Posts Tagged ‘production’
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.
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
If you have enquiries about this DVD, please contact me using the onsite form.
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.
Why not get in touch and see what end-to-end solutions I can offer you too?
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.
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
What We Do also available from April 19th
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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.
Again, with my links to the Off-Road racing world, I found a small – read one man – racing team in the South West who needed some promotional help, after a few meetings to get some ideas together this was the fun, fast-paced item that he put out on message boards to generate interest in the behemoth of a truck he was building.
Interesting one for me, this was, as I was almost completely working with still images, something I’d not done since a build video for a TMC Off-Road racer a few years before.
As ever, Steve Christie produced a bespoke piece for this rocking build.
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.
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.