PROJECTS



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Grey Goose Vodka



The launch commercial for Grey Goose Vodka Essences line which includes some Satellite Crane shots. The commercial was produced by Time Based Arts and directed by Jim Allen, Mike Skrgatic and Rob Blishen. All post production VFX was by Time Based Arts.






Beats Flex commercials



Four spots for Beats Flex directed by Gabriel Moses for Creative Blood, shot on film using the Satellite Crane and featuring Pa Salieu and Joy Crookes in the UK and Serge Gnabry and Nura in Germany.






Bang & Olufsen Commercial



A recent commercial use of the Satellite crane, mostly at table top scale. Directed by Ben Falk for Odelay Films.






Why can't we get along



A film for the fashion house ‘Rag & Bone’ based on some of my camera rigs. Co-directed by Benjamin Millepied, Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington, with cinematography by Darius Khondji, music by Thom Yorke and starring Kate Mara and Ansel Elgort.






Why can't we get along- The rig film



A background and behind the scenes look at the making of ‘Why Can’t We Get Along’






Zlatan Ibrahimović “Inner Gold”



Zlatan Ibrahimović “Inner Gold” for A-Z sportswear. Shots with the Satellite Crane are incorporated in this spot directed by Tim Saccenti with great VFX by Time Based Arts.






Burntwood Eco House



Highly Commended for Sustainability in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors SW Awards 2010 and shortlisted for the Cornwall Sustainability Awards
We designed this house in Cornwall in collaboration with Bodmin architects ARCO2 and I managed the building project. The running costs are very low thanks to energy saving devices such as the photovoltaic panels, sewage going to a septic tank and the water supply coming from a spring on the property. See a film of the project above and below is a bit of a technical description.

Introduction
Built with the help of friends, family and local small business contractors, the building makes good use of natural heating and lighting. The house is designed for low impact through choice of materials, energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

Passive Performance
On the South corner of the house is a 2 storey glazed ‘sunspace’ with stone faced walls inside, this area collects solar heat which can be distributed through the house by a heat recovery ventilation system. Pre-warmed fresh air is drawn from the top of the space during winter months. In the summer the fresh air intake is diverted to draw from outside the sunspace. Windows at the top can be opened to let out excess heat. Concrete raft floors insulated underneath and block retaining walls insulated on the outside provide thermal mass to store internal heat and balance temperature fluctuations. Argon filled double glazing is used throughout.

Low Impact Materials
The construction is about ninety percent Cornish timber, much of which was sourced from an adjoining forest, milled and air dried on site. The structure is Douglas Fir post and beam frame with Western Red Cedar roof shingles and cladding boards. Western Red Cedar does not require treatment or painting which reduces pollution and maintenance costs. Sheep’s wool, a by-product of carpet making, gives 225mm insulation in the walls and 300mm in the roof. A poor quality existing building was demolished providing aggregate for the driveway and windows for a greenhouse. The kitchen worktops were cut from the slate of a reclaimed billiard table.

Energy
MORSØ 8kW log stove is fuelled with wood coppiced from woodland on the property. Heat is distributed through the building by the heat recovery ventilation system so radiators are not required. Roof mounted solar photovoltaic panels with Growatt grid tied inverter have a 4.2 kW installed capacity, generating around 4,000 kWh per year which is the majority of the yearly consumption of this three bedroom house. Between the inverter and the panels is a 5KWh battery which stores energy during the day to be used at night. A roof mounted, 4 square metre, flat plate solar thermal collector reduces the demand on electricity for hot water heating. Electricity is also conserved by using energy efficient lighting and appliances, including an induction hob.