Shoreditch Festival 2011 promo

I had the opportunity to work on the 2011 Shoreditch Fesival as a camera operator. The event was organised by the Shoreditch Trust, with collaboration from SAE Institute.

Luckily, I also got to be involved in the promotional stage, which allowed me and several colleagues/students to come up with a graphics-driven video for the event. I was responsible for the end title sequence, which had to be based on the poster from that year:


Breaking down the elements:


Final Result:


The final video is available here:

An animated break-down of my work can also be seen on the 2012 Title and Motion graphics showreel at 00:06 (first break-down).

Royal British Legion Youth Band Brentwood – Blaze Away (flash mob)

My first attempt at shooting a flash mob while a student at SAE Institute London. Fellow student (and mother of one of the percussionists) Susan Cormack was producing the video and asked me to be director and cam operator. I then edited and colour graded the final result.

As with all learning experiences, many things went wrong – some of the footage was over-exposed, about 2-3 of the camera ops were not prepared when the flash mob began, and I found there was not enough footage in sync for the final edit (this is always an issue with flash mob videos, I’ve noticed).

We shot the band at two locations over two days in Brentwood. They were absolutely fantastic kids!

SAE Advert (student assignment)

Submission for third semester at SAE Institute London. We were given a limited number of products/services to choose from, and I decided to go for what I considered to be the most challenging one in an effort to stimulate my creativity and selling ability.

It was during this project that I fell in love with After Effects and realised I wanted to devote my professional career to post production and VFX.

Jack Green and the Band of Thieves – Montreal (music video)

This was my submission for the third module (music videos) at SAE Institute London.

Jack Green and the Band of Thieves approached SAE and I volunteered to take their single ‘Montreal’ on as my project. My involvement was…complete (video concept, storyboarding, directing, editing, chroma, composition, etc)…ly exhausting.

A compilation of some of the chroma and compositing shots in the video starts at 01:49 on this 2012 VFX showreel.

‘The Raid’ documentary at Abbey Road Studios

English rock band The Raid recorded their debut album at Abbey Road Studios. I had the great privilege of being invited to capture the creative process on camera by their manager, Roey Izhaki.


The place felt drenched in historic reverberation. Despite not being an audio engineer, I couldn’t help but feel impressed by the studios and equipment.

Also, we weren’t allowed to shoot/photograph in the hallways, but I swear I saw some Foo Fighters gear.