An ambitious documentary project from award winning poet Greta Bellamacina and journalist Davina Catt, The Safe House: A Decline of Ideas takes us through the working class origins of public libraries until now, their very future in disarray.
Tasked with creating coherence and emotion to days of footage in an hour documentary, I used FCPX to catalogue, edit, colour grade and share multiple rough cuts and XMLs with the directors, as well as creating the trailer below.
Released in cinemas in April 2016 and now available at Curzon Home Cinema, The Safe House proved to be an edit of attrition, perfecting the smallest details, whilst consistently achieving deadlines and successful collaborations.
For two consecutive years, I have been hired as Leefest's in-house editor over the festival weekend. A wonderfully frenetic weekend involved me ingesting countless performances in different formats, organising the vast FCP Library that accumulated whilst also editing live performances and promos to go online the next day.
In May 2015, I became the Videographer for international jewellery brand Stella & Dot.
My day to day tasked involved shooting and creating graphics for 'The Buzz', a weekly internal video shot and edited on a tight turnaround; and also liaising with the marketing team and creating promos for monthly offers, teasers for upcoming events and crowdsourcing footage from 'Stylists' to create a library of material. These promos are featured on both the main website as well as Instagram and Facebook.
Throughout 2016, I have been fortunate enough to work with a multitude of bands and artists associated with PIAS Recordings. Creating completely original 20-30 second teasers for social media, as well as editing down existing music videos & live footage for sizzle reels, in an extremely short turn around time, I have become an extremely reliable asset to PIAS and their associate labels.
A previous showreel from my earlier work, incorporating content from Leefest, innovative dance group Tramp Haus and others.
Shot in a glorious afternoon at 50fps on Canon DSLR, this video for Professor Penguin's album track, 'Planes 1', was well received by the artist himself, his management and label alike.
Inspired by the 2012 London Olympics, 'Slowpoke' follows the story of an aspirational snail, only to realise his dream turns into a nightmare.