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

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..

Monday, 23 October 2017

Hungary vs Wales

The fist fight outside the chip shop took me back to my teens in Nottingham..
Ahh those were the days...

as for the show
projection mapping experts Glowing Bulbs made newbie mistakes, but nothing is new under the sun. It looked fine in the end. Of course.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

More foolishness

Seven Hours in a van checking out who has the shortest miniskirt..

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Duran Duran - Budokan

Here we are again 14 years later,  Japan's No 1 venue..
I offered Dom Brown a fiver to play Deep Purple's 'space truckin' during girls on film, but he bottled it.. we both had Purple's seminal 'Made in Japan' album when we were kids - much of it being recorded at Budokan.
And then it was over. Two years of Paper Gods and now it's back to some semblance of Reality.

Monday, 28 August 2017

SW4 - 2017

Back after a 4 year hiatus for two days of average music and lots of EDID issues in Tent 5.
It was fun to VJ again after such a long break and no surprise that the visiting VJs had a bad dose of monkey see monkey do.

Heavy Music Awards - House of Vans

Coolest venue ever and I am totally in love with the  lead singer of Venom Poison

The Graduans

A truly odd few days in darkest Cornwall babysitting projections for the Graduation Ceremony.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Feel Korea - Olympia

a very silly evening doing camera at a Korean boy/girl band event..
Throw in a Taekwondo display and some traditional Korean drummers and we have ourselves quite a show..

Thursday, 8 June 2017


Infrastructure fixer for long term visual comrades Insight Lighting who did a spanking job for some well heeled clients.. image blatantly stolen from Insight's instagram..