I’ve just been filming with modern day lumberjacks in Stirlingshire. It was a lovely wintery day. I took a bare bones crew as we had to clamber over felled trees and frozen mud. Here are a few photos of the shoot.
A Silly little video we made when we couldn’t sleep
We thought you might want to see who we are, so a few of the crew got together and made this playful video. It’s a little bit of fun, not a polished piece of work, and most of us have never swapped places to be in front of the camera (some might never do it again!), but at least you can get to see what we look like in our pyjamas. With our teddy bears!
Here is a quick shot from the behind the scenes of a motion capture experimental film I directed at Centroid yesterday. That’s me at the back, directing while watching the pre-vis. Thanks to Lighthouse Arts, Centroid, and my collaborators.
People sometimes ask me if I can direct multi-cam. They usually mean between 3 and 6 cameras. How about 80+ cameras? That’s how many we used for Me & My Shadow.
My documentary programme for BBC World News, Working Lives: Georgia, which looks at the people, lifestyles, society and economy of the former Soviet republic is currently on air on BBC World News. It’s the first time I have been credited as producer, director and editor for a broadcast half hour documentary. (Editor is the new one, in case you are confused!)
The programme is likely to be seen by 250 million people, but sadly you can’t get it if you are in the UK. As soon as I am allowed I’ll publish it on my site.
Wrapped in Georgia – Nadaav, Tom and Alek
I’m just back from a shoot in Georgia (the country) for BBC Working Lives on BBC World News. It’s a documentary about the politics and economics of Georgia through a look at some of the people living and working there. I am producing, directing and editing the 30 min piece.Read More
In 2008 I produced and directed a short documentary in Georgia, USA. Finally I will get to shoot in the other Georgia. Later this month I’m flying off to Tblisi to produce, direct and edit an episode of Working Lives, a BBC World News documentary series.
If you’re wondering why it’s all gone a little quiet on this page lately, it’s because I’m over here a lot : www.nadaav.com/soundasleep – that’s the microsite for Sound Asleep – a short film comedy I have written and am directing. It’s the first in a series of Bed Time Stories. I’m also spending a lot of time on Sound Asleep’s facebook page – packed full of photos, videos and fun stuff.
Crowd Funding and Flash Mob
My team and I are doing loads of promotion at the moment, ahead of our imminent crowd funding campaign. We even led the charge at the massive Trafalgar Square Pillow Fight on Saturday. According to our facebook, at least 900 of the 1800 pillow fighters came down cos we got them excited about it, but it’s probably a lot more, as we managed to get all the London blogs and listings mags excited too.
And our fast turnaround facebook video has had a reach of 120,000 in its first three hours online.
We’ve just uploaded the YouTube version…
2013 was London’s biggest ever pillow fight and Sound Asleep made it happen
We love flash mobs and wanted to make one so we could bring our film to a bigger audience. Sound Asleep is all about bed time, so we decided on a massive pillow fight, in pyjamas.
- Directing ADR recording with Danny John-Jules for short film
- Storytelling at Natural Born Storytellers
- Comedy: Guru Dave’s Trance & Mental Meditation Live Show
- Andy Lewis MBE, Paralympic Gold Medalist: Video documentary profile
- Sound Asleep, the short film I wrote, starring Danny John-Jules finally shot! Director’s report and photos
- Adobe After Effects VFX: What is rotoscoping – and something you didn’t know about Disney films!
- Video shoot with Andy Lewis MBE, Paralympic Gold Medallist
- Animation: cute explainer video for fin-tech startup
- Citi200 commercials shortlisted for Focal Awards
- BBC Working Lives Georgia documentary complete and broadcast