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Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Dashcam Compilation – Close Encounters

Having had my dual camera dashcam Since February 17th, it has captured quite a few unexpected moments on my travels. So I thought I would edit all the clips together and make a five minute video called “Dashcam Compilation – Close Encounters.” Because I am collecting so many incidents I turned them into a growing […]

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Behind The Scenes of A Homeserve Commercial

One of the fun things I enjoy doing is being a ‘fly on the wall.’ This time I was filming a behind the scenes video of the latest Homeserve TV Commercial. This was shot in Glossop in several locations. One was an interior and a second the exterior house scene with the distinctive Homeserve service […]

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Akshay Kumar Promotes Safaigiri Awards 2017

I had a call from India Today’s Loveena Tandon to promote the Safaigiri Awards 2017. Their project was to film a short video promo with the worlds 9th highest paid actor, Akshay Kumar. He stars in the Bollywood movie “Gold” which is currently being filmed on location at the Millmoor Stadium, Rotherham. The initative is […]

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The Making Of Stand Up Opera Promo

I got a phone call from London, it’s the Australian opera singer, Saira Luther. Saira’s brief wanted her 30 minute comedy opera routine filmed for promotional purposes.  I had to be discreet, as it was a private function. The venue is Rudding Park in Harrogate in front of an audience of 60 private guests. So […]

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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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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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