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:

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!

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.

Still Life Leeds

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I filmed my first Mannequin Challenge today at the Trinity Shopping Centre. The challenge took place in Trinity Kitchen, the restaurant venue. I used my new gimbal for the first time and filmed using my Sony a6000 with Tom kindly carrying round a softlight on a monopole. The gimbal helps level the camera and makes everything really smooth while the operator walks around.

Gimbal on white

I had a quick walkthrough, allowing me to see where some people were going to be and to get them posed properly for the camera, but most of it I hadn’t seen when it came to the big moment. I missed the lady in the Photo Booth the first time so I did another short clip of her section and seamlessly spliced that back in.

After the filming, I edited the video onsite and the client uploaded it to their Social Media channels.

The Yorkshire Evening Post featured the event too.

I also wore a body mounted GoPro on another gimbal which I used to capture the event behind the camera.
You can see my POV in this video, and hear me count down to the final ‘hurray’.

Faith Through a Lens 2016

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I’ve just completed the editing for this year’s Faith Through a Lens Award. As usual I filmed and edited two VTs which are shown to the audience at the live event which I filmed with Tom. This is likely to be the last year that the awards are hosted by the BBC as the Religion Dept. is moving to Scotland.

A Yorkshire Rose

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Last night I filmed a timelapse at the White Rose Shopping Centre in Leeds.

After getting home in the wee small hours, I started editing this morning and the finished video was uploaded to Facebook this afternoon. Originally it was a 60 second edit, but the client decided they didn’t want to see certain background elements, so I had to chop 15 seconds out. (Sadly it was the best shot of the video, which took over two hours to film).

The moving timelapse was filmed using my Sony a6000 with a slow shutter speed and a variable ND filter. The camera was rigged on my new Digislider, which moves and pans the camera using a precision timelapse motor and shutter intervalometer.

High Street TV

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A new client is High Street TV, based not far from me in Harrogate. They broadcast four channels on the Sky TV platforms. In the Sink Skin Commercial I shot replacement footage of in-sink, low levels shots using the Sony a6000 which got very wet!. For the Pressure King Pro I filmed the 1st, 3rd and 4th and 6th testimonials. And more recently I filmed most of the testimonials and cookery for the Quadrapan.

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