Monday 28 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Sweet Pictures.

Recently we have been getting some more editing done on our short film - The Last Duel. I am happy to be able to say that it is nearly finished. Expect it see it on the Sweet Pictures web site in February or March 2010.

Here are some production stills from the past few months....

Don has been shooting the red carpet for Oran O'Reilly who supplies footage to Xpose, an Irish Entertainment show. Here is Zac Efron talking about his latest film Me and Orson Welles.

Don working on the RC44 regatta in Dubai for APP Broadcast.

Don also worked on a viral video for new SKY 1 series, 'Got to Dance' with dance group Diversity.

Monday 21 September 2009

Tour of Britain

Last week Don worked on the lead camera moto of the Tour of Britain as it completed 7 stages around the UK. The production company - Century TV produced and hour long highlights show every evening, broadcast on ITV4.

The Tour of Britain finished with a race around the streets of Central London where the pictures from Don's camera were broadcast live to a big screen on Embankment.

Monday 7 September 2009

The Archipeligo Raid

Don and Anna have been working in the Swedish Archipelago for Wing Productions. The job was to film a yacht race called the Archipelago Raid. It was an intense 6 days having to work around the clock to cover what was a stunning and exciting event.

We visited remote islands to meet and film the locals and suffered some extremely early starts which were rewarded by cracking Scandinavian sunrises.

Sunday 19 July 2009

Little Princess Trust

Recently Don has been working with director Julia Runagall and presenter Gail Porter shooting video for The Little Princess Trust. It was very inspiring to film young people who have lost their hair to alopecia or cancer, having their hair replaced by real hair wigs.

Wet Carpet

Last week Don worked on the premiere of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince in Leicester Square. Working with journalist Nickie Omer, Don filmed interviews with all the film's big stars and got absolutely drenched in the process!

Monday 8 June 2009

Back to work

Last week Don and Anna returned from 4 weeks holiday in New Zealand. We hit the ground running and have enjoyed getting back to work.

Don has been busy filming the Tour Series in Woking and Peterborough as well as flying over to Lake Geneva for the day to film part of a CNN Mainsail episode with APP's Richard Simmonds and presenter Shirley Robinson.

Sunday 7 June 2009

The Last Duel

During the English winter we at Sweet Pictures decided to produce a short film. On the rafters of our local pub in Englefield Green is the story of the last fatal duel in England. After a few pints and much deliberation we set out to script, cast, and shoot this unique and compelling story.

Thanks very much to the many people who volunteered their time and talents to assist us in a very successful shoot.

Don directed the film while Anna produced it. We shot the film on a RED and the film is now in post production. We hope to have it finished in late July.

Thursday 9 April 2009

Commercial on RED

This week Don has been working as camera assistant on a sports drink commercial. The commercial was shot on a RED camera which Don has recently been training to operate.

The commercial was shot by DOP Justus De Jager and directed by Wyvern Wilkins.

Ngati Ranana

Sweet Pictures have recently been working Ngati Ranana, the London Maori Club to shoot some archive footage and some material for a promotional DVD. We shot on Digibeta, used a wally dolly and made the most of the roof terrace on the top of New Zealand House.

Sunday 29 March 2009

Over the past few months Don has been busy filming rugby stars for Toa TV - a NZ based production company.

Don has also been involved in filming interviews with the New Zealand Maori Rugby Legends 15.
Working with Mereana Hond we traveled to Northern Ireland to interview Hiki Read as well as catching up with Zinzan Brooke in Windsor.

Last week Don was a filming yacht arriving in Oman from a beautiful old Huey helicopter, courtesy of the Omani Airforce.