This month Roger Ballen publishes his latest book, Asylum of The Birds. It’s a collection of images taken in a secret location on Johannesburg, South Africa, at a house full of uncaged birds and people. When Roger Ballen visited London almost two years ago, I shot a short film from [...]
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I was filming a series of tutorials over the weekend and one of the models we worked with asked at one stage: “Guys, you keep talking about ‘B-roll’. What is B-roll?” I gave her some convoluted answer that made a distinction between your main footage and secondary footage or something [...]
Recently I met a wonderful – and wonderfully talented – man called Dave Walker. Dave draws cute (I hope he doesn’t mind the word ‘cute’) and funny cartoons. And he’s wildly popular. He focuses on two subjects: bicycles and church. Both of which have lots of fans. Dave works in [...]
Shock, horror, a legacy iPhone. Yes, and it’s coping well, thank you very much. I wanted to film something casual with my DSLR yesterday, and ended up at the revamped Borough Market. I admit: the German bratwurst with sauerkraut (20 minutes in the queue) and the raspberry and white chocolate [...]
You know, you pre-plan everything: the shots, the position of the cameras, the lighting, the sound, etc. You do a couple of dry runs in advance. And then everything changes: the venue moves (although we ended up in a nice function room in the end), the lighting is different, the [...]
Everybody has been sharing this video today – and once you watch it, you’ll know why. It shows London circa 1927 through the eyes of one Claude Friese-Greene. As the description that came with the video explains, this is “incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer [...]
Timelapse videos are becoming omnipresent and a bit repetitive. This is not a time lapse video. Not quite sure what to call this genre. Vimeo user Willie Witte uploaded this video called “Screengrab”, illustrating an experimental technique which combines video footage with screengrabs and prints. Within a few days the [...]
Mesmerising. Google Street View Hyperlapse from Teehan+Lax Labs on Vimeo.
Need I say more?
Every now and then I come across a video that hits me in the face by telling powerful story in a very simple way. Such videos stick with me for a long time after I’ve watched them. And this story of Richard, a piano tuner from London, is one of [...]