Monday, 3 November 2014

Foxing Irish style

Filming this one was a real challenge - not just the fact that we were going round on foot in the pitch dark, but busting through a herd of cattle in the dark is a little unnerving! My piece starts at 10 min 44 secs into the show.

It was an exciting night's shooting though, and interesting to see how different laws mean that Irish foxshooters go about things slightly differently to how we do it in England.



Pigeon shooting in Ireland with Jason Doyle

Here's a film I made for The Shooting Show with Jason Doyle in Ireland.



A foray into corporate video

Most of my videos are filmed as part of a regular programme or series, and usually tell a story such as a foxshooting outing, or a day's game shooting.

Recently I tackled a different sort of project - a couple of 'corporate' videos for accountants Saffery Champness.

These present a very different challenge, not least that the poor 'expert' is on-screen throughout, making it hard to edit so everything flows well. And of course you have to trust that the audience is sufficiently interested in the subject matter, and hold back on the distracting bells and whistles so they can really listen and understand.

The results are on Saffery's website - click on the images below to see them.




Monday, 22 September 2014

My sheep video is famous!


Well it's not Fenton, but my little clip of a sheep tiptoeing across a cattle grid made it to the Huffington Post's animal funnies page.



Friday, 19 September 2014

Driven grouse - wow!



Here's a sight to stir the blood. I had the opportunity to film driven grouse shooting near the Cumbria-Northumberland border - and what a day it was! The birds had grouped up in packs earlier than usual, and came over the butts in a tremendous flurry. It was a struggle to remember I was supposed to be filming, rather than just stand and stare.

This is a still from a slow-motion sequence. There are plans afoot to do something with the footage, but I'm sworn to secrecy. Watch this space!

Airgun hunting on Skye



AirHeads - shooting ginger rabbits on Skye

Postscript: My Mum found this one on YouTube and I got a right telling off, cos she doesn't like us to shoot the ginger rabbits!