I got this T-shirt design printed today. Pretty happy with how it turned out. What do you think?
A new year, a new website. I thought a fitting first post for 2014 would be a look back at the previous year…
The year started off with a little photo shoot with Cassie Rae, we had been planning to do a shoot towards the end of 2012 so this was a long time coming.
Nina Smith Project - Concert Hall Performance
For the last couple of months I have been working with Nottingham singer-songwriter Nina Smith to produce a behind the scenes documentary film on her taking a new step in her career.
We’ve been filming the process of her start up with a new band from the first rehearsal, to a studio day recording new songs to finally a performance at the Royal Concert Hall.
Tuesday was the last day/night of filming and it was a great way to end it too. It started with myself and my friends Rob and Luke, (who came to help film) arriving at the Royal Concert Hall at 12pm to begin filming for the day.
First we filmed Nina doing soundcheck with the band, followed by pizza in her dressing room, then an interview for the documentary and finally the big performance.
It was a really fun day (it always is with Nina), a lot of antics captured and the performance was great. I think we captured the day quite well and hope it comes across in the finished film.
Thanks to my friends Rob Johnston, Luke James and Matt Mahjouri for coming and lending a hand!
Now to start editing!
Golden Solstice TwentyThirteen
Last week I released a new parkour/lifestyle video of some of the antics that happened over Summer, check it out if you haven’t already!
Golden Solstice TwentyThirteen
Above is a little parkour/lifestyle edit I made showing a summary of the antics that happened over Summer this year. Putting together the best bits of parkour/free running along with some more personal clips I’ve shot over the season too. Just to remember the good times.
Thanks to everyone for making this Summer super fun!
Shooting / Editing:
Will J Carman
Hope you enjoy!
Been a productive few days:
- Shot two upcoming bands in a studio on Sunday with my friend Matt for Denizen Recordings.
- It’s been a struggle, but I finally managed to come up with an idea for my final film project at university. Pretty excited to get the ball rolling!
- Cut together a music promo for Nina Smith which should be available to watch online soon!
- Usually climbing session on Wednesday was great, really starting to progress onto harder routes.
- Purchased an old Nikon 28mm for lens whacking purposes.
- Been practising more with the glidecam, getting much better at controlling it. It has been such a good purchase!
- Working on a possible new website design.
- I discovered samosas, they are delicious!
I recently decided to invest in a Glidecam, which is a piece of kit I’ve had my eye on for over a year now. I’m really excited to start using it for projects when I get the hang of balancing and controlling it properly.
I also decided to purchase a polo shirt with an embroidery of my logo and website address on it to wear as uniform when filming/shooting.
I just got these awesome die cut stickers of my new logo in the post! Super excited to start putting these up all over the place.
Anyone want one?
In case anyone is interested, I ordered them from StickerApp.
So, I have a new logo! Hooray!
I decided a few months ago that I wanted a proper logo symbol for myself, I started off with a simple signature style design but then I thought “Everyone has a signature logos these days!”
I wanted something a bit more original and unique, so to keep a long story short I ended up drawing this hexagon style shape and decided to morph the letters to the shape.
After finishing the first sketch I sent it to a couple of people for feedback including one of my tutors from university.
The main criticism I got was that they thought the J did not look like a J, which I agreed with so in the second sketch I made the J a lot more simpler making it clearly a J.
Then I took a picture of it using my phone and drew it up in Illustrator (my first time using Illustrator too) mainly using the pen tool with the strokes palette.
Thanks to TastyTuts for this very helpful tutorial.
I plan to use this logo for everything - on business cards, stickers, possibly watermarks and anything else I need to brand or personalise.
I would be interested in hearing people’s thoughts on it so let me know what you think.
Kath Toman // Sheffield // July 2013
I had a little shoot with Kath in Sheffield on Thursday in the scorching heat that Britain is recently having (no complaints). It’s been a while since I’ve done a photo shoot, the last one I did was in January, so it was nice to shoot some new portraits.