In January 2013 I was asked by the production company creating the new TV commercial for Monarch Airlines (the “Let’s Make Flying Fun Again” campaign) to film and edit the making of the ad’. I spent 3 days at Manchester Airport following the crew as they meticulously shot the commercial.
The whole video was shot on the 5D Mark III, mostly using the Manfrotto 682B monopod which is my trusty, go-to monopod of choice. Standard lenses were used including the 24-70mm L, 70-200 f/4 L and 50mm 1.4. For capturing the sound on the interviews I used a Rode lavalier microphone with a VC1 extension cable directly into the 5D.
Last September I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot for Hard Rock Cafe at their ‘Hard Rock rocks the square‘ event in Florence. Whilst I was there my main job was to shoot general views, cutaways and timelapses – basically to travel around the city as a tourist, shooting as I went! Please let me know what you think! All feedback appreciated.
This is a mini-film I’ve put together of the footage I shot, along with a few of my favourite timelapses thrown in. Hard Rock had specifically asked for some of the beauty shots to be shot with a tilt-shift effect which was awesome. I hired the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4.0 lens to achieve that, opting for the 17mm version (over Canon’s 24mm option) as I knew I’d be shooting a lot of wide landscape shots and towering architecture that would be a challenge to fit into my frame.
The whole thing was shot on the Canon 5D mark III with Canon lenses; TS-E 17mm f/4.0, the 24-70mm f/2.8, the 70-200 f/4 L USM, and the 50mm f/1.4.
For a second year running I was asked to shoot a highlights video of The 2012 Velvet Magazine Awards, an evening in which businesses in the Cambridge, Newmarket and Bury St. Edmunds area are commended in fashion, retail and lifestyle categories. The event took place at Dullingham Polo Club on Friday 19th October with proceeds going to EACH, The East Anglian Children’s Hospices.