I’ve had a ludicrous amount of freelance work over the past month so am playing catch-up with this blog a little.
It’s always good to be busy filming but after nearly three solid weeks of shoots it leaves a hell of an editing backlog. I always guarantee first drafts of corporate films within two weeks (latest) of being shot, so it’s been a case of getting back from shoots and editing all evening.
St George’s School, Windsor Castle
I spent two days in Windsor last month to produce a series of films for St George’s School, a stunning prep school set in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Schools shoots, due to the fact that they have to work around the kids’ lessons and teachers’ schedules, can be notoriously chaotic. Thankfully their marketing team had given me plenty of time across the two days, so I could get some cinematic shots.
You can see one of the films I produced for the school below. The whole film was shot on the Sony A7Sii with a variety of Canon, Sigma and Sony lenses and the Zhiyun Crane gimbal. Audio was recorded with the RØDELink Filmmaker Kit.
Michelle Blake Style Consultancy
I also produced a corporate film for style consultant Michelle Blake. The shoot had to be wrapped in under two hours which made for good practice of shooting on the fly.
It was shot almost entirely on the nifty Zhiyun Crane gimbal and can be found below:
I managed to fit a bit of drone filming for a passion project in between the corporate shoots recently at the wonderful Batsford Arboretum at the Cotswolds. It’s part of a film I’m producing to capture some of the stunning Autumn colours in the region. I’ve got a few more shots to gather before the edit can begin and will of course share it on this website when it’s complete.
Many thanks to the team at Batsford for allowing me access to the arboretum before it opened to get the shots I needed. We didn’t get the sun the forecast promised however the morning mist made for a nice bit of variety in the film.
Below is a shot of my preparing the colour profile settings on the drone before takeoff.