Find my case study in the new Wildeye book: Wildlife Film-making: Looking to the Future! 26-09-2011
Wildeye have published a new book exploring the future of the wildlife film-making industry and featuring contributions from many leading wildlife film professionals. I was asked to do a case study as an editor, which was a huge privilege! The book is essential for anyone in, or looking to get into the wildlife filmmaking industry. Just don't forget to look for my case study, I am the second of two under the section Picture editors!!

The Wildlife Garden Project website is live! 14-03-2011
After months of hard slog, a whole lot of help from some eager volunteers, and a whole lot of tea, the website for The Wildlife Garden Project is finally live at www.wildlifegardenproject.com.

Over the course of a year, we are going to be transforming an ordinary garden into a haven for wildlife. I will be documenting the action for the film, as well as capturing the daily lives of the creatures we hope to attract.

The website will provide sneaky peeks of the film, how to videos, and practical advice and tips, as well as offering a friendly place where people can support and help each other: our own little wildlife gardening community.

So what are you waiting for, get signed up, get those spades out, and get wildlife gardening!
New Video: GAFI Pedal Powered Cinema 28-01-2011
Please take a look at a new video in the wildlife section of the video page: a short promo I edited for GAFI (Great Apes Film Initiative) on their pedal powered cinema. Click below!
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India Sound Recording Course 27-01-2011
I've just returned from an extraordinary 10 days in Corbett Tiger Reserve, India on the Wildeye Sound Recording Course with Chris Watson. Chris is probably the most famous sound recordist in natural history filmmaking (Life of Birds, Life in the Undergrowth, Life in Cold Blood...) and so I tried to squeeze as much knowledge out of him during those 10 days as humanly possible! Chris was an amazing tutor and I came away very excited about all the sound recording possibilities for my upcoming Wildlife Garden Project.

The trip itself was one of the best I've ever been on: the camp and its staff were amazing, the markets bustling, and my fellow travellers had me in stitches half the time, and that's before we even get to the wildlife! The scenery in Corbett is absolutely beautiful: jungles and plains, hills and valleys, and hidden away inside it all were tigers, leopards, elephants, bears, deer and a whole host of birds. But most of it did stay well and truly hidden. On our first day out in the jeeps however, we were lucky enough to find with the help of our ever resourceful guide Raj, a male tiger. He was absolutely stunning, and having never before seen a tiger in the wild, it was a moment I'll never forget.

I'm now in the process of sorting through my video, photos and sounds, so keep those beady ones peeled and they'll be uploaded soon! To find out more about wildeye trips visit wildeye.co.uk.
Editing for GAFI Pedal Powered Cinema for the Gorillas! 03-01-2011
I have recently started editing a promo for Madelaine Westwood of GAFI (The Great Apes Film Initiative) and Nutshell Productions. She recently returned from Uganda where she was taking the world's first pedal powered cinema to some of the most remote communities in the mountains. Along with her team she showed films and raised awareness of the plight of the gorillas and other apes and their disappearing habitat. She has now handed over all her footage to me to sculpt into a promo video and a mini documentary to raise awareness and funding for the project. I'm really pleased to be involved in such a worthwhile project. I'll post the videos here just as soon as they are done!
Tuvalu Doc at Cancun International Film Festival 24-11-2010
A documentary I recently helped edit into a short film has been selected as a finalist at the Cancun Film Festival, in time for the Climate Change Conference in Mexico. The film was made by Emma Robens of Amos Blue Productions. The Tuvalu documentary was originally just one small section of her longer documentary The Last Blue Wilderness. I'll let you know how it gets on!
Wildeye Big Cat Film Safari Highlights 2010 09-11-2010
Better late than never! This video has been on youtube for a while, but now it is here as well so you have a choice of viewing platforms - how generous of me! The clip is a shortened version of the full length documentary I edited whilst in Kenya, under the shade of a big tree by the Olare Orok river. Enjoy...!
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Wildscreen Festival 2010 17-10-2010
I've just returned from Wildscreen Festival in Bristol, the world's biggest wildlife film festival. As a first-timer, I wasn't completely sure what to expect. There were film screenings, workshops, masterclasses with industry professionals, debates and plenty of opportunities to meet people and make contacts (oh and lots of free wine!). I booked onto two workshops, the underwater filming workshop with Doug Allan and Jeff Goodman, and a workshop in Digital Grading and Picture Manipulation. I met lots of lovely, lovely people, and lots of very inspirational ones. The film that was the talk of the town was Green by Patrick Rouxel. This was a very moving and eye opening film about orangutans and the destruction of the Indonesian rainforests, and well worth a watch here at www.greenthefilm.com.
New Video - Shotokan Karate National Championships 24-08-2010
I recently made a short video for Wilford Karate School, which happens to be where I train! The video was made at the Shotokan Karate National Championships in August 2010 at Chilwell Olympia. The video is available to view by clicking on the link below!
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BBC Voices Film Festival 28-07-2010
I've just returned from the BBC Voice Film Festival, where I was working with Wildeye on an exhibition at the Forum in Norwich with Piers Warren, Mike Linley and Jonathan (Jip) Jones. We had 3 stands: Filming macro with lots of creepy crawlies including a chilean rose tarantula, deaths head cockroaches, a wasp spider, giant crickets, baby salamanders and a variety of caterpillars; the handycam table with a very co-operative model, my very own baby tortoise; and finally filming a toad jumping around with a photron super slow motion camera.

We had a lot of fun, and hopefully got a few kids excited about wildlife and filmmaking. The highlight for me though, was when a young lad asked me where the remote control was for the tarantula I was holding, and then was very puzzled as to why the TV remote didn't work when he pointed it at the 8 legged creature!

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