PRODUCTION “DO IT ALL”
Brass Eye was a long and complicated production, that allowed me to involve myself in all the aspects of the process.
I was a researcher in the production office, and an assistant director on location shoots.
Logged rushes for the edit, and made props when they were needed in a hurry.
I helped ideate the titles sequence, and shot graphic for the promotional stings.
And on more than one occasion I made a brief appearance in front of the camera. I was the Pee-wee Herman look-a-like in the coffin being shot by a reporter. I was the suited man snorting cocaine at a party. And the orderly bringing Buzz Aldrin his medication.
Basically I did whatever the production needed.
For example, on the last episode Decline, we needed cutout standees to litter the background of a shot. With no money for stock photos I volunteered to walk the streets with my 35mm camera, and take the photographs of people. These photographs were eventually enlarged to life size, and used in the show.
Finally I shot and directed all of Brass Eye’s campaign material.
Murder Most Horrid: Series 3: Confess
For the last episode of the comedy/drama series, I took an active role in the production office, and floor running in the studio.
Knowing Me Knowing Yule with Alan Partridge
I took a more hands on role, taking responsibility for recording rehearsal sessions, organising props, thirding on location, and floor running in the studio.
Miller Light Pilsner commercial: Episodes 1 – 3
More fetching, carrying, and audience corralling on a series of commercials that spoofed the format of a late night talk show.
Toured the country, fetching and carrying, on a comedy version of Question Time.
They Think It’s All Over
This production was a round of administrative duties, and floor running on the many tests shoots that went into making the pilot episode of the comedy sports shows.