Wide shot of the BBC Philharmonic orchestra from above

Launching the BBC Philharmonic’s 2019-20 season

I’ve had the pleasure of working with the BBC Philharmonic for a while, producing video content for their website and social media. This particular edit was for a more offline purpose, though: the launch of their 2019-20 season. They wanted to impress the opinion formers in attendance, not just with the orchestra’s playing but with Read more about Launching the BBC Philharmonic’s 2019-20 season[…]

BBC Philharmonic programme notes app

Why the BBC Philharmonic wants concert-goers to use their phones

The new Notes web app by the BBC Philharmonic seems like such a simple idea, and yet it’s completely revolutionary. During the concert, audience members can access a web page where they’ll get live programme notes beamed straight to their device, triggered at the relevant moment. Ellie and I road-tested the tool a few months Read more about Why the BBC Philharmonic wants concert-goers to use their phones[…]

Mark Heap on stage.

BBC Contains Strong Language

Event videography is always great fun, especially when the event is one you’d want to go to anyway. That is absolutely the case with the BBC’s Contains Strong Language, a poetry and spoken word festival that takes over Hull each year in September. I got to film a wide range of events featuring everyone from Read more about BBC Contains Strong Language[…]

An elderly man looks sad.

Music for veterans

This was a lovely project to work on with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. They took a small ensemble to Broughton House, a nursing home in Salford for military veterans, and put on a concert for them. They had also invited the residents to an upcoming concert marking 100 years since the Armistice, but not everyone Read more about Music for veterans[…]

Mark Simpson playing clarinet with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra.

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

We’re really excited to be partnering with the BBC Phil over their coming season, creating several pieces of video content for their social media accounts. To begin with, they asked us to come along to one of their Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. They needed an interview to be uploaded to Facebook as soon Read more about BBC Philharmonic Orchestra[…]

A violinist and singer in a church, with a large stained glass window in the background.

Our first music video

Strings Attached are an acoustic wedding band/string quartet hybrid, based in Manchester. They’re part of a wider collective of bands called Good Indeed Music, who asked us to create a music video for a new Strings Attached medley. The plan was to make it feel like a live performance and to help potential clients visualise the Read more about Our first music video[…]

Interior of Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík.

Reykjavík to Hull: A tale of two cities

I’m really proud of this film, which I wrote, directed, shot and edited. Iceland has a huge number of cultural links with Hull, which are being celebrated during its City of Culture year. I headed up to Reykjavík with a small but perfectly formed team (Kofi Smiles and Martha Mangan) to explore these connections. This VT Read more about Reykjavík to Hull: A tale of two cities[…]