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video production

From first concept to delivered product, I can provide full HD production and editing facilities.

Based around Canon 5D Mk2's / Zacuto cage + Sony Z-1 camera systems, be it high resolution delivery or on-line compressions, PAL or NTSC, I can meet all the requirements of corporate, music promo, educational, shorts and documentary film making.

With over 15 years experience in the field, and drawing from a pool of seasoned, professional crew, your production will be overseen and completed to a high standard, combining a wide variety of techniques to produce a unique visual sensibility, all at a very reasonable cost.

Camera operating with track and crane during a shoot for VODAFONE

Shooting HD 720p on location in the US for the feature length documentary MIRAGEMEN

My documentary CROPPIES was broadcast by Channel 4, Carlton UK and WGBH in 1999.

“Consisting primarily of craftily edited interviews with the movers and rakers on all sides of the circle equation, CROPPIES is a sympathetic, engaging and often hilarious portrait of their insular world. As a visual document of the crop circle circus, CROPPIES is unbeatable.”
 
- FORTEAN TIMES MAGAZINE

My audio documentary THE FIRE THIS TIME was released by HIDDEN ART RECORDS in 2002.

"....terrifying and timely....assembled with such originality that it creates its own new genre ...."
 - THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 5/5

For more reviews please see CROPPIES & FIRE THIS TIME at the projects page.

HD on location in Paris for
SMYLE CREATIVE Ltd's INTEL shoot

Watching playback outside the
Moulin Rouge


Production Examples

Please click the 'View at Vimeo' tabs and use passwords to view on-line.
Reels can also be downloaded from there.

 

One of three low budget short films produced/directed by Mike Greenwood, and photographed/edited by Grant Wakefield,
about the restoration of Henry Moore's famous 'Knife Edge Two Piece' sculpture in London.
Vimeo password:
 moore

 

Timelapse produced for MARKETIERS 4DC Productions for another VODAFONE web promo,
viewed nearly 850,000 times at YouTube. No password required.
 



Co-produced/directed with Mike Greenwood, and photographed/edited by Grant Wakefield, this is one of three
20 min. programmes for BBC Open University / Pier Productions on the subject of 'Sacred Spaces.'
Music by Banco De Gaia

Aside from the archive crane and aerial shots of Stonehenge at the start, all three were produced and edited in-house.
(Apologies for the low resolution & 30 seconds of colour bars that preceed the film.)
Vimeo password:
 sacred

Setting up 18ft Jimmy Jib crane shot during
FullRange Films' AGCO promo

           Motion control timelapse for
           SMYLE CREATIVE's EXCEL - LONDON TECH promo

With FULLRANGE FILMS' Lee Kemp and DoP Ed Moore
during a VODAFONE promo
 



With sound recordist Andrew Rowe, and
producer/directors John Lundberg and Mark Pilkington
during the MIRAGEMEN documentary, USA


CAMERAS

2 x CANON 5D Mk2 1920 x 1080p (24, 25 & 29.97fps) with Zacuto cage / follow focus
SONY Z-1 PAL / NTSC HDV 1080i CAMERA w/ 2 batts (300 min. capacity) and EU / US compatible charger
VINTEN VISION 6 dual-stage fluid tripod
MANFROTTO 'Baby Legs' fluid tripod
MARSHALL HDMI 7" colour monitor

SOUND

ZOOM H4N digital recorder w/ 16gb card
SONY wireless true-diversity radio mics
SENHEISER 416
microphone w/ PANAMIC 6ft. mini-boom + RYCOTE suspension

LIGHTING

1 x LOWELL DP (1000w) w/ ARRI stand
2 x LOWELL OMNI (550w US / 650w UK)  w/ ARRI stands
GELS, FROSTS, WHITE + GOLD LASTOLITES, POLY BOARDS

GRIP

GLIDECAM PRO 2000 w/ 'Smooth Shooter' arm and vest
11ft custom tracking system
Shoulder brace

EDITING + AUDIO

Custom 6 x dual-core Windows 7 Professional, running Adobe CS5 suite, inc. Premiere, Audition, After Effects + Sapphire FX plug-ins
 

Download a Director / Camera / Editor CV here
 

 


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