Filming the ‘Making Of’ Monarch Airlines’ TV Commercial

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.

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Extraction Protocol: Behind the Scenes on FXHome fan-film

Back in September last year FXHome put together two awesome short fan-films to show off their HitFilm software and I was asked to capture all the goings-on behind the scenes. The first film ‘Knightfall’ (inspired by Batman: Arkham City) came out back in November and recently the second of the shorts, ‘Extraction Protocol’ (inspired by Deus Ex: Human Revolution) was released.

Now the making-of video that I shot behind the scenes is up online. Have a watch:

Behind-the-Scenes of FXHome’s Knightfall – Batman fan film

A couple of months ago I was asked to do the behind-the-scenes of a shoot by Norwich-based visual effects software company FXHome. They were putting together their Batman: Arkham Asylum fan film Knightfalland wanted to document the various factors involved in shooting and organising the film but also the specific ways in which they were shooting with visual effects in mind.

It was the first BTS video I had shot and the resulting video is now up online.