This is a selection of the things I have worked on throughout 2011/2012 - work that I directed, shot and edited. Everything in here is work I am proud of and enjoy, and hopefully there’s something in there that you will enjoy too.
Working with members of ELFM’s Next Generation project we had ten hours over five days in which to conceive, shoot and edit a music video for local artist Frankie Pidgeon. I ran the project with Ed Heaton and mentored in all areas of production from script development and storyboarding, to directing, camera work, editing and special effects.
After we had so much fun making For Love Nor Money, The Finnlys and manager Ed Heaton invited me back to help create another video for them. The initial plan of them playing on a 60s chat show, with some sort of romantic entanglement, came from Ed, and we then worked on the idea until we had a lovely story. Then we had a day and a half shooting (some in a basement, some at the lovely Prime Studios) and a week or so of editing, After Effect work and grading until.. voila!
One of 3 videos made with ELFM Associate Bands over the course of 4 hectic weeks - two to film and two to edit. Okay, so the final edit took a bit longer, but outside of that it was a pretty mad ol’ time! A simple idea from ELFM-er Ed Heaton taken to its logical extremes of bass amp/mud, park/drum kit, and band/rugby club function room!
One of 3 videos made with ELFM Associate Bands over the course of 4 hectic weeks - two to film and two to edit. Shot in one evening at Eiger Studios and in Ed Heaton’s Soundmill studio (as Frankie recorded the song) a super simple idea based on a video Frankie liked by Benjamin Francis Leftwich. We just had a nice time cutting out stars and playing with blu-tack really!
One of 3 videos made with ELFM Associate Bands over the course of 4 hectic weeks - two to film and two to edit. I don’t remember who out of the band, myself, Ed or some sort of spaceman came up with the idea but we just knew we wanted to build a tinfoil spaceship.. so we did! The boys were game and we had one heck of a day in a tiny dining room and a not-much-bigger garden
I worked as a mentor across all areas of production from writing and directing, to camera work, sound design and editing with members of ELFM’s Next Generation, assisting them in creating a short film made with First Light money.