25/07/18 09:44 Filed in: Corporate | Event
I had the pleasure of shooting these social media films at an exhibition of Rodin’s work at The British Museum for Bank of America and Stonewall.
21/03/18 12:05 Filed in: Commercial | Comedy | Awards | Advert
The fun film I Directed & Edited for Samsung is a Finalist
at the Shorty Awards
The video received over 5M views, with over 40% organic views. 70% of viewers were 18-34 years old. News of the collaboration spread far and wide, with coverage from Yahoo News, The Drum, The Irish News, GRM, Engadget and others. The campaign contributed to 43% more pre-orders than the S7, released the year before.
2.7M views on Facebook
2.5M views on YouTube
43% uplift in pre-orders (compared to the Samsung Galaxy S7)
43% of Facebook views were organic
59K reactions, comments and shares on Facebook
Cost per completed view was more than 2x lower than benchmark
18/03/18 14:20 Filed in: Short Film | Filming | Comedy
I had a great time working on a new short film called ‘Blokes’. It stars Robin Berry & Tom Slatter, who also wrote and produced the film so I was happy to step in to help them out especially after all the great work they did for me on Bad Words
and Luminous Man
My comedy sketch ‘Bad Words’
was screened at the brilliant Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival
on Sat 17th March @ Hackney Picturehouse Cinema. And won best International one-minute film at the Cardiff Mini Film Festival.
28/02/18 13:35 Filed in: Fakeapp | VFX | Editor | Compositing
I’ve been playing around with FakeApp, a clever bit of shareware that uses machine learning to do face swapping in videos. My own tests haven’t been too impressive (see below), so I need to play around a bit more with it. But deep learning is going to be playing an increasingly big role in visual effects and post production work. I’m excited by the new creative possibilities, not least that I can finally join the Rebel Alliance.
18/02/18 11:17 Filed in: Short Film | Film Festival
Delighted to have another laurel to the Doomsday Ready
poster thanks to the London Worldwide Comedy Short Festival. With our 16 minute running time we didn’t quite make it to the official selection. Which is quite understandable, they can schedule 4/5 other nice shorts with their respective audiences instead. But we do have ‘Bad Words’
being screened there so that will be fun.
I’ve been doing a lot of filming for various business clients lately. Here I have both my main 4K cameras; the Sony FS7 and A7S2 as a B-Cam. The images match up great in the edit, and a 2nd angle on an interview or event is always super handy.
The only issue with all that kit is carrying it around, so my fold-up trolley has been a life saver.
I certainly gave the rain cover for my camera a thorough workout this weekend through an all day London downpour. Happy to say the camera survived without a drop of water on it. I’m using a nice waterproof protector from Camrade for the Sony FS7.