Below is a list of all the filming projects (that I can, or want, to remember!) being involved with, whether it be in front or behind the camera, or both.
This page last updated 1st April 2018
Filming / Editing Projects from 2016 onwards (most recent first)
1st April 2018
After many years of languishing nowhere here's my 1995 video slightly spruced up and mildly modified from the original. Anything I've added or altered for this version is what I'd really wanted back then and couldn't achieve.
Premise: A man wakes up with no
memory and is held in a house along with his double. In finding out
answers to questions the man has to question himself.
It was shot on standard VHS
video tapes and edited with basic animation produced on an Amiga
A1200. Now slightly restored using digital software. Relatively
unseen since it's initial low-key release back in 1995 I've
attempted to make this more 'watchable' than it was back then and
have faded a few (now irritating to me) swear words.
Running time: 31 mins 17 seconds
30th March 2018
Welcome To Cala Bona
The follow-up video to last year's video This Is Cala Bona with friend Adam wandering around various places in Cala Bona, Cala Millor, Son Servera and Porto Cristo.
Running time: 1 hr 26 mins 38 seconds
2nd December 2017
Christmas Dream - Isla St Clair
A short video edited to my favourite version of one of my favourite Christmas songs. This was a song I heard back in 1982 and which my father had recorded from TV. Played it many times until that tape got wiped boo hoo then it took years to get hold of this version of that song again. Years. I'd managed to get the Perry Como version and much as I love that version it wasn't this version. I finally got hold of this one last year, twice. The first copy on vinyl stuck in one part of the song so I found another copy and it stuck very near to the same place as the first one. Hmm. So I edited a version digitally using the parts of each record that didn't stick and that's the version I've published today, to a mix of pictures I've taken or taken from the internet.
To me this song sums up Christmas and it brings with it very happy memories of that 1982 Christmas when my parents were alive and well and when the house was a very happy place. This is a song that makes me feel Christmas-sy as a result. I love this version.
5th August 2017:
Rain in Cala Bona
A very short video of footage shot from the balcony of a ground floor apartment on a day that it hammered down with rain in Cala Bona, Mallorca / Majorca. The footage is from 1st October 2016 and I've literally just edited it today. It will appear on the forthcoming DVD containing all the 2016 holiday videos.
Length: 1 minute 2 seconds
Saturday 25th March 2017
This Is Cala Bona
Holiday video showing how nice Cala Bona, Mallorca (Majorca) is from the scenery to the people to the atmosphere. Edited using footage mostly from 2016 with bits from previous years. It's as much a holiday video as it is about the place and as such features other places visited during that holiday; Son Servera, Bar Playa (Costa De Los Pinos), Porto Cristo, & Palma. Cala Bona is next to Cala Millor and this wonderful place (with Cafe Del Sol) also features.
Length: 42 mins 53 seconds
Sunday 19th March 2017
Taking What's Mine - (Digital Transfer) - Finally transferred from the original digital edit
Largely unseen in the year of its release 1998 or since, this is the film / music project I worked on with Phil Young, Laurence Williams & Nickely Burke. The basic plot is that a man wakes up as a prisoner of aggressive people and who then spends as much time trying to get away from them whilst heading towards... something.
Length: 31 mins 16 seconds
Sunday 27th November 2016
Boat Ride To Porto Cristo
The third of a few holiday videos to come, this is a short one of a boat ride to Porto Cristo, Majorca / Mallorca. Filmed / edited / posted in HD widescreen.
Length: 3 mins 41 seconds
Sunday 6th November 2016
The second of a few holiday videos to come, this is a short one of Palma, Majorca, centred mostly in and around the Cathedral there. Filmed / edited / posted in HD widescreen.
Length: 5 mins 50 seconds
Sunday 23rd October 2016
The first of a few holiday videos to come, this is a short one of a lovely Majorcan town called Son Servera. Filmed / edited / posted in HD widescreen.
Length: 2 mins 35 seconds
Sunday 16th October 2016
My first editing since 2009, this is a tiny edit of a song performed at Hotel Cala Bona on 4th October 2016.
The song is "American Icons My My", performed by Duo Maritim. Written by Bob Richardson who also has a version of this performance on his own YouTube channel.
This is a low-ish resolution version converted from a HD version. I aim to get the HD version up, one day!
Length: 4 mins 3 seconds
Sunday 16th October 2016
This is a small piece of raw footage of a horse and carriage taken in Palma 3rd October 2016 and which will likely end up in the edited Palma video I'm planning to throw together. This one is posted in HD as a test.
Length: 12 seconds
Below: Filming Projects 1987 to 2009 (Editing 1994 to 2010)
|Acting Roles in:|
|The Champions (1992)||Filming began in 1987, finished in 1992. Involved some acting.|
|A Hill Of Beans (1995)||Some acting involved but I was mostly behind the camera.|
|Xonus (1995)||Was well in front and behind the camera. I started filming this in 1994 and it was finally finished around Easter 1995 (from memory).|
|Iron Law (1997)||Mostly in front of the camera.|
|Camera Man / Editor:|
What's Mine (1998)
Plot: A man finds himself repeatedly being pursued by vicious assailants and looks for a way out.
Filmed 1995, released 1998. Behind the camera / editing. There were three music videos associated to this as well, filmed by Phil Young, edited by myself.
Taking What's Mine is available to watch on YouTube, with the 3 music videos following the main video. (Note: this version is a transfer from video tape).
|Based In Manhattan (2003)||A film of my second trip to Manhattan.|
|The French Trip / Barcelona: A Brief Look (2004)||
Nice, Cannes, Monaco, & Monte Carlo in one film, with Barcelona in the second one.
|A Short Trip To Budapest (2004)||Fantastic place. Boring video I have to admit. Overlong and dull.|
|Venice: Avenues and Alleyways (2005)||A very enjoyable trip.|
|Amsterdam / London (2005 / 2003)|
|Skiing In Bulgaria (2007)||Loved the holiday, the video's not too bad either. BUT I was getting tired of editing by this time, and mistakes crept in. The main one was that I put in the name of somebody who hadn't even gone on that holiday. Crazy. I corrected this but not before copies had already been given out.|
|A Cyprus Holiday (2009)||Edited during 2010. This was my last go at editing for six years. I like this a lot but I felt it was time to call it a day until I was able to film / edit in the way I now wanted to (HD widescreen). It took me until 2016 to get around to doing that.|
|The Champions Photo Gallery (2008)||A simple photo gallery used as an extra on The Champions DVD. I may have produced photo galleries for other Misfits DVDs but I'll to check this, my memory's going!|
|Our Family (2005)||Family photos covering more than 40 years|
|Anne - A Life Told In Pictures (2003)||A pictorial history / film of a good friend of mine.|
|Real Life Filming:|
|The Marriage of Christine and Stephen (2001)||A wedding video, but a damn good one if I say so myself.|
|The Marriage of Catherine and Andreas (2006)|
|The Christening Of Jennifer Isobel Young (2002)||Behind the camera/editing.|
|The Bosleys - A Celebration (2003)||Behind the camera/editing.|
|Polo Day At Kirtlington (2005)|
|Emma & Ossie - Days Of Celebration (2005)|
|Work Hard, Play Hard (2006)||A collection of social events.|
|Work Hard, Play Hard II (2007)||Another collection of social events|
|Beryl's Party (2006)||60th Birthday party filmed for a friend|
|Why You Should Pick Edward! (2001)||
Filmed by request, an audition for a TV programme.
|Chris and Jen: A Cyprus Wedding (2009)||Edited during 2010.|
|Two Holidays (2006)||
Two holidays that a couple of friends went on. I edited their photos and footage for them.
|Nick's Stag (2007)||A stag weekend that i was asked to edit together.|
|The Marriage of John and Trudy (2009)||My sister asked me to edit a wedding video for her friend as a favour. The wedding had taken place in 1990 and I had two sets of footage to edit. I enjoyed this one, after all I hadn't filmed it so I couldn't be held responsible for the footage (a big worry when I film weddings myself - always afraid of messing it up). It didn't take long to edit either, the final version is only 21 minutes long. yes this was a fun one. It was also my penultimate editing job for 7 years.|
Shows Filmed (1995 to 2004):
Showstoppers, Oklahoma, Old Time Music Hall, A Show Of Shows, Bugsy Malone, HMS Pinafore Songs Of Gershwin & Bernstein, A Century Of Song, Show Excerpts, Mack & Mabel, Millennium Concert, Oliver!, 60s Sensations, The Variety Show 1998, The Variety Show 1999, Millennium Show, The Variety Show 2001, Kidlington Gala Day 2001, The Variety Show 2002, The Variety Show 2003, The Variety Show 2004, Day Trip To Bethlehem, JC2000, Abingdon Lights 1999, Off To Bethlehem, The Smallest Angel, Call Of The World, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The End Of The Rainbow, Joseph 2000, Gel, Annie, Peter Pan, When We Are Married, Drive-In', Performance Evening, As Seen On TV, 1/2 Light, Harlequin 2002 Rehearsal Footage, An Evening Of Dance 2003.
Fast Forward (1988), Platform Soul (1996), Free 4 All (1996), Larkmead '97 (1997)
Other Edits: Trish Nelson Live In Kidlington (2002), Hannah Baker (2002) - Compilations taken from 'Variety Show 2002' as asked for by the show's producer, Malcolm Baker.
And in order of completion...
|1||The Champions (1987)||OLG / Misfits||First time in front of the camera. Not completed until 1992.|
|2||Fast Forward at Al's (1988)||Al||Band. I don't think the footage I took exists. It was very very dark.|
|3||Fast Forward at Justin's (1988)||Al||I haven't seen the footage since so I doubt it exists today.|
|4||Portmeirion (1989)||James Spence||Footage filmed by James Spence. Some footage with me later used in Xonus.|
|1||The Champions (1992)||OLG / Misfits||Acting. Began this 1987, completed 1992. Enjoyable fun to make.|
|5||A Hill Of Beans (1995)||OLG / Misfits||
Acting. Took some of the footage. I certainly overacted in this one and I cringe at times when watching it. I like the production overall though.
|6||Xonus (1995)||OLG / Misfits||Wrritten, starring, edited by me.|
|7||Showstoppers (1995)||WHY Productions||MYCO. First show that I filmed and edited.|
|8||Oklahoma (1996)||OLG / Misfits||MYCO. Second show, this time filmed by Misfits.|
|9||Old Time Music Hall (1996)||OLG / Misfits||MYCO. Show. Filming & editing.|
|10||Platform Soul (1996)||OLG / Misfits||Band. Filming & editing.|
|11||Free 4 All (1996)||OLG / Misfits||Band. Filming & editing.|
|12||Hood - The Musical (1996)||WHY Productions||Tidying-up exercise of a show filmed by other people.|
|13||Iron Law (1997)||OLG / Misfits||
Acting, some filming. I created
the title sequence and later created the pre-title sequence.
To date this is my last appearance as an 'actor'. I preferred my acting in Xonus over and above this one, while my appearance in A Hill Of Beans was my least favourite. The Champions was just great fun.
|14||A Show Of Shows (1997)||WHY Productions||MYCO. Show. Filming & editing.|
|15||Larkmead '97 (1997)||WHY Productions||Band. Filming & editing.|
|16||Drive - Iní (1997)||WHY Productions||NB BDC. Show. Filming & editing.|
|17||Performance Evening (1997)||WHY Productions||NB BDC. Show. Filming & editing.|
|18||Unfinished Music Video (1997)||WHY Productions||NB BDC. Asked to film a music video for a singer by a director, filmed over two days with singer and dancers, singer fell out with the director, it was scrapped.|
|19||Wink Music Performance (1997)||NB BDC||Dancers. Filming only, footage handed over.|
|20||Two Dancers (1997)||NB BDC||Dancers. Filming only, footage handed over.|
|21||When We are Married (1997)||WHY Productions||
MBDG. A show
filmed by two of us, the other person having forgotten to bring a tripod.
One I didn't enjoy editing and doubly didn't enjoy the reaction once the
edit was handed over: "Can we just have that one set of footage?" "Er, no".
Never filmed for them again :)
|22||As Seen On TV (1998)||WHY Productions||NB BDC. Show. Filming & editing.|
|23||Bugsy Malone (1998)||WHY Productions||MYCO. The first video I edited digitally though I had started on Taking What's Mine by this time (I think).|
|24||The Variety Show (1998)||WHY Productions||MB. Show. Filming & editing.|
|25||HMS Pinafore / Songs Of Gershwin & Bernstein (1998)||WHY Productions||MYCO. Show. Filming & editing. I'm not a fan of Gilbert & Sullivan and almost turned this one down. I made the mistake of taking it on and couldn't wait for it to be over, both filming it and editing it.|
|26||Day Trip To Bethlehem (1998)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
|27||Taking What's Mine
Kicking, Punching, Screaming
Without You Here
|WHY Productions||Main production filmed by me. Music sequences filmed by Phil Young. All edited by me.|
|28||1/2 Light (1999)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
|29||The Variety Show (1999)||WHY Productions||MB. Probably my favourite of all the shows I filmed & edited, followed by Showstoppers. Loved those Variety Shows, some great routines and great performances.|
|30||A Century Of Song (1999)||WHY Productions||MYCO. Show. Filming & editing.|
|31||JC2000 (1999)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
|32||Off To Bethlehem (1999)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
JC2000 (mild re-edit of the original)
Abingdon Lights (1999)
|WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
|34||Call Of The World (2000)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
|35||Joseph 2000 (2000)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing. One of the better edits of a show that I did. Was really happy with this one.|
|36||Millennium Show (2000)||WHY Productions||MB. Show. Filming & editing.|
|37||Show Excerpts (2000)||WHY Productions||MYCO. An edited compilation of clips from some of the shows I filmed, for use in some competition. They didn't get what they were after I seem to recall.|
|38||Mack & Mabel (2000)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
|39||Millennium Concert (2000)||WHY Productions||MYCO. Show. Filming & editing.|
|40||One World Week (2001)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
|41||The Variety Show (2001)||WHY Productions||MB. Show. Filming & editing.|
|42||Oliver! (2001)||WHY Productions||MYCO. Show. Filming & editing.|
|43||Why You Should Pick Edward! (2001)||WHY Productions||Audition for a reality series that I was asked to film & edit within 24 hours. He didn't get on the series.|
|44||Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (2001)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
|45||Kidlington Gala Day (2001)||WHY Productions||An event day that I was asked to film. Longest video I've edited to date, over three hours long. Only six copies produced, made me feel I could have spent my time more wisely :)|
|46||60ís Sensations (2001)||WHY Productions||MYCO. Show. Filming & editing. Last show I did for this particular society, just felt like the right time to move on.|
|47||Annie (2001)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
|48||Gel (2001)||WHY Productions||
time I didn't hand over a show once I'd finished editing it. Two master
copies were produced wich remain unseen by anyone else. I'd been reluctant
to film the show as I had not been too keen on the show's director's
less than courteous attitude towards us when filming her earlier show (Joseph 2000) but foolishly
(but reluctantly) took it on.
After spending some time editing this particular show and upon finishing it the director asked to see the edit "...before deciding whether to offer it to the cast" as she hadn't been happy about the video for the previous show (which I consider one of my best edits). "If you didn't like that one you're not going to like this one" was the response and it's never been handed over. Never received a penny for it so was happy not to hand it over :)
This level of absolute rudeness led more than anything else for me to say my days of filming / editing other peoples' stuff were numbered. Took me three more years to actually achieve that but the number of shows I filmed & edited reduced dramatically by that time.
|49||Peter Pan (2001)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
|50||The Marriage of Christine and Stephen (2001)||WHY Productions||Reality. Filming & editing.|
|51||The Variety Show
Trish Nelson Live In Kidlington (2002), Hannah Baker (2002) - Compilations taken from 'Variety Show 2002' as asked for by the show's producer, Malcolm Baker.
|WHY Productions||MB. Show. Filming & editing.|
|52||Harlequin 2002 Rehearsal Footage (2002)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
|53||The End Of The Rainbow (2002)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
|54||The Christening Of Jennifer Isobel Young (2002)||WHY Productions||Reality. Filming & editing.|
|55||Based In Manhattan (2003)||WHY Productions||Reality. Filming & editing. First of The Holiday videos.|
|56||An Evening Of Dance 2003 (2003)||WHY Productions||Show. Filming & editing.|
|57||The Variety Show (2003)||WHY Productions||MB. Show. Filming & editing.|
|58||The Bosleys - A Celebration (2003)||WHY Productions||Reality. Filming & editing.|
|59||Anne - A Life Told In Pictures (2003)||WHY Productions||Reality. Editing. I was requested to produce this based on photos of a friend.|
|60||The Variety Show (2004)||WHY Productions||MB. The last show (to date...) that I've filmed and edited. I had enjoyed filming the Variety Shows but for various reasons this was the last I filmed (think they did two more years of Variety Shows after this one). This particular group was the one I felt had been particularly appreciative of efforts in producing the videos. There came a time to move on though.|
|61||The French Trip / Barcelona: A Brief Look (2004)||WHY Productions||Reality. Filming & editing. The second of The Holiday videos.|
|62||A Short Trip To Budapest (2004)||WHY Productions||Reality. Filming & editing. The third of The Holiday videos. A short trip it was, the video seems to go on forever though. Overlong and dull at 46 minutes.|
|63||Cast Out (2005)||WHY Productions||Reality. Editing. I was requested to produce this based on photos by a friend.|
|64||Venice: Avenues and Alleyways (2005)||WHY Productions||Reality. Filming & editing. The fourth of The Holiday videos.|
|65||Emma & Ossie - Days Of Celebration (2005)||WHY Productions||Reality. Filming & editing.|
|66||Amsterdam / London (2005 / 2003)||WHY Productions||Reality. Filming & editing. The fifth of The Holiday videos.|
|67||No Devil In Wicca (2005)||OLG / Misfits||Uncompleted due to lead man having to drop out: I didn't want to re-cast the role. This was the closest I came to being in another Misfits video after filming Iron Law (1997): some footage was shot before the plug was pulled. Other than James Spence & myself this was going to have had a mostly new cast involved; the roles had been cast but it was not to be.|
|68||Our Family (2005)||HRVT||Reality. Editing. I edited a video using family photos.|
|69||Polo Day At Kirtlington (2005)||HRVT||Reality. Filming & editing.|
|70||The Marriage of Catherine and Andreas (2006)||HRVT||Reality. Filming & editing.|
|71||Portmeirion (2004, 2005, 2006)||HRVT||Reality. Filming & still waiting to be edited. My enthusiasm for this project comes and goes.|
|72||Work Hard, Play Hard (2006)||HRVT||Reality. Filming & editing.|
|73||Beryl's Party (2006)||HRVT||Reality. Filming & editing.|
|74||Two Holidays (2006)||HRVT||Reality. Editing. Filmed by others.|
|23||Nick's Stag (2007)||HRVT||Reality. Editing. Filmed by others.|
|75||Skiing In Bulgaria (2007)||HRVT||Reality. Filming & editing. The sixth of The Holiday videos.|
|76||Work Hard, Play Hard II (2007)||HRVT||Reality. Filming & editing.|
The Champions Photo Gallery (2008)
Iron Law Photo Gallery (2008)
|OLG / Misfits||James Spence produced DVDs of the Misfits productions and somewhere along the line I said I'd produce the photo gallery extras. Can't remember if I suggested it or was asked.|
|78||The Marriage of John and Trudy (2009)||HRVT||Reality. Editing. Filmed by others.|
Chris and Jen: A Cyprus Wedding (2010)
A Cyprus Holiday (2010)
Reality. Filming & editing. The
seventh of The Holiday videos.
This was the last filming / editing project I did before coming out of retirement in 2016. I really enjoyed editing this one, spent months on it but by the time I even got to edit it felt unhappy at the quality of the footage I took. The story behind that is that my video camera had broken a few months before when on my way to Cala Bona for the first time. I was kept busy enough that I didn't make enough time to find a replacement camera and filmed the wedding on my then phone. I wasn't happy at the time and felt worse when I saw other people's footage when it came to the editing. It wasn't like I'd been asked to film & edit this one, but I'd really wanted to.
However, I still like the final edited version. After that though, without a real camera to hand I wasn't prepared to film again, plus I was bored of producing my holiday videos by this time, they all had the same feel and style about them. Plus I wanted to move to HD widescreen and with the technology I had at that time couldn't easily do it, couldn't afford it. So I waited until everything fell into place and until I was actually in the mood to edit again. I took a 6-year break.
|28||Taking What's Mine: The (Almost) 20th Anniversary Edition (2017)||WHY Productions||I'd never really felt I'd done all I could do for this one so I finally produced an edit for YouTube. I worked on this during a break from editing the next project below.|
|80||This Is Cala Bona (2017)||TNH||
Reality. Filming & editing. The
eighth of The Holiday videos. Probably the most satisfying video I've ever
edited. I'd taken a video camera to Cala Bona the first time I went there in
2008 but the camera broke on the way there. I took photos instead. Over the
years I felt like filming there but had to wait a while until I had all the
right equipment at the right time. Finally in 2016 I felt ready to film it,
and was going to do a moving picture postcard video, maximum 20 minutes in
length. Whist I was there ideas for filming kept coming to me and in the end
took over 5 and a half hours of footage. This has resulted in a 43 minute
video which I'm pleased with. Could have been better filmed but overall I
like it. I filmed it in HD Widescreen and for once didn't smother it with
music as had been the case with the previous holiday videos. This gives it a
different feel from the earlier ones. I began editing this October 2016 and
finished March 2017.
I've already begun filming the next production.
|6||Xonus (2018)||OLG / Misfits||
Restoration of the 1995 video. I
had attempted to digitally restore this some years ago but gave up. I
started restoring from scratch on 2nd April 2017 and by 23rd April needed a
break from it. I didn't think I'd get back to it until 2018 and this turned
out to be true. I wanted fresh eyes to be cast over the edit and once I did,
on 31st March, only made minor changes and produced the Master. I posted to
YouTube 1st April 2018. This remains one of my personal favourite projects
that I've ever undertook.
I've slightly enhanced and mildly modified the video. The enhancements were what I'd wanted to achive back in 1995 and couldn't achieve back then. The modifications were made to reflect the passing of time and of my own views on how things should be presented (swearing in the video has been highly reduced and often removed for instance).