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GIF below or choose the YouTube video (full-screen and HD) for better quality.
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A compilation of architectural & interiors video and timelapse.
One of the featured locations, shot recently, is in full here. It’s a testament to the design of this place by Granit Architects, that there’s plenty of natural daylight even on a very overcast autumn day in London.
There are occasions I have to add light, but that’s merely to enable the camera to record the same dynamic range as the human eye.
Another I shot for them last year (also featured in the showcase above) is here
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Here’s my take on the supermoon eclipse that occurred earlier this week.
I did take some shots on my zoom (see below), but being perverse, I decided to use my super wide-angle (17mm) tilt shift architectural lens (the image above is cropped somewhat). Ideally I would have been closer to the power station to get the moon closer to or between the chimneys, a lá Pink Floyd’s famous album cover featuring the pink pig. However, keeping my tripod steady for the long exposures would have been tricky in the middle of the Thames… I also had to keep tree branches just out of shot to the right, so I couldn’t have the moon above the power station AND a longer view west along the Thames towards Chelsea Bridge. Plus cloud in the west (bottom right in the photo) ended up obscuring the moon altogether later in the morning. It’s always about compromises.
I concentrated on getting images for the composite photo above, but also turned it into a kind of timelapse. You can see I’ve done a diffusion blend transition between each shot, which I wouldn’t normally do, but I kinda like it in this case. See below the video for a couple of other shots.
Below is a simple dawn shot of the Nine Elms riviera. Will be interesting to see how this view changes over the coming months and years. There will be many new buildings here in ~18 years time for the next supermoon eclipse!
Serafina Salvador – with a surrealist’s name, no wonder she’s so good at modeling for surreal cinemagraphs.
It was great to work with this talented actress and model again. This time I was experimenting with cinemagraphs, a kind of GIF where part of the image is frozen and part is moving.
They tend to take a while to create and file sizes are pretty large, hence only three here. Colour is also limited in the GIF format, so it suits the vintage/Instagram look.
However, I have some ideas on improving this – watch this space.
Meanwhile, keep scrolling for more cinemagraphs and still photos below. And check out Serafina‘s page.
Those who saw my showreel will have already seen brief clips from the following music video.
You can now watch the whole video, featuring the talented, charming Nafis Umerkulova.
She explains in the video, but briefly; she is from Uzbekistan and plays a unique piano piece by an Uzbek composer (plus some Chopin and Beethoven).
She will greatly appreciate Likes, Follows, Subscribes, etc, on YouTube or her other social media accounts.
Same also appreciated on my YouTube!
Shooting music videos is complicated, but hugely satisfying, I will be doing more!
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Voila! Here’s the result of a lot of hard work, learning and G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)!
Check out my first showreel, highlights from the first stage of my journey into video and cinematography.
It features architecture (including some timelapse), music videos, lifestyle portraiture and short film/drama. Even some salsa dancing!
More discussion under the video thumbnail… For the best viewing experience, choose 1080 HD and full-screen it!
Although I edit some of my own video work, this showreel was edited by the talented Elcid Asaei of Crimson Black Films. A couple of the videos featured in this showreel were also edited or produced/directed by Elcid.
Much thanks also to the actors/models featured and others who helped produce these!
Video is fast becoming the most popular form of media and I’m looking forward to this new challenge.
You can view more videos via the ‘video’ link in menu bar at top, such as the architectural feature and the lifestyle portraiture that ends the showreel. And there are more to come!
As ever you can contact me here
Tel. +44 7814 106 561