I know I have said it before, I really like trains. When I was a teenager I worked on a miniature railway and learnt to drive a steam engine before I could drive a car.
A couple of weeks ago, I was invited back to the railway, The Great Cockcrow Railway, where I grew up to take some photos of their gala day. It was a real pleasure to ride the trains again and get covered in a rime of smuts and dust. The smell of the smoke and the warm oil made me nostalgic for when I was a teenager and all I wanted to do was drive a steam engine.
I took lots of photos, which I will post later, however I also made a short video of the day and I was rather pleased with it, so am posting it here for everyone to see.
I should be trying to sell you video services, however I enjoyed making this video so much that I won’t try and chase you for business, although if you are looking to get some video done, give me a call.
I rather like salsa dancing. I know its a bit of a cliche, but its such fun. If you haven’t tried partner dancing you really should give it a go, you won’t regret it – honest. Last week I was at a dance workshop trying to Tango and this week, I was at the amazing Salsa Bachata Social Club in Reading, for their monthly Salsa and Bachata party.
If you are in the Ding, you should shuffle your dancing feet there immediately, well immediately when their next evening is on, in March. Find out more about their next salsa party here.
I wanted to make a video of the evening and here it is. It seems to be proving popular on Facebook. You exclusively you can see what salsa dancers get up to on a Friday night.
I also create videos for all sorts of organisations and you can see some of my handiwork here.
I have been working on some commercial projects recently and finished this promotional video for an exhibition in Birmingham. I know Birmingham isn’t much of an advert, but thats where the exhibition was. So here is the video.
I have been creating a few party videos, for various events I have been working on. Its a different discipline making video and I really enjoy trying to show the excitement and energy that you get a party.
I love parties.
I have also been creating “talking head” videos for a commercial company, where they are using their salesmen as a speaker and spokesman for their products. This is different again and you have to try and show them as sober sensible people.