My remote flame creative studio has been extremely popular. I worked on a number of great commissions last year, one being this labour of love, a film for Glasgow based band ‘Goodbye Mr Mackenzie’. I graded the film and subsequent trailer in my remote studio on DaVinci Resolve, using my Blackmagic grading panel. Mixing real concert footage, archive and new interview footage it was a challenge but very rewarding, combining my love of live music with my passion for colour grading and finishing.
Facility: Remote flame studio Eldonvfx
I loved this series of ‘Brand Showcase’ films for MTV UK showcasing a number of contemporary artists. It touched on many disciplines within the Flame Premium. Paul and I designed the whole series and it was all composited in Flame. Initially I spent some time in Lustre grading the two ‘looks’. Additional scenery and interest was then composited in the black and white scenes. Extensive beauty work across all the talent followed. Large amounts of rotoscoping and keying was needed to extract talent and place them in the desired sets, complete with carefully selected and designed back plates drawing on inspiration and lyrics from the artists.
Client: MTV UK
Director: Paul Philpott
Exec Producer: Jody Malam
This short film trailer was graded entirely in Lustre, on a Flame Premium. It was an absolute joy to work on.
Client: Mike Gosbee
It was an honour to be part of this online campaign to mark the 30th anniversary of the charity. I am really proud of my contribution, graded it entirely in Lustre, on a Flame Premium. Additional beauty work was completed in Flame as well as the opening exterior composite.
Client: Terence Higgins Trust
Prod Co: Loki
This was great fun. I started by grading the film in Lustre. Mud elements were added and enhanced. End board graphics were designed and built by myself in Flame. Lots of clean up followed before packaging and versioning.
Client: History Channel
Producer/Director: Will Clark-Smith
This was assembled from a variety of stills, in Flame, for a promo to be aired on the Discovery Channel. Lots of work was done to create and extend all the foliage and environment. Dirt and filth was added to the opening scene. Lots of clean up was done to achieve the desired creative between the hostile look and the comforting finish.
Director: Barry Dyer