You and I Must Remember This

Film, Music Video

The dark nights are closing in, but here is a chance to savour the last few rays of summer  light captured in my second collaboration with Edinburgh folk musician Simon Kempston.  It is the official music video for his current album The Last Car.  This video was shot almost entirely in East Lothian in Scotland.

Golden Hour Over East Lothian

Music Video

Simon Kempston and I have been chasing that elusive warm evening light over the hills, fields and beaches of East Lothian for a couple of months now.  We both had busy schedules so we had to snatch those magical golden evenings when we could.  Living in Scotland, with its capricious weather, it was at times a frantic task.  But luckily, with the nights closing in, we have finished our shoot and almost ready to release our second collaboration together…

You and I Must Remember

The hills are bare now…

Animation, Film, VFX

Here is a link to an ambitious project I worked on with Glasgow based animation studio Once Were Farmers.  It is a new docudrama about the Battle of Bannockburn which is to be screened tomorrow night on BBC 2 to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the memorable stramash (and also I expect to further muddy the waters of the referendum debate).  We shot 70 infantry and five cavalry on a green screen the size of a truck which we transformed into thousands using our usual digital jiggery-pokery.  We created swooping vistas, gushing fountains of blood, burning tents and fields of slaughtered soldiers, all on a very modest budget.

Quest for Bannockburn