Deansgate Manchester

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Deansgate Square in Manchester is a massive property development that includes a cluster of four skyscrapers, shopping and entertainment centres.

I’ve been editing monthly update videos for a few years using onsite timelapse. In early July I visited the site to film the showhomes and capture a day to night timelapse. I’ve used some of that footage in this launch video:

Deansgate Square – A New Level from Incredible on Vimeo.

Here’s a typical monthly update video:

Deansgate Square September 2019 from Incredible on Vimeo.

Here’s a night flight aerial edit:

Deansgate Square from Incredible on Vimeo.

My new Rock’n’Roller cart has been a great help, letting me get all the gear onsite in one trip.

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.

Unblock against the clock

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Yorkshire Water are raising awareness of the problems caused by throwing unsuitable things down the toilet. They created a roadshow event similar to an escape room, where teams have to find clues in the fastest time possible in order to escape out the drain at the bottom of the house. It’s hard to explain. Ha. You’d better watch the video:

Although I mostly filmed handheld due to the tight spaces and hazards on the floor, I persuaded a few members of the public to wear a body or head mounted GoPro. These shots helped provide a bit of variety to the final video.

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!

Living the life

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Britannia Living needed videos for their social media channels to promote their installation service. Filmed in Kentish Town, London.

This video shows the installation process:

They also promote a ‘try before you buy’ service where you can rent the property and try the oven for yourself:

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?