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New Video: SilentArena at Reading Festival

I shot this for SilentArena at the Reading Festival in August 2010. By far the biggest challenge with shooting any club type scene is trying to capture the closeness and the vibe of being at such an event. In the past I’ve struggled to do that, mainly because of shooting with smaller sensor cameras like my Sony EX1 which reveals way too much detail and tends to make the event look a lot more clinical than it feels at the time.

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Morston Mud

I’m not sure why I woke up at 6am on the morning of the 29th October 2008, but I’m glad I did. The sun wasn’t even close to rising but what little light there was had that magic feeling about it, it was going to be one of those colourful mornings ideal for filming.

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Glidetrack in the city

I had a meeting in Norwich so popped into the city for an hour with the glidetrack to do a few tests. It’s quite an interesting way of shooting as it’s easier to carry around than a tripod and gives me the ability to use any walls, rails or other support to rest the camera on and still have the use of the small fluid head I have fitted to it. (not shown in the still)

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Dragons and Vampires

Here’s the results of my first hour playing with the Glidetrack.

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Valve Nostalgia

I wanted to try filming something against a dark background using lights so decided to make a short film based on my feelings towards setting up my guitar. I rarely play guitar these days but I spent a lot of years playing in bands and have loads of great memories of the times I spent with my band mates playing at various venues in the East of England.

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