I'm a director, cinematographer and producer originally from Cornwall, England who works all over the world.
I aim to involve myself in as many creative areas as I can. It's all part of being a better director. I will film anything (within reason) and enjoy working within a team. A lot of my work comes from the music industry, however I don't really like to pigeonhole myself into single categories. We all need to be flexible in our fields. My aim is to be a features director.
My other loves include surfing, music, swimming and the wild. I'm a film geek. I try to twist many things in my life with as much dry humour/weird humour as possible.
This site is a break down of my work, my life, my daily creative inspirations, antics on the road and various other random insights.
I’ve had a couple great packages come through the post this week. One from the awesome guys at Run For Cover who sent me a print of the Basement ‘Live In London’ poster (which represented a digital live show release I produced with RFC and Basement). Unlike a lot of my other live performance productions, I didn’t direct this. The project was shot and edited by my in house Crashburn Media team who did not disappoint. The results we got were incredible. At the time I was hundreds of miles away in Scotland with Chuck Ragan working on the Revival Tour Documentary, but I knew my guys would come through. On top of the awesome poster Tom C popped in a couple stickers, a RFC tshirt and one for Hostage Calm who I think are an incredible band. I’ve been repping them this week while I’m back at my parents place for Christmas.
If you’re looking to buy a Basement print you can do so here.
Another thing that came was my Deftones print. This serves as a nice reminder for me of my proudest projects this year. It’s no secret I directed a video for the band earlier this year, but for me it will always hold a lot of reverence because I grew up listening to their music while surfing and skating around the coast of my home county. I have so many prints now and my girlfriend actually has told me to stop buying them because I probably have enough to cover the walls of a very large house. But never the less, one day they will grace the interior of the right place. It’s easy to forget the work you do over the years, so for me, looking back at the prints of the bands I’ve worked with, fills me full of pride.
I have a whole host of other things to post on the blog over the next few days, but with Christmas approaching time is growing thin. This is especially so when we consider the fact I’m also trying to pollinate the new facebook page for my smash hit vimeo group 'music videographers'. I’m working with a couple other people to try and migrate people over to facebook from vimeo so we can get the community talking and build a real creative video hub. That should be discussed in another post though!
I am really trying very hard this year to take my DSLR with me everywhere on the run up to Christmas day. This is so I can capture some images of how I see this time of year. I’m not a religious person, but it signifies quality time with family and loved ones. It’s a fun prospect therefore to snag some more photos, especially as my girlfriend and myself do a little wondering around Cornwall. What’s more, there is a huge storm system coming in which should provide some interesting shots. And naturally, I will try and do a photo post related to 2013 in general. Watch this space for more details. Have a great week everyone!
Finally the video for Swerve City is on youtube. It was a dream come true for me to work with the guys in Deftones. I’ve been a big fan for many years, so it was without a doubt a milestone in my career as a director. As stated before it wouldn’t have been possible without my team who were exceptional. Please share it around and enjoy!
so here it is, the latest video I directed for Deftones. I’ll keep this short because I know many of you will want to watch it. It’s an exclusive on NME.com so I know this MIGHT pose a problem for some of you international viewers due to the restrictions exclusives have in terms of countries. Fear not if that is the case I’m sure a version will be up online on the usual places like youtube asap. Just let the exclusive run it’s course in the mean time.
Enjoy and please as ever drop me a message with feedback.
Myself, mid shoot with Deftones. Sometimes you’ve got to stop and go through everything thats going on in your head (pictured above). It’s essential just to make sure you’re ticking all the boxes with regards to the vision you have for the final piece; even when Chino Moreno is stood over you (out of shot to the right).
The new video for Deftones has now been signed off with Warner USA and will be hitting your screens soon. It’s been an honour and a privilege to work so closely with Deftones; producing a raw and gritty vision of the first video to come from Koi No Yokan.
It’s nearly that time. The new video I’ve directed for Deftones is in its very final stages. I’m excited to get it out there and show everyone what me and my team put together. It’s without a doubt our proudest moment to be working for a band who have influenced me throughout my teens and 20’s. What’s more it’s been a continuation with our ever building relationship with Warner Music based in LA. I feel pretty good about all the hard work I’ve put into my career. I hope it acts as a motivation for a lot of you to work hard for the things you want. Nothing comes easy, but the best things arrive from dedication.