Video

I'm ever more passionate about making videos.

I find working with moving image in any technique incredibly exciting - an unpredictable and challenging meeting of storyline, motion, colour and sound. Add interactivity into the mix and the possibilities get endless.

I get thoroughly involved with making videos - from fine-tuning script ideas, through drawing storyboards to art directing production (and occasionally even recording footage).

Video really has become the de facto medium for getting messages across in the incredibly busy and fantastically rich everyday media landscape. Adding to that the current ‘golden age of TV’ and the emerging VR technologies, I believe the best is only yet to come.

One thing is certain though, regardless of format. Whether it's kinetic typography, animated vectors, 3D or live action, interviews or scripted short films - it's always all about teling the story in the best way possible.

Momentum ABM

The showreel from an agency I worked at, where I helped take telling clients' stories through video to new heights

SMRS

An extended showreel from another agency I worked at, which includes a fair bit of work I created while working there

Personal projects

Making videos really has become my labour of love - they have an uncanny way of combining all sorts of creativity, so I love making them outside of work as well.

Here's a couple...

BUGSY

A short film about movement and sound, featuring Bugsy Monroe, one of London's premier pole dancing instructors, set to a bespoke track produced by Stereo Mike, an MTV EMA-awarded hip hop artist

What I really tried to do with this film was show movement, flow and grace - and give it an urban edge

Creating the choreography was a massive editing challenge in itself because the music track was produced long after the pole dancing was shot

It all came together wonderfully in time for the premiere. I also created an accompanying making-of video, a microsite and these cinemagraphs to complete the set

KNCKT

Prononunced ‘knockout’, this short film is about the Portugese national boxing champion Carlos Moreno, exploring his training regime and nerves just before a big fight

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What we really wanted to do with this short film was to experiment: with storytelling, editing, framing, lighting and cameras

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So every single shot of the film was set up as a mini experiment to try out a different thing every time

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This shot was all about getting the camera to glide effortlessly through the ropes, following the boxer as he enters the ring

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In another shot we wanted to freeze time just after our boxer gets punched, with his mouthguard and drops of sweat hovering and glistening in mid-air

It was a tricky shot to create - it involved high-speed recording, 3D modelling, visual effects, compositing and grading (and a few trial runs just for fun)


Making of
BUGSY
&
microsite


Making of
KNCKT
&
microsite

And that's a wrap.

If you'd like to see more examples please do get in touch.