We have a number of palm trees around the garden, but the one right in front of the house was unsightly, made a mess on the paths when it shed it’s fruit and was quite noisy in windy conditions. ‘Her Outdoors’ decided to call in the professionals as trimming palms can be quite dangerous as there have been several fatalities over the years. Also, my life insurance cover had lapsed, but she did say I that I will be allowed to trim the Dwarf Palms. I shot the pruning process and then produced a promo video for CCServicos.net.
|2003 – 2005|
|How to Boil an Egg||Lifestyle||Emily Zubak & Andrew Vickery|
|The Interview||Drama||James Townsend Peter Yianni|
|Reflections||Drama||John Farrand & Paul Clarkson|
|Hearts & Minds||Experimental||Kelly Zarins & Simon Curran|
|Magenta||Music Vid||Magenta Jordan Paul Clarkson|
|Black Milk||Drama||Michael Jump & Andrew Vickery|
|2004 – 2006|
|Class of 2006||Docu|
|Fairy Trail||Live/Anim||Rachel McCallion & Katie Orman|
|I Said Goodbye||Drama||Sam Ebrahim & Jake Ellis|
|Jims Day Out||Comedy||Tamar Riley & Carl Brown|
|Looking In…||Comedy||Katie Orman & Rachel McCallion|
|Roundabout||Drama||Liam Fitzpatrick & Ollie Gould|
|Stolen||Drama||Jack Smithies & James Futcher|
|Will I Forever Lie||Drama||Joe Lofthouse|
|2005 – 2007|
|Bruce Brill||Spoof Doc||Bruce Gill & Ben North|
|Dear Diary||Drama||Sharon Watson|
|Down To Earth||Drama||Jodie Dyson & Dan Petty|
|Inner Skin||Photo Essay||Zoe Hillas|
|My Name is Jack||Drama||Sarah Green & Levi Pinder|
|Parkour||Docu||Rob Sheard & Josh Haycock|
|Picture Perfect||Drama||Lauren Gibson & Kyle Warwick|
|The Batley Frontier||Docu||Debbie Crewe & Josh Haycock|
|2006 – 2008|
|Class of 2008||Docu||Jess Chisolm & Tahran Sloan|
|Circle of Life||Drama||Jacob Armitage & Tom Burrows|
|Mirror Image||Drama||Simon Reilly, Kyle Augustine|
|Pick Up The Pieces||Music Doc||Jay Petherbridge & Dan Nicholson|
|2007 – 2009|
|Her Fathers Daughter||Drama||Nick Cawthra & Hugo Conroy|
|Half Biscuit||Drama||Ashley Walker & Graham Runton|
|Suits and Cases||Docu||Iola Dodd & Brendan Kenny|
|Justice||Docu||Louis Thelier & Owen Griffiths|
|Slideshow||Photo Doc||Sarah Heaton|
Before moving to Portugal we lived in Barton, a quintessentially English village, 3 miles from Cambridge. Each year they have a village day, the main part of which is the Barton Gardeners Annual Show in a marquee on the village wreck. The villagers can exhibit their work from flowers to photographs, from vegetables to cakes. Competition is very keen for the several trophies presented for the best exhibits.
In 2013 I was recruited to shoot the evening entertainment which was provided by ABandandADJ.
One of the first projects I worked on when I moved down to Cambridge in 2009 to live with my new partner Angela, was a joint building/AV production. Hence the “21/2 Minute Home Office“. The main aim was to build myself a space that was my own. So, if ever I was in the dog house, I could sneak out into my ‘man cave’.
Fortunately (for me) the back garden was large enough to build my log cabin, unfortunately (for Angela) it did mean knocking down of the chicken coop (the chickens had all gone by then) but also, to Angela’s great consternation, the moving of her beloved Mulberry tree.
Which subsequently died.
My bad. My very bad. My very very bad. My extreme bad.
Despite all that bad, it was a very rewarding project as a lot of the materials used were recycled, found, job lots, or ‘seconds’. Some items had to be bought, so the total cost was in the region of £1750. You can buy a ready made cabin (for around £12000 – £15000), but I like my custom build better!
I loved my cabin, until I watched George Clarke’s ‘Shed of the Year’. But then, mine is a cabin, it’s a home office, it’s a garden chalet,it’s a man cave, it’s a studio,it’s a creative space. It is not, definitely not, a shed!