Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Lead the Change

Nick feeling patriotic in the shadow of the 'Elizabeth Tower'.

We were filming at Portcullis house last week for the Give What You're Good At launch for the Lead the Change campagin.

GWYGA match skilled volunteers from industry with organisations and charities in need of those skills, helping them save money on mismatched volunteers.

This visionary idea is the brainchild of Ami Bloomer, who we met a couple of years ago working on a different project.  We have always admired Ami's incredible achievements, so when she asked for us to come down and start producing materials for her new project we were very proud to do so.

We're hoping to produce some more marketing materials for GWYGA in the future, it will be a genuine pleasure to help where we can.

Here is a draft of the promotional film we shot at the event

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Deconstructing Beethoven

On a shoot with HJ Lim at Chappell of Bond Street last week.

Sometimes this job pays rewards that you don't expect.  Again we were treated to intimate renditions by a virtuoso of classical music.  This time we were filming HJ Lim playing and discussing Beethoven's Sonata Pathétique, the second movement, Adagio Cantabile.

Absolutely stunning.  It's so tempting to go for just one more take!

Film follows soon...

Friday, 5 October 2012

Valentina Lisitsa YouTube sensation!

Putting the finishing touches to a  handful of films for Decca Classics and Valentina Lisitsa.

As always, I really enjoy putting these films together, simply because of the amazing music I get to enjoy while I edit.  This time, Valentina has been recording Rachmaninov - which is just beautiful to listen to while you work... I have to put out a big thank you to Valentina's husband for these films - as so much of the footage was shot by him during the recordings at Abbey Road studios - Excellent work Alexei.

Look out for the films appearing soon on Valentina's YouTube channel....where she has just a couple of enthusiastic followers!