Harewood Arms

The latest addition to my Portfolio is the film work completed in the summer for the Harewood Arms hotel owned by Samuel Smith Old Brewery. In addition to the full length video above, showing the interior and exterior of the property, there is a short aerial version designed for the home page of their website which can be accessed from the link below:

https://samuelsmithshotels.co.uk/harewood-arms-west-yorkshire/

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Fourth Year!

I am delighted to report that the CAA accepted my re-application and I was granted my fourth Permission for Commercial Operation. My CAA number is 1281. On September 11th I started my fourth year of providing high quality aerial photography and filmmaking. I have added the DJI Mavic Pro drone to my “fleet”!

I have recently finished work for Sam Smiths Breweries, a local school and Cumbria Wildlife Trust. There are five other projects I am currently involved in at various stages: three for environmental groups, one charity and one global business!

Foulshaw Moss – the Ospreys are coming!

The ospreys are expected to return to Foulshaw Moss in South Cumbria again this year, and are actually due any day now! Angela Simpson of Cumbria Wildlife Trust approached me about producing an aerial video to raise awareness of this imminent event, and we came up with the idea of an osprey’s eye view as it returns to Foulshaw Moss across Morecambe Bay and flies around to familiarise itself with its territory before landing on the nest. Visits to three different areas of the Nature Reserve were required, including a warden-accompanied visit to the nest itself, from which to piece together the film. It was a great little project to be involved in, with some slightly different challenges to other videos I have created. If you visit the Cumbria Wildlife Trust website the video is on their home page and there is a link to the osprey webcam, so you can sit patiently watching the screen and wait for them to arrive!

Foulshaw Moss is a fantastic nature reserve and easy to visit as it is immediately off the A590. If you have not visited before I would certainly recommend it. I definitely plan to revisit once the reserve’s celebrities have flown in from Africa!

Whitehaven Golf Club

I have just completed and uploaded a project for Whitehaven Golf Club which involved filming on three days to create flyover videos of all 18 holes, plus the production of a promotional film of the facilities at the club. Above you will find a playlist that includes all 19 films. A big thank you to Andrew Morton and the others who provided help and support during my visits.

Morecambe

This is my most recently completed project, and again it is a film combining aerial and regular video. It was commissioned by John O’Neill for Morecambe BID (Business Improvement District) and the video can be viewed above. The film was posted on Facebook yesterday and I am amazed that 24 hours later it had been viewed 15,491 times, shared 304 times, with 28 comments and 118 likes. I was really bowled over by so many of the positive comments about both Morecambe and my film (there are lots more comments on the shares) and I really hope Morecambe BID are pleased with the response. There is a 30 second version over on Twitter (@MorecambeBID) and I took lots of aerial photographs too, so when I get a moment I will put everything together within my projects page in the gallery. I will also provide an update on the Facebook response later in the week.

Ross Bay Retreat – New Video

Above is an updated version of my video created for Ross Bay Retreat (rossbayretreat.com) in Dumfries & Galloway twenty months ago. We really enjoyed our stay there and if you like the idea of staying in a Scottish holiday cottage that looks directly out onto the sea then I would certainly encourage you to have a look at their website.

In the intervening months I feel I have learnt so much more about video editing and filmmaking. Although I am proud of the original I do think that this new film is an improvement on it for a number of technical and aesthetic reasons.

ITV Aerial Video Work

It was great to have my services requested by ITV this week. Yesterday I went to a well known local tourist attraction to capture some footage for a piece that was being created for This Morning. I was due to also do a little aerial filming of a certain celebrity but unfortunately he called in sick on the day! When I know when it is going to be used and aired on TV I will post details.

“One For Sorrow…” Fort Walney War Memorial

Stuart Bastik and Maddi Nicholson of Art Gene commissioned Aerial Artwork to produce a film to document their impressive and newly installed war memorial “One For Sorrow…” at North Walney. The challenge to capture the mood and unique location of the work was one to which I really enjoyed responding. I know Stuart and Maddi are pleased with the end result and I hope you enjoy it too. Although it takes a little longer to load up I would recommend watching it in 1080p (Full HD).

I would urge you to read all about the artwork on the Art Gene website by clicking on the link in red here:

One For Sorrow…

and you can read all about the different elements of the extensive Heritage Lottery funded “Fort Walney, Uncovered” project by clicking on the blue link here:

Fort Walney Uncovered

The Rowley Estates

Here are the very satisfying results of many months of planning, capturing and editing through the summer and autumn of 2016. These eight promotional videos feature aerial footage that attempt to do justice to these stunning properties available to book as holiday homes at http://www.therowleyestates.com. It was a big challenge to put these together to effectively show the properties in the context of their surroundings, but I hope viewers feel I have gone at least some way to achieving this. A collection of photographs were completed for each property too, some of which can be seen below.