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?
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.
Another tattoo removal and modification case study that wasn’t used in the teaser programme.
A tattoo removal and modification case study that wasn’t used in the teaser programme.
Last year, a friend approached me with an idea about a tattooist, he’d had someone involved before but the material produced wasn’t quite what he had in mind. I offered some advice and my services to devise and shoot this teaser programme with a view to commissioning a factual entertainment show about tattoos that went beyond the L.A. Ink style of ‘reality’ show. Sadly this wasn’t picked up but the teaser is here for you to see.
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.
I found out about this quite by accident. In conversation with someone who was on the committee of the BMC, it was told to me that there was no real motion media coverage of the club’s celebrations of the Golden Anniversary of this iconic motor vehicle.
The annual Minis on the wReCk meet in Shoreham was doubling as the club’s celebrations. I agreed to pop along and – again for a reduced rate as the proceeds of the event went to charity – I documented the day. This was then disseminated via web-based streaming video sites to generate interest in the club.
In an ongoing arrangement with the Paul Leworthy Kenpo 5.0 school in Exeter, Devon, Windust Operations is producing promotional material for both retail and online release. The school has only recently opened and to support this embryonic business I offered my serviced to this budding company for a reduced rate. Something that could be arranged with you if circumstances are tight. Mail me to find out more.
As part of this ongoing promotional media work I am engaged with, I was asked to film a seminar in Kenpo 5.0 and other mixed martial arts techniques hosted by Stive Mogeot, the European exponent of Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 system.
Filmed in standard definition using my standard Sony Z1-E, this was an interesting edit. Taking over three hours of material and cutting it into a rounded product for retail of just over an hour was a new area for me, however the feedback that I have received thus far shows that, again, Flat 10 can produce a product for any delivery format that is entertaining and gets more than the key points of its message across.
The production package that I offered the Leworthy school included the in programme graphics, the design of the DVD packaging and commissioning a talented musician colleague of mine to produce a bespoke score for the product.
An extract of the introduction can be seen above and design examples on the next page.
Seventy minutes of Kenpo 5.0 techniques featuring Stive Mogeot, the European exponent of Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0 system talking a group through grab defenses and freestyle submission techniques.
Stive Mogeot – Maximum Attack
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As part of the Stive Mogeot – Maximum Attack package, I designed and produced graphics for the DVD. Both the disc face and case inlay as well as the in-disc graphics of the menu.
This is the inlay design:
This was the DVD main menu design:
This was one of the designs for a proposed DVD disc face…
…and this was the final DVD disc face:
It can be seen that there is an overall style of continuity graphically. This is a key point to consider in the design of a product, this level of detail is afforded to any and every project Flat 10 undertakes. Find out for yourself, why not?
Here’s what started my current projects off. This is an round up of the fist Fiery Food Festival of the year. Designed more as a general overview, one can clearly see the differences between this and the current items; the event itself, the National Chilli Awards and the Chilli eating competition. Although the keen-eyed will make out stylistic similarities in the use of graphic styles and one particular font for text graphics – this is the common stylistic factor across all the Brighton and Hove Food festival material produced so far – giving it its own livery, its own online style that one will start to associate with this particular event.
As you may have gathered, there’s a fair amount of off-road content in amongst the things I have produced. This piece shows you a six week build of Ben Gott’s TMC, a purpose built racing vehicle, in five minutes.
MBM was a company I ran with my friend back in 2006. We started shooting wrap programmes of each event of the 2006 British Off Road Championship for online release, after the company dissolved I kept going. This was the first piece we produced as an entertaining diversion to promote the 2006 events.
It’s a lo-res version as that is all that survives from the MBM archive. Sorry about that.
Before the broadcast platform that was Setanta Sports UK collapsed in the summer of 2009, I was in talks with their acquisitions department to produce a six-part programme covering the British Off Road Championship. To give Setanta a taste of the programme style and production values I offered in this 6 x 30 package, I shot and produced a pilot show. Part one of this programme is is available for you to watch above.
In talks with the organisers about foregrounding this grass roots British motorsport, as well as exposure on Setanta Sports, I also offered the option of VNR material to be fed to the Associated Press’ sports news service, SNTV for international distribution.
No one could have foreseen the collapse of the channel, least of all me. However, it is on exhibition here as a proof of concept programme, to show the capabilities of end-to end production I can offer. I devised the programme concept and delivery style to provide a general access point of view to the intended audience, which was to reach beyond the hardcore petrolhead, this was a vital target demographic if the sport was to survive in an arena that was looking at the environmental impact of cross-country motorsports.
The editing style was that of a fast-paced feature programme, allowing a narrative thread to be followed through the course of the series as we detailed each leg of the championship and followed certain drivers through the 2009 season.
To get the right music for this project I again commissioned Steve Christie to compose a bespoke score for the programme.
This level of planning can be bought to your project. Drop me an email and chat.
I was surprised to find that there was a link to the Nemesis promotional on a Spanish forum! Nice to know I’m getting out and about – that means that you too can reach parts you never thought you could. Drop me an email and let’s see what we can do.
In early 2008, through a good friend in the Off-Road racing world, I had 24 hours’ access to the flagship desert racer produced by Bowler, one-time makers of the Tomcat and Wildcat, their build now are designed for the harshest racing known to man – the Dakar rally. With limited time, I produced this short, emotive teaser that was offer for use on their website.
A quick-and-dirty SD shoot that was also a lot of fun. Not many people can say they’ve sat in one of these impressive vehicles – even if I had my eyes shut for most of the time I was strapped in!
Music for this again by my associate, Steve Chistie.