The Gloves Are Off
1×1 minute (trailer) & 1×197 minutes
Directed by Marco Napolitano
The Gloves Are Off was a fan curated live event for The Creative Passport and Imogen Heap. Over the past few months Imogen Heap had been running live Improv sessions to raise money for The Creative Passport, which had resulted in myself creating a trailer to advertise the events.
Imogen had decided to slow these sessions due to the amount of energy each one was taking. Marco Napolitano, a fan who had made a large impact on these events decided to give Imogen a night off and also continue to raise money.
Fan’s were asked to submit musical and artistic performances, while Emma Zinck and myself were asked to come on as editors to arrange the performances. In total 20 artists took part.
Louis Tribou created a series of promotional graphics, which I then took and animated in After Effects. A test of these animated graphics was adapted and turned into a trailer for the event, released on Imogen Heap’s YouTube channel, and other social media of the Creative Passport.
For the show I created the final timeline, pulling in an XML of the work that Emma had done, then bringing in my own artist edits, graphics, adjusting the sound, in some places colour and in one instance tracking and blurring an item in a scene.
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Imogen Heap – Creative Passport Improv Promo
Directed by Simon Gibbs
This promo was to promote Imogen Heap’s Improvisations that she was performing during the lockdown period of 2020. The idea was to raise money for the Creative Passport, a new system designed to help join musicians with their royalties. To do this fans were able to submit requests along with a £100 donation to get one of Imogen Heap’s songs dedicated to themselves or a friend, or alternatively £500 which would get a cover.
Fans were also encouraged to participate in other ways, such as chats, jams and sending lyric fragments, which resulted in some funny and emotionally powerful moments. Much of the time was spent seeing Imogen create new song ideas in improvisations.
Built from the webstream, the promo’s idea was to capture some of these moments and was requested by Imogen herself. The deal for the promo was to do a personalised cover, which for a fan is priceless.
Use on Social Media
The video was used in a few different places on Imogen Heap’s social media channels such as:
It was also used on the stories feature for Imogen Heap and other artists she was covering, such as Caroline Polachek.
Dark Circus – Nowhere to Go
Directed by Louis Brough
Nowhere to go was a music video filmed in BRAW format and edited in DaVinci Resolve over a short period. I did the initial edit with the director Louis making a few changes later. It was for a competition called 2Weeks2Make.
Mike Shinoda – One More Light (Live)
This project was a personal piece of work and is non-commercial or officially endorsed.
In London at the Roundhouse, Mike Shinoda did a special performance of a song from Linkin Park. This song held special significance to fans and caused an intensely emotional moment.
I filmed a clip from my phone of this moment and once home searched for others who did the same. I then synchronised the footage and did a quick edit. I forwarded the footage to Mike Shinoda’s management and their reaction was extremely positive. They encouraged me to upload and put the footage public.
Mike Shinoda tweeted the footage himself and it was written about in a Kerang Magazine article. To this date the video has been watched over a million times.
Ethiopia 2005, Video #1
Back in 2005 I spent three months in Ethiopia helping on a charity project. I was filming clips of my experiences and wanted to share them with my family.
I had a windows laptop with a copy of Windows Movie Maker. Using this I pieced together the footage I had, using music to make these short music videos. This was the first one I ever did, and shows my first ever experience of editing a video.
It was eventually joined with a six others over the month of February making a thirty minute long video. This was burned on to VCD and sent home to my parents as a surprise. It was immediately shown to friends and members of their church who were supporting me.
This video will always be special to me, while I didn’t dive deeper into editing for many years after this, it shows where my initial interest began.