Glitter at the Merrion

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Today was the Pride Glitter event at the Merrion Shopping Centre. As soon as the security grills went up the public rushed in, so I whipped out my phone and captured the first few shots as I hadn’t yet setup the main cameras (long story – the load-in was mind numbingly daft).

The slow motion shots were filmed at 120fps on the LS300 and glitter pieces seems to catch the light well.

Summer at White Rose

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It’s a busy Summer at the White Rose Shopping Centre.

The Jurassic Trail

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After the success of last year’s life size T-Rex in the Trinity Shopping Centre, Leeds Bid together with a handful of Leeds city shopping centres decided to expand on the concept.

This year a similar sized T-Rex was installed in Trinity Leeds, but there were also smaller installations in four other locations in central Leeds. The installation took place across four nights and I also filmed a few times during the day.

This was during the long summer heatwave. On one really hot evening in the Trinity we witnessed an amazing lightning storm directly above the Trinity Leeds roof. My GoPro captured the show which went viral on Facebook:

Once installation was complete I revisited the sites to film public interaction and I had edited the video by the following day:

Like last year, this job was achieved with a wide range of cameras and techniques. Static and motion timelapse, pole gimbal, tripods and handheld. I think I used every type of camera I own at some point!

Here be Dragons!

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Here’s a recent promo I made for the Martin House Children’s Hospice 2019 charity boat race at Roundhay Park. The day started at 8am, capturing the Martin House and Events teams getting setup. Racing continued into the late afternoon and the winner we announced just before 6pm. I captured 596 shots on the day… no wonder the video ended up over 6 minutes!

It was an opportunity to take the trusty old Sony FS100 out onto the water and shoot at 720p50 for some slow-motion action. I wasn’t going to risk using a newer camera on an unpaid charity job because I knew I’d be jumping in and out of dingies, and hot-footing it around a park all day with my daughter in tow.

The video has had 1700 views on Facebook so far. And I’ve also made a high energy promo for next year’s event!

Our friends electric

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The White Rose Shopping Centre has commissioned these amazing autonomous self driving vehicles. They must be real… right? 

BLK.BX@TRNTY

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I’ve recently filmed the launch of a unique art and retail project in the Trinity Shopping Centre, Leeds.

BLK-BX LAUNCH

What a great night and Launch for the BLKB-BX project thank you to all that attended and supported us to get there .watch this space for regular updates and exciting changes and up coming events .

Posted by BLK BX on Wednesday, 3 April 2019

The launch night was great, but there was much more to my involvement. From late 2018 until mid-January I documented the artists painting and spraying the walls and ceiling in trinity. I filmed with a range of cameras and techniques such as time-lapse, motion time-lapse, tripod, pole gimbal and 360 video as well as interviewing the artists involved in the project.

The filming started once the mall was closing, with shoots often finishing around 4am. It was a good opportunity to try out a few different filming methods on a single job. The gimbal and a6000 worked well on a monopod, allowing me to crane from ground level, right up the the artists working at the ceiling. The motion control slider was a tricky setup because the artist may have started working in a certain direction, you place the camera rig to match and 10 minutes later they’ve changed direction or moved elsewhere. That meant stopping a move before it had finished, but fortunately there was enough material to make the finished videos.

All I want for Kissmas is…

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Trinity Leeds launched into Christmas this year with their Kissmas 2018 event. We covered the whole day with three cameras, and created several videos for social media and internal use. The following evening I revisited Trinity after hours to film the tree illuminations using my drone.

Here’s a short edit of the evening show shared by Trinity on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TrinityLeeds/videos/588728088214767/

Here’s a full length edit of the whole day:

A Summer Rose

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This summer I’ve completed a couple of projects at the White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds. They launched their outdoor play area, and hosted a Gromit Unleashed treasure hunt through the summer holiday. Both videos were filmed on the G80 and Zhiyun Crane gimbal.

https://www.facebook.com/WhiteRoseShopping/videos/2086892394654231/