Motion shoots alongside stills often see both departments competing with each other for limited resources; locations, talent, light, props and of course time. It’s easy to assume that the result will be compromised but that doesn’t have to be the case. As you’ll see, we’ve worked with the challenges it presents many, many times and we know all the pitfalls; shooting motion for TVCs ourselves we understand exactly how stills and motion need to get along.
Hoping to prove a point, we thought we’d collect together stills that we’ve shot during a motion production. All the images on this link were shot within the limitations that this way of working can impose, by four of our photographers particularly adept at this special way of working. https://horton-stephens.com/hsalongsidemotion.pdf
We’ve just added our new AF Webb’s motion to the site and it contains the same raw aesthetic as his stills. A showreel plus his wonderful film, “Rambutan” which he directed, filmed, produced and edited with the smallest possible team. That’ll be just himself! We hope you like it… we’re really loving it.
Something new for all you Coneheads out there. A new series by Karen Thomas.
Loving seeing these out!
Today we mourn the natural death of Kenyan Lion - Scarface. Of whom our George Logan has photographed numerous times over the years as part of his important conservation work with The Born Free Foundation. The Guardian published a fantastic article, with accompanying words and images from George. See that here.
All of us in the office are completing the fantastic AdGreen Training scheme.. It’s been an eye opener and we’d love to discuss with you how we can all make shoots more sustainable and reduce CO2 emissions.
If you’re a part of the production industry, you should sign up for the (free) next event https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/adgreen-31770563005
If there are fewer lone voices on future productions, we can make a real difference collectively.
We’ve been conscious of our carbon foot print on photo-shoots for a long time now. Less disposables on shoot, less print-outs, veggie menus, encouraging green transport to work and so on, but when we sent our portfolios to clients we were still using couriers on four wheels. Well, now we’re greener, faster, fitter. And feeling smug that deliveries into central London are courtesy of our electric bicycle. A big shout goes out to the wonderful Bikes for Business and MPSmarterTravel scheme who encouraged us to do so.
It’s hard to overstate the importance of pubs and brewing to the UK. Culturally, economically and socially they play a significant role in our lives. The last year has reminded all of us what we miss when our social lives are restricted, and for many, the pub is at the heart of that. Marco Mori recently shot this evocative series for the British Beer Alliance.
Ilka and Franz are Inventors, Fizzing with Nutty Frownies. On a billboard near you!
It all goes on down at The Libertines Hotel, but it always stays on tour!