Friday, 16 November 2018

Dua Lipa - pepsi


A long day on set earlier this year, finally found the result. Still have a lump in my finger where I trapped it in a fast fold.. ouch!


Rolls Royce - Ghost



came across some projection work I did earlier this year for director fil fury



Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Back on set



Back on set, this time for a sunglasses advert.
Can't say it was the most exciting day of my life but made a nice change from touring.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

GBOA T&C 30 years


30 years ago today, my life took a big swerve in a new direction when I found myself doing projections for Gaye Bykers On Acid at the T&C.
A few weeks later I was away on tour with them as their lighting/visuals guy. Halfway through the tour I was joined in the VW campervan by a very young Ben Sullivan. Things were never going to be the same again.



Friday, 9 November 2018

What The Floyd - Skipton


Last show of the WTF tour in a cattle market in Skipton...
It's been nice coming back to stage lighting and nudging the show into shape.
Sad to say goodbye to the band, who are my new imaginary friends.
I didn't know cow foot trimming was a thing....

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

London Guildhall - Visit Florida!



New client and a challenging gig. Aside from all the projector nonsense, it was fun being at the epicentre of the Puss In Boots panto plot.

I asked the security guard:
Q. Did Dick Whittington build the London Guildhall?
A. No
Me. Oh yes he did!

and he had a talking cat that wore boots, a hat and carried a sword!

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Sunday

Today for the first time in over 5 weeks, no alarm clock.
A day off, but of course I am woken by the return of my cat allergy, which had taken the best part of two years to die down.
Oh hum.

Back to work tomorrow.

Kempton Park Fireworks - Redux

I could just as well copy and paste the same  post from last year.
It was cold.
We had to stand around outside for 6 hours.
At least it didn't rain.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Diwali - 2018



EMF back in the square for the Diwali Festival. I sat this one out, but that's my imagination up there on the column...

What The Floyd - Narbeth



Bizarre moment when one of the audience came over at the end of the show to tell me he was one of the people in the 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond' video ( the goatee guy).  He had been a model years ago and had never seen the footage before, so he was a bit freaked out when he spotted himself in the show..
Rock N Roll.




Saturday, 27 October 2018

BAFTA - Without You



Back on the film set doing projections for a short ad for BAFTA.
One projector onto a wall - what could possibly go wrong?
Well, this was one of the toughest gigs in a long long time. The projector failed, the spare failed, the replacement failed and the spare replacement failed too.
I got it all working in the end, but I think my few remaining dark hairs are now a lighter shade of grey.

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Sunderland Illuminations



Another stonking projection for EMF, this time in Sunderland.
If only I could bottle and sell the relief I felt when it all worked.........

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

The Sundering Sea



Lining a dome up with Resolume for a change.
It would have been a whole lot easier if I had some step ladders... oh hum.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

We Love Bo


Have to admit, one of the best things I ever shot was Bo Tsui locking away in a nightclub on Swallow Street in the west end with Nick Rhodes. The footage was originally intended for Duran's Nite Runner but was only used on two shows before the whole RCM project evaporated.
Since then she has been a regular feature on my live work and sure does get the crowd going.
I bumped into Bo in a bar once a few years later and when she recognised me she jumped up and started dancing.. x




Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Orb Prep


The first of two long weekends of UK shows with The Orb and System 7, plus a mid-week installation for The Sunderland Illuminations in between, and then straight out onto more shows with What The Floyd.
Oh my.