John Walker & Sons - Odyssey from ART & GRAFT on Vimeo.
A few months ago Art & Graft approached me to do the photography for a new whisky John Walker and Son were launching called Odyssey. Love Creative commissioned Art & Graft after seeing the work Mike (A&G’s Creative Director) and I had done together on “24 Hours, Pavey Ark” and “Island/Universe”
This time we were to off to Scotland for 5 days to capture the majesty of the highlands and lowlands using a motion control rig that enabled some of the dynamic backgrounds you see in the final film. We provided lunch for hundreds of midges while we braved the Scottish weather to collect the footage which would be processed as individual HDR images and graded back at the studios in London. Using a Nikon D800 each frame is a massive 36.3 Mega Pixels. Once we had photographed everything we needed for the film I retreated to patch up my bites while Art & Graft set about creating the Magic. I think they describe that best over on their Blog, Here.
I am really pleased with the final film and the graphics make for a engaging and stunning introduction to the new whisky.
New work /
I have been very busy working on lots of very interesting projects for the last three months some which I have published below and some which will come out over the next month. The stills here come from a one of those projects with a wonderful man named Jordan McKenzie and our mutual friends at Brickwall films. I can’t say much more about it at the moment but there will be a film within the next month.
As I have posted before I have been working with Spectrum who support and promote the rights of people with autistic spectrum disorders and other associated conditions. Next month they are holding an auction… well here is what they have to say about it:
Our aim is to raise £8million for our ambitious plans for the SEA project (Spectrum Education & Arts); an architecturally unique centre of excellence in Cornwall for people with autistic spectrum disorders and their families, as well as carers and professionals.
The centre will have facilities for diagnosis, a specialist education centre, residential and respite accommodation, as well as offer training and advice to parents; specifically centred and tailored to the individual to enable parents and family to engage with their child.
At the heart of the centre will be the access to the arts. Art is a powerful means of expression which can help people find a voice and a means of self-expression. We want to research into the extended benefits that art has on an individual and use art to broaden their cognitive and communication skills.
Spectrum want to extend their sincere gratitude to all of the artists who have generously donated work and to all of those people who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this event a success.
The art auction will be the first in an on-going series of fundraising events to support our ambitious plans for the SEA project.
For more information on our previous local art auctions and art workshops, please visit our website www.spectrumasd.org”
Myself and Tom Collinson put together a short film to help illustrate the work being done by spectrum to run alongside their fundraising. This is now online on the micro site for the upcoming auction, Art & Graft have been overseeing the rebranding and also created an amazing animation which you can see at www.spectrumart.co.uk.
Mike Moloney and I were recently approached by Paul Weller about our film 24 Hrs Here. We agreed to let him use part of the film for the lead single on his new album. Have a look at his website for more info, www.paulweller.com
Never one to rest on his laurels, Paul Weller is a musician who is always evolving and on March 26th 2012 the next phase of his evolution begins with the release of ‘Sonik Kicks’.
On his eleventh solo album Weller continues to the push the boundaries, looking forward rather than back unlike so many of his contemporaries.
Sample a taster of what’s to come right now on www.paulweller.com in the form of album track 'Around The Lake’.
The track is accompanied by a sequence from a short film that Paul is a fan of called '24hrs, Pavey Ark’ which was directed by Mike Moloney & John Hooper.
'Around The Lake’ is available to download from iTunes, click here to get your copy now.
'Sonik Kicks’ features appearances from the likes of Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon, the full tracklisting is:
2. The Attic
3. Kling I Klang
4. Sleep Of The Serene
5. By The Waters
6. That Dangerous Age
7. Study In Blue
9. When Your Garden’s Overgrown
10. Around The Lake
14. Be Happy Children
See Paul Wellers website for pre-order info.
wow + flutter 11 has been the driving force of onedotzero’s programming since inception fifteen years ago. Revered for forecasting the future of moving image, this is the place to discover pioneering creatives producing forward thinking motion graphics, animation and experimental short-form work defining the look of tomorrow.
The onedotzero_adventures in motion festival showcases a mix of the brightest up-and-coming talents alongside world-leading creative luminaries: an international array of creators who stretch ideas of motion entertainment through a compelling mix of ground-breaking cinematic work, stellar screening programmes, explosive live audiovisual and music performances, sensory installations, in-depth presentations and social events.
Taking place in London at BFI Southbank, Wednesday 23 – Sunday 27 November, wow+flutter 11 will be screened at the following times:
Wed 23 Nov | 18:10 | NFT3
Fri 25 Nov | 20:30 | NFT3
Sat 26 Nov | 20:50 | Studio
Sun 27 Nov | 18:30 | NFT1
Tickets cost from £6.50 to £9.50, and can be booked HERE:
Check the onedotzero website for future international touring dates – www.onedotzero.com
Director/Producer: Rupert Cresswell
Animators: Rupert Cresswell, Richard Gladman
Photography: John Hooper
Editor: John Moffat
Music: ‘When I First Saw Jupiter’
by Fall On Your Sword.
Another Earth Soundtrack available
on Milan Records
Another Earth in select theaters July 22nd 2011.
I made this video for the amazing The Bookhouse Boys. It was while making this I took the other shots of the Highlands further down the post.
Once again I will set off up a mountain (well to be truthful this time it will be an extinct volcano) with Mike Moloney. Coming with us this time is the fantastically talented Chris Hatherill of super/collider fame with whom I have worked in the past. This time we are going further and higher than before, the Astronomical Observatory of El Roque de Los Muchachos. For 5 days (2-7th of November) we shall be shooting, rotating, logging and generally recording various aspects of life on top and above the observatory. Follow our progress at
Blog = 24hrshere.tumblr.com
Twitter = 24hrsHere