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MANCHESTER BASED FREELANCE FILMMAKER | VIDEOGRAPHER | CAMERA OPERATOR | EDITOR

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A Bit Of Downtime

It’s been a busy year for me, and without doubt the most successful to date since becoming a full-time video production freelancer. The last 6 months in particular have been none stop workwise, whilst also managing to move home in the midst of all the projects I’ve been working on. And whilst I’d hope to continue... read more


Steadicam Content Features in NHS Promo

Back in April of this year I was hired by video production company Deadline Digital to shoot some Steadicam footage using my Glidecam HD2000. With the Chief Executive of Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust, Stephen Eames, we filmed a number of pieces to camera within the new facilities at Pinderfields Hospital in... read more


Product Promo Studio Shoot

Yesterday saw a trip over to a photography studio in St Helen’s, Merseyside to shoot some product content for a promotional film. Working as Camera Operator with content specialists Content On Demand, our brief for the day was to film the fitting of a sliding bi-fold door for window fabricators & fitters... read more


The Great Outdoors

One of my project briefs for this week was to shoot some footage of a community walking group whilst they were out and about on their weekly stroll. Having the opportunity to film outside is not something that happens on a regular basis and despite the cold wet January weather it was great to sling the camera and tripod... read more


A Thriller In Nottingham

This week I made the short journey south on the M1 to Nottingham to film a corporate team-building event for Go Experience.  About 40 staff from one of the UK’s leading Insurance brokers were given a day away from the office to experience the makeup, costume and lights, whilst also learning the dance moves to the iconic Michael Jackson... read more


Return To The Valley

This week I was fortunate enough to film a few scenes in Holmfirth, situated in the picturesque Holme Valley, West Yorkshire. When you mention Holmfirth to people the first thing that most will think of is the sitcom Last of The Summer Wine. That’s what I always used to associate with this old mill town, and why not.... read more


Don't Work With Children & Animals

Is this the law? Is it just an unwritten rule? Or is it simply words of wisdom made by the unfortunate people that have had negative experiences when working with either of these 2 subjects? Let’s face it, there’s a number of people that would not be as successful if they were to adhere to this advice, David Attenborough... read more


A Sporting Chance

This week I dipped my toe, for the first time, into the world of sports and completed my first football match as a solo camera operator. Sports and football in particular dominated my life from around the age of 9, and, although I didn’t fulfil my dream to become a professional footballer I did go on to achieve my FA coaching... read more


On Thin Ice

Leeds based AV production company Production Light & Sound hired me to provide a live camera feed for this event. Based on the popular TV program Dancing on Ice, the charity event held at Leeds United's impressive Centenary Pavilion Conference Centre included performances from a number of stars from the popular TV show... read more


Where It All Began

At the age of 36 I am delighted and somewhat relieved to announce that I have finally found my niche in life and I'm successfully making a living in a field of work that I thoroughly enjoy. To get to this point has been by no means a direct route. There's been twists and turns and for a long time I was never really clear on what... read more