Archive for Productions

MINI at the FoS

In 2016 we had the pleasure of experiencing the Goodwood Festival of Speed whilst working for MINI.

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One Man – One vision?

Black Magic Ursa Mini 4K Camera base price:  £2409.00 + VAT.  As tested: c £6K + VAT https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicursamini    

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20 (and a half) things you need to know about commissioning your own video (but didn’t know who to ask)

There’s no doubt that video is an effective, ever-expanding medium for getting your content out there, and delivering additional value for your company’s audience – but how do you go about producing video content if you have no previous experience? What are the key considerations before commissioning video to promote your company and your team’s […]

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Master of Dots

Not so long ago I shot and directed a film for my pal JJ.

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This is my story …

  A friend at Senior School could draw superbly.  He had a natural gift and not only did he cover his own school notebooks with the most elegant of illustrations, many ended up on mine too! Sadly I no longer have any of his sketches – most of which were done using a technical drawing […]

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No Benny; plenty of Jets

Recently we had the great pleasure of shooting and editing for Jet Design & Marketing in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

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Spring ’17 Reel

My very latest reel. Mainly self-shot / directed / produced / written but with some notable exceptions including 

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A Most UNcorporate video

We’ve just finished the production of the launch promo for Steamhaus. (www.steamhaus.co.uk)

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Spring 2015 Reel

Putting a reel together is a great opportunity to look back on the work you’ve done. Normally you move straight on to the next job with little time for reflection! But compiling a reel forces you to review your work dispassionately again – like anyone looking at it for the first time would do. Everything […]

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Working with Bay TV

In case you haven’t noticed, the UK has several new local TV stations and more to come.

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Architectural Reel

One of SPL’s specializations is architectural filming – both video and stills. In the last few years we have have filmed everything from offices and shops to some wonderful public buildings.

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Case Study: Vodcasts

Problem: You have a requirement to put a lot of simple videos on the web quickly and on a regular basis but you don’t have the budget. What do you do? Answer? Call SPL! We have developed a system to do just that!

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Aloft … in Scotland

Twice this year we’ve had the great pleasure of staying at The Crieff Hydro in Perthshire, Scotland. First we were there in May for the AH2013 event – with almost 250 Austin Healeys from all over the world in attendance – and then we returned in September to shoot part of CEO Steven Leckie’s fascinating […]

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Kids@Play Bumpacars – Mickey and Minnie

Ho Hum. 25-odd degrees outside and we’re thinking of Christmas. Actually not really THIS Christmas but the one after it. Your favorite neighborhood toy store made most of its its buying decisions for Christmas 2013 months ago and about this time of the year, manufacturers start developing their new toys for the following year.

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The Austin Healey 2013 Event

We’ve just finished editing a two hour presentation of highlights of the Austin Healey European event held at the wonderful Crieff Hydro hotel in Perthshire. With almost 250 Healeys in one place, it was a sight to see for those (like me) who love classic cars. The whole event was sponsored by Swiss watchmakers Frederique […]

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Starting off with a bang! (updated)

Well we’ve started filming for the 2013 season of ‘Classic Cars in 3D’ and this year we’ll be making 11 x 30 minute shows. Shooting has started off with a bang too! We had the opportunity to go to Amari Supercars to shoot some of their current stock. Amazingly, just in was this unique ’96 […]

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Mumba Designs

Funny how things go. First I directed an ad for pants (see here) then ended up helping Elizabeth Morana with her Mumba bra video!

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It’s all pants …

Recently I had the great pleasure of being asked to direct a promo for Jockey’s new campaign – and ‘Show You’re Jockey’ is the result.

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DSLR (self-shot) Reel 2012

Recently we’ve put together a new reel of Ian’s self-shot work. It’s all shot on DSLR and it’s a salute to an era that is about to end. Why?

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Classic Cars in 3D

Update: See the NEW Season Two promo here! We’ve just finished production on 7 x 30 min episodes of our new TV series ‘Classic Cars 3D’. This is a 2D preview. For more information, please contact us.

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