Jason Pannett, a Leeds based actor, asked me to create him an acting showreel. He mentioned he had appeared in quite a few notable British television series but had not yet had a speaking role.I shot some mock scenes with him, as I felt it was important to have some examples of him speaking in his showreel. Jason, was happy with the end result, it has also received positive feedback from his friends.
Music: Danny The Dog by Massive Attack
Disclaimer: I own none of the music or BBC footage used in this showreel. No Copyright Intended. Under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research.
I did quite a lot of different things at M&C Saatchi, most of which were Vox Pops, general shots of London and Behind the scenes footage of a Natwest Advert. I felt the best thing to do instead of trying to cut it together out of context, was to mash it up with a bit of lens whacking and some Aphex Twin. Enjoy.
Back in February I was asked to create a promotional video for a new club night in Lincoln, so I took my camera and went along to the opening night. It was absolute madness, everyone was drunk and dancing around, this was a perfect time to get some good footage. I’d been asked by the promoter to incorporate a quote from the film Rock’n’Rolla which i’d had a listen to before the night. It gave me a general idea of what feel the promotional video should have. I decided to shoot in black and white because I felt that it captured the mood I was looking for quite effectively. So here it is, the promoter was happy with it and so am I.
On the 4th December 2014, I attended a 4Talent Day in Bradford. We were given a choice between nine workshops of which we could attend one on the day. I chose the Creative Factual Production workshop. We were split into groups of roughly five or six and I opted to take on the camera operator role in our group. We were given three hours to produce a factual film from script to screen. It was a tight deadline and hard work, but we finished it in time. With another hour I feel we could have ironed out some of the issues with the film. However I feel we didn’t do bad with the time we were given.
Sam Harrison, a musician and a friend of mine asked me to help him make a music video for his Christmas song. His aim was to have a thousand views on Youtube before christmas. Sam already had an idea about what we wanted the video to consist of, so I just took my camera along and filmed it. It was a very tight deadline as we only had a few hours to shoot before it got too dark. We managed to get some half decent footage, I showed Sam how to use the editing software and left him to it. We completed the video in about eight hours, ready to upload to Youtube the following morning. Bit rough around the edges, but we had lots of fun making it.