July 19, 2018
TITLE - Vision sign Lee Thomas to Emerging Talent
LEE THOMAS is a cinematographer shooting narrative, commercials, content, and promos. He also specialises in aerial cinematography and can fly solo on both gliders and single-engine aerobatic aircraft having been awarded a RAF pilot scholarship at just 16!
A graduate from Bournemouth Film School, Lee has already much experience shooting overseas in Europe and further afield and in particular has some stunning work with a documentary style. He is versatile depending on creative and camera and experienced on all formats from Arri Alexa to Super 16mm. He is currently working with the likes of Smuggler, OB, Saatchi, AMV and Trailer Park and his future as a DoP is certainly very bright.
Special mention to his short film "Land Of Steel" shot in Port Talbot which has received rave reviews from many including Michael Sheen OBE and Roger Deakins ASC, BSC. Beautiful visuals here and definitely worth a look.
June 8, 2018
TITLE - RUDEBOY "The Story of Trojan Records" DOP - Jonas Mortensen DIRECTOR - Nicolas Jack Davies Production Company - Pulse Films
The much anticipated trailer for RUDEBOY "The Story of Trojan Records" shot by our brilliant, BAFTA winning DoP JONAS MORTENSEN is released! Shot in London and Jamaica, and directed by Nicolas Jack Davies through Pulse, this documentary feature is a film about the origins and ongoing love affair between Jamaican and British Youth culture. It features some true reggae legends and combines archive footage, freshly shot interviews and drama - placed in the council estates and shanty towns of the late 60's and 70's.
We will keep you posted on further news, but for the meantime check out this link for the trailer and further info!
May 24, 2018
TITLE - VISION GOES NARRATIVE
FEATURES, DRAMA, SHORTS, DOCUMENTARY - All of our talented DOP's narrative work is now featured on one page, view here
COMING SOON... Richard Mott's gritty feature film The Corrupted, Jean-Noel Mustonen's crime drama Bullets, Jonas Mortensen's much anticipated feature documentary Rude Boy. Three Film London shorts, a secret series of individual films by Jaime Feliu-Torres, as well as a feature documentary on Charlie Chaplin from James Blann...
May 18, 2018
TITLE - Arca Production Designer - Arthur De Borman
ARTHUR DE BORMAN designs hedonistic sets for Arca at The Shed NY, featuring car crash centrepiece, lit with a violent red light decorated with flowers and washed with dramatic sprinkler. Arca then moves onto clinical char in latex, writhing around whilst seductively spreading bloody over his body!
Check out this interview on Arthur with Paper Magazine HERE
May 3, 2018
TITLE - Red Bull Uganda DOP - Eoin McLoughlin DIRECTOR - Grady Peyton Production Company - We are Just So
EOIN MCLOUGHLIN shoots this stunning film over 10 days in Uganda featuring native kayaker Sadat Kawawa. Directed by Grady Peyton out of We Are Just So for Red Bull. Produced by Matt Diegan, McLoughlin chooses the Canon C300 to shoot with mostly natural light and a minimum crew which consisted of Director, Producer and DoP! Their adventures took them along the banks of the Nile and followed the journey of Sadat teaching himself to swim and achieving kayaking and an international level.
May 3, 2018
TITLE - Red Cross "The Power of Kindness" Production Designer - Jane Carroll DIRECTOR - Rocky Morton Production Company - MJZ
An abandoned house due for development was chosen for this Morton charity spot. For the flood scenes Jane tanked the whole place with steel liners and made the kitchen units sit on top of the tanks so it looked like water was flowing up to them. As the house was on a gradient it was a pretty technical process to get the decking level so the water would not spill and flood out of the top lip! It took 4 days to build in the house itself but a few months of development went into the idea. This technical design was a complete success AND they didn't actually flood the house!
March 29, 2018
TITLE - Jack White "Over and Over and Over" Production Designer - Mikey Hollywood DIRECTOR - US Production Company - Academy
HOLLYWOOD collaborates again with the brilliant duo US for Academy Films on this surreal Jack White music vid. The white set is particularly impressive we feel.
Mikey decided that a basement with stairs and a door would be a smart concept in order to give the directors room to creatively play as they had a rough idea of the scenarios they wanted going on in the space. Stage 3 at Black Island was the studio used for the 3 sets and an intense build began with a tight turn around.
Mikey says "Could not have done it without my AMAZING crew who loved the idea and were up for the mental 3 days of Sourcing props (x3 each one) Carine Lacroix, massive thanks! All the carpenters and painters at PreFab Lab and Cous de la construction. And a huge thanks to the to the Sharpie crew who worked tirelessly drawing on the whole of the black and white set Its always going to be an exciting project when US are in contact with a job and this one didn't fail".
See Mikey Hollywood's Jack White promo and full music video reel HERE
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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