I spent last week as cinematographer, working alongside Edinburgh based Media Education, to create some videos for NHS Scotland about British Sign Language. The shoot days were fantastic, collaborating with exceptionally gifted actors, learning to communicate with them both through basic signs and interpreters.
Launched this week, Space Ape is a stage show by Andy Cannon and produced by Red Bridge Arts. It's shaping up to be a terrific piece of work, exploring space travel for a younger audience. I created the trailer (which can be found on our Vimeo page) as well as some animated stings that are peppered through the performance.
We spent a day down in Sheffield last weekend filming something pretty special. As part of the shoot for a short documentary, we visited 'Vulcan', a company that manufactures and records wax cylinders. It was an incredible day, seeing new versions of such an old medium being created. The documentary should be completed towards the end of the year.
The new video for 'No More Love Songs' by To Kill A King premiered today on music website 'Nothing But Hope and Passion'. Designer Stuart Lonsdale gathered together lots of old typewriters which were then smashed to pieces by Edinburgh actress Christine Koudreiko. It was brilliant fun (even if cleaning up was a royal pain). Thanks go to Edinburgh gym Room To Move for providing us with a hefty concrete floor that we could batter without consequence.
We have another new music video on the way. Shot on December 23rd, it involved smashing up typewriters with a baseball bat. Just the thing to get us in the festive spirit.
The video will be out in January.
A complicated day on the 18th but great fun. There was a big teddy bear that danced... hence the complications! The results are on the way. Picture courtesy of Claire, our choreographer.
I was filming in Queensferry this morning.
For a few months I've been working on a film about an extreme unicyclist. The sponsor is a breakfast drink, so it's called for a lot of early mornings to capture that first-thing-feel; there's still a bit more work to do but it's getting there and the footage so far looks ace.
It's been a while since I've directed a music video but there's a new one on the way. Just thought I'd share this image I took as part of the pitch. Of a teddy bear on fire. But he gets better.
The video should land in November.