PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY

 

Recently qualified as a commercial drone pilot I can offer aerial services as part of a photography or video project taking your production to the next level in terms of visual impact. Fully trained by a NQE (Nationally Qualified Entity) and granted a Permission for Commercial Operations by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) I can plan and execute any aerial project safely and professionally.

 

Much more than just a ‘man with a drone’ - with experience in photo and video editing, I’m able to take stills or video footage from an aerial shoot, combine it with conventionally shot footage from a DSLR camera and craft it into a story. Coming from a design background gives me an understanding of taking what comes out of the camera and through skillful editing and use of sound, turn it into something much more visually appealing.

 

Human Baby, Human Being is a short film exploring consciouness issues in the life of newborn babies I made for Pre and Perinatal Psychotherapist Matthew Appleton. It is one film in a short series I’ve made for Conscious Embodiment Trainings.

The video seems to be generating a lot of interest already. People have commented on the excellent quality of the video - so your skills are being noticed. Thanks again for everything. I’m already thinking about the possibilities for a 3rd film.  Matthew - Conscious Embodiment Trainings

David Oliver - ‘Tsavo’ Video Showreel Demo

David commissioned me to produce a short showreel to promote his percussive skills to producers of film and TV programmes. It comprises a multiple set of some of the percussion stems that David provided, commissioned by composer Barnaby Taylor for a BBC Natural World Documentary entitled Elephant Family and Me, presented by Gordon Buchanan which aired on Boxing Day and 27th December 2016. Recorded and filmed in his studio in Somerset, UK.

 

The video at right was produced for the Bristol female close harmony trio Three Rivers. The cover of the bluegrass classic ‘Let me Rest’ was filmed in the beautiful surrounds of Ashton Court, South Bristol.

Testimonials:

           Andy Ballard’s film of our daughter’s summer wedding is a joy - but more than that - having Andy around involved in the planning and on the day was a complete pleasure - his enthusiasm and joie de vivre is catching! Thank you Andy for giving us a joyous record which also respectfully captured the tone and character of our particular wedding. Thank you.  Leila Smith

My photography and video work has been featured in the following publications and websites:

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