Recently directed filmed and edited this add for a local business. I enjoy working together with Andrea on this project.
Visual promotion is very vital to help raise awareness of your services and products. This was shot in a day. Huge thanks to Natasha for being the model. If you would like some video production for your business or even pod cast please feel free to contact me.
As a child I remember going to sport shops collecting broachers of the latest sneakers and what lines were coming out. Nike and Adidas used to print these pamphlets that I would from store to store looking for.
I would take them home using them for inspiration drawing and designing my own Nike Shoes. The very first pair of Sneakers I got that I considered a quality pair of sneakers was Nike Bongos costing a mighty £14. That was a lot of money for us.
Who would think that boys dream would become a reality one day. I always liked footwear but personally, I would not consider myself a sneakerhead like the many of people out there that are real sneakerheads. I know what I like and Im not really of fan of space shoes as mentioned in the Main Source Record Fakin the Funk. Even my brother Chuck Chillout we are very vocal on the anti space shoes path the sneaker world has taken.
Fast forward some 30 + years. I found myself in a position where my personality today is very different to the person the kid I was back in 1984. As an artist, I pride myself on my integrity and word. I was let down by someone that fuelled a moment of anger that lead me to design and create a fake sneaker.
Over the years I have earned the respect and time for a great many crews and artists I grew up admiring. Very connected to some very serious artists who I have a special access too. After presenting this fake advert I created to Marc Davis we discussed presenting it to the CEO of very large Brand that we found his details on Linked in. Within 1 hour we was contacted the conversation really focused around we want to make these sneakers.
A few meetings later It was agreed that I would design the sneaker and the box. Alongside Marc Davis of Black Pegasus Records and the CEO we presented an idea to take the project one step further. Suggesting the idea the Sneaker should come with a cassette album of some sort to mark this very special project.
Alongside the group which we presented the idea too once we had agreed on everything has now supplied the audio content.
I’m very proud about being part of this project and how this project came about. Pure Hip Hop. Making something from nothing. This sneaker first will probably slip by most people but for those that fans of the 80s golden era. This is a must-have.
Thanks to all pre=ordering the artpiece. Here is an update on the project. We received the Test pressings yesterday. Which I have approved. So the pressing will go ahead. All the components such as the book and Poster are here. We are now looking still for a factory space location to paint the artwork. We apologise for the delays but I can assure you the project is moving forward.
Please bear with us and look to the site for future updates.
Jack and James who were part of the team behind Digbeth Dining Club one of the Cities most exciting weekend spots have started their own new venture Hockely Social Club.
In the industrial part of the city. Hockley you will find real old school wholesale companies still bearing the number 021 on the shop signs. Among them you will find HSC a large factory space turned into a dining and drinking venue. Also attached to the venue is the new home of Cafe Artum the record store and coffee shop.
James approached me about joining his team of DJs to play at the venue. You will find some great DJs at HSC including E Double D who has been at the helm of the ship championing Hip Hop in the city for many years as well as Bunny Bread.
If you would like to hear my spin on Hip Hop Culture music please come join me on Thursdays.
Here is an example of my work which I was able to conduct remotely from home here in the UK. The 40 Oz Saga is a talk show filmed in Seatle. It is still in it’s early stages.
I was asked to get involved in the pre-production stages by producers and hosts Diceman and RonHygh. There was months of zoom meetings involved getting to know Ron and the team at Mobb Studios.
Together we worked on establishing a concept, a brand and an presentation that would be filmed within a 2 day period. My role was to direct the scenes and cameras and on the back end to edit the final show. To accomplish this, I had to have meetings with the production team where we talked through the tech and the scenes.
Im glad to say everything ran smooth and that having access to the studios network allowed me to take footage from them as they were uploading it from my home in the UK.
This reminds me of my time working with DJ Disk but with a lot more responsibilities and large number of people to delegate with. If you have a production where ever you are in the world I can work and assist from here in my home. I will be an asset to your production and team.
Marc Davis the engine behind Black Pegasus Records and I have been friends for many years now. Recently he asked me to be involved in his project with No I.d.
Those that are aware of No. I.D will know he came up with Common and Kanye West hailing from the Chicago area. Marc actually went to school with him and Common. This put Marc in the position owning lots of exclusive material.
My role is this release was create the artwork for the record as well as editing this footage together they sent me to help promote the single.
Netflix embarked on a campaign to search for the next generation of documentary filmmakers from the UK. They were looking for film makes to pitch their ideas giving examples of some of their work.
I thought of this as a great opportunity to possibly present my film to the network. In addition to the video evidence I submitted I also made this shirt film taking a look behind the scenes and the man who for 25 years funded his dream whilst working in a factory on midlands wages.
Unfortunately I did not get selected by Netflix, however I will make my video evidence public just incase there are any people or platforms interested in speaking to me about my work and project.
I would like to thank all the people what took part and supported my efforts. Ray West, A.dee, Dexter, Jazzy Jay, Jason Coombes, Mazena, Stuart Myers, Andy Higgs, 4orce, Jay King, Gordon, Breakbeat Lou, Diceman, Marc Davis, Phat Hary & Big Gordon, Tony,Nathan & Jason from AM Screenprint Mikey Blue Eyes. Luke (drone) my mother and father for taking part.
If you have a business what ever it is. It has become evident that in 2021 the digital era it is important to have a presence online.
Corporate video production is the end-to-end process of making a professional video by a business, organisation or institution for communication to external or internal audiences. Content may be used as promotional videos and video marketing, recruiting videos, and for learning and development (L&D), or sales.
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In the winter I was approached by the team at Stag Digbeth to work on a project interviewing some of its patreons.
Stag Digbeth is located in Birmingham’s Custard Factory. The venue it’s self is the old space that was occupied by the legendary club the Medicine Bar. Ben & Ethan have put Blood Sweat and Tears into building this spot. The first of its kind in the UK and Barbershop and Bar in the day and club by night.
Digbeth is known as the creative hub of the city. Many of the locals use the services of the barbers at Stag. Many of them are creatives, artists and musicians. Lots of interesting people pass through the venue. Ethan asked me if I would like to come in and film and document photographer Peter Medlicott as he did his work. This is what I created. Armed with 2 cameras and pin Mic. Please note the photogrpaghy docuementing the shoot is my photogrpahgy.
I am available to Direct, produce, film and edit. If you are interested in hiring me to produce a film or content to help your brand, im worth. Feel free to contact me.
Last year I selected to join Reframed Team to take part in a project that looked at the challenges faced by people in the city of Birmingham in what was the first lockdown.
I wanted to see and look at how small businesses in the inner city areas coped and managed through what was the early stages of the pandemic. A lot of these business are run by families and English may not be there first language. Many of them where left to their own devices, implementing their own action plans to combat the virus whilst making sure they created a safe working environment.
In 2020 I had been working for a company within the Automotive industry. Many meetings involving managers and business partners took part. Action plans and directives were made and implemented through the company family, very different to the corner shop run my mom and dad.