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Huddersfield Mavericks 80s Lounge Opening

Thursday 25th May 2017 was the night of Huddersfield Mavericks 80s Lounge Opening. I was asked to cover the event and create a short online video to promote the business at 32 King Street Huddersfield. The event kicked off around 7:30 pm with a champagne reception. On offer were some very tasty pizza and a […]

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Rate Your Landlord Awards 2017

I was asked to film the awards ceremony for the; “Rate Your Landlord Awards 2017” in Leeds University. The event organisers Unipol, also wanted to interview each winner and ask for their feedback about receiving their award. This was to be used for promoting the website to students and also landlords in the Leeds area. Recording Quality […]

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Website Header Video Twenty Seventeen Theme

There are a growing number of website templates that feature the ability to display video in the website header. WordPress Twenty Seventeen is one such theme. I have recently completed setting this feature up for a tarot reader in Sheffield. Twenty Seventeen has a full width video option which is very easy to show with […]

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Wingman Interviews Laura Massaro

If you were at the Manchester City v Swansea game on Sunday you may have seen the following video on the big screen in City Square. It’s a short clip with City’s Wingman DJ interviewing Laura Massaro the International Squash Player. I shot it at the National Squash Centre in the MCFC Etihad Campus. I […]

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Slope Soaring at Stanage Edge

I was driving over Stanage Edge after Christmas and was intrigued by the spectacular skills of the paragliders in the low winter sunshine. So I stopped and grabbed a few shots until the cold was too much to continue. Paragliders use ridge lift The term slope soaring or ‘ridge lift’ (or ‘slope lift’) is created […]

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Discover StoryMap JS Mapping

Northwestern University has created Story Map which is a fun way to create a route or record a country walk and integrate your photographs, text and even video. There are other examples where the background map is exchanged for an image of a famous painting and the route explains the story behind the painting in […]

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My Phone Not On Silent At Conference

Working as a cameraman at a recent conference, I forgot to put my phone on silent and the inevitable happened. Usually, I ask people to turn off, or at least have their phones on silent when I am filming an interview. This is a preventative measure as it may just ring at a very inappropriate […]

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Canon 70mm 200mm f4 Lens Focus Fix In 5 Mins

If you have one of these lenses, a Canon 70mm – 200mm f4, then you will know that they fail after a few years. The manual focus will seem disconnected from the focusing glass inside, while the auto-focus works annoyingly well. I bought mine secondhand from eBay and I remember it was slipping very slightly […]

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Panasonic 2500mAh Eneloop Pro Rechargable Batteries

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Panasonic 2500mAh Eneloop Pro Rechargable Batteries I bought a couple of packs of the Panasonic 2500mAh Eneloop Pro Rechargable Batteries on the recommendation of my photographer colleague, Dom. He uses them in all his photographic kit, so I thought I would give them a go. Aparently they hold their charge (up to 80%) over time […]

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Freelancer for City TV Interviews

I have a new role as a freelancer for City TV interviews! –  After Saturday’s first game of the season, Manchester City v Sunderland, I filmed an interview with Fabian Delph for the Man City website and affiliates. Fabian was filmed against a chromakey green screen and I edited three versions with different backgrounds keyed on […]

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