Staying In Character

Lowewood Museum’s Youth Panel’s Yanena maintaining character between shots at Lowewood Museum ‘s shoot for their new short film “Absolutely” supported by Royal Opera House Bridge. 

Carve Up

Shooting some test footage today at Hoddesdon’s Lowewood Museum for our new short film: Absolutely. I got a little distracted by a fabulous stone carving workshop that was taking place in the grounds of the museum led by stone carver Simon Keeley MA – Stone Carver & Sculptor who isn’t featured in the photo. One of the great things about …

Not quite North by Northish

Just stopped for a coffee, turned round and there he was. Can’t quite place him… Sure I’ve seen him somewhere. Albeit fleetingly…

North by not Quite North

Just stopped for a coffee, turned round and there he was. Can’t quite place him… Sure I’ve seen him somewhere. Albeit fleetingly…

Lights, Camera, Astro

Spent the day filming at Astro Lighting where we were lucky to catch artist Valerie Inns’ lunchtime workshop. The film captures artists including Sarah Brown, Valerie Inns, and Connie Flynn’s work. This work was made as part of residences in businesses including Raytheon, Astro Lighting, and Arrow Electronics for a forthcoming exhibition, Arts Means Business at the The Gibberd Gallery. 

Long Live the Video Store

Long Live the Video StoreContinuing on from the blast from the past theme. (For those who don’t know)Yes, it’s a video rental store. I saw this yesterday in a small seaside town in Kent, Broadstairs. So rare now.  There was always something about looking at the covers and making your choices. On Demand is great but there was something tactile …

Caution

“I knew we should have hired that location scout. Now where did our camera operator go? Always last to show up, and first to slope off.” There’s something to be said for getting the right person for the right job as there is for the right company for the right job. 

Ring Finger

I couldn’t get a signal today. But found this old phone on the location where we were filming a corporate video, and it worked. It’d be great if it only had a swipeable screen and was a tad more portable. Only wish we could have used it in the film. Still if anyone wants to make a corporate film involving …

Fresh Ideas From The Trainee Barista

I finally reached the head of the queue in the coffee shop. A smiling barista apologised for the delay, and asked me what I wanted.  I then noticed the dreaded “Trainee” badge proudly pinned to their fresh new shirt. Then it was all clear: the light bulb moment. That was why my wait had been extended by a minute or …