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Here’s something I made recently, filmed at the Glen Dimplex Home Appliances factory in Liverpool.

I did quick recce and the client’s only real concern was that we had to keep disruption to a minimum.


The production line switched to making our specific colour and design when we needed to start filming, and we only had the parts to produce five of our ovens, so I had to film it as fast as I could.

There was some daylight in the factory as well as fluorescents and some other discharge lighting. But the strong key lighting in the video is from a 1.25kw and a 2.5kw Arri MSR.


I filmed it all using my trusty Hague Multi-Jib on a Heavy Duty Manfrotto tripod, and that’s on a Vinten tripod dolly so I can wheel it around the location on my own if I need to.



The clients were watching my 22 inch location monitor via wireless HDMI.


In FCPX I used the ‘Epic’ look from Luster Grade on an adjustment layer. And I’ve done a few colour corrections under the adjustment layer to balance between shots.

Have a heart!

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VisMedia, London asked me to shoot this fascinating corporate for them.

We filmed in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds shooting interviews and GVs on my FS100 mostly using my new 28-70 f2.8 fast zoom. As we were very tight for time I lit the job using two of my 512 LED battery powered heads on small portable Dedo stands.

Most of the locations were medical so we needed to cause the least disturbance possible. My flyaway kit is small enough to take on a train and be carried by one person.

Blue Blooded Belling

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Today I filmed and edited a Royal visit by HRH the Duke of Kent to the Glenn Dimplex factory in Merseyside.

HRH was presenting Glenn Dimplex with the Queens Award for Export. And it was a double celebration as Belling, who are part of the Glenn Dimplex group, are one hundred years old this year!



I needed a second cameraman to cover the event and called on local talent, James Goodchild from Zippy Angels to help. We quckly formulated a plan on the day to cover the event and it all went very smoothly.

Black Gold!!


essar2Today Essar Energy official took over running of the Stanlow refinery in Ellesmere Port near Liverpool. The £213million pound deal saw the Indian energy giant buy the facility from Shell. My client VisMedia sent me there over three days to document the changeover, as well as the official reopening and press launch. The massive site is the size of three hundred football pitches, and even though it has it’s own road and rail infrastructure it still took some time to get around.