This was a fun shoot for a friend of mine. I had never seen the band play before, so I went in blind. As soon as they played a few tunes, then I knew the video would work out. The three songs were cut together after the three individual tracks were edited on their own. I used my full 4k Sony A7s rig and handheld system. I loved putting it together and the monochrome look has really worked out. - AB
A little bit about Storyhouse: Storyhouse is Chester’s brand new £37m theatre, library, cinema and arts centre. The restored and revitalised 1930s Odeon building now houses an 800-seat auditorium, a 200-seat studio theatre, a restaurant and two bars and a 100-seat boutique cinema.
This was a fun project and I got to work with a very good friend of mine on it, Will Cotton of Duality Films. I had the full 4k rig setup, the place was packed,it was a roasting day, but it was worth it. It took a couple of days to put together, getting the interview/voice-over was crucial, like many videos of its kind. The digital Buddies organiser, Alan Smith (featured in the video) was very happy with the video and I only needed to tweak a few things to get it finalised. - Alex
A little bit about Bright Life (Digital Buddies Lottery Funded supporter): Working together in Cheshire to reduce social isolation Brightlife is an ambitious partnership working with local agencies from across the voluntary, public and private sector to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst the over 50s in Cheshire West and Chester. Our aim is to establish innovative and engaging projects, activities and networks that bring people together. Central to the Brightlife model is the engagement of people over fifty in the design, delivery and evaluation of the programme. Formed in April 2015 and with a scope of five years Brightlife is part of the Big Lottery’s Ageing Better Programme.
Last night I went to a wedding rehearsal in Didsbury Manchester, to work out the blocking of the movements, where I could be during the ceremony and what I couldn't do or where not to be. The vicar in the Didsbury church was really helpful and a top guy. He laid out that there were next to no restrictions and I wouldn't be limited to any specific place to take my pictures during the rehearsal (and the wedding shoot itself ultimately).
I never take these rehearsals for granted and is something I attend at every given opportunity. Its obviously essential for the couple a few days or more before the wedding to work the ceremony out with the vicar or whoever is leading the proceedings, but I always learning something new too. - AB