Monday, 2 December 2013
Between Huncote and Croft, alongside the quarry is a nature trail full of wildlife and fantastic views over the surrounding countryside and villages.
My short film features a couple of swans as they hunt for food in the small lake in the middle of the trail bathed in the orange glow of the low winter morning sunshine.
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
Kirby Castle is an unfinished 15th century fortified manor house in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire. Begun in 1480 by William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings, during the period of the Wars of the Roses. He already owned a manor house on the site (some of the original manor house foundations are visible as ruins within the enclosure of the castle), for which he planned to totally redevelop. Work stopped at the castle when he was executed in 1483 for treason by Richard III and it was never completed. My film try`s to capture the spooky atmosphere and the history of the buildings remains which are now owned by English Heritage.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
The 17th November saw the switching on of Leicester`s Christmas lights and the city came alive with the sights and sounds of street performers real live Camels and a local food and craft event at Leicesters market.
My video aims to capture some of the spirit of the evening with a look at the wide selection of events taking place, look out for the ukulele duet outside Visit Leicester the Snow Queen on her unique transport and the city`s Christmas tree alongside the Clock Tower making for a festive atmosphere as we enter the Christmas period.
Monday, 18 November 2013
Timed to coincide with the switching on of Leicester's Christmas lights in 2013 Orton Square in the Cultural Quarter of Leicester was transformed by a interactive display of digital fireworks projected onto a giant screen alongside Curve theatre by the PixelPyros project.
Using lasers and projections the display encouraged the audience to activate the pyrotechnics by waving their hands in front of sensors at the base of the screen creating a colourful display of fireworks in time to the dance music.
The display then turned into a giant game of Invaders and Asteroids before culminating with the words GOODNIGHT spelt out in sparking letters.
More info on the PixelPyros Project can be found at http://pixelpyros.org.
PixelPyros is designed and programmed by digital artist Seb Lee-Delisle.
Monday, 11 November 2013
It may be winter with temperatures getting lower every day but that didn't deter these surfers catching the waves on a Devon beach in 2013.
The sea was rough, waves large and the low winter sun (although shining brightly) provided little warmth to the surfers at they entered the water.
Out in the middle of the estuary the braver surfers rode the large waves around wolf rock whilst paddle boarders and other surfers found ample sized waves to ride in the bay of North Sands beach.