These 2 have been on my Vimeo page for a while and it escapes me why I hadn’t put them on my YouTube channel yet. Well now I have.
A training montage of Ricky Hatton and his fighters I did while filming the Lucas Browne film and an even older one of a walk up Pendle Hill testing out a bit of kit I bought.
I’m freelance but have worked solely for the BBC for many years. I love it there and consider it very much a home. The work that’s gone in to MediaCity and the transformation of Salford Quays has been inspiring to see. I was part of the A Question of Sport team who were the first BBC production to record at the studios there a few years ago. It’s a great place to work and we’re very lucky to have it in the North for what is on the whole a London based industry.
Still, I had the opportunity to cheat on Auntie with her younger friend from 3 channels up and took it without hesitation.
I’m working as DV Director with HCA Entertainment on their new series ‘Barn Finders’ about the up-cycling and restoration of loads of cool things found in….well….barns. Look out for it next year.
Been a summer spent up and down the country building dream dens for kids with the new CBBC series ‘The Dengineers’ presented by Mark Wright and Lauren Layfield. I even picked up a few DIY tips along the way. Possibly.
Nothing much can be revealed until it’s aired later this year but we got to visit some great places.
And I got acquainted with my old friend, the Go Pro. When I say friend, I think of them more like a person I dislike but begrudgingly respect and appreciate the necessity to have them around.
It’s been quite on the film front as I’ve been working solidly on 2 great productions for CBBC.
First up was Technobabble where I was producing 10 x 5 minute films looking into the future of music, travel, wearable tech etc. We got to film at some amazing locations with amazing people. A couple of highlights was at Andy Serkis’ Imaginarium Studios and Alton Towers – although attaching a couple of Go Pros to a rollercoaster that has 14 loops is always a bit of a hair-raising experience…
Next up and my current job is on Pop Slam! Series 2. This is a series looking into the lives of the world’s leading music stars from Beyonce to Sam Smith. Last week we were filming interviews around London including going back to Radio 1 & 1Xtra.
Such a natural behind that desk…
My new promo for Drop The Beat festival 2014.
Click on the image above for the link. I spent some time with Lucas and Hatton Promotions. Being in the dressing room and capturing first hand what happens before and after a big fight and soaking up the atmosphere was a real privilege.
Boxing has always made great material for films but only a select few have captured it well in documentaries. The slick, flashy All Access by Showtime Sports and HBO’s 24/7 are the modern benchmark. My film Gallaghers Gym was inspired by those but this one was a little different. It was more fly on the wall, letting the actuality speak for itself – as much as it could with the limited kit I had.
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