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!

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.

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 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/

Roarsome Rex

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UMPF asked me to film a Dinosaur build video for the Trinity Shopping Centre in Leeds (that’s me pulling the dinosaur into position above!) 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 has 88 thousands views on Facebook!