HSBC Cycle Ride

This HSBC Cycle Ride promotional video was commissioned by British Cycling to promote the HSBC Cycle Rides taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

“This is a huge moment for cycling in Great Britain,” said Ian Drake, CEO of British Cycling. “Working together with HSBC UK, we will provide the encouragement and opportunities to make cycling the most popular activity and sport of choice in Great Britain. We want to help transform an increasingly inactive and unhealthy nation through cycling.”

British Cycling and HSBC UK will deliver events and programmes across local communities, towns and free to enter mass participation events to get millions of people on their bikes.

Get to know: Glasgow

Get to know Glasgow, one of Scotland most vibrant and exciting cities. Great food and drink, incredible culture and nightlife: it’s also famously friendly. Produced by Visit Britain this film was shot over the 5 and 6th of August with directed by Mark McKenna. It was a a fast paced most shoulder mounted shoot, filming at over dozen venues a day. From foodie places like the legendary Ubiquitous Chip and the super-cool Stravaigin, to Porter and Sons the Oran Mor and The Finnieston – where I had the freshest, tastiest  fish I’ve had all year! To display the city’s cultural wears we visited the Kelvingrove Art Gallery, the hyper-modern Riverside Museum and the People’s Palace and the Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed Willow Tearooms. I had never been to the Auchentoshan distillery before and we had a whistle-stop tour of the place. We also had a quick mixology lesson at the Corinthian Club before. I think Butterfly Films should shoot some weddings there, a landmark venue! The whole shoot was mesmerising, I felt like I got a full on Glagow experience during the crazy 2 day shoot. The film was shot using a Canon C100 with a Ninja Blade recorder and a Sony A7s with metabones adapter.

 

Commonwealth Games XX Venue Films

Last month I created Glasgow Commonwealth Games films for each of the Commonwealth venues on behalf of Game on Scotland. I filmed world-class sporting venues across Glasgow from the Emirates Areas through to the Athletes’ Village.

The film was produced by Metro Broadcast and I shot all the greeenscreen over the course of a day at Commonwealth House and often shot two or three venues a day. So a tight turn-around, filming with a sound recordist and a director. All the films were shot on the Canon 5D mk3 and where time  allowed I used a slider, steadicam and crane – all my own kit which is also available for hire.

Since I didn’t edit this series myself I may cut a quickie highlights film of my favourite bits if I find the time in the coming weeks. But I’m off the the Highlands tomorrow morning shooting documentary  ‘Where You’re Meant to Be‘ – a Scottish Musical road trip. The film is part of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme, and the ensuing film is set to premiere after the close of the Games, in late August. So if you’re near the Village Hall at Drumnadrochit tomorrow night you can still get tickets.