March 15, 2018
JENNY GARDINER'S background story is an interesting one for sure! Having studied theatre at BRIT school from the age of 14, Jenny very soon discovered she belonged back stage rather than on and began to develop a real passion for Immersive theatre where she spent as much time as possible building little sets around the school for whoever wanted or needed them! Gardiner then went on to study Design for Performance a the London College of Fashion where she ended up specialising in wig making and prosthetic make up. After a stint of placements making silicone prosthetic limbs and denture, it was here that she her skill to make body part props and sculptures evolved.
Moving back to her love and passion for theatre, Jenny worked as a prop maker and set dresser on a large scale, immersive theatre show PUNCH DRUNKS "THE DROWNED MAN" where she spent 2 whole years refining her unique prop making skills where the dressing was especially detailed and cinematic. Continuing to work with various different theatre companies and events in the capacity of designer, art director and prop maker creating and building mostly immersive and site specific work, Jenny looked to translate this into the world of film.
Now working on Commercial, Music Video, Content and Fashion work with the likes of Raine Allen Miller from Somesuch, and recently designing for Stink, BBH and Bullion, Jenny brings with her a completely unique style and visual to the Vision Roster.
See more of Jenny's work HERE.
March 15, 2018
OLAN COLLARDY is a London based cinematographer who has forged a path in filmmaking as an avenue to express his creative interest in art, culture, music and story telling.
He is hugely passionate about crafting light to help tell and explore character narratives. His attention to detail and aesthetics coupled with his ability to craft light enables him to capture dramatic, compelling and unique images.
Collardy is currently shooting a strong mix of music video, content and short film. His music video work is particularly striking including promos for Maleek Berry, YXNG BANE and Jacob Banks. RUN (2016) ran at Sundance Ignite and was a BFI Film Festival award winner. He has also had Two Short of the Week selections (RUN, IMPORTANCE OF SKIN)
Catch his work HERE.
March 15, 2018
Production Designer ZOE KLINCK joins our ETV roster!
After gaining a First Class degree in Theatre: Design for Performance from Wimbledon College of Art, she began working as a designer across theatre, interiors and events.
It was Zoë's love of photography and moving image, which she had nurtured from a young age, that led her to explore a career in the art department. Whilst assisting production designers such as Joseph Bennett and Lucie Red, Zoe simply thrived in this environment. She has been art directing promos, commercials, stills (including BRIT winner Stormzy cover album) and short films, working with the likes of Zhang and Knight, Georgia Hudson, Abbie Stephens and award winning Thomas James through Blink, Black Dog and Agile.
Zoë also works as a painter and printmaker, allowing her a heightened sense of colour, texture and composition. You can see how this creative process feeds into her design work.
See here work HERE.
March 9, 2018
TITLE - Years & Years: Sanctify DOP - Jaime Feliu-Torres DIRECTOR - Fred Rowson Production Company - Blink
Jaime Feliu-Torres shoots brand new promo for Years & Years: Sanctify!
Shot in Thailand on an Alexa with cooke lenses, this futuristic spot features a dystopian alien world where humans exist to entertain.
Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander takes centre stage and gives an unusual performance to an audience of stern faced judges. Jaime’s shots beautifully follow the dance routine and with Fred Rowson from Blink directing it makes for a trio that you want to see more of!
Watch the promo HERE.
February 21, 2018
TITLE - Aldi: Jump Production Designer - Chris Lightburn-Jones DIRECTOR - Chris Balmond Production Company - Outsider
Shot in Arundel, East Sussex within 7:5 hours of sunlight during Mid December, Aldi Scooter takes us through a hilarious 30 second journey down a snowy cobbled street, where one woman’s scooter takes a jump of a lifetime.
Production Designer Chris Lightburn Jones and his team dressed acrylic sheets at the top of a hill to allow the scooter to slip and slide. They then covered the sheets in snow as well as the location and surrounding props.
The spectacular jump was no CGI… Chris and his team held the table to the street by fixing it to a large rigged crash mat platform and then a real stunt man and scooter drove up the table and took off!
Directed by Chris Balmond at Outsider…watch the hilarious trailer HERE.
February 19, 2018
TITLE - BAFTA WIN FOR COWBOY DAVE! DOP - Jonas Mortensen DIRECTOR - Colin O'Toole Production Company - Third Rail Films
BAFTA win for Cowboy Dave!
The incredible Manchester based short directed by Colin O’Toole won Best Short Film at the BAFTA’s last night! Stealing the show from other popular entries including Wren Boys and A Drowning Man.
Shot by Jonas Mortensen with superb lighting... the film is set in the Manchester suburbs in 1991 and focuses an encounter between a young Colin O'Toole and rock star Dave Rowbotham (Cowboy Dave)…
Watch the Cowboy Dave trailer here.
January 19, 2018
TITLE - WREN BOYS / COWBOY DAVE DIRECTOR - Harry Lighton / Colin O'Toole
Super proud to announce that NICK MORRIS' short film "Wren Boys" has been nominated for a BAFTA. This wonderful shot short was directed by Harry Lighton and follows a catholic priest and his nephew on a drive to prison... meanwhile JONAS MORTENSEN and his short "Cowboy Dave" is also nominated for a BAFTA. Directed by Colin O'Toole and set in Manchester, this is a semi-fictional retelling of a personal encounter that the director himself had with Dave Rowbotham.
January 4, 2018
DOP - James Watson
JAMES WATSON joins the roster to head up Vision's exciting new signings of 2018...
WATSON brings with him a distinctive style for both commercials and music videos. His passion for film started in South Devon surfing, where Watson travelled the globe with his friends and his camera, developing a doco instinctive style of shooting that stays with him till this day. Training through the GBCT opened the door to a wealth of new directors. He shot DRONE with Daniel Jewell which was featured in American Cinematographer and more recently in 2016 Watson won BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY for THE SECRET WORLD OF FOLEY at The GrandOff Awards.
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