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The Grace Notes – Live At The Poly

24 May

Back in March I was approached by jazz, soul, funk band,The Grace Notes to produce some live video content to promote the band. Here is the result, filmed live at The Poly the videos were shot with 3 cameras and edited in post. The First video to be released is I Surrender. I’ve tried to show the bands style and attitude in the video, whilst making the video feel very live.

More to follow soon.

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1974 – The Abba Years

16 Apr

Back In July of last year I shot and edited a promo for 1974 – The Abba Years. Unlike the work I did for The Honey Honey Show, the shoot was entirely unplanned, having been invited to come to one of the bands first big gigs, I took the opportunity to grab material needed to create a promo on the fly. After the shoot I worked with the client to achieve the best mixture of material for a 2 minute 16 spot, this was the final result.

Produced, Edited, Shot & Custom Graphics – Andrew Cook

Comedy At The Poly

21 Feb

Comedy At The Poly Episode One.

Matt Richardson & Offie

As part of my continuing work on The Filter, as producer and director working with fellow producer Matt Stent. Here’s the first episode of Comedy At The Poly for your enjoyment.

The Filter is proud to present the first in a series of Comedy At The Poly Videos. Featuring Paul Kerensa, Diane Spencer, Matt Richardson and Adam Barker. The first episode features exclusive interviews with the comics and live stand-up performance from the night as well as some larking about from our host for the show, Offie.

Watch Episode One Here

As well as being one of the camera operators on the night, I also vision-mixed the night as well as producing and editing the final show.

Some Pics For The Show.

The Filter web presence is slowly being launched and I aim to blog further on the shows development in the future.
For more information on The Filter check out

The Filter Presents – Live At The Poly Videos – Ice Cold Idiots

18 Jan

The Filter Presents – Live At The Poly Videos – Fred And Issy

18 Jan

The Filter Presents – Comedy At The Poly

18 Jan

The Honey Honey Show – Working on The Promo

29 Sep

The Honey Honey Logo - Complete with Spinning Mirrorball

One of the things I did over the summer was to work on  production of The Honey Honey Show, a kids theatre production with audio visual elements.

Think Mama Mia with Benny Bear as the star.

Script Editing, Filming, Directing, Editing and Producing All elements.

Benny Mixing On The Decks

Benny and Bjorn Pose For A Photo

I was contracted early on to discuss the logistics of the script written, how we would film it with what etc. Working with the lighting designer and the producer we sketched out the script elements to be filmed and constructed. Once all the filming was done I was asked to put together a promo for the show using the materials we had filmed and footage I’d filmed from an earlier gig at the Cannizaro festival in Wimbledon when the band (1974) had closed the festival.

The promo was mainly needed for theatre playout systems and websites to advertise the upcoming show. Therefore it was constructed to act as both a mute piece and to feature a narration when sound was used.

With silly fonts and bright colours to appeal to the age group of young children and to invoke the nostalgia of Abba to the parents.

Heres the finished promo.