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.

Altura Learning

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

Shooting with autocue at the Milton Keynes HQ
On location
Autocue, nice!

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?

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:

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.

Social Workers

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I filmed a series of interviews for the Children’s Social Work Matters website back in May 2015. While doing some work for them recently I spotted that the videos have been made public.

https://www.childrenssocialworkmatters.org/making-a-difference/videos/

This was one of the first times I filmed in Log using the JVC LS300 which gives the HDR (high dynamic range) low contrast look that these videos have.

Unholy Trinity!

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My client – UMPF, asked me to film their PhotoBoo event this weekend at the Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre.

On the Saturday I installed a GoPro and Radio Mic inside the booth while also filming from outside. Then on Sunday I edited the video which went live in time for Halloween on Tuesday:

Apart from this 60 second version there’s also a full 2m 30s second edit:

Ain’t it Grand

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I’ve recently produced six promotional videos for the Grand Hotel in York – Yorkshire’s only 5 star hotel.
Sam Pointon was originally given the post of ‘Director of Fun & Families’ by the National Railway Museum in York. He’s revisited his post by offering advice to families looking for fun days out in York this summer.

As a one man crew I had to keep kit to a minimum.

I used the JVC LS300 as the main camera, and my new Panasonic G80 for the second angle mounted on it’s new Carbon Fibre monopod. The Panasonic matched really nicely with the JVC.

Best of British

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.