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Trees over Exmouth

The other day I was sat in the offices of New Bamboo, when I noticed the trees outside moving in the wind. I don’t know any other cities that can quite compete with London’s capacity for simultanious urban and natural environments.

Maybe I just need to travel more, but to me, this is one of the best reasons to live in London.

Oh yeah, and so I filmed it. Because that’s what I tend to do when I like something. Enjoy.

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End of the Road 2010!

I’ve just come back from End of the Road Festival in Dorset, where I’ve been helping set up, documenting, and then running the children’s animation workshop over the weekend.

To begin with, here’s a little time lapse I worked on with Glenn Taunton (mine are the piano stage and nighttime shots). For extra fun, keep an eye out for some wandering shoes, and Keiran’s hat.

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I also painted up a rather oversized hardback, for Julian Mash’s literary addition to this years festival.

With a little help from a handpicked team of highly skilled illustrators; Owen Davey, Kai Wong and Chris Boyce…

Owen Davey and Chris Boyce, along with Leila Watts, were also new on the team for this years animation workshop, which was as popular as ever. It’s always rewarding to see parents being dragged to our corner of the field by over enthusiastic children as soon as they arrive on site, and this year was no exception.

Another year, another success. And now it’s straight into another project, with many familiar faces from the festival.

That is to say that I’ll be working on a new music video with Simon Taffe for indie-pop band Allo Darlin’ over the next few weeks.

You’ll be hearing more about that as soon as it’s finished. For now, I can tell you it will involve cardboard.

Lots of cardboard…

(All photos are courtesy of Owen Davey, who took them. Well done him.)

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Charlie Atlantic

An update and a short film for you all! A very short film…

I’ve just finished shooting a new video for Charlie Atlantic. The song is called ‘Dear Brother’ and the video was shot at Kimbolton Castle. You’ll hear more about the video itself once I have more to show, but for now, here’s a very short film we made on location:

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P.s. The finished video may be some time till completion – for many reasons, the largest being that I am about to leave for Ladakh to shoot a documentary for a month. I’ll tell you more about that upon my return.

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Never Forget

The days of my dissertation may be over, but the flash backs still come.

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Efterklang – I Was Playing Drums

Hello! It’s been a while I know, but I like to think we’re like old friends, who can always pick up where we left off… Right?

Well anyway, I’d just like to let you know what I’ve been up to.

Having finished my dissertation – and therefore my degree – I dove straight into another project with the guys from End of the Road festival, directing the new video for the wonderful band, Efterklang!

The song, ‘I Was Playing Drums’ is fantastic, and creating a video to go with it was an absolute joy.

After several days dragging an actor named Andrei Alen around in the mud, buying out the local knitting shop and scaring a dozen dog walkers, we had something we felt really rather proud of.

Have a look at the finished video here:

The masks were designed and made by the very talented Leila Watts, whose website can be found here.

That’s all for now, but I’ll be back with more soon.

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Sweets and Punching

Whilst in the midst of my dissertation, I can still find time to take camera’s outside into the freezing cold.

An actor friend of mine, Georgia Christou, asked me if I’d film a short scene for her. I’ve always wanted to work with her, so of course I agreed.

The scene is from a play called ‘Stealing Sweets and Punching People’ by Phil Porter, and features Georgia and Hasan Dixon. Two wonderfully talented actors on a winters day? How could I resist.

We travelled down to my parents village, Forest Row, and shot the scene beside the local reservoir; an old haunt of mine.

I’ve always wanted to film something there – between the open water and rattling sail boats – and having finally done so, I think I’ll have to return… For now though, the scene:

I’ll see you all very soon.

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Clarks Magic Step Shoes

One of my strongest early memories from our house in london were these shoes.

Although not the shoes themselves. There was an advert, or leaflet… or maybe just a page from a magazine which my sister – who must have been like 7 at the time – had stuck up next to her bed.

“Magic shooooes?”

If you like quicktime you’ll love this link (spoiler: it’s a quicktime version).

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