My video portrait of Avan Jogia.
I filmed this with Avan in my favourite coffee shop Vagabond N7 in London.
Music is a remix by Avan’s brother Ketan Jogia of “Enemies” by Hannah Georgas.
Reloading the Diana camera in the BFI London.
I shot this for BItter Ruin while they were recording in Rocket Studios 2 weeks ago. It’s kind of like a hybrid music video portrait.
Shot on the stairs outside the studio after they recorded the actual track. That’s rock ‘n roll efficiency right there.
Edoardo Parenti. The Italian in London.
Filming Doggy Style
This is the behind the scenes video of the video portrait shoot I did with model Helena Linder.
Her two little doggies were there Buddy & Bonnie, this is the silliness that happens when you work with doggies.
Video Portrait of model Helena Linder.
I shot this in England on a perfect overcast bright day off Lowestoft Beach.
I hadn’t shot a female portrait yet, so I wanted to do it justice, but had a block. During the edit I wanted to put a more upbeat song to it, or a song that Helena herself liked. But I realised I had shot it almost as though it was a painting, and a soft, thoughtful track suited it more. Once I realised that, I finally had the inspiration to do it.
I love tattoos myself so I wanted to put a bit of emphasis on the colour on her arms. Helena loves her two dogs Bonnie and Buddy so incorporated them too. My friend manned “Dog Cam” so my behind the scenes will be…energetic.
Check out Helena’s Tumblr: http://helenalinder.tumblr.com
Stephen The Presenter;
This is a bit of different take on my video portraits. Stephen asked me to film some footage for his showreel so I decided to do a more upbeat video, showing his more playful side.
What do you think? I’ve gotten quite a good response from this, people seem to like the upbeat nature. Hmmmm, it’s making to rethink what direction my video portraits should go in. I didn’t pay too much attention to it when I’d finished, I felt my editing was a bit sloppy, but the perfectionist in me doesn’t allow me to like my own work that much.