If you’re new to the site and you’ve come here because of the connection to Race 2 Recovery, hello.
Some of the production work I do is for my friend Ben Gott, in fact, you can see another video I shot for him that got him onto the 2011 Gumball Rally on this site.
I’ve documented pretty much everything he’s done in the off-road world for the last six or seven years, right from the first build video for his TMC.
When he told me that R2R was going on beyond their success at the 2013 Dakar Rally as a racing team, I was over the moon, and he asked me to document what goes on in their prep for the 2014 Dakar. Of course, there’s more than likely going to be other people putting their story out to the world too, if there isn’t, there should be!
But the word is spreading, indeed, when I was there on a shoot recently, I was chatting to the news crew from CNN that had turned up to document their progress! These guys have a great story and a great future, and I’m proud to be helping.
I’m going to be producing the web video material that you’ll see on the R2R YouTube channel and embedded in various sites. But for my showreel proposes, I’ll be posting these pieces here too, so if you miss them anywhere else, they’ll always be here.
And while you’re here and if you fancy, why not click about and see if anything else I’ve done interests you?
A DVD produced for this accomplished MMA and Kenpo 5.0 fighter. Multi-camera, location shoot.
Beds from www.incompetech.com
Camera: Windust, Lee.
This is a promotional item I produced for the organisers of the 2011 AFMX Jam, an amateur freestyle motocross competition that took place last year. I heard about this though a friend and offered my services to produce a small piece that captured the flavour of the day.
This is a quick and dirty video I shot for a friend of mine to enter the Betsafe Gumball driver competition. It seems that Ben has what it takes as he won the competition and, so he says in no small part due to the video! HD version of the video on the Betsafe site: http://bit.ly/bf1qyY
Shot on HDV, edited in Final Cut Pro.
Another piece produced in association with areaofeffect.tv. This VNR looks at Codemasters’ use of Intel chipsets in the production of the latest in the Operation Flashpoint series.
Shoot: David Lee
Edit: Ray Windust
This VNR is one in a series shot and edited for the Intel Visual Adrenaline website detailing use of Intel processors and equipment in The Creative Assembly’s production of Shogun 2, part of the Total War series of strategy games. Part of an ongoing series of items produced in association with areaofeffect.tv
Shoot/Edit: Ray Windust
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What We Do is the latest project I have produced from inception through to production in the world of Kenpo 5.0.
I embedded myself with the international Kenpo 5.0 demonstration team that were showcasing Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 at the 25th Martial Arts festival at Bercy in Paris in March 2010.
The intention of the shoot was to produce a definitive article regarding 5.0 as there would not be an opportunity again that would have major European and American practitioners – including Jeff Speakman himself – in one place for such a display.
The retail DVD that was produced is a feature piece with interviews with all the major players in the 5.0 world along with rehearsal and performance footage. It was an interesting shoot, very time critical. Eight interviews in forty-five minutes, and a running battle with aircon units, helicopters and Parisian traffic!
The tease here is designed as an online trail for the DVD and has been featured in website embeds worldwide. And I didn’t embed all of them, so I guess some people like what I do.
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I was commissioned by the organisers of the Brighton and Hove Food Festival to produce three pieces highlighting their Fiery Food Festival – a bi-annual event that takes place in central Brighton – a ten-minute piece giving an overall flavour* of the weekend-long event, you can see above; a piece covering the National Chilli Awards, an event that is looking for sponsorship in 2010 and the Chilli eating contest, where some brave souls eat their way through raw chilli peppers until, well until their bodies make them stop. These can be seen here and here.
*yes, that is a pun.
Of course, the organisers also wanted me to show the fun side – in a Jackass/Dirty Sanchez way – of the Fiery Food Festival. after it wouldn’t be a Chilli festival without some hot* Chilli action, would it?
They asked me to make a record of one of the highlights of the weekend, the Chilli eating competition, and that’s what you see here.
It was a challenge; I wasn’t expecting nearly as many people to cram into the marquee as did. Little room to shoot gave me the additional advantage of giving the entire event a pacy, hand held reality feel, there were plenty of opportunities for tight, close shots of the competitors that add to the vibrancy of the event the viewer will feel as they watch. See for yourself…
*yes, that’s a pun too.
The National Chilli Awards was another event that was a highlight of the Fiery Food Festival. The organisers are looking for further funding to get this even into the mainstream next year and the piece I was commissioned to produce covering this was part of the larger strategy to gain more sponsorship for future events.
To show the depth of this event – it is in growers’ circles a prized accolade – I took the opportunity to talk to the judges as well as cover the the certificate presentation. I felt it was important to allow the viewer – or potential sponsor – to see a little more than just who won.