Friday, 24 August 2012

Playing with Fireworks

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Jim & I have been out shooting this morning at Steinway Hall in Marylebone, shooting our first project for the new Sinfini classical music site.

Classical pianist Noriko Ogawa treated us to renditions of a solo piano piece by Claude Debussy called Fireworks.  She gave us a few insights into her passion for Debussy's music, as well as some of the interesting technical elements of the music.  Noriko clearly has a very deep relationship with Debussy, going back to her formative years, and hopefully we've been able to bring that out in the film, which should be on the Sinfini site in the next few weeks...

While we were there we couldn't help notice this crazily painted psychedelic piano in the store front - beautiful!  And a bargain at just £495,000...

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Rhapsody in Liverpool

A while back, Jim and I were in Liverpool filming Benjamin Grosvenor recording his latest album for Decca.  The films we made are now live on Decca's YouTube channel.

When you edit anything with large chunks of music in it - you find yourself whistling and humming the tunes to yourself when you get home...thankfully Benjamin chose some great pieces of music for the album and he knows how to play them...rather well!

I'm pretty happy with the way the films turned out - what do you think?

Monday, 20 August 2012

Strictly Bruno Tonioli

I had an interesting afternoon on Friday filming the fabulous Bruno Tonioli from Strictly Come Dancing.  As well as a rather revealing interview about his career he gave me a guided tour of his West London home and even threw in a few gardening tips!

His new biography published by Headline is due out in early September.  

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Fear around the corners

Filming a trailer promoting a new play that Sean is directing, The Hallowe'en Sessions, last Saturday.  The play is in 6 parts by 6 writers, including a chapter written by Kim Newman.

We shot at the disused air base at Upper Heyford, it's a bloody fantastic location.  Every corner you turn, every building and every room is jaw-droppingly atmospheric and spooky.  It seems many films have been shot there in the last few years including Children of Men and World War Z.  Our trailer should be up & running in the next week or so.

This is Justin, playing 'the orderly' looking like a total badass.