I recently got to go to the Himalayas for a month to document Extreme everest 2: a research project looking at the effects of low oxygen levels. We started off with a group of awesome kids, and this is a feature we shot for Newsround. I was Director of Photography Greg Foot was the presenter and Editor and the multi-skilled mountain goat Nick Insley was on sound.
One of the last things we filmed in Nepal was this fun episode of HeadSqueeze looking at: whether humans could ever fly, does stress make our hair go grey, and what Pins and Needles actually are…
I shot and directed the band performance for Fuzzy Lights latest music video for The Hour. Edited by Chris Rogers
The band are ace and you can buy their latest album from Bandcamp
I shot this on a windy Sunday in Primrose Hill. Greg Foot was busting out some science for James May’s Head Squeeze YouTube channel with some nice animation added afterwards.
It was a good shoot, and there are more to come. We’re off to Everest later this month so should be some interesting backgrounds on the next ones…
We made 12 of these in two days so it was pretty intense. LEARN TO FIRE A BRUSSEL SPROUT OUT OF A BAZOOKA and do HOMEMADE CANDY CANES These are all short films for kids, showing them how to make fun science experiments and games for Christmas. I did the filming, the editing was by Dermot at Big Bang Fair
I first heard about this condition during my psychology degree, many moons ago. When I heard about some new research happening at Imperial, I thought it would be a good thing to make a film about. Somehow this ended up with me meeting some lovely couples, a cool neuroscientist, getting a self portrait done and having an arm wrestle.
accompanying article is here
These guys are ace. The Mariner’s Children played a session for us at the Bandstand Marathon. I directed a three camera shoot, and I’m really happy with how it came out.
All the films are available on the Bandstand Busking website http://bandstandbusking.com
Directed/Shot/Edited by Thom Hoffman
Camera 2 – Charlie Hall
Camera 3 – Mark Billy Svensson
Sound – Chris Rogers
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This is a slightly unhinged music video I made for Darren Hayman’s new album Lido; all about outdoor swimming pools. This film is a bit different from my usual stuff, and it was almost all filmed on a GoPro which was a good experiment.
Anyway it’s a cool song, and a great album, and I would recommend checking out the Blog http://lidomusic.blogspot.com
I was really excited to be commissioned to make this film. The artists and participants involved were ace, and I’m really happy with how it turned out.
The Midnight Run //
The idea behind the Midnight Run is simple, to negate the frenzy and hysteria of mass media and reality t.v. for actual reality; for the simplicity of walking and talking. To reclaim the streets and rediscover a city after dark, to inhabit its confines of glass, concrete, steel and structure, as a child does a maze; with as much innocence and wonder as is natural.
In the Midnight Run’s motto, ‘star’ can be taken literally, or as a metaphor for the city, dwellers, in which case it takes on a beauty and importance:
The Midnight Run //
Cause we can’t see stars for fumes
we turn to smashed glass, believing
shards shine like constellations do.