March in Kent (The Cottage Garden)
An experiment by way of a series of test shots and scenes with my Digital Bolex (D16). Still learning! Shot, edited and graded on Da Vinci Lite, by my own fair hand. Still learning! Experimented with 24 and 25fps, HD and 2K, 4 lenses - mainly 15-150mm Angeneux F2.8, Kish fixed focus lenses - 10mm and 18mm F4 rating; and a Japanese 50mm F.95 Navitar lens - which turned out to be a remarkably good piece of glass - lots go fine detail.
'BP AT IT'S BEST' Oman - Changing driver behaviour short film
Released by BP as part of it's external strategy this was cut from the original internal BP At It's Best film that i made. Edited by Larry Catford; shot by DP Lawrence Blyth; producer Geoff Dibben; commissioned by BP Brand & Comms Manager Mark Rose. It tells the story of how BP is trying to create safer driving practices in a country that has some of the worst driving statistics in the world.. This BP project is led by Yaaqub and his colleague Salim. Wonderful, kind hosts. Salim started a running gag about finding me some apples in Oman. We never did discover them...Of all the many Middle Eastern countries i have visited over the years this is by far the nicest, most humble, humorous and likeable people I have met in that part of the world. Yaquub and Salim were the epitome of all those characteristics.
'BP AT IT'S BEST' South Africa - Creating a Brighter Future short film
Released by BP as part of it's external strategy this was cut from the original internal BP At It's Best film that i made. Edited by Larry Catford; shot by DP Lawrence Blyth; producer Geoff Dibben; commissioned by BP Brand & Comms Manager Mark Rose. It tells the story of how BP is trying to address the inequalities in education for the poor from rural South Africa. This BP project is led by the lovely Akhona and colleague Liziwe. They were a joy to be around and a privilege to share time with, as were the young people from the school we visited. What a memorable trip it was!
The Fountainbridge Show
Commissioned from STV in Scotland - the launch film for the new primetime, locally made show STV Edinburgh. This will run on STV nationally and via social media. The brief was to build a film around the four presenters who will front the new evening show and tell a visual story about Edinburgh - it's posh and then there is the other side.... It was a lot of fun making it, lovely people and lovely presenters.
Edinburgh's On The Box
Recently completed film for STV - a short character study of Edinburgh in Scotland. A simple film that relies on finding the right people and letting them talk. Then it's all in the juxtaposition and character. The film is part of a campaign I have been writing and directing to launch a new tv channel there on behalf of Scottish Television.
BP TVC ENERGY MOVING FORWARD
60 second spot shot in Trinidad featuring BP Drilling Engineer Neil Ramkhalawan. Neil loves his football and the Arsenal so football became the vehicle for the film. Lovely crew, great producer, perfect hosts. The spot is part of a TV campaign BP are running that tells stories via their employee's. Stylised documentary was the chosen approach. Credits - TL director/writer, Ben Foster DP, Geoff Dibben - Producer, editor - Larry Catford. BP Commissioning Client - UK Brand & Comms Manager, Mark Rose + BP Trinidad