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Moral Panic – The Documentary

An award winning short documentary aimed at promoting the Manchester band Moral Panic

We filmed this documentary at the end of 2011 and start of 2012 in and around Manchester. The general aim was to showcase Moral Panics music and as they had just recruited a new band member, what better way to do this than to show their journey as they prepare for their first gig with the new member. We had a lot of fun making this doc and to be honest it was a labour of love for some of us as we really liked the music. Looking back on the production process now I cant believe we shot steadicam in Manchester’s Christmas market, I think some of the shoppers were a little starstruck while we walked around with full braodcast rig, almost like something of the set of Robocop!

The brief was very open and without the help and co-operation of the lads from Moral Panic we wouldnt have had half the content we had, I will always be grateful for them allowing us into their lives for that period of time. The documentary won a highly commended award at the 2012 IOV awards.

British Cheerleading Competition Coverage

The British Cheerleading Association cheer competition filmed in Eastbourne.

Having filmed several of these competition we pretty much know its going to be a lively event. We have covered the Southern classics before and worked at the Congress Theatre in Eastbourne several times for many different events so we knew the layout and had a pretty good idea of what we wanted to get to showcase the events. Cheerleading is such a high energy sport and the talent that has developed over the years in the U.K. is staggering. I think the added benefit of shooting an event like this is the competitors never get tired of being filmed, they always have lots to say and love to be loud.

Our brief was to reflect the high energy, fast pace of the event and show some of the excitement that goes on at these competitions. They are long events, normally lasting over two or three days with lots of action, so it was important for us not to miss a things.