Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The Curse of 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, 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

DP




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..

Foolish




Day of the Dead projections for a Mexican bar in London for EMF.


Aphex Twin - Dublin



Another trip out for Aphex Twin to prepare the video infrastructure for the 'late in the day' arrival of Mr Weirdcore, who remains at the core of all things Weird.
Shame I caught the flu while I was there.

4GB festival Tbilisi



Another outing with The Orb, this time to country No57 Georgia and a spectacular weekend at the 4GB festival, held in an abandoned Satellite Factory.


Thursday, 2 March 2017

By Royal Appointment..



I said I would only do it if I could wear a Busby.
Didn't come to pass.. the weather was too bad.
Against all the odds, it looked superb -

Client: EMF
Event: UK India Year of Culture 2017

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Monday, 26 December 2016

2016



I think, in retrospect, the two biggest things that happened to me in 2016, were almost identical.

I was hurtling down the M4 on my motorbike, when what looked like the handlebars of a bicycle fell off the back of the skip lorry 100 yards in front of me.. They bounced chaotically towards me at 80mph,  their irregular shape making it impossible to tell where they would go next.
With only seconds before impact, all I could do was keep my cool, knowing that one wrong move would mean disaster.

A few months later - 
I was in the pit at the end of the Chic performance putting up the cameras and Nile Rodgers gestured to me how to get down from the stage - I indicated over by the side. Instead, he launched himself off the downstage edge into my arms… Again I had to keep my cool, knowing that if I dropped him, I would for evermore be known as the guy responsible for the death of disco…


Here’s to another year of cool under pressure!

Monday, 12 December 2016

ultra widescreen


Very happy am I, with the new widescreen projection system I created for The Orb