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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

New Delhi, India

New Delhi, India. A place of many extremes and opposites. Slow, noisy, dirty, frustrating, poverty stricken... maybe.... but there are so many happy, smiling faces. Children come out to wave as you drive past. People everywhere are keen and eager to help, they can't do enough for you. It all says so much. India has one of the richest economies in the world, and yet so many live in extreme poverty that we can hardly comprehend. It's a huge country and one day I would love to go for more than a week, when I'm not working, and take time to look around at this beautiful place.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Great Gable FRCC War Memorial Plaque

Great Gable FRCC War Memorial Plaque is Re-instated
 A climb up to the peak of Great Gable in late September just happened to coincide with the re-instatement of the Fell and Rock Climbing Club of the English Lake District's memorial plaque to those members who lost their lives during World War I.
Great Gable FRCC War Memorial Plaque Team, September 2013
 The plaque was removed in July by the Royal Engineers who were invited to undertake the project and, accompanied by Vice Presidents Peter Smith and Mark Scott, completed stage 1 on 10th July 2013
Great Gable FRCC War Memorial Plaque after refurbishment, September 2013
On Wednesday 25th September the Engineers accompanied by members of the FRCC carried the plaque back up to the summit using a stretcher. They took all the tools and materials they needed with them and fixed the plaque back into its rightful place.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Lakes Gospel Choir Promo Video

Lakes Gospel Choir Promotional Video by ATLD Ltd.
In September we were filming and editing a promotional video and a series of inserts for a concert that the Lakes Gospel Choir were appearing in at the Apollo in Manchester. The LGC is based in Windermere in the Lake District and they were taking part in a concert in conjunction with UCB and coinciding with the release of their new album 'Moving Mountains, Changing Lives'. Filming took place at the LCC in Windermere over 1 day and the various sequences and promo were then edited and completed for delivery the very next day. A record turn around..!

IDPB's production of 'Ascension' at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

The Glasgow Skye Association's annual Pre-World's concert at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall kept us busy in August. This year it was the Inveraray & District Pipe Band with their 'Ascension' themed concert.
The concert hall was packed to the seams and this high profile and prestigious concert brought an audience from literally all the corners of the globe to see a wide variety of musical numbers which even included a barber shop quartet, pictured left.

It's a long time since Adrian worked in this great venue and it was good to be back.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Filming from the Sky and an Illuminated Bus

Two exciting projects this month. Testing an aerial filming system in the Langdale Valley and shooting a new short documentary film in Windermere, both in the sunny and very hot as it was Lake District. The first project was working alongside Dave Hipkiss from Up Above Ltd. who owns and operates a variety of aerial filming systems to offer an alternative and more economical alternative to helicopter shooting.

The second project was for the South Lakes Youth for Christ and involved working with Director / Producer Tina Taylor to film and edit a short documentary about the life and work of the Light Bus which is an exciting new project centred around Windermere. We shot some amazing footage of the children who come along to enjoy this great venture.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Yummy Yummy Chocolate

April and May saw a couple of interesting jobs at opposite ends of the spectrum. A new client in Kendal in the Lake District, the famous 1657 Chocolate House was in need of some new product shots for a variety of websites... and no, I didn't eat any of the subject matter... Honestly, I didn't..!
And a little further away was the very hot destination of Bahrain for another Formula 1 race weekend. We got a very friendly reception thankfully despite the continued unrest, and there were no incidents to speak of. A very entertaining race too and some very yummy lemon and mint drinks to chill off in the evening. Not forgetting of course the very welcoming and cooling sight of the hotel swimming pool which was made good use of. Driving was interesting, my first time in Bahrain. Normally I love driving abroad but this was just plain crazy, they have no idea at all and how there aren't more serious accidents, I have no idea.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Russian Ark

Just been watching a film called 'Russian Ark', remarkable if only for the fact that it was shot entirely in one day, on a Steadicam, and in one continuous shot. Not entirely sure what it's all about but all respect to the crew and the cast, you can only guess at the logistical nightmares that kind of shoot would entail, not to mention physical exhaustion, as they were on take four by the time they got it in the can. To make matters worse, the director only spoke Russian and the DoP only spoke German so they were both followed around by a translator. Must have been a fascinating day.

Directed by Alexander Sokurov. DoP and Steadicam by Tilman Buttner.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Fishing on Watendlath Tarn

Fishing is a popular pastime at this lovely and serene spot, some 863 feet up between the Borrowdale and the Thirlmere valleys. Also a good stop off point to get a cuppa at the tea room next to the Pack Horse Bridge.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Winter Climbing in The Lakes

Some winter walking last week in the beautiful and inspiring mountains of the fabulous Lake District... High Pike was my destination but I only made it to the summit of Low Pike before I ran out of time to get back in daylight. Still, an amazing day as the sun cleared through the cloud on the way up.
The scenery was spectacular, as was the snow, and it had drifted heavily in several places. The crampons were on for most of the climb and it was pretty icy in places, not to mention the peaty bog that I inadvertently stumbled into, right up to my knee. Managed to escape its clutches though thankfully.

Stuff like this is just great for the soul.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Commercial Photographers Lake District

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