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

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.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Friday, 13 April 2018

No Sounds Are Out Of Bounds - The Orb


New band, new sounds, new album, new show.
What's not to like.
I'm all over it.


Sunday, 18 March 2018

York - more promo



a mega 23 hour day, driving to York and back to do projections for yet another Promo.
It was a day of cold fast fold screens and my fingers still hurt.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

3 legs good

Hard to believe, but it is actually possible to have too many tripods.
I've managed to keep it down to 5 these days, a studio column stand, a pro video tripod, two photo tripods and a travel tripod. So imagine my distress when my beloved photo 055 pro Manfrotto somehow mysteriously got damaged  a while back- two of the leg locks sheared off by persons unknown???

Anyway, after two years of pondering which model of tripod I should replace it with, I finally came to my senses, ordered the replacement parts online and 3 days later it's as good as new.

It's the little things that count.



Saturday, 17 February 2018

Friday, 26 January 2018

Yet another day in the studio

another fun day of filming and projections, yet again NDA keeps details vague,
Next time I'll be using a Hyperdeck

Sunday, 21 January 2018

back in the black hole

fun day in Black Island Studios with someone super famous, who I can't mention, but my dad would have been very impressed.. As famous people go, he was quite lovely and took the trouble to shake hands with every single person in the room..
an event that has happened so many times that I can count them on the fingers of one thumb

Saturday, 13 January 2018

The Orb - Butlins



My family were too poor to visit Butlins for a holiday. I remember being aged 6 in a caravan on the wrong side of the fence, peaking over it at the swish monorail that snaked around the camp.
FFWD 50 odd years and it's time for The Orb to premiere their new line up and album at the Rockaway Beach festival.
Having the flu didn't help but I made it to the end of what I thought was a wonderful gig..




Monday, 1 January 2018

Sunrise 2018



Delighted to see Duran Duran loving my new onstage video for "Reach up for the Sunrise"

pic stolen from  bbamok... x

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Westfield London - Xmas Lights



Gwen Stefani sings in the Xmas lights.

Fenwick Colchester - Xmas Projections



A 4 projector blend RP on the store front being a major upgrade on the previous year's Xmas decor which featured a shop dummy and some plastic pigeons..
client EMF

xmas 2016

Rosewood Hotel - Xmas Projections



Now this was one of the most difficult jobs I have done in a while.
But in the end it all lined up and overlaid just how it should.
If there is one thing I know, it's how to get those projectors to do as they are told.
As for the content, well 3/10 must try harder ....lol

Client EMF

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Kempton Park



Fireworks at Kempton Park, which for once went smoothly.
I worked on one of the worst ever jobs of my life at Kempton back in the early 90s for LCI who managed to totally destroy the Kempton Balloon Festival by concentrating more on the guest list than the project management. The only thing that worked on that fateful night long ago, were my four follow spots.. Not much of a show for the 15k in the crowd

Ahh those were the days..