Ice Bucket Challenge

Being a filmmaker, with a pretty vast array of cameras and kit at my disposal, it’s fair to say my ice bucket challenge was never going to be a standard one angle iPhone shot. With my fairly recently acquired Sony FS700 with its super slow motion capability there was only really one way this was going to go…

As I was the subject of the film, I had to draft in the services of trusted friends Kate Addison and Nick Lloyd. We shot at golden hour so had to get it all shot pretty quickly. For speed we shot all of the lead up shots with the Sony A7s and drafted the FS700 in just for the slow motion ‘money’ shot. I failed to explain the whole slow-mo¬† buffering situation so the first bucket of water dropping on my head didn’t actually get caught on camera. We were losing light fast so Kate ran into the house, dried my t shirt with a hairdryer and we rushed outside to get the shot again. The light was even nicer second time around

So here it is, my Ice Bucket Challenge. I donated ALS (MND is the same thing), I also donated to Cancer Research UK as it got my charitable juices flowing

 

Serious New Website – Silly First Blog Post

 

Well it may as well have been a silly blog post to get the ball rolling!

After much excitement in the week leading up to our ski holiday in Lech, Austria, the inevitable happened – I got tonsillitis!
Kate, Craig, Nicola, Claire and Chris head up the mountain, Ben stays in bed. Bad times. After a constant flurry of pictures coming through on Whats app of all my buddies, skiing, drinking champagne, skiing, drinking Aperol Sprits etc, I decided to document how my day was going. So here are the 4 photographs from the album ‘Ben’s First Day Skiing’

All taken with my beloved Sony A7s with available light

 

‘Warm Saltwater’

 

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‘This shit is getting serious’

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‘Working Through the Pain’

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And finally, ‘Dreaming of the Slopes’

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