Altura Learning

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Altura have uploaded a few training film promos that I filmed and occasionally also edited:

Xmas Xscape

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Xscape Yorkshire asked us to produce their Christmas events videos this year, which included the Santa’s Parade walk and a visit to Santa’s Cabin. Tom filmed the parade using his Sony A7s which works brilliantly in very low light, and I filmed the Cabin using my Speedboosted super fast prime lenses at f1.2. I created the graphics in Motion and edited the videos in FCPX. Feeling festive yet?

Martin House – Strictly Get Dancing 2018

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For the second year, we were proud to film the Strictly Get Dancing event for the Martin House Hospice. We also created social media videos for the contestants to use on their fundraising pages, as well as many of the video and logo assets played back during the live show. As usual Duncan Wood from ITV Calendar compered the evening and a panel of judges chose the winners. I sent Duncan a stringout of suitable footage that was aired on ITV the following Monday.

Here’s the highlights, full event videos and the ITV news item… Enjoy!

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 visited Trinity after hours to film the tree using by drone.


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

Our #KissmasSpectacular in 33 seconds… We want to do it all again! 💋🎄

Posted by Trinity Leeds on Wednesday, 7 November 2018

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.

it's time to play!

Looking for something fun to do with the family?Check out our brand new play area… it's free too! 😂And if all that play works up an appetite, we've got lots of yummy restaurants for you to choose from 😋 https://bit.ly/2Kt5QGb

Posted by White Rose Shopping Centre on Sunday, 15 July 2018


Gromit Unleashed!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? 😊Take part in our Gromit Unleashed summer trail now until 2 September.Can you find all 10 sculptures hidden around the centre? 🧐Simply collect your trail map from our Customer Service Centre for just £2, once you've found them all, don't forget to collect your prize! 🐶We'd love to know which Gromit is your favourite, share your photos and tag us with #GromitUnleashed for the chance to win more prizes! 📸Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2u83nu2

Posted by White Rose Shopping Centre on Friday, 10 August 2018

Roarsome Rex

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UMPF asked me to film a Dinosaur build video for the Trinity Shopping Centre in Leeds. However, before the installation they needed a teaser video in the style of Jurassic Park:

The two-night install was supposed to start on the Wednesday, but apparently they had ‘lost’ the dinosaur. So on the Thursday night I installed my trusty a6000 in the roof of the Trinity, and followed the installation team from 8pm until 10am the following day. The finished video had 87 thousands views on Facebook!

Cracking Coral

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Here’s something I filmed and edited back in February of 2011.
It showed up on Vimeo recently so I thought I’d share it here:

CORAL PAS24 TESTING from Coral Windows on Vimeo.

This was filmed on the trusty Sony EX1 and edited on Final Cut Pro 6.

Tour de Trinity

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#TrinityTDY

You can't really miss it can you! 👀Great to see you are all loving our giant rooftop bike in celebration of Tour de Yorkshire! Don't forget to snap your selfie's with #TrinityTDY to win a £100 #TrinityLeeds Voucher! Welcome to Yorkshire 🚴‍♂️ 🚴‍♀️What would we do without those window cleaners…

Posted by Trinity Leeds on Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Another fun job for UMPF at the Trinity Shopping Centre, involving days of time-lapse and ground based filming too. I was looking for an excuse to use this music track, as it’s such high energy and fun to edit with. And I thought the bike sound at the end would a nice touch.

I built the time-lapse rig using the trusty Sony a6000, powered from a huge V-Lock battery via D-Tap to USB adaptor and a USB to dummy battery cable. It ran for about four days, taking a still every 15 seconds via the trigger from my motion time-lapse slider.

The poor weather meant that the initial 2 days job over ran by four days, so the camera didn’t capture the entire install, but you don’t really notice in the end.

Aerial flying was performed by the team at HexiHeli, and the footage end up being used on the BBC and ITV as part of their wider TDY18 coverage.

By George!

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Here’s one of a series of videos I filmed at the Methven UK HQ recently.

I also made several short videos specifically for social media sharing like this:

Martin House 2017

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It’s been a busy few months.

I’ve been volunteering for Martin House and creating over 30 videos for several fundraising events.

Back in November Martin House had their yearly ‘Strictly get Dancing’ event in Wetherby, however prior to the big night I visited the rehearsal studios a few times to shoot fundraising videos for all the couples. Here’s an example featuring Nicole and Lee, who would go on to win the final event:

After the dance final I sent some trimmed rushes to ITV Calendar who ran this news item on the Monday following the event:

In December I created this little ditty with the help of the music team, staff, volunteers and children of Martin House:

I also suggested a fundraising ‘thank-you’ video which went live soon after:

All of these videos were filmed using my Teleprompter setup, so the people onscreen simply read the text off the iPad screen while looking down the lens.