Just back from being on tour with Scottish Ballet directing and shooting a short documentary about them taking there performance of Matthew Bournes Highland Fling to the Highlands and Islands. From Shetlands to Lewis via Orkney and Oban it was a truly wonderful experience working with one of the most creative and welcoming companies in the UK. If you get a chance to catch any of Scottish Ballets performances I couldn't recommend them any higher.
Having worked with Belle & Sebastian on a number of projects it was great to collaborate with them again and Direct this promo for their latest single 'Ill Be Your Pilot'. A simplistic concept influenced by Stuarts obsession with the Warhol screen test films, captured beautifully by Director of Photography David Liddel. Live on the website soon.
Had the pleasure recently of Directing filming for a full orchestral session at the RSNO for the music producer's at Clockwork Sessions. Of all the live musical events I have captured a full orchestra is hands down the most incredible and immersive I have experienced
Was recently down in London filming for several days on a new feature documentary that The Forest of Black are developing. Working again in the capacity of Director of Photography its should be an exciting project.
My company The Forest of Black decided that as a group of filmmakers it would be fun to enter the Straight 8 competition this year. One roll of super 8 and a lot of fun later and we were off to the Cannes Film Festival after being nominated as one of the top eight entries out of one hundred and thirty five from around the world. We had a great time and met a lot of fantastic people as well as seeing our film for the first time. If you can you should enter the competition next year.
Have just completed work on a Cine-Poem as Director of Photography and Editor with Scottish Author Jenni Fagan in the role as Director, Beth Allan as Producer and William Aikman on Sound Designer/Composer duties. A very personal and powerful story that I was proud to be a part of and cant wait to show.
Just finished Directing a promo for energy company SSE specifically focusing around there Rewards program for events. A window of three hours during a Richard Ashcroft concert at the SSE Hydro and the Fs7 on a Ronin made for an interesting shoot. I always go with the motto work fast or you'll be last.
I have been away for a week shooting with Director Blair Young on one of Scotland most interesting islands for a feature documentary he is making. All will be revealed over time but what I can say is that it is a fascinating story that I can't believe isn't more widely known.
Having worked with Marnie both as a solo artist and also with her band Ladytron it was a great pleasure to Direct a series of teasers for her latest album release 'Strange Words And Weird Wars' for her US label Disco Pinata. Three separate teasers were created each capturing a different aspect of her new album, from live performance to the recording process and finally the piece of work itself.
Have had the pleasure of working with the fantastic Biffy Clyro over the years and for this project I took on a Co-Directing position with Oscar Sansom. We Shot several of there gigs, creating a snap shot of the intensity of there live performances for a video for new single 'Friends and Enemies'. An intense edit and great effect's work from Ciaran Lyons led to a video that captures that intensity.
I had the immense pleasure of mentoring this project for the very talented Director Eve McConnachie. Eve is definitely a director to keep an eye on and It was fantastic to help her bring this incredible piece to life. Taking on a Co-Director of Photography role with long time collaborator Nick Aiton, the end product I think speaks for itself. The Piece was part of Scottish Ballets Digital Season as well as having its premiere on Nowness. Project live on Camera Op section
Recently shot with members of the cast of Viceland's new show Jungletown, specifically the return of a cast member from her travels back to Scotland. As a fan of Director Ondi Timoner's work, its was lovely to talk with her about the project via late night phone calls, as Ondi was still in Panama and self-shoot for a day capturing an emotive aspect of one of the characters stories. Should be a very interesting series and wish it all the best.
I went out earlier in 2016 to Los Angeles as a Director Of Photography to capture the band as they were recording there latest Album 'Ellipsis' for a documentary directed by Blair Young titled, 'Record This'. A small section can know be viewed in the Camera Operator section.
I had the pleasure of Directing this piece 'Adult Support' for a Scottish Government campaign with the Leith Agency. It was a very fulfilling project to be involved in. Casting non actors, I had the pleasure of meeting some incredible people.
October last year I had the pleasure of editing with STV Creative and specifically Director Victoria Kerr on this Broadcasted Project for raising awareness about the importance of Immunisation over the winter period. Now online in editor section.
Directing for one of my favourite labels Decca Records Classical over christmas with there new signing The Ayoub Sister's first single Christmas Fantasy.
Had a fun day shooting Prides at Kinning Park Complex for the band 2016 mix tape.
I have had the pleasure of filming with Director Blair Young on a new documentary. An Interesting piece that I look forward to being involved in. All will be revealed over time.