Monday, 5 January 2015

Santa Specials 2014


In this film I follow N2 locomotive 1744 as it pulls the Santa Special train along the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire one cold and frosty morning in December 2014. Don`t forget to Keep a look out for Santa himself popping up at the start of the video !.

Christmas Card Designs 2014


My Christmas card designs for 2014 featured Santa and his reindeer in a simple 'flat' design and come in two variations.
The design is continued across my other Christmas communications throughout the festive season.
see more below.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Rood Ashton Hall Leicester - Newark-on-Trent


My short film follows steam locomotive Rood Ashton Hall from Croft Hill in Leicestershire through to Newark-On-Trent on a cold and frosty morning in December 2014.

The Sun was casting long shadows over the frozen ground as Rood Ashton Hall thundered and steamed along the tracks and from my high vantage point on Croft hill the scene echoed one from the Polar Express Film.

Next up on the route was troon way bridge where with the skyline of Leicester as a backdrop the engine steamed directly toward the camera filling the air with smoke.

Last up was Newark-On-Trent where we see the engine speeding over the river and onward to the Christmas market in Lincoln.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Cie Malabar - Light The Night Leicester

French street theater group Cie Malabar perform on the streets of Leicester starting outside BBC Radio Leicester in Jubilee Square and making their way through the city streets to Curve and Orton square as part of Light The Night an annual cultural event that runs alongside the switching on of the city`s Christmas lights.
A host of tall fantastical white and silver beings bounced and spun their way through the streets of Leicester from the city's newly opened Jubilee Square down high street and on to the cultural quarter and Orton Square where outside Curve and the Athena they performed various acrobatic feats, The performance concluded with a pyrotechnic display and a round of applause from the assembled crowd.
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Leicester Christmas Lights & Winter Food Festival 2014

Highlights of the events around Leicester City Center before and including the switching on of the City's Christmas Lights.
The Center of Leicester was packed with people of all ages as presenters from BBC Radio Leicester compared a live stage show of performances from a host of local performers meanwhile in the Marketplace the annual winter food festival was taking place with food from all round the world and Skiband who preformed Ska versions of well known Christmas songs.
The action then switched back to the stage where BBC Leicester`s Jim Davis and Jo Hayward lead LCFC mascot Filbert the Fox, Santa Clause and others in a countdown the switch on of the lights, the lights illumination was accompanied by a flurry of paper snow and Christmas music to really get the festive season off to a spectacular start in the city.
Images follow