Joyce Division Blog
Joyce Division were asked to document the painting of Charles Hocking House in 2014 and its Demolition in 2018.
We were there for all of it. This was the longest project we have worked on, and it was a great honour to work on such a large body of work.
I was asked too create some Electro Analogue graphics fro a Tom Dixon show.
I decided to shoot on a Sony VX1000 then project and re film with the VX1000 again.
I was asked to be a trustee of the Young Persons laureate of London and their BeMyNextInspiration campaign.
I really liked Zia’s poem and decided to make a Super8 and DV film with him.
Here are some BTS photos.
I made a super 8 film with Zia, but also shot with DV in case the camera didn’t work, or made any mistakes with film.
Here is the version with both DV and Super 8, I think I prefer this version.
The project can be followed here www.bemynextinspiration.co.uk
I recently met up with the guys from Dirty Sanchez at a Comic Con called Stoke Con Trent. This was the first time we had all been together in over 10 years.
After we all met, I paid Matt Stocks a visit in London and appeared on his podcast as one of his guests. Follow the link to check it out.
d&ad festival workshop
I joined a very analogue filmmaking workshop at the prestigious d&ad festival, in london, 24-26 april 2018
morning 1 was led by straight 8 founder, ed sayers, and will cummock of straight 8 and cinereportage, the group created a film together using just one super 8 cartridge, with only in-camera editing. no advance ideas, equipment or experience were necessary, just total up-for-it-ness. using jeff zorilla's 2016 cannes straight 8 film tortillas for inspiration, the group made a risky and experimental film using rewinding techniques to double expose the film, and shoot in-camera split screen...
meanwhile, john mahtani of cinelab london, personally took the film to be processed at the lab...
morning 2 was led by ed critchley and gary downing from leland originals. the group created their film's soundtrack - even though they hadn't seen the film. musical ability was optional, joining in was compulsory and no computers were used as the 3.5 minute soundtrack was finally recorded as one single take - with no edits, mixing, overdubbs and other fiddly fiddling shenanigans...
on day 3, we saw and heard the film, 'split personality', for the first time, at its global premiere, with the d&ad festival audience, as part of ed sayers' talk... 'straight 8: happy accidents in filmmaking and embracing them'. even we had not seen the film so no-one knew whether it had come out or not - and it had.... very well! so congratulations to the group and the team for making it work!
the premiere - shortly before we all found out the film worked
we had a blast and so did everyone who made the film. the premiere was as raucous and nerve-wracking as any straight 8 premiere
this was the first straight 8 workshop for a long time and we'll be doing more of them
now, watch 'split personality' below - and remember when you do: straight 8 is one of the hardest ways on earth to make a film... it's about accepting imperfection, embracing accidents (happy and less so), being creatively playful and open, and losing that crippling fear of judgement. you find that when you do all that, it's amazing what can happen...
Text taken from http://www.straight8.net
I also made a BTS video in the same style of Super 8. I shot it all in camera, no editing, and used the same time that a roll of super 8 would last.
Gwil Lewis Brooke asked me if i'd like to DOP a Foreign Beggars promo video that he was making. I love working with Gwil and he is doing some amazing work at the moment. He has a great team of people working with him at the moment and is one to watch.
He had an idea for them to wake up late for a gig. Its the rush into central London and their wavey walk along the way.
Here is the final video on YouTube. Check the album out, a real UK Hip Hop must have.
I was recently asked to create a promotional film for a collection of clothing by Zach Sebastian for Edwin.
Zach made a zine entitled Some Swimming Pools and a Broken Crack Pipe. These images were placed onto a short sleeved shirt and Hoody. Zach also made a fake pool cleaning service and this was made into a tee.
I wanted to make a film that felt like the zine. I wanted to use mixed medium of Polaroid photos and DV cam footage. I used the DV cam to fill the centre for instagram. I wanted some photos to fill the empty spaces for YouTube and Facebook. I decided to use Polaroid because of the fast turn around needed.
The full range can bee seen here https://edwin-europe.com/article/some-swimming-pools-and-a-broken-crack-pipe-zach-sebastian
Thanks to the kind people at www.Reiversports.co.uk I was able to finally make my own skateboard.
This has always been a dream of mine, I have always wanted to cut out my own shape. I always liked the Vallely barnyard shape. Unfortunately I never owned one, so this was a great oportunity to finally get to skate it. The kind people at Reiver Sports actually had one there, so they copied the shape for me, onto a piece of card.
I thoughly recommend doing this, its such a fun thing to do. If anyone wants to do this themselves, contact www.Reiversports.co.uk and have a look at their uncut blanks. This would be a great activity to do with your kids. Hope this has inspired you to make your own board, Thanks Dan