Filming and Editing

I’ve been operating HD cameras since the tape-based Sony Z1, but picture quality and usability has really come along since then! I experimented with GoPros for music and promo type footage, and was even approached by GoPro to make some multi-camera music videos for them with 10 GoPro using their new range of musical instrument mounts. I use FCPX but learnt to edit on Final Cut Pro as well as dabbling with Adobe Premiere.

Some filming and editing I have done:

November 2014:  GoPro videos for Perhaps Contraption

10+ angles which won a Video Edit Award from GoPro

May 2014:  Solomon’s Knot – Aldeburgh Music residency

During my first month as Digital Manager at Aldeburgh Music, I’ve learnt a lot about the organisation and its work. Part of my job is to bring the relatively internal activities to a wider audience, and this video is the start of doing just that.

November 2013:  Petroc Trelawny interviews Ben Johnson

I manned a camera and edited this interview for Intermusica.

October 2013:  IAB Engage conference

I organised the filming of sessions and behind the scenes interviews for 6 of these events in major halls in London.

July 2013:  ”Perambulations” interactive music video

Using YouTube’s annotation system to let the viewer choose their own point of view.

March 2013:  Soweto Kinch interview

I filmed and edited Soweto Kinch being interviewed by Sebastian Scotney of London Jazz. He talked about his new album ‘The Legend of Mike Smith’ (SKP003CD), his recent sell-out shows at Ronnie Scott’s, and upcoming shows Kings Place and Birmingham Rep.

September 2012:  Perhaps Contraption’s magical summer of music

Over the summer, I played around with a GoPro camera, attaching it to various instruments and pieces of scenery, as well as using it handheld. It’s a versatile piece of kit, very portable and a good little get-out-jail card for larger productions too (the windscreen mount is perfect for clamping to the side of a piano for a great view of keyboard and pianist). At the end of the summer I had a mountain of footage from various Perhaps Contraption gigs, and sifted through it to put together a retrospective. This was also my first play with FCPX, which I actually found incredibly quick for putting promos like this together.

June 2012:  Gustavo Dudamel at the Southbank Centre live stream

Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (all grown up without “Youth” in their title) quickly sold out two nights at the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre.