed with their get out there and do it attitudes.
I made a promo for Starry Skies Family Camp, a lovely little camp/festival just near Abergavenny. Set in a stunning location with activities and entertainment for families. Got some great shots over the fields and forests with my drone, and had a great time camping and joining in.
Went out to Nepal again (9th time now!) to make a new mountain bike film. This one is called Slow Down. Shot plenty of footage with my new DJI Phantom Quadcopter. It was pretty stressful trying to follow and film a fast moving man on a bike going down a mountain, but i'm very happy with the end results.
Bit different in the teachings arena tonight. We had Teachings in Dub Step with Mala and his crew from the Deep Medi Label taking over the dance. I've not heard bass like this since my eye sight went fuzzy one year at St Pauls Carnival! Made a little promo for them.
I've filmed a couple of the bimm end of term shows this year. We set up four camera shoots, and the bands have looked great. Student bands, but standard is so high (George Ezra was studying here a few years ago!)
MAGIC SHOES - I documented this project based at St Michael's School creating a promo film. Working with children who have English as a second language, the magic shoe's team have created a great play that helps with learning English and hugely boosts children's confidence and esteem.
Working as a cameraman for Wild Stag, filming live gigs in Bristol. Dave runs a great company and makes cool films with a real focus on the music industry. Watch out for their music videos.
Out in the freezing cold filming Fernando Gotan and Miss Cecily. Two very talented musicians. Fernando from Argentina who plays and sings a mean Tango, and Bristols own sweet voiced travelling gypsy song bird Cecily.
I always enjoy documenting the Teaching in Dub nights, but tonight will go down in history! A rammed sold out show with OBF sound system visiting from France featuring Shanti D. Plus two of Bristols dub legends up against each other - Dubkasm versus Gorgon Sound, not forgetting Solo Banton on the mic. I have to stay up well past my bed time to film here... but it's always a great atmosphere and don't they say you're as young as the crowd you film?
Created a film for the Remix Youth Ensemble documenting the Forgiveness Project. Which started as a weekend workshop meeting people who'd been through real hardship (individuals who'd been held hostage and a man who'd led a life of crime and been inside prison.) The project ended for the ensemble with an album, and performances at Womad and Bristol Harbour Festival.
Set up a four camera shoot for a master class by award-winning classical guitarist Milos Karadaglic. I've edited a 40 minute film of the class and put together a 1.30 min promo to promote the educational potential of the Colston Hall and Bristol Plays Music, especially to other artists who play at Bristols biggest music venue.
I've been filming bimm's live student band shows. One at the Fleece and one at the Thekla. Actually been blown away by the standard each time, and we've filmed around 20 bands each evening. For the Thekla gig I set up a four camera shoot that makes some good bands look great!
I spent a week in Stuttgart, Germany editing three films for ITS international at the VISION trade show. ITS is a print and online magazine focussed on intelligent traffic systems. I worked as part of a team making a presenter led magazine piece for each day of the show. We had an 8 minute film complete and uploaded at the end of each day, to be sent out to over 23,000 subscribers.
Documenting a project where legendary composer Eugene Skeef worked with 10 young people to compose
some original pieces and then perform them live at Colston Hall in support of the Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra.
I made a 2 minute and a 5 minute film, and learnt a lot about inspiring young people.
Edited a short documentary and evaluation film for ACE community interest company from their
summer Mash Up project.
Whilst in Mongolia this summer I made a short mountain bike film for Commencal.
The vista's never end and we found no single tracks, just wide open nomadic freedom.
During the 2013/14 academic year I was the video and multimedia degree course leader at BIMM,
Bristol. BIMM is a national music college where the tutors are all working within the music industry.
I worked one day a week there, teaching 40 students film making.
Bristol. BIMM is a national music college where the tutors are all working within the music industry.
I worked one day a week there, teaching 40 students film making.
I've been working with the learning communities team at Bristol City Council on a number of projects.
One based in HMP Bristol facilitating prisoners to make stop frame animations to send home to their children.
Filmed and edited a dance viral film promoting the 'Dance Village' at this years festival.
Worked with Swindon Dance and New Art Club on this fun collaboration.
I made two films for Hawkspring. One promo to attract more funding and a longer film capturing the work they do on their Southside project, which works with children who's parents have substance abuse issues. It's been great fun working with the kids, and really moving interviewing them.
A music video for young rapper Gardna's new single ft Joe Peng singing called - 'Solid Ground.' A 140 bpm roller with production from Aries and Jackie Murder, this new track is set to get some attention on the dance floors and festival scene.
Recently made a video for a new track by Scotland's dub giants Mungo's Hifi featuring Solo Banton on vocals. The tracks about a slightly unusual school, a 'Dancehall School.' Mungo's are going from strength to strength with recent South American shows and right now on a State side tour. This track is set to be massive!
Following on from last years successful 3rd year fashion film, (shown to much acclaim at London's Student Fashion Week) we've taken this years film to the next level. Forget the catwalk, it's all about the fashion film these days darling.... filmed on location at Portishead Lido with 50 models - it was freezing!
I've been teaching video and post production at City of Bristol College on a two year foundation course. The students have been working on video and interactive multi-media.
Made a behind the scenes film and a promo film for the live show that was put on for this episode of Teachings. Performing on the the night were Solo Banton, Rudy Lee, Aba Shanti and Dubkasm. All performing off one sound system - Kibir Ir Amlak.
Documenting Remix's Youth Ensemble project over three years. A modern ensemble with guitars, drums, rapping, beat boxing and more. Tracks are created by the young people and remixed by the likes of Roni Size, Tony Brisco, and Jay Wilcox. If you get the chance - check out these talented youngsters live show.
Made music video for a track called My Music for the dub giants Dubkasm ft Solo Banton and Buggsy. Their 7" EP was release 1st Feb, with the video being the main promo prior to release. Also made a promotional video for their hit release "Victory" which is currently the biggest tune in the Dub World!
I went to Nepal for 6 weeks in December and January to make some more mountain bike films. We made 'Something Good' in the Mustang region - It's been a massive hit with mountain bikers online. Also we made another film with a young Nepali rider who's destined for big things - Chris Keeling (Megavalanche Megakids winner 2013)
Mentoring 8 teenagers we made a film for the National Youth Film Festival. Our film 'Zombie Watch' was a mockumentary following a teen zombie trying to fit back into society after a stretch in a correctional facility.
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Filming and editing a short film capturing some Bristol street parties and some of the history from over a century of street parties in the UK. Also training Streets Alive staff to go out and film interviews with the public, creating a historical record of street parties.
Editing a 10 minute film for this new community interest company's first project - Discovering and Uncovering Music. A project that worked with young people to make music and learn about the music industry. They ran a ten week production course, had speakers from the industry, ran a number of trips, and finished with a week long residential where the young people made videos and created a live show. Look out for more exciting projects from ACE.
Making a promo film for this new family camp / festival brought to you by the team that create the wonderful Shambala Festival every summer. Click on logo to view film.
Spent a month in Nepal making Searching for the Yeti. A mountain bike film with a slightly new 'yeti' angle. This is the fourth film i've made for Commencal, the French international mountain bike company.
Made a fashion promo for the third year fashion students. Was shown at the cinema at Earls Court at London student fashion week to much acclaim.
Documented a two month arts and research project looking at how a group of young people would creatively respond to death and natural burial. A fascinating project that dealt with some big issues.
Music video for Hip Hop artist - Mistafire's new track - By Any Means Necessary. The first video and single release from his new album. The video did well online and secured him some great festival gigs for the summer.
Promotional and instructional film for new Multi Sensory Interactive Inflatable (Musii.) An interactive soft inflatable that emits sound and light. An instrument/play thing thats designed for children, people with special needs. A new product that will hopefully take the world of sensory play by storm.
Documenting a collaborative music project between Brazil and Bristol, that is bringing disabled musicians together to create new music. Sowing the seeds for more collaborative work leading up to the para-olympics in Brazil in three years time.
So far I've made 5 promo / teaser style films for this dub night in Bristol. Two sound systems 'clash' in a Jamaican style, with singers and mc's. They're uplifting nights where conscious sounds prevail. It's been great interviewing some legends like the Twinkle Brothers, Abi Shanti I, Channel One and Mark Irration.
Made a film about their new studio for the dub legends dubkasm. When they're not touring the world playing shows Digistep, DJ Stryda and a host of guest artists are locked up in the dubkasm studio. They wanted to show their fans the studio they'd built from scratch, and where the dub magic happens.
Animated Postcards - Over the last three years I've run 10 - week long courses in stop frame animation project in HMP Bristol. Working with prisoners to make animated stories to send home to their children. A powerful project that strives to get prisoners involved in education and keep their family bonds going. Designed and run by myself with the Learning Communities Team at BCC.
Music video for Joe Volk's new single - Call To Sun. Released on Geoff Barrow's (Portishead) label Invada. Joe's been touring across Europe recently with influential Japanese experimental rock band Boris. Joe got his niece and nephew to star in this film along side him. Looking forward to working more with Joe in the future.
Music video for 'Wake Up' track by urban artists Empror and Duppy Beats. These guys had an amazing 2012 winning a host of talent shows including South West winner in MOBO awards, playing Reading and Leeds festivals, 1Xtra Live tour, The Royal Albert Hall, and so much more. I've been working with these guys for a few years, from a youth project out into the big wide world!
Lecturing to degree students on the film course at Trinity College, Wales. Originally coming from this neck of the woods it was good to head back for some work, and try to inspire some students and let them know about the vast opportunities that are out there in the media industry these days.
I spent six weeks in Mongolia filming for the Genghis Khan Polo Club. They are striving to reintroduce polo to Mongolia where it's said to have originated - maybe using the heads of their enemies as the ball.
An amazing experience in a beautiful country. I even learnt to ride a horse.
I documented a summer polo trip to Mongolia by students from Harrow School, London. They were immersed in Mongol life and culture, and played polo daily against and along side strong Mongol players. It was a great experience for the young people, living in ghers, riding across the immense Mongolia landscapes, and making new friends in a far off land
Filming and photographing some bands on the main stage at Bristol's best festival.
Film capturing Dubkasm's live show. Stryda on the decks, Digistep on saxophone and effects, Solo Banton and Rudy Lee on vocals. Filmed in Brixton's Plan B club, on the Reggae Roast night.
Promo film for Birmingham's newest and biggest reggae festival. Great line up with The Beat, Twinkle Brothers, Congo Natty to name a few.
Managing a team of young filmmakers we documented the torch relay event in Bristol. The Teenage Rampage project provided the performances and crew for the Millennium Square stage. A wonderful event that was absolutely rammed, and a great experience for all the young people involved. I still can't believe how excited they were about interviewing the mayor!
Edited film about the effects of logging, road building and mining in the Ituri forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Greenheart films have worked on a number of films in the rain forests around the world.
I spent a few months in Nepal making two mountain bike films for Commencal. Always love being out here working and playing. Got some epic high altitude biking in myself on this trip - very happy!
Made a promotional film for the charity - Help Rural Nepal. Got to spend four days out in a remote village, and visit a few schools and projects. Lovely people, great hospitality, and a really moving experience to see how people live out in the secluded mountains.
Worked on final promo film for the Teenage Rampage project. Showing what has been achieved over the last three years. Putting young music from the south west on the map, and giving a huge numbers of young people a route into the music industry. On stage and behind the scenes too.
Music video for the track 'woah.' We set the film in the barbers shop Super Tonic. Imagine scissors, break dancers, drummers, rappers, and a whole party! Great fun day with a great band.
Music video for Typesun's track Sad Songs (ft Romaine on vocals.) Experimental video for me using lots of graphics and visual effects. Typesun are doing great at the moment supporting Ghostpoet on a UK tour, and a recent recording session in the BBC Maida Vale studios.
Music video for Emotion/Are You Ready by Dubkasm, ft Solo Banton and Rudy Lee. First of many projects with these guys, which has turned into a great friendship and working relationship. They keep on promising to take me on tour with them - considering they've just come back from Siberia I don't know about that!
Working in St Barnabas School in Montpelier, Bristol on animation project with parents and children for the learning communities team. I've worked on a lot of projects for the team including animations, music, and comic books - all using apple mac laptops. They've been very popular and helped encourage parents to get more involved with education and their child's school.
I've worked on over 10 separate film making projects for the network (previously known as The Kingswood Foundation.) Working with children who are taken out of school I engage them in film projects where we come up with a story and then get them to make a film. Had great success in getting them working on the films, leaving them inspired and proud of their achievements.
I organised a month long trip to Haiti with a mobile cinema to show children's films in displaced tented communities. A moving experience that will stay with me forever, especially the smiles and reactions of the children. This was the 2nd of 3 trips that went out the Haiti.
I made three films for the youth music studio which is run in partnership by Young Bristol and Bristol City Council. One a documentary called 'The Power of Music' about young peoples views on music and the studio. Then two music videos with artists Empror, Duppy Beatz, Buggsy, Splitz P and Javier.
I've worked on lots of projects for KWMC, at their centre and in schools. This project was working with a group of boys on a parkour / free funning film. They were well chuffed with the end film.
As part of out HKKP project we ran a day of children's activities and films at the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts in Hay on Wye. Then the next day we had free tickets to any talks we wanted!
Month in Nepal making a mountain bike film for Commencal.
Documenting the event for the organisers. Bristol is the UK's first cycling city.
A huge project for BBC Blast where I trained and worked with a group of young people to document Teenage Rampage. Taking place across the south west we produced around 20 films capturing the music, energy and young people involved in this inspirational competition.