Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The Stasi



I've recently upgraded my onstage PTZ system.
Now as well as the tried and tested PAL Sony cameras used on the last two Duran Duran world tours, I have half a dozen Panasonic AW- HE60SE robocams and a wonderful HD-SDI switcher and matrix control system.

Sunday, 16 September 2018

The Orb - Buenos Aires



deepvisual provide a scaled down video system driven by VDMX for the Orb's show at Mutek in Argentina...

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Chilly Gonzales



Big time deja vu as we re-enact 'Pianovision' with Chilly Gonzales - as we did 5 years ago at the same venue - Cadogan Hall in Chelsea.
Yet again another brilliant performance by Mr Gonzales in a camo smoking jacket and slippers..

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Blackpool Pleasure Beach



I'm woken by a phone call. Can you just drive the 500 or so miles to Blackpool and back and fix their projection system?
No problem.
Sadly I wasn't there long enough to get a stick of rock or a kiss me quick hat.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

RNIB EYEPOD



Some time back I made an Award Winning eye disease simulator for the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) based around an Xbox driving game and an interactive VDMX interface.
It has been used successfully by the RNIB for the last 6 years and was recently updated and reborn as the self contained Eyepod.


Saturday, 25 August 2018

Back In Dublin


It must have been sometime in the early 1990s when I did this projection onto the Odlums grain store in Dublin Harbour.
We got on the local radio - someone phoned in and said they had seen a flying saucer..
Back here some 28 years later for a meeting about projections in Africa..

Sunday, 12 August 2018

A Cock & Bull story



Normally I wince at the very idea of camping/working at a festival, but this small and perfectly formed gig on a farm in Wiltshire put a real smile on my face. Once more on the lighting desk.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Blue Dot Festival



Comedy gold backstage after the show, when a lady 'artist' complained to me about one of The Orb's visual clips saying it "Made her feel uncomfortable as it was too sleazy".
She described the footage to me and I replied, "Oh yes, that's my daughter."
Needless to say she was a little lost for words.


Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Pillow Fight @ Shag Mountain

As well as charity shops and car boot sales, I occasionally do some work stuff too..
A new Orb video, this time featuring the band. Set for release sometime soon

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

The Orb - Doune The Rabbit Hole



What a splendid wonderful festival.
We all had a superb time and it looked like the audience did too!

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Orbfest Roundhouse



First Time back on the lighting desk in 25 years for The Orb & Friends at the Roundhouse.
What a banging gig.
Chris from the Light Surgeons guesting on visuals

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Primordial Ooze



Sometimes, you just have to get in the water and do it yourself.

Being an advanced open water diver comes in handy occasionally. So when there were problems with the pump system, as well as designing and operating the show, I spent two days in the estuary mud in chin deep water putting in the water screen. Plus I made some new friends. Pity they were all crabs.
Client EMF

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Background life


That's me, twenty feet behind what you can see in this Artic Monkeys video

Saturday, 26 May 2018

How The Light Gets In



A very relaxed and laid back gig on the riverside in Hay On Wye, with The Orb showcasing material from their latest album, No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds.
I got to do the lights, all eight of them...lol


Saturday, 5 May 2018

Circle Sky


A full day of lip sync DOP in the studio with Circle Sky

Rush Hill Road



New vid from the Orb
All the nice shots were by Chris Allen from The Light Surgeons. I did all the clicky stuff in Davinci Resolve.